John Gibb

Cancer care research funded

Cancer care research funded

Grants totalling more than $100,000 have boosted research aimed at overcoming fragmented care for some Otago-Southland cancer patients, and reducing medication problems for other people.

Windscreen smashed by falling branch

Windscreen smashed by falling branch

No-one was hurt when a tree branch fell and struck this passing car in Butts Rd, Dunedin, about 3.30pm on Saturday.

Hundreds use gold coin holiday buses

A bus service run by a community group, for gold coin donations, became a big hit with cruise ship passengers in Dunedin yesterday.

Free-bus funding cap worries remain

Free-bus funding cap worries remain

Anxieties remain about the effect on ratepayers of a funding cap on the SuperGold Card free bus transport scheme, despite a Ministry of Transport assurance.

Expeditions on display

Expeditions on display

A new exhibition at the University of Otago central library aims to highlight the library's strong holdings in reports from scientific expeditions.

Taxonomic collections championed

Taxonomic collections championed

There is no room for complacency about the future of key national biological collections housed in Dunedin and elsewhere in the country.

Artery disease research promising

Artery disease research promising

University of Otago researchers believe a ‘‘hunger hormone'' could eventually be used to dramatically improve treatment of an advanced artery disease that often results in limb amputation.

Veterans research link focus

Veterans research link focus

The University of Otago has begun working closely with Queen's University in Canada in a bid to improve the health of military veterans, through shared research.

Potential new site found for deep brain stimulation

Potential new site found for deep brain stimulation

Stimulating brain cells deeply by shining a blue light on them is part of a promising new treatment for Parkinson's being developed by University of Otago researchers.

ORC looks to develop strategy

ORC looks to develop strategy

The Otago Regional Council is moving towards helping to develop a collaborative regional growth strategy.