John Gibb

NZ workplace death rate 'appalling'

NZ workplace death rate 'appalling'

Efforts to reduce New Zealand's "appalling'' death toll from workplace injuries are being handicapped by inadequate statistics, University of Otago researcher Dr Rebbecca Lilley says.

Dunedin Study safeguarded

Dunedin Study safeguarded

The future of the University of Otago's Dunedin Study has been safeguarded after it received more than $6 million in Health Research Council grants.

Submissions on bus hub to be sought

The Otago Regional Council is about to seek public input over a proposed design for Dunedin's central bus hub.

Regent book sale proves another page-turner

Regent book sale proves another page-turner

Christchurch couple Trevor and Lorraine Thompson know there's something special about Dunedin's annual Star Regent Theatre 24-Hour Book Sale that keeps drawing book lovers back.

Competitor to organiser

Competitor to organiser

An Otago district chamber music contest held at Marama Hall, Dunedin, at the weekend is particularly dear to the heart of district contest organiser Natasha Manowitz.

Regent 24-Hour Book Sale comes to a close

Regent 24-Hour Book Sale comes to a close

Thousands of book lovers had swarmed through the annual Regent Theatre 24-Hour Book Sale, in Dunedin, when it ended at noon today. 

Call for greater wilding effort

Call for greater wilding effort

The Otago Regional Council should take more vigorous and co-ordinated action to tackle the "explosive'' threat of wilding conifer spread throughout Otago.

Researchers gain awards

Researchers gain awards

University of Otago health researchers Prof Richie Poulton and Prof Warren Tate have received Health Research Council awards for "outstanding'' contributions to health research excellence.

Parking building 'critical' if ORC plan proceeds

Parking building 'critical' if ORC plan proceeds

If part of Dunedin's lower Dowling St car park is redeveloped, adding a multistoreyed car-parking building on the site will be "critical'' for the area's future, Les Mills club manager Peter Lee says.

ORC considers Dowling St HQ

ORC considers Dowling St HQ

After a decade of controversy and delays, an Otago Regional Council committee yesterday recommended a car park in Dowling St, Dunedin, as the preferred site for the council's new head office.