Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister's chief science
adviser, yesterday launched in Dunedin the first stage of a
''unique'' participatory science programme.
The late Bing Crosbie has made a ''huge'' contribution to the
Mosgiel Memorial RSA and his vision continues to be reflected
in the club's successful $1.2 million redevelopment.
University of Otago historian Prof Tom Brooking has been
named co-winner of the Ernest Scott Prize for History.
Parishioners at All Saints Church, in Dunedin North, are
celebrating the church's 150th anniversary.
Astronomer Dr Ian Griffin is delighted to
see ''amazing'' new images of distant dwarf planet Pluto
being beamed back from Nasa's New Horizons space probe.
A new central Dunedin bus hub is expected to be in place by
mid-next year, but lessons must first be learned from recent
problems with the first phase of bus improvements.
After facing ''intense competition'' for top students, the
University of Otago has announced the creation of a new
scholarship and boosted the value of scholarships for
first-year students next year.
Dr Craig Grant is excited to have been appointed to the
newly-created position of director, science engagement, at
the Otago Museum.
A charitable trust set up to tackle Dunedin's uninsulated
housing and ''fuel poverty'' problems will soon take a big
step forward, with the appointment of a project manager.
An eccentric Dr Dolittle once claimed he could ''talk to the
animals'', but University of Otago researcher Prof Clive
Ronson has helped show bacteria actually do communicate with
plants, including white clover.
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