Work has begun on a $2.6 million project to construct a
purpose-built home for the University of Otago's Dunedin
Mayors throughout Otago are "upbeat'' about vibrant economic
activity in their districts, including booming tourism.
A man who gives children personalised bionic arms and a Nasa
leader preparing for the first manned trip to Mars are among
the stars of the latest New Zealand International Science
United States academic Prof Steven Livingston is cautiously
optimistic about the positive role being played by new
digital technology and international advocacy groups in
empowering the apparently powerless.
In an age of large-scale digital leaks, including the Panama
Papers, there is a strong need for journalistic skills to
interpret that data, and to show the public why they should
care about it.
Some Government ministries risk being damaged in the long
term by their refusal, at times, to engage with the public
over alternative viewpoints on defence and foreign affairs.
TV3 presenter and journalist Mike McRoberts says that in his
30-year journalism career he has "never known as much change
in the industry'' as he has experienced in the past 18
The Otago Polytechnic's second International Food Design
Conference ended on a high note with a gala dinner at the
polytechnic campus last night.
New Zealand diplomats remain "sceptical of megaphone
diplomacy'' but are increasingly making use of social media,
although not in an "indiscriminate'' way.
A further meeting of the Wakatipu Transport Strategic
Governance Group will be held on August 5, with a host of
matters to be considered.
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