John Gibb

University science centre expanding

University science centre expanding

Academic staffing has doubled at the University of Otago's Centre for Science Communication, with a professor appointed and ambitious plans unveiled to further develop the centre.

Dunedin scientist wins international honour

Dunedin scientist wins international honour

Genetics Otago director Associate Prof Peter Dearden has won an international award for outstanding contributions to genetics.

Locks of luck trying to be Queen of Redheads

Locks of luck trying to be Queen of Redheads

Ashley Mackenzie-White has already touched a few Irish hearts with her dream of being crowned ''Queen of the Redheads'' at the Irish Redhead Convention in County Cork next month.

Gerrard backing pool bid

Gerrard backing pool bid

Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympian swimmer Prof David Gerrard says a new aquatic centre in Mosgiel is long overdue.

Many benefits in joining Athletics Taieri, stalwart says

Many benefits in joining Athletics Taieri, stalwart says

As the excitement of last year's 50th anniversary celebrations subsides, Athletics Taieri is keen to encourage last year's members back and to attract quite a few more.

Australian history prize delights Dunedin academic

Australian history prize delights Dunedin academic

University of Otago history academic Angela Wanhalla was ''just overwhelmed'' when she recently learned she had won Australia's leading prize for history writing, the Ernest Scott Prize.

Festival embraces variety

Festival embraces variety

The latest New Zealand International Science Festival has ''more than delivered'' on its promise to ''leave the boring bits behind'' and successfully brought science to the public, organisers said yesterday.

It's your genes, not the wine

It's your genes, not the wine

A new international study is pouring cold water on suggestions non-drinkers might enjoy even greater health benefits if they tried a few glasses of red wine.

Patron boost for pool trust

Moves to build a $15 million-plus aquatic centre in Mosgiel have been boosted by former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Prof David Gerrard becoming patron of a trust promoting the facility.

New home for Hotere's ceramics

New home for Hotere's ceramics

A collection of ceramics owned by celebrated Dunedin artist the late Ralph Hotere has been acquired by the Otago Museum.