John Gibb

Fairtrade is her mission

Fairtrade is her mission

United Kingdom Fairtrade Foundation director Harriet Lamb jokes that her message to Dunedin school pupils is simply to follow their "mad ideas".

Graduate Harvard-bound

Graduate Harvard-bound

University of Otago graduate Tamsin Jones has been awarded a prestigious $US100,000 Frank Knox Memorial Scholarship to support two years of doctoral study at Harvard University, in the United States.

Awards mark passion of academic staff

Awards mark passion of academic staff

Three University of Otago academic staff who aim to spark excitement in their respective students have won the University of Otago's latest annual Teaching Excellence Awards.

Smart call on game about food

Smart call on game about food

American researchers may, at long last, have found a better way to encourage youngsters to eat those healthy but often massively little-loved vegetables.

Museum keeps in touch through website

Museum keeps in touch through website

The Otago Settlers Museum has launched its redeveloped internet site to update the public while the museum is closed for a $35 million upgrade.

Cautious optimism ash effect not too severe

Cautious optimism ash effect not too severe

It is partly the fineness of the Chilean volcanic ash which is posing problems for aircraft safety in distant places, including New Zealand, University of Otago vulcanologist Associate Prof James White says.

Polynesia inspires artist in glass

Polynesia inspires artist in glass

Wherever Auckland glass artist Luke Jacomb travels next on his creative journey, there is a good chance a rather special canoe will be coming with him, at least part of the way.

ORC to update dam safety policy

The Otago Regional Council is required by law to update its policy on overseeing dangerous dams, but it is still hampered by a lack of dam safety regulations.

Staff exchange spin-off of science conference

The signing of a staff exchange agreement between the Otago Museum and Science Centre Singapore recently reflects the continuing positive effects of hosting an international science conference in Dunedin last year, museum officials say.

Med students seek action on alcohol

Med students seek action on alcohol

A group of University of Otago medical students is campaigning to reduce the "ridiculously high" death and illness toll resulting from New Zealand's binge drinking culture.