Three experienced museum staff have been appointed to the
Otago Museum collections and research team, after an
international recruitment search.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Three long-serving Mosgiel volunteer firefighters have
stepped down from their duties after more than 60 years of
combined service in the town.
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