John Gibb

Wooden playhouses appreciated

Wooden playhouses appreciated

Parents and teachers are delighted with a wooden playhouse and swing which have recently been given to the Mornington Kindergarten.

Tribunal reserves decision in privacy case

A former University of Otago employee had been compensated for her dismissal but not for a claimed "interference with her privacy'', the Human Rights Review Tribunal has heard.

Atmospheric array by meteors

Atmospheric array by meteors

Otago Museum director and astronomer Dr Ian Griffin was up early yesterday to watch the Dunedin sky being lit up by meteors from Halley's Comet.

University’s grasp of Privacy Act queried

Evidence suggested the University of Otago did not have ‘‘proper systems in place'' to deal adequately with a request by a university employee for information held about her, under the Privacy Act.

E-govt study finds variance

E-govt study finds variance

Local government is outperforming central government on both sides of the Tasman in responding to email queries, a University of Otago study has found.

Pre-computer tech tutorial

Pre-computer tech tutorial

University of Otago computer science students have had a rare close encounter with punched card equipment used in Dunedin more than 50 years ago.

3-D printing helps prototyping sticks

3-D printing helps prototyping sticks

Senior Otago Polytechnic product design students have volunteered to help develop innovative walking sticks for the visually impaired, by using a high-tech 3-D printer.

Workplace safety 'culture change' call

Workplace safety 'culture change' call

Speakers at an International Workers Memorial Day ceremony in Dunedin have urged for there to be a "culture change'' to improve workplace safety, and highlighted the challenge of keeping the annual ceremony going.

$250,000 for study plans at Oxford

$250,000 for study plans at Oxford

University of Otago neuroscience graduate Sam Hall-McMaster is enjoying success after success, having gained two scholarships, totalling more than $250,000, to support study at Oxford University.

French WW1 tunnels dug by Kiwis surveyed

French WW1 tunnels dug by Kiwis surveyed

Anyone revisiting once-forgotten tunnels in northern France, dug by New Zealand engineers during World War 1, might be surprised to find names like Dunedin, Bluff, and Christchurch written on the tunnel walls.