John Gibb

University secures 'strong involvement' in Antarctic science study

Being named as a key partner in one of the Government's multimillion-dollar National Science Challenges highlights the University of Otago's ''extensive strengths'' in Antarctic science and related research.

Military GP highlights disease threat

Military GP highlights disease threat

Disease, and not just combat injury, poses a key threat to soldiers on the modern battlefield, as it did in World War 1.

Otago success at Moot competition

Otago success at Moot competition

Two University of Otago students are unlikely to ever forget the name ''Brian Bramble''.

Foodbank in demand

Demand for food parcels has risen strongly at the Mosgiel Community Foodbank this year, as rising living costs and recent job losses make an impact.

$200,000 for researchers targeting novel anti-breast cancer strategy

$200,000 for researchers targeting novel anti-breast cancer strategy

A $200,000 grant has boosted research by University of Otago Prof Parry Guilford which aims to develop a smarter, better-targeted form of chemotherapy to attack breast cancer.

Judging begins at science fair

Judging begins at science fair

Judging began yesterday at the latest Otago Science and Technology Fair and the 288 displays created by school pupils will open to the public at Otago Museum tomorrow morning.

Inspiration from Toitu's past

Inspiration from Toitu's past

Attendance at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is high, after a major redevelopment, but recently appointed director Jennifer Evans still draws some of her inspiration from earlier, tougher times.

War's impact on city dwellers mapped out

War's impact on city dwellers mapped out

The stark reality of World War 1's impact on Dunedin families is made clear in a city street map marked with hundreds of crosses, at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

Public urged to report possible fires without delay

Fire Service officials emphasised the importance of alerting the Fire Service promptly, after business premises in City Rd, Dunedin, were briefly affected by smoke from a tumble dryer yesterday morning.

Where there's smokers ...

Where there's smokers ...

Firefighters extinguish a fire in a skip at the ASB Building in Cumberland St, Dunedin, yesterday.