John Gibb

Good progress made on rope walk

Good progress made on rope walk

Engineers and other staff have made ''very good progress'' in dismantling complex rope-making equipment at the Donaghys historic rope walk building in Dunedin.

ACC ruling quashed

Dunedin ACC clients Bruce Van Essen and Jason Patterson will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against a recent Court of Appeal finding arising from a dispute over ''flawed'' search warrants executed in 2006.

Numbers put pressure on museum

As visitor numbers at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum continue to rise, the museum risks becoming a ''victim of our success'', director Jennifer Evans says.

Juilliard School dean visits city

Juilliard School dean visits city

Ara Guzelimian has held several senior American leadership posts in classical music but loves nothing more than helping young musicians, actors and dancers.

Academics win awards

Academics win awards

Four ''outstanding'' University of Otago academics have been honoured in the University of Otago's annual teaching excellence awards.

Gates foundation funding Otago salmonella research

Gates foundation funding Otago salmonella research

The foundation established by the world's richest man has given about $320,000 to the University of Otago.

Research grant for malpractice study

Research grant for malpractice study

A harkness Fellowship will help University of Otago academic Dr Jennifer Moore shed new light on the results of reforms to New Zealand's previously ''unfair'' medical misadventure compensation system.

Aiming to increase numbers

The planned $3.25 million redevelopment involving the Otago Museum science centre aims to double the present 88,000 visitors to that facility and related areas.

Trio off to Japan meeting

Trio off to Japan meeting

Three University of Otago students will soon be meeting Nobel laureates at a high-powered scientific gathering in Japan.

Drunken youths draw ire of police

Drunken youths draw ire of police

Police have criticised ''drunken idiocy'' after a group of about 200 youths tried to enter a party in Mosgiel on Saturday night and then began to ''cause general disorder'' in nearby Memorial Park.