John Gibb

Ageing population a challenge for board

An increasingly ageing population, and projected changes in where some people will live in parts of Otago-Southland are among future challenges highlighted in the draft southern strategic health services plan.

Voices of Peace concert

Voices of Peace concert

A Voices of Peace concert, featuring a Dunedin-based ''cello choir'', attracted more than 160 members of the public in the city. 

Rape Crisis march reflects 'outrage'

Rape Crisis march reflects 'outrage'

More than 130 people, many of them University of Otago students, took to the streets of central Dunedin on Saturday during a march and rally organised by Rape Crisis Dunedin as ''outrage'' continued over an explicit Facebook page.

Historian recognised for labours

Historian recognised for labours

Dunedin historian Gordon Parsonson has been presented with a commemorative coin to acknowledge thousands of hours of voluntary work, transcribing handwritten journals by pioneer Anglican cleric the Rev Samuel Marsden.

'Absolutely brilliant' get-together for twins' 90th birthday

'Absolutely brilliant' get-together for twins' 90th birthday

Edie Mercer, who turned 90 at the weekend, still drives a car, makes her own dresses, and plays golf nearly every day.

Getting the cystic fibrosis message out in bubbles

Getting the cystic fibrosis message out in bubbles

Dozens of big, glistening bubbles floated tantalisingly in the sunshine near Dunedin Railway Station at the weekend during an event to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.

Shining light on crystals of the ocean

Shining light on crystals of the ocean

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields, and that tradition continues.

Students praise supervisor

Students praise supervisor

University of Otago social anthropologist Associate Prof Ruth Fitzgerald has been named Otago University Students' Association's latest supervisor of the year.

Chinese Garden impresses

Chinese Garden impresses

New Chinese consul-general Jin Zhijian predicts strong growth in Chinese tourism in Dunedin and is keen to encourage greater use of the city's distinctive Chinese Garden.

'It's bad injuries, fatalities'

A recent spate of serious quad bike accidents on Otago farms highlights the need for more action over quad bike deaths and injuries, Associate Prof David McBride says.