John Gibb

Ancient walrus no killer

Ancient walrus no killer

An ancient "killer walrus'' may have been wrongly accused.

Abduction attempt 'potentially very serious'

Abduction attempt 'potentially very serious'

An 18-year-old woman managed to fight her way out of a station wagon in North Dunedin during an attempted abduction involving two offenders at the weekend.

Tree planting event celebrates families

Tree planting event celebrates families

About 35 trees were planted yesterday during Dunedin's latest Trees for Babies/Celebrating Families planting project.

Taking a walk with mum

Taking a walk with mum

Hundreds of smiling faces welcomed the start of a Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk at the Caledonian Ground, Dunedin, yesterday.

Wooden playhouses appreciated

Wooden playhouses appreciated

Parents and teachers are delighted with a wooden playhouse and swing which have recently been given to the Mornington Kindergarten.

Tribunal reserves decision in privacy case

A former University of Otago employee had been compensated for her dismissal but not for a claimed "interference with her privacy'', the Human Rights Review Tribunal has heard.

Atmospheric array by meteors

Atmospheric array by meteors

Otago Museum director and astronomer Dr Ian Griffin was up early yesterday to watch the Dunedin sky being lit up by meteors from Halley's Comet.

University’s grasp of Privacy Act queried

Evidence suggested the University of Otago did not have ‘‘proper systems in place'' to deal adequately with a request by a university employee for information held about her, under the Privacy Act.

E-govt study finds variance

E-govt study finds variance

Local government is outperforming central government on both sides of the Tasman in responding to email queries, a University of Otago study has found.

Pre-computer tech tutorial

Pre-computer tech tutorial

University of Otago computer science students have had a rare close encounter with punched card equipment used in Dunedin more than 50 years ago.