John Gibb

Central bus hub dialogue 'crucial'

Central bus hub dialogue 'crucial'

It is "crucial'' that Dunedin's bus users are fully consulted on details of a central bus hub, being proposed for a busy block in Great King St.

Bone study to shed light on ancestors

University of Otago researchers hope to "give a voice to the voiceless'' and shed new light on Otago's early European farmers through a proposed study that seeks to analyse skeletons from unmarked graves near Milton.

Polytech launches degree in China

Polytech launches degree in China

The Otago Polytechnic has broken new ground by launching an engineering technology degree in China, which will eventually bring up to 120 Chinese students to Dunedin each year.

Singing their way to heats selection

Singing their way to heats selection

The top dozen secondary school bands in Otago and Southland emerged from the heats of the annual Smokefreerockquest at the weekend and set their sights on the regional final in Dunedin early next month.

Lantern workshops prove popular

Lantern workshops prove popular

More than 300 people swarmed into the Otago Museum at the weekend to take part in community lantern-making workshops to prepare for Dunedin's upcoming Midwinter Carnival.

$500k museum science centre boost

$500k museum science centre boost

The Otago Museum can press ahead to create a new-look "world-class'' science centre, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.

Musical director turns another page

Musical director turns another page

Another page was turned in the musical career of leading Dunedin musical director George Chittenden with a performance of American choral music by the Southern Youth Choir last night.

Singing star

Singing star

Scarlett Wilson (8), of Dunedin, sings in the novice 8 and under-10 years section of the 69th annual Green Island Junior Vocal Competition, which began yesterday afternoon.

Ancient genetic links revealed

Ancient genetic links revealed

International scientists co-led by a University of Otago researcher have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Phoenician man, who once lived in Tunisia, in Northern Africa, and revealed surprising European links.

Otago students earn masonic grants

Otago students earn masonic grants

A $10,000 masonic postgraduate scholarship is supporting University of Otago research that aims to help low-income people overcome stress arising from financial pressures.