John Gibb

Academics win awards

Academics win awards

Four ''outstanding'' University of Otago academics have been honoured in the University of Otago's annual teaching excellence awards.

Gates foundation funding Otago salmonella research

Gates foundation funding Otago salmonella research

The foundation established by the world's richest man has given about $320,000 to the University of Otago.

Research grant for malpractice study

Research grant for malpractice study

A harkness Fellowship will help University of Otago academic Dr Jennifer Moore shed new light on the results of reforms to New Zealand's previously ''unfair'' medical misadventure compensation system.

Aiming to increase numbers

The planned $3.25 million redevelopment involving the Otago Museum science centre aims to double the present 88,000 visitors to that facility and related areas.

Trio off to Japan meeting

Trio off to Japan meeting

Three University of Otago students will soon be meeting Nobel laureates at a high-powered scientific gathering in Japan.

Drunken youths draw ire of police

Drunken youths draw ire of police

Police have criticised ''drunken idiocy'' after a group of about 200 youths tried to enter a party in Mosgiel on Saturday night and then began to ''cause general disorder'' in nearby Memorial Park.

They're coming: oysters on the way

Bluff oyster lovers can today expect to enjoy their first taste of the slippery delicacy this year, after a good start to the season yesterday.

Wider audience predicted for Dunedin Sound

Wider audience predicted for Dunedin Sound

It's likely much more will be seen and heard about the Southern Sinfonia's successful ''Tally Ho'' concert, devoted to the Dunedin Sound, on Saturday.

Many sign up for study

A strong public response has more than doubled the number of people participating in an innovative University of Otago weight-loss study.

Funds sought to store rope-making equipment

Funds sought to store rope-making equipment

The Southern Heritage Trust is urgently seeking funds to dismantle the equipment that previously operated in a historic rope walk building in South Dunedin.