John Gibb

New era starting, predicts minister

New era starting, predicts minister

New Zealand is on the brink of "an era of enormous trade and economic opportunity", much of it involving our increasingly lucrative export trade with China, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully predicts.

Silvereyes or sparrows: which will top survey?

Silvereyes or sparrows: which will top survey?

Backyard bird watchers in Dunedin and elsewhere in Otago are being asked to take part in the latest annual garden bird survey, which starts today.

The new face of surgery

Surgeon Andrew Greensmith played a leading role in the operation that last year separated the conjoined Bangladeshi twins, Krishna and Tishna. He returns to Dunedin to take part in the city's International Science Festival next month.

Surreal touch to leader switch

When Prof Peter Robertson, an economist at the University of Western Australia, flew out of Perth on Wednesday night, bound for New Zealand, Kevin Rudd was still the Australian Prime Minister and Julia Gillard his deputy.

Otago connection in data device

Otago connection in data device

University of Otago physicist Dr Jevon Longdell is part of an international scientific team which has just developed the most efficient quantum memory for light in the world.

NZ East-West bridge role seen

China's emergence as a growing world power also gives New Zealand the chance to play a new international role, as a bridge between East and West, University of Otago Prof Robert Patman says.

Museum officials unruffled by deficit

Museum officials unruffled by deficit

An operating deficit of nearly $400,000 in the exhibitions section of the Otago Museum's accounts, some of it linked to the "Survival Factor" science show, is no cause for concern, officials say.

Storage burning issue for fire engine restorers

Storage burning issue for fire engine restorers

Time is rapidly running out for the Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society to find a suitable home for many of the city's old fire engines.

Canadian grant helps Tb research

The University of Otago's Centre for International Health has gained a $540,000 grant to pursue research which could help eliminate tuberculosis worldwide.

Sale of apparatus stopped

The University of Otago yesterday withdrew from sale the transmitter used by Prof Robert Jack to broadcast New Zealand's first voice and music radio programme 89 years ago.