John Gibb

Fashion with passion

Fashion with passion

Hannah Lowe models a fashion creation by Eilish Lie-Olesen, an Otago Polytechnic first-year bachelor of fashion design student, last night as part of Collections, an annual polytechnic fashion show.

King of the Dinosaurs still rules

King of the Dinosaurs still rules

What eats flesh, weighs about eight tonnes, and makes a great ambassador for science?

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Painstaking detective work by University of Otago paleontologists has led to the discovery of a previously unknown genus of ancient baleen whales, now named Tohoraata, or ''Dawn Whale''.

Credit score heart sign

Credit score heart sign

New Zealand should remain alert to avoid any misuse of credit information, after University of Otago research highlighted links between personal credit scores and heart health.

Call for NZ to help developing countries

Call for NZ to help developing countries

New Zealand should make more use of its agricultural expertise to help developing countries counter diseases that spread between animals and humans, Prof John Crump says.

Vaccine trial a major advance

Vaccine trial a major advance

Jess Lawrence is delighted to have taken part in a successful trial of a rotavirus vaccine that could eventually save the lives of millions of infants in developing countries.

Theatre's vital role stressed

Theatre's vital role stressed

The fundraising concert on Saturday night has once more highlighted the value of the Mayfair Theatre as a key community performance venue, organisers say.

Cruise ship 'double-up' big boost for business

Thousands of cruise ship passengers flocked into central Dunedin yesterday during the busiest day of the city's latest cruise season.

Warning over 'memorialisation'

War memorials and much of the associated ''memorialisation'' response, particularly from some senior decision-makers, tended to make future wars more likely, Prof Richard Jackson warned yesterday.

Risk realities of war being overlooked

Risk realities of war being overlooked

The painful realities of war were sometimes being obscured by overly-emotional responses to World War 1 commemorations, Australian historian Prof Joy Damousi says.