Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin takes a close look at an
image of the International Space Station displayed at the
museum's new Perpetual Guardian Planetarium, which opens to
the public next month.
Otago Museum director Ian
Griffin has become the first person from the museum sector to
win the Prime Minister's Science Media Communication
The Royal Society of New Zealand has awarded the Thomson
Medal for science leadership to University of Otago research
and enterprise deputy vice-chancellor Prof Richard Blaikie.
Nearly 100 unmarked student examination scripts have been
stolen in a burglary at the University of Otago's Clocktower
building, in what the institution says is a "reprehensible
High winds have brought down a striking dome-shaped pavilion
near Taieri Mouth, which is believed to be the last surviving
building from a world's fair held in Dunedin in 1889-90.
Climate change insights gained by University of Otago
researchers investigating a remote part of the Antarctic
could help with better protecting South Dunedin and other low
lying coastal areas.
Awareness-raising moves are useful but some Otago land users
need to ''step up to the plate'' and do more to avoid
effluent ponding rule breaches on dairy farms.
Interested members of the public can have their say this week
on the correct public versus private benefit mix of flood
protection and drainage schemes in the Taieri and Lower
Call it the ''plight of the Concords''.
An $840,000 Marsden Fund grant will help University of Otago
zoology lecturer Dr Sheri Johnson undertake research on fish,
which could also shed new light on aspects of obesity.
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