John Gibb

Good, bad news on effluent spills

When it comes to Central Otago stock truck effluent disposal there is good news and bad.

'Super stop' for buses at Green Island

'Super stop' for buses at Green Island

Some planned improvements in Dunedin's public bus transport system - including more than 230 new services - will take effect on the city's southern routes next month.

Drugs charge upheld against English nurse

A ''large spike'' in the supply of some controlled drugs to a Dunedin Hospital ward occurred not long after an English nurse began working there, a disciplinary tribunal heard in Dunedin yesterday.

Funding gives study 'breathing space'

Funding gives study 'breathing space'

With Health Research Council funding about to run out, an internationally-recognised University of Otago study has just been thrown a $641,000 lifeline.

Water plan stakeholder group on way over 6A

Water plan stakeholder group on way over 6A

A group to consult people affected by new water quality rules could be set up by the end of this month.

In concert

In concert

Taieri College ensemble Uncertainty (from left) violinists Sean Mason and Charlotte Buskin and pianist Maia Wylie perform a minuet by Jean Baptiste Lully at Marama Hall during the Dunedin Chamber Music Contest on Saturday.

Draft regional policy statement released

Draft regional policy statement released

A proposed new regional policy statement (RPS) for Otago faces the stark prospect of the sea level rising by at least a metre over the coming century.

ORC to run drop-ins

The Otago Regional Council is running a series of drop-in sessions throughout the region to give land managers the chance to discuss how new water quality provisions in the Otago Water Plan will affect them individually.

Grant will enable infertility research

Grant will enable infertility research

University of Otago physiology researcher Dr Rebecca Campbell has welcomed as ''wonderful'' a new Health Research Council project grant which will enable her to continue cutting-edge research involving female infertility.

Otago researchers gain $32m in funding

An innovative drug testing approach to help counter aggressive stomach cancer is among many University of Otago research studies which have been boosted by nearly $32million in Health Research Council funding.