Dunedin has maintained its status as the native bird capital
of New Zealand, among main urban areas, recently released
figures in an annual bird survey suggest.
A ''Dunedin's Great War'' exhibition at the Toitu Otago
Settlers Museum will feature more than 100 exhibits, but
there will be absolutely ''no preaching''.
Dunedin is where Emeritus Prof Michael Davison learned how to
keep wolves at bay at night, he joked yesterday.
An incident during which a child fell into a pool at the
Dunedin Chinese Garden has sparked a full health and safety
review, and the need to increase staffing is likely to add to
financial pressures on the garden.
It is ''time for a rethink'' about how children learn to
read, University of Otago education researcher Associate Prof
Claire Fletcher-Flinn believes.
University of Otago academic Prof Richie Poulton has been
named in the top 1% most-cited researchers in science in the
Otago Museum plans to spend about $3.5 million redeveloping
its Discovery World science centre, including boosting the
floor area by 70% or more.
Dunedin is the embroidery capital of New Zealand, embroiderer
Gay Eaton says, and she hopes that giving some of her works
to Otago Museum will help raise awareness of the art.
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.
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