John Gibb

Researchers gain awards

Researchers gain awards

University of Otago health researchers Prof Richie Poulton and Prof Warren Tate have received Health Research Council awards for "outstanding'' contributions to health research excellence.

Parking building 'critical' if ORC plan proceeds

Parking building 'critical' if ORC plan proceeds

If part of Dunedin's lower Dowling St car park is redeveloped, adding a multistoreyed car-parking building on the site will be "critical'' for the area's future, Les Mills club manager Peter Lee says.

ORC considers Dowling St HQ

ORC considers Dowling St HQ

After a decade of controversy and delays, an Otago Regional Council committee yesterday recommended a car park in Dowling St, Dunedin, as the preferred site for the council's new head office.

Leith flood scheme passes first significant test

Construction of the Leith Flood Protection Scheme in Dunedin is continuing, and information gleaned from a "moderate rain event'' last month will be used to refine some further planning.

'Panama Papers' to feature

The Panama Papers, "whistle-blower journalism'' and the role of traditional and new media will be highlighted in the latest University of Otago Foreign Policy School.

Cultural concerns affect farm future

Cultural concerns affect farm future

Otago Peninsula sheep farmer Bob Morris says he wants to pass his farm on to his son, unencumbered by any further district plan changes.

Wahi tupuna major issue for Port Otago

Port Otago Ltd faces a mass of red tape partly because of a proposed extended 20m harbour land buffer zone involving wahi tupuna, and other rule changes mooted for the Dunedin City Council's second generation district plan.

Mapping averts `loss of heritage'

Matapura Ellison yesterday highlighted the importance of flagging places of Maori ancestral importance on district planning maps as an effective way of preventing "the loss of our cultural heritage''.

'Bus buddies' proposed to make service more friendly

When Dunedin's proposed central bus hub is eventually established, some "bus buddies'' could be there to help.

Central bus hub dialogue 'crucial'

Central bus hub dialogue 'crucial'

It is "crucial'' that Dunedin's bus users are fully consulted on details of a central bus hub, being proposed for a busy block in Great King St.