John Gibb

ORC sees pros, cons of bus changes

The Otago Regional Council could be ''damned if we do, and damned if we don't'' over some aspects of introducing its new southern route bus system next month.

Running cancer secrets to ground

Running cancer secrets to ground

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.

Good, bad news on effluent spills

When it comes to Central Otago stock truck effluent disposal there is good news and bad.

'Super stop' for buses at Green Island

'Super stop' for buses at Green Island

Some planned improvements in Dunedin's public bus transport system - including more than 230 new services - will take effect on the city's southern routes next month.

Drugs charge upheld against English nurse

A ''large spike'' in the supply of some controlled drugs to a Dunedin Hospital ward occurred not long after an English nurse began working there, a disciplinary tribunal heard in Dunedin yesterday.

Funding gives study 'breathing space'

Funding gives study 'breathing space'

With Health Research Council funding about to run out, an internationally-recognised University of Otago study has just been thrown a $641,000 lifeline.

Water plan stakeholder group on way over 6A

Water plan stakeholder group on way over 6A

A group to consult people affected by new water quality rules could be set up by the end of this month.

In concert

In concert

Taieri College ensemble Uncertainty (from left) violinists Sean Mason and Charlotte Buskin and pianist Maia Wylie perform a minuet by Jean Baptiste Lully at Marama Hall during the Dunedin Chamber Music Contest on Saturday.

Draft regional policy statement released

Draft regional policy statement released

A proposed new regional policy statement (RPS) for Otago faces the stark prospect of the sea level rising by at least a metre over the coming century.

ORC to run drop-ins

The Otago Regional Council is running a series of drop-in sessions throughout the region to give land managers the chance to discuss how new water quality provisions in the Otago Water Plan will affect them individually.