John Gibb

Health trust wins award

Health trust wins award

The West Otago Health Trust, representing the Clutha district, has won the supreme national award at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

Benefits in double holiday

Benefits in double holiday

Many Dunedin and Otago people will work only three days next week, because of Otago Anniversary Day and Easter Friday, but the double holiday has many positive features, despite business "disruption''.

Exhibition puts spotlight on 'Dunedin study'

Exhibition puts spotlight on 'Dunedin study'

The University of Otago's internationally respected "Dunedin study'' comes under the spotlight in a new exhibition which opens at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum tomorrow.

Polytech food products snapped up

Polytech food products snapped up

Otago Polytechnic bachelor of culinary arts students are selling foods and trialling new products at a series of weekly pop-up markets near the polytechnic's Eden Cafe.

Motorist injured taking action to avoid collision on SH1

Police want to hear from witnesses who may have spotted a white northbound car early yesterday, after a woman motorist was hurt taking evasive action to avoid the vehicle, north of Waihola.

Two win heritage study scholarships

Two win heritage study scholarships

Two people with Dunedin links, Jeremy Smith and Dr Rebecca Rice, have received scholarships to support heritage study at the prestigious Attingham Trust Summer School in England.

Research shows new vaccine 'highly effective'

International researchers, including University of Otago Prof Philip Hill, have shown a new-generation vaccine has more than halved the incidence of a disease which kills many children in Africa.

War objectors canvassed

War objectors canvassed

University of Otago academic Associate Prof Martin Tolich is researching the experiences of New Zealand's conscientious objectors and hopes to help stage a ‘‘truth and reconciliation'' gathering next year.

Peninsula board welcomes harbourmaster proposal

Peninsula board welcomes harbourmaster proposal

Otago Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Garey has welcomed a proposal to establish a dedicated harbourmaster for Otago Harbour.

Concern over water planning

Worries about whether the Otago Regional Council has enough staff to fully implement its water plan, and growing pressures on water-short rivers surfaced during recent discussion on the Clutha River.