John Gibb

Natural immunity: solving a Tb mystery

Natural immunity: solving a Tb mystery

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, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Many hit by the high price of justice

Many hit by the high price of justice

The principle that all New Zealanders, rich or poor, should have equal access to justice is being challenged by growing problems over court affordability, Justice Helen Winkelmann warned yesterday.

City streets left in the dark

City streets left in the dark

More questions are being asked about the reliability of Dunedin's street lighting after a delay in turning on the lights resulted in a citywide street light blackout for at least half an hour last night.

Funds for look into lost world

Funds for look into lost world

An $810,000 Marsden Fund grant will help University of Otago geologist Associate Prof Daphne Lee gain revolutionary new insights into a lost world of ancient insects, preserved in kauri amber.

Grants give multimillion-dollar research boost

Grants give multimillion-dollar research boost

University of Otago research in many fields has been boosted by funding totalling more than $13.9 million in the latest Marsden Fund grants, announced today.

Big task for conservator

Big task for conservator

Recently appointed Otago Museum conservator Nyssa Mildwaters is excited to have taken on the challenge of helping protect and conserve the museum's two million objects, large and small.

Food safety centre collaboration

Massey University has been selected to host the Government's new Food Safety Science and Research Centre, and the University of Otago and other partners will contribute collaboratively.

Teaching awards reflect students and papers

Teaching awards reflect students and papers

University of Otago lecturer Dr Kristin Hillman has won an annual teaching award for her ''outstanding'' and enthusiastic contribution to university teaching.

Royal Society honours four Otago researchers

Royal Society honours four Otago researchers

Four University of Otago researchers, Profs Catherine Day, Ewan Fordyce, Neil McNaughton and Iain Raeburn, have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Trail running could drive interest: fan

Trail running could drive interest: fan

Trail running is an exciting new development that could greatly boost interest in running in Mosgiel, former Athletics Taieri president Rob Urquhart says.