John Gibb

Science lesson bursting with bright ideas

Science lesson bursting with bright ideas

''Teaching the teachers'' session celebrating the International Year of Light began with a bang at Dunedin's Beverly-Begg Observatory earlier this week.

Salmond College work nears completion

Salmond College work nears completion

Work is nearing completion on a $4.6 million refurbishment of Salmond College, which has boosted room numbers and resulted in a ''complete transformation'' of the complex.

Exercise boosts brain in young and old

Exercise boosts brain in young and old

New University of Otago research highlights the importance of regular physical activity, showing it improves brain function even in young adults considered at the height of cognitive ability.

Museum set to complete the circle

Museum set to complete the circle

The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is about to come full circle.

City to host screenplay conference

Dunedin and the University of Otago have achieved an international coup by being named as the hosts of the Screenwriting Research Network Conference in 2017.

Always a dreamer

Always a dreamer

In 1973, a year after publication of Lady Moss Revived - a first book of poems by Dunedin poet Peter Olds - Otago Daily Times reporter John Gibb, then literary editor of the Otago University Students Association newspaper Critic, interviewed him about his writing, for the student newspaper. This year, Cold Hub Press published You Fit the Description, a large selection of Olds' work. And Gibb went back and asked Olds a few more questions, including about the importance of dreaming in his life and work.

Wealth of fault-bore science

An international project that aimed to drill 1.3km into the Alpine Fault has produced ''a wealth of scientific information'', despite being halted early, short of its hoped-for depth, Dunedin project co-leader Dr Virginia Toy says.

Polish pilot's active century

Polish pilot's active century

Decorated war veteran Jan Adamczyk, who celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday, has packed into one long life enough adversity, adventure and excitement for several lives.

Poppy knitters draw cruise passengers

Poppy knitters draw cruise passengers

A commerative poppy-knitting project at Dunedin's Toitu Otago Settlers Museum has ''struck a chord'' with visitors, and made a particularly big impression on many cruise ship passengers.

Right to feel unease at surveillance: historian

Right to feel unease at surveillance: historian

New Zealanders are right to feel ''uneasy'' about where to draw the line over domestic surveillance by the country's intelligence and security agencies, Cambridge University historian Dr David Burke says.