John Gibb

Better bus service petition

Better bus service petition

The Greater Green Island Community Network is lobbying to get an hourly "local to Dunedin'' bus service restored, and operated by the Brighton No70 bus.

Monitoring environment

A national environmental monitoring project is being co-ordinated in Dunedin.

Science writing prize for student

Science writing prize for student

University of Otago student Nikita Potemkin has won the Otago Medical School Research Society's prize for science writing.

Civil resistance specialist to visit

Civil resistance specialist to visit

Prof Erica Chenoweth, a leading US specialist on non-violent civil resistance, will visit Dunedin later this month and give a public lecture at the University of Otago.

Fish and Game 'excluded' from plan change implementation

Fish and Game 'excluded' from plan change implementation

The Otago Fish and Game Council is ‘‘deeply frustrated'' about being ‘‘excluded'' from some key aspects of implementing the 6A water plan changes in Otago.

Broader controls wanted

The Otago Regional Council should extend its successful pest management strategy from contorta pine to cover all invasive wilding conifer species in Otago.

Wilding concerns voiced

Worries about loss of scenic landscapes and strong input from Queenstown area residents are key results from an Otago Regional Council survey on wilding conifer spread.

Summer school students welcomed (+ video)

Summer school students welcomed (+ video)

 

Students flocked into the University Union's main common room yesterday for a welcome ceremony to mark the start of the university's latest summer school.

Reach out in the dry spells

Reach out in the dry spells

As dry land farming pressures rise, Federated Farmers Otago provincial president Phill Hunt is urging rural neighbours to reach out to other farmers who are finding it hard to cope.

Veterans' health of concern

Veterans' health of concern

New Zealand should do more to protect the health of Vietnam War veterans, after new research showed they face much higher risks of chronic kidney failure and a damaging lung disease.