John Gibb

Work starts on home for Dunedin Study

Work starts on home for Dunedin Study

Work has begun on a $2.6 million project to construct a purpose-built home for the University of Otago's Dunedin Study.

Tourism big factor in `upbeat' Otago

Tourism big factor in `upbeat' Otago

Mayors throughout Otago are "upbeat'' about vibrant economic activity in their districts, including booming tourism.

Bionic arms to feature at festival

Bionic arms to feature at festival

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 Festival.

Digital technologies help social activists

Digital technologies help social activists

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.

Skills required to analyse leaks

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.

Inclusion, transparency urged

Inclusion, transparency urged

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.

'New media' calling journalism into question

'New media' calling journalism into question

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 months.

Gala dinner ends food design event

Gala dinner ends food design event

The Otago Polytechnic's second International Food Design Conference ended on a high note with a gala dinner at the polytechnic campus last night.

Diplomats easing into social media

Diplomats easing into social media

New Zealand diplomats remain "sceptical of megaphone diplomacy'' but are increasingly making use of social media, although not in an "indiscriminate'' way.

Transport group meeting Wakatipu

A further meeting of the Wakatipu Transport Strategic Governance Group will be held on August 5, with a host of matters to be considered.