John Gibb

Timely appearance

Timely appearance

The Doctor, played by Josh Larkins (16), steps out of the Tardis in the Octagon, Dunedin, yesterday evening, watched by his companion, Michaela Sharp (16, left) and three Daleks (from left) Leo Lublow-Catty (12), Michael Rietveld (11) and Alex Haszard (11).

Teething problems on new bus routes

Teething problems on new bus routes

The start of the new Dunedin southern routes bus service has been accompanied by teething troubles, and community concern about lack of direct bus access to South Dunedin from Green Island.

Dismay group may be 'dumped'

Dismay group may be 'dumped'

The Otago Fish and Game Council is upset a proposed external stakeholders group could be ''dumped'', despite an earlier agreement linked with Environment Court mediation over water plan changes.

Bus drivers 'excited' by new system

Bus drivers 'excited' by new system

Some Dunedin public transport bus fares rose yesterday as the new southern routes bus system came into effect, and GoCard discounts have become more attractive.

Warmth, safety priority

Warmth, safety priority

For vulnerable Mosgiel people, staying warm and safe during the winter cold is just as important as improving air quality.

Aphrodite meets Instagram

Aphrodite meets Instagram

Ideals about love and beauty, old and new, were scrutinised in a mini-drama which included a smart phone and the goddess Aphrodite, at the Otago Museum yesterday.

Patman drives debate on NZ's future

Patman drives debate on NZ's future

Otago is a province with a rich history of achieving 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 does his own research on the researchers.

Middle East peace process on NZ agenda

Middle East peace process on NZ agenda

New Zealand is keen to promote the resumption of long-stalled Middle East peace talks, and will bring a ''sense of impatience'' when it starts chairing the United Nations Security Council next month.

Birds subject of survey

Dunedin and other Otago readers now have the chance to take part in an annual Garden Bird Survey, which is run throughout the country, starting today and ending on July 5.

McCully quizzed on Nauru

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says he understands that no journalists have gone to Nauru since that Pacific nation imposed a non-refundable $8000 visa fee on reporters wishing to visit.