John Gibb

Vigilance needed over justice system

Vigilance needed over justice system

Despite improvements in the New Zealand legal system, there is ''no room for complacency'' about the possibility of miscarriages of justice, Supreme Court Justice Sir William Young says.

'Thrilled' at support for cottage move

'Thrilled' at support for cottage move

Heritage campaigner Ann Barsby says she is encouraged by the response to her appeal for help over the costs of shifting a 19th-century cottage from near the Dunedin Gasworks Museum South Dunedin.

Museum 'whodunnit' series to continue

Otago Museum officials are planning to continue a dramatised ''whodunnit?'' series after the success of a recent event focusing on one of the world's most baffling maritime mysteries.

Otago research papers rank top

The University of Otago has again topped New Zealand's research institution rankings for the highest number of papers published in the prestigious journal Nature and its related research journals last year.

Extension sought for flood work

Although Water of Leith flood protection work by the Otago Regional Council is continuing to make progress, the council has asked for an extension until July 10 to complete the work.

Graduated Leith access takes shape

Graduated Leith access takes shape

The western bank of the Water of Leith, opposite the University of Otago clocktower building, is being reshaped as the latest phase of flood protection work continues.

Genomics analysis tool hailed

Genomics analysis tool hailed

A powerful new genomics analysis tool at the University of Otago is expected to make a significant contribution to cancer research.

Hayward at helm again

Hayward at helm again

The University of Otago's Hayward College, named in honour of the late Jock and Vera Hayward, now also has a Hayward as chairwoman of its advisory council.

Politician optimistic Scots will vote for independence

Politician optimistic Scots will vote for independence

Michael Russell, the Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government, is ''very optimistic'' of achieving a ''yes'' vote for Scottish independence in the upcoming referendum, despite earlier adverse polls.

Drugs' disease risk concern

Drugs' disease risk concern

University of Otago researchers have found that some widely used heartburn and peptic ulcer medicines, involving proton-pump inhibitors, increase the risk of contracting a rare kidney disease.