Rain fell in Queenstown early yesterday evening, but
''minimal'' rainfall elsewhere in Otago has done nothing to
lessen concerns about looming drought or to reduce high rural
Hundreds of Otago pupils have applied for assistance from the
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, to help pay their NCEA
exam fees for the year ahead.
A few University of Otago courses have stringently high
academic entry standards, requiring straight-A or better
Despite positive progress, there is no room for complacency
about the future of the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, with about
$2 million required to safeguard key buildings.
About 240 senior high school pupils from throughout New
Zealand swarmed on to the University of Otago campus
yesterday at the start of the university's latest annual
Hands-On Science school.
Dunedin carver Zyron Haenga holds a manaia bone carving,
depicting a Maori mythological figure, on the final day of an
Artists' Collective pop-up market at the Dunedin Community
Dunedin heritage campaigner Ann Barsby has gained much more
funding support since she ''went out on a limb'' last year,
spending $15,000 of her own money to save a rare 19th century
Who says you can't lick free ice-cream?
Julian Cox's hobby of blowing bubbles might seem bizarre but
has a very special meaning. John Gibb talks to him about how
his fascination has developed.
Despite some ''negative'' criticism, people of all ages would
benefit from more use of serious computer games for
educational purposes, Prof Sara de Freitas says.
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