Otago Museum is offering a new $5000 fellowship to boost
research involving biological classification, and also plans
to establish two scholarships for University of Otago
postgraduate students later this year.
Making eventual changes involving the Earthquake Commission
should be considered as a result of the major Christchurch
earthquakes, Prof Robert Merkin, an international authority
in insurance law, says.
Documents released under the Official Information Act have
raised doubts about government estimates it would cost about
$400 million to "Mondayise" two public holidays, Dunedin
North Labour MP Dr David Clark says.
New Zealand should follow Singapore's example and use
increased investment in science and technology to generate
stronger economic growth, Prof Keith Hunter, the University
of Otago pro-chancellor sciences, says.