John Gibb

Schools welcome funding

Schools welcome funding

Otago school principals have applauded the Government's 2010 Budget which has injected an extra $1.4 billion into education for the next four years, but they are concerned there are some "fish hooks" hidden in it.

Rare look at pair of oceanic creatures

Rare look at pair of oceanic creatures

University of Otago scientists have taken an unusually close look at a southern right whale dolphin and a baby pygmy sperm whale, creatures which are rarely seen close to shore in New Zealand waters.

Expo a major opportunity for museum

Otago Museum leaders plan to sign a memorandum of understanding with one of the world's largest science museums, providing a gateway for Otago science exhibits to enter the huge Chinese market.

Happy Hens winging their way to China

Happy Hens winging their way to China

Dunedin's distinctive Happy Hens will soon be flapping their way on to the world stage, at the World Expo in Shanghai, where they will become gifts to Chinese dignitaries from the Otago delegation.

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.