John Gibb

Astronomer coming back for conference

Astronomer coming back for conference

Internationally respected astronomer Stuart Ryder, of Sydney, will be one of the keynote speakers at a Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand's annual conference in Dunedin this month.

Take nothing for granted: wise counsel

Take nothing for granted: wise counsel

The pace of change in society was "astonishing" and nothing could be taken for granted, Auckland Crown Solicitor and University of Otago law graduate Simon Moore said.

Membership retained

Attempts to revoke the life membership of former Otago University Students Association president Edwin Darlow were unsuccessful on campus this week.

Father, daughter share graduation

Father, daughter share graduation

Manufacturing plant manager Cedric Magic and his daughter Skye have every reason to celebrate today, when they both graduate from the University of Otago with master of entrepreneurship degrees.

Bid to ditch OUSA policy fails

Bid to ditch OUSA policy fails

During an often impassioned debate, students yesterday decided against enacting the biggest rescinding of Otago University Students' Association external policy for more than 20 years.

Cannabis back on OUSA agenda

Cannabis is likely to resurface as a controversial topic at the next Otago University Students Association Student General Meeting, one of the association's main policy-forming bodies.

Social work department called 'vital' for country

Social work department called 'vital' for country

Social work was "absolutely vital for the wellbeing of the country" and the social work and community development department should be continued within the University of Otago, a recent curriculum review report urges.

Haitian-style carnival to help earthquake-hit school

Haitian-style carnival to help earthquake-hit school

More than 300 pupils, parents and staff joined forces at the Kaikorai School yesterday, raising more than $1500 for a school in Haiti which was devastated by the massive earthquake in January.

Former glory re-emerging at South Dunedin site

Former glory re-emerging at South Dunedin site

Through restoration work, a beautiful old building at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum is emerging from what was once a sagging collection of bricks which engineers had warned was in danger of collapse.

Students to consider policy focus

Students to consider policy focus

What do advocating the creation of a "gilded statue" of comedian Woody Allen, introducing a "Drugs Bomb and Festival of Speed" and even building a $250,000 sky tower have in common?