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No 'single solution' to future problems

No 'single solution' to future problems

New Zealand is likely to face ''enormous costs'', including widespread environmental damage, if we cannot find better ways of preparing for the future, Prof Jonathan Boston warns.

Space programme takes flight in South

Space programme takes flight in South

Excitement is building in the Dunedin Space Programme, after the successful launch of a high-altitude balloon from the shores of Lake Wakatipu earlier this month.

Dunedin cabbie linked with 'Titanic' victim

Dunedin cabbie linked with 'Titanic' victim

In a feat of genealogical detective work, researchers have discovered links between the family of a Dunedin taxi driver, Ken Goodwin, and a long-unidentified child who died in the Titanic disaster.

Fire in their bellies

Fire in their bellies

Three long-serving Mosgiel volunteer firefighters have stepped down from their duties after more than 60 years of combined service in the town.

Research funds hit $31.3m

Research funds hit $31.3m

University of Otago researchers have gained more than $31.3 million in new Health Research Council (HRC) funding, more than double the comparable Otago funding last year, to undertake more cutting-edge health studies.

TLC for military relics

TLC for military relics

Several military treasures from the past, including ''trench art'' from World War 1 and a rocket launcher from Vietnam, have been unearthed during a preservation project at the Mosgiel Memorial RSA.

Call to tackle obesity epidemic

Call to tackle obesity epidemic

It's ''time for a change'' in the way the country tackles its ''serious'' obesity problems, New Zealand Medical Association president Branko Sijnja says.

Delighted with sheep gene work

Delighted with sheep gene work

University of Otago anatomy researcher Dr Jo-Ann Stanton is ''over the moon'' at contributing to successful international efforts to sequence the sheep genome, and pinpoint genes unique to sheep.

Incidence of stroke 'highly avoidable'

Incidence of stroke 'highly avoidable'

Leading Auckland health researcher Prof Valery Feigin says 90% of New Zealand's annual stroke death toll could ultimately be prevented, despite the country's ''very alarming'' obesity problems.

New QC joins a select group

New QC joins a select group

Dunedin barrister Anita Chan has just joined a rare club.