Many Dunedin cafes, bars and food outlets were busy yesterday
as shoppers, including overseas visitors, sought out shops
that had remained open.
Dunedin's ''incredible'' transformation from
mud-spattered frontier town into the first of New Zealand's
''great cities'' is highlighted in a recently-opened ''Ghosts
of Wall Street'' exhibition.
Mass emergencies, such as the Christchurch earthquakes, are
becoming more common internationally, and New Zealand should
give priority to planning for them, Dr Sultan Al-Shaqsi says.
The Otago Heritage Bus Society has bought the last of 10
former Dunedin public transport minibuses after 18 months of
Continued pressure on Otago Museum resources, and some
disruption arising from staff changes, are reflected within a
positive overall performance by the museum, a just-released
More than 26,400 people visited Otago Museum's exhibition
''China's Minority Cultures: Silk to Silver, Collections from
the Shanghai Museum''.
An innovative motorcycle show at the Otago Museum has not
only set a recent attendance record, but also attracted ''an
entirely new audience'', organisers say.
Otago Museum officials are considering a draft plan which
proposes spending up to $2 million to ''completely refit''
the museum's Discovery World science centre and create a
''flagship science communication gallery''.
University of Otago scientists have been granted nearly $1.6
million to undertake research which could make a
''game-changing'' difference in the fight against rheumatic
If David or Beckie Rout ever needed to call the president,
they did not have far to go.
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