Some ACC claimants are being ''denied justice'' through
problems in accessing a ''very small pool'' of lawyers
specialising in ACC cases, and the high costs often involved
in challenging ACC decisions.
More than 50 years after University of Otago physics graduate
Douglass Crombie undertook research at the Cavendish
Laboratory in England, a fellow Otago graduate is heading to
the same laboratory.
Poverty remains a ''serious'' and underestimated problem in
Dunedin, Presbyterian Support Otago chief executive Gillian
Bremner said this week.
Doctors should remain aware of scientific research throughout
their clinical careers, Prof Peter Crampton, of the
University of Otago, has emphasised.
The Otago Community Trust has made a grant of $10,000 to Age
Concern Otago to help counter elder abuse and neglect in
Dunedin and Central Otago.
After a ''tough'' year for Dunedin tertiary student
job-seekers in 2013, with overall student earnings dropping
by $700,000, this year has also started slowly.
To overcome poverty, we must first ''overcome our poverty of
vision'', the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev Dr John
Sentamu urged in Dunedin yesterday.
The Archbishop of York, the Most Rev Dr John Sentamu, the
second-highest ranked bishop in the Church of England, will
take part in a public discussion at All Saints Church,
Gaining a bachelor of applied management degree from Otago
Polytechnic has proved a ''life-changing'' experience for
Christchurch resident Deborah Barton.
Having a record 940 people graduating from Otago Polytechnic
today highlights Dunedin's standing as ''the educational
capital of New Zealand''.
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