John Gibb

Protest movement key

Protests over the Vietnam War and antinuclear issues contributed strongly to New Zealand's sense of identity as an independent nation, a Wellington historian, Dr Jock Phillips, said yesterday. 

Otago scientist receives Marsden Medal

Otago scientist receives Marsden Medal

A University of Otago scientist and senior administrator, Prof Keith Hunter, has been awarded the Marsden Medal, a national science honour.

Right to food emphasised

More than 800 million people are still haunted by hunger and the human right to food security must be upheld, Prof Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, is urging.

Inspired by butterfly 'magic'

Inspired by butterfly 'magic'

University of Otago Mozart Fellow Jeremy Mayall's latest composition, Flutter, was inspired by a close encounter with the ''magic'' of brightly coloured butterflies at the Otago Museum's Tropical Forest.

Otago successful in scholarships

Otago successful in scholarships

University of Otago academics and senior students have gained five of the seven nationally-allocated scholarships in the latest Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.

Moa decline quicker than earlier thought

Moa decline quicker than earlier thought

The moa became extinct more swiftly than previously thought, little more than a century after the country's first human inhabitants arrived, a new study involving University of Otago researchers concludes.

ACC report needs implementation

ACC report needs implementation

A ''hard-hitting'' report by the Auditor-general could help boost public confidence in ACC, but only if its recommendations are fully implemented, Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell says.

Natural immunity: solving a Tb mystery

Natural immunity: solving a Tb mystery

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields, and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Many hit by the high price of justice

Many hit by the high price of justice

The principle that all New Zealanders, rich or poor, should have equal access to justice is being challenged by growing problems over court affordability, Justice Helen Winkelmann warned yesterday.

City streets left in the dark

City streets left in the dark

More questions are being asked about the reliability of Dunedin's street lighting after a delay in turning on the lights resulted in a citywide street light blackout for at least half an hour last night.