John Gibb

Sky's the limit for science engagement

Sky's the limit for science engagement

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a ''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.

Awash with colour

Awash with colour

The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall yesterday.

Student's difficult journey to degree

North Island student Riana Murray has made a tough and sometimes painful educational journey to gain a national certificate in veterinary nursing from Otago Polytechnic.

Student's difficult journey to degree

Student's difficult journey to degree

North Island student Riana Murray has made a tough and sometimes painful educational journey to gain a national certificate in veterinary nursing from Otago Polytechnic.

Poppies flooding in

Poppies flooding in

A wave of knitted poppies has swept into Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, as part of its World War 1 commemorations.

Tools help unlock brain mysteries

Tools help unlock brain mysteries

An advanced set of analytical tools is enabling scientists to gain striking insights into the brain's mysteries and open up new horizons in stroke-related research.

Possible cancer link with ploughing

Possible cancer link with ploughing

When it comes to ploughing and cancer, what on earth is the link?

Good progress made on rope walk

Good progress made on rope walk

Engineers and other staff have made ''very good progress'' in dismantling complex rope-making equipment at the Donaghys historic rope walk building in Dunedin.

ACC ruling quashed

Dunedin ACC clients Bruce Van Essen and Jason Patterson will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a recent Court of Appeal finding arising from a dispute over ''flawed'' search warrants executed in 2006.