John Gibb

Research contributions recognised

Research contributions recognised

wo University of Otago academics, Associate Prof Haxby Abbott and Dr Peter Fineran, have been honoured by the university for their research.

Water quality under threat

Water quality under threat

New Zealand risks scoring an environmental ''own goal'' by heavily damaging our freshwaters and the ''clean green'' image on which our lucrative export and tourist industries depend.

Uni Science Expo coming up

A 3-D printer will print out an artificial hand and visitors will be able to walk through a large inflatable brain at the University of Otago's latest Science Expo this weekend.

University works to halt departure of researchers

More action is needed to halt a brain drain involving early to mid-career researchers, Dr Sian Halcrow says.

Curator Maori welcomed to museum

Curator Maori welcomed to museum

Otago Museum's first Maori curator, Migoto Eria, was given a full Maori ceremonial welcome at the museum yesterday as she began her new job.

Water care critical to reputation

Water care critical to reputation

New Zealand's clean green image could be damaged if our freshwater is not managed sustainably.

Governance collaboration beneficial – councillor

Governance collaboration beneficial – councillor

Collaboration has a crucial role to play in water governance, Otago Regional Council deputy chairman Cr Gretchen Robertson said yesterday.

Adviser's warning over resource

Adviser's warning over resource

New Zealand has been ''blessed'' with abundant supplies of fresh water, but its availability and quality is declining and it is becoming a scarce resource.

Dental researcher earns second award

Dental researcher earns second award

University of Otago researcher Prof Murray Thomson has become the first New Zealander to win two awards from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Conflict 'not worth considering'

Conflict 'not worth considering'

Resorting to conflict over global resource-scarcity issues would amount to a policy ''failure'', chief executive and secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen said yesterday.