John Gibb

All hands on deck for berry farm flush

All hands on deck for berry farm flush

Outram fruitgrower Steve McArthur could be forgiven for having raspberries on his mind these days.

Popular holiday haven, all right here

Popular holiday haven, all right here

Many Dunedin people may be on holiday elsewhere, but holidaymakers from Australia, Christchurch and the North Island were among those filling holiday parks in and around Dunedin at the weekend.

Aussies on a roll in South

Aussies on a roll in South

Queensland cyclists Ian and Barb Christie have plenty of good things to say about visiting Dunedin and Otago.

Physicist excited to receive award

Physicist excited to receive award

University of Otago doctoral graduate Russell Bisset is ''pretty chuffed'' that the Royal Society of New Zealand has given him the prestigious Hatherton Award for his innovative physics research.

Thumbs up for the bugs!

Thumbs up for the bugs!

About 1000 people visited the Otago Museum's new free exhibition, ''Bugs: the Mega World of Minibeasts'', during its opening weekend.

Iona Church packed for carol-singing

Iona Church packed for carol-singing

More than 170 people packed into the Iona Church, Port Chalmers, yesterday for an annual Christmas carol-singing event.

Portobello welcomes return of repaired pontoon

Portobello welcomes return of repaired pontoon

The Portobello community has received the ''best Christmas present'' with the repair and early return of its pontoon.

Grants promote brain research at university

Grants promote brain research at university

 University of Otago researcher Dr Margaret Ryan is delighted to have received a $186,000 grant from the Neurological Foundation, to deepen understanding of a protein that could help treat Alzheimer's disease.

Calculus reveals ancient diets

Calculus reveals ancient diets

Answers to mysteries from the ancient past may be lurking in humble dental plaque.

Boost from graduation ceremonies

Boost from graduation ceremonies

Six University of Otago graduation ceremonies and yesterday's record Otago Polytechnic ceremony are pumping several million dollars into the Dunedin economy as out-of-town relatives flock to the city.