John Gibb

Science scheme launched

Science scheme launched

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister's chief science adviser, yesterday launched in Dunedin the first stage of a ''unique'' participatory science programme.

Crosbie legacy lives on at RSA club

Crosbie legacy lives on at RSA club

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.

Co-winner for Seddon book

Co-winner for Seddon book

University of Otago historian Prof Tom Brooking has been named co-winner of the Ernest Scott Prize for History.

All Saints celebrating its 150th anniversary

Parishioners at All Saints Church, in Dunedin North, are celebrating the church's 150th anniversary.

Pluto data, images 'incredible'

Pluto data, images 'incredible'

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.

Lessons to be learned: bus group

Lessons to be learned: bus group

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.

University boosts scholarship values

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.

'Excited' over science engagement role

'Excited' over science engagement role

Dr Craig Grant is excited to have been appointed to the newly-created position of director, science engagement, at the Otago Museum.

Cosy Homes trust to appoint manager

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.

Bacteria, plants communicate

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.