John Gibb

Meagre rain in Otago no help

Meagre rain in Otago no help

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 fire risks.

826 given help with NCEA fees

826 given help with NCEA fees

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.

Failure requirement for summer school paper

Failure requirement for summer school paper

A few University of Otago courses have stringently high academic entry standards, requiring straight-A or better performance.

Museum advance 'vital'

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.

'Serious fun' as science school starts

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.

Carving out market success

Carving out market success

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 Gallery yesterday.

Financial support for cottage inspiring

Financial support for cottage inspiring

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 worker's cottage.

Students welcomed to summer school

Students welcomed to summer school

Who says you can't lick free ice-cream?

What if we all could blow bubbles?

What if we all could blow bubbles?

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.

Educational benefit in computer games: research

Educational benefit in computer games: research

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.