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'Absolutely brilliant' get-together for twins' 90th birthday

'Absolutely brilliant' get-together for twins' 90th birthday

Edie Mercer, who turned 90 at the weekend, still drives a car, makes her own dresses, and plays golf nearly every day.

Getting the cystic fibrosis message out in bubbles

Getting the cystic fibrosis message out in bubbles

Dozens of big, glistening bubbles floated tantalisingly in the sunshine near Dunedin Railway Station at the weekend during an event to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.

Shining light on crystals of the ocean

Shining light on crystals of the ocean

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields, and that tradition continues.

Students praise supervisor

Students praise supervisor

University of Otago social anthropologist Associate Prof Ruth Fitzgerald has been named Otago University Students' Association's latest supervisor of the year.

Chinese Garden impresses

Chinese Garden impresses

New Chinese consul-general Jin Zhijian predicts strong growth in Chinese tourism in Dunedin and is keen to encourage greater use of the city's distinctive Chinese Garden.

'It's bad injuries, fatalities'

A recent spate of serious quad bike accidents on Otago farms highlights the need for more action over quad bike deaths and injuries, Associate Prof David McBride says.

Dunedin minister named to lead Presbyterians from 2016

Dunedin minister named to lead Presbyterians from 2016

A Dunedin minister is ''quite humbled'' to be named as the next leader of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Paws for thought

Paws for thought

Pets provide many benefits for their owners, but should never be taken for granted, the Anglican Dean of Dunedin, the Rev Dr Trevor James said on Sunday. Dr James led the annual 'blessing of the animals' at St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, during a service dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, and in association with SPCA Otago.

Hi-tech sport innovations feature at expo

Hi-tech sport innovations feature at expo

If you want to fly like an eagle or boost your running speed, sports technology may help you achieve some of your dreams.

Rutherford Fellows have links to city

Rutherford Fellows have links to city

Three researchers with Dunedin links have gained Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, each valued at up to $800,000.