John Gibb

New museum staff reflect fresh focus

Three experienced museum staff have been appointed to the Otago Museum collections and research team, after an international recruitment search.

Grant thrills accidental librarian

Grant thrills accidental librarian

Bing Crosbie is ''delighted'' that the future is looking brighter for an extensive collection of military memorabilia and the library at the Mosgiel Memorial RSA.

City 'not exempt' from climate change

City 'not exempt' from climate change

There is no room for complacency about the likely effects of climate change on Dunedin and Otago, visiting climate researchers Dr Andy Reisinger and Dr Judy Lawrence said in the city yesterday.

Exhibition shines spotlight on Italy

Visitors to the University of Otago central library can now enjoy ''a regional romp through Italy'', without spending a cent or even renewing their passports.

Researcher reveals dairy soil benefits

Researcher reveals dairy soil benefits

Spreading cowshed effluent on fields and and undertaking irrigation are improving soil quality on dairy farms, a University of Otago PhD student, Bonface Manono, says.

Genealogist puts audience in picture

Genealogist puts audience in picture

Powerful new approaches to genealogy are blending traditional methods with new scientific techniques, including cutting-edged DNA technology, a United States forensic genealogist, Colleen Fitzpatrick, says.

No 'single solution' to future problems

No 'single solution' to future problems

New Zealand is likely to face ''enormous costs'', including widespread environmental damage, if we cannot find better ways of preparing for the future, Prof Jonathan Boston warns.

Space programme takes flight in South

Space programme takes flight in South

Excitement is building in the Dunedin Space Programme, after the successful launch of a high-altitude balloon from the shores of Lake Wakatipu earlier this month.

Dunedin cabbie linked with 'Titanic' victim

Dunedin cabbie linked with 'Titanic' victim

In a feat of genealogical detective work, researchers have discovered links between the family of a Dunedin taxi driver, Ken Goodwin, and a long-unidentified child who died in the Titanic disaster.

Fire in their bellies

Fire in their bellies

Three long-serving Mosgiel volunteer firefighters have stepped down from their duties after more than 60 years of combined service in the town.