John Gibb

Kitten adoption day starts off well

Kitten adoption day starts off well

Four kittens cute enough to melt plenty of hearts found new homes after an animal rescue organisation held its inaugural Adoption Day event in Dunedin at the weekend.

Polytech acknowledges eminent alumni

Polytech acknowledges eminent alumni

Otago Polytechnic yesterday celebrated its 50th anniversary and the outstanding contributions of 19 of its former students by presenting them with distinguished alumni awards.

ORC hosting live online forum

The Otago Regional Council is inviting people to ask about its new draft annual plan, through an online question and answer forum.

Excitement over Alzheimer’s discovery

Excitement over Alzheimer’s discovery

A ''striking'' discovery by University of Otago researchers could pave the way for Alzheimer's to be diagnosed by a simple blood test.

Maths can help control diseases

Maths can help control diseases

Only the enthusiasm was infectious when Cambridge University mathematician Dr Julia Gog gave a lecture in Dunedin last night on epidemics and viruses.

Previously reliable waterway anxieties

Water supply and environmental problems in the Lauder Creek area in Central Otago have attracted recent media attention and were raised by councillors at a recent Otago Regional Council meeting. John Gibb investigates some of the issues.

Former college master honoured

Former college master honoured

A portrait honouring former Knox College master and former University of Otago pro-chancellor Bruce Aitken has been unveiled at the college.

Rural nurses meet, share stories

Rural nurses meet, share stories

About 20 practising rural nurses from throughout New Zealand took part in a pre-conference workshop at Otago Polytechnic yesterday, on the eve of a national rural health conference.

Schools score badly for sun sense

Schools score badly for sun sense As New Zealand overtakes Australia to have the highest rate of a deadly form of skin cancer, an Otago University study has found sun protection practices at some Dunedin schools sorely lacking.

Family history event proves a winner

Family history event proves a winner

The success of a recent heritage and family history event at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum could mean it will be repeated regularly.