John Gibb

Mishap forces garden to add staff

Mishap forces garden to add staff

An incident during which a child fell into a pool at the Dunedin Chinese Garden has sparked a full health and safety review, and the need to increase staffing is likely to add to financial pressures on the garden.

Research indicates rethink on how we learn to read

Research indicates rethink on how we learn to read

It is ''time for a rethink'' about how children learn to read, University of Otago education researcher Associate Prof Claire Fletcher-Flinn believes.

Otago academic among elite

Otago academic among elite

University of Otago academic Prof Richie Poulton has been named in the top 1% most-cited researchers in science in the world.

$3.5m redevelopment for Discovery World

$3.5m redevelopment for Discovery World

Otago Museum plans to spend about $3.5 million redeveloping its Discovery World science centre, including boosting the floor area by 70% or more.

Dunedin dubbed embroidery capital

Dunedin dubbed embroidery capital

Dunedin is the embroidery capital of New Zealand, embroiderer Gay Eaton says, and she hopes that giving some of her works to Otago Museum will help raise awareness of the art.

New museum staff reflect fresh focus

Three experienced museum staff have been appointed to the Otago Museum collections and research team, after an international recruitment search.

Grant thrills accidental librarian

Grant thrills accidental librarian

Bing Crosbie is ''delighted'' that the future is looking brighter for an extensive collection of military memorabilia and the library at the Mosgiel Memorial RSA.

City 'not exempt' from climate change

City 'not exempt' from climate change

There is no room for complacency about the likely effects of climate change on Dunedin and Otago, visiting climate researchers Dr Andy Reisinger and Dr Judy Lawrence said in the city yesterday.

Exhibition shines spotlight on Italy

Visitors to the University of Otago central library can now enjoy ''a regional romp through Italy'', without spending a cent or even renewing their passports.

Researcher reveals dairy soil benefits

Researcher reveals dairy soil benefits

Spreading cowshed effluent on fields and and undertaking irrigation are improving soil quality on dairy farms, a University of Otago PhD student, Bonface Manono, says.