John Gibb

Carving out market success

Carving out market success

Dunedin carver Zyron Haenga holds a manaia bone carving, depicting a Maori mythological figure, on the final day of an Artists' Collective pop-up market at the Dunedin Community Gallery yesterday.

Financial support for cottage inspiring

Financial support for cottage inspiring

Dunedin heritage campaigner Ann Barsby has gained much more funding support since she ''went out on a limb'' last year, spending $15,000 of her own money to save a rare 19th century worker's cottage.

Students welcomed to summer school

Students welcomed to summer school

Who says you can't lick free ice-cream?

What if we all could blow bubbles?

What if we all could blow bubbles?

Julian Cox's hobby of blowing bubbles might seem bizarre but has a very special meaning. John Gibb talks to him about how his fascination has developed.

Educational benefit in computer games: research

Educational benefit in computer games: research

Despite some ''negative'' criticism, people of all ages would benefit from more use of serious computer games for educational purposes, Prof Sara de Freitas says.

Trust funds study overseas

Trust funds study overseas

Two University of Otago medical students, Natalie Irving and Laura Hammersley, are undertaking trainee intern studies abroad, backed by Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Travelling Scholarships.

Students pack more into year at summer school

Students pack more into year at summer school

The University of Otago's latest annual summer school began yesterday.

City 'could be a star attraction'

City 'could be a star attraction'

Among New Zealand's main centres, Dunedin has the best views of the southern lights and could develop lucrative ‘‘night sky tourism'', Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin believes.

Growing risk highlighted

An incident yesterday involving a fire left burning at a rural property near the Kilmog, north of Dunedin, highlighted growing fire risks in tinder dry conditions throughout much of Otago, Fire Service officials said.

Prize-winning catalogue has Otago link

Prize-winning catalogue has Otago link

A book featuring an artefact from the Otago Museum on its cover has won an international prize for a work involving tribal art.