John Gibb

Disability record debated

Disability record debated

The Government's response to a United Nations committee confirms New Zealand is a ''world leader'' on disabilities issues, Disabilities Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says.

Poisons Centre 'future is secure'

Poisons Centre 'future is secure'

National Poisons Centre director Dr Wayne Temple is ''extremely pleased'' the centre's future is secure, after a long-awaited Ministry of Health decision was announced yesterday.

Academics win early career awards for 'outstanding' research

Academics win early career awards for 'outstanding' research

Five up-and-coming University of Otago academics have gained Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Helen Alderson has won a scholarship, funded by one of the world's wealthiest men, to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.

Spotlight on foreign policy

Spotlight on foreign policy

The University of Otago will soon mark the 50th anniversary of its annual Foreign Policy School by focusing on New Zealand's place in the world.

First senior citizen group

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum education staff recently hosted their first group of senior citizens, 11 women from a Balclutha Probus group.

High turnover rate of foreign doctors probed

High turnover rate of foreign doctors probed

New Zealand is the largest importer of overseas doctors in the OECD, but many soon return home and the ''revolving door'' has ''tremendous cost implications'' for our health system.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Helen Alderson has won a scholarship, funded by one of the world's wealthiest men, to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.

Record to Otago scholars

University of Otago graduates have received a record five New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowships to support postgraduate study this year.

Owner of old photos a mystery

Owner of old photos a mystery

Aoraki Polytechnic photography student Joshua Goulding is keen to restore a family's lost memories of a Fijian trip, after buying an old Kodak Instamatic camera from a Dunedin recycling store.