John Gibb

Chance to log on and fly the flag

Chance to log on and fly the flag

As debate continues about possible new designs for the New Zealand flag, people can still experiment with new flag-related ideas using an internet site dreamed up by University of Otago researchers.

Research sheds light on diet of Lapita people

Powerful scientific technology has helped University of Otago researchers to show that some of the likely ancestors of Polynesians were eating fruit bats and chickens in Vanuatu 3000 years ago.

Call for war on strokes

Call for war on strokes

University of Otago researcher Andrew Clarkson says New Zealand should ''declare war'' on strokes and strengthen related research, after successfully cutting the national road toll.

Hope to build $3m subantarctic research station

Hope to build $3m subantarctic research station

Establishing a $3 million research station on the Auckland Islands will benefit New Zealand through a better understanding of the likely impact of climate change, researchers say.

Team helps unravel hydrogen mystery

Team helps unravel hydrogen mystery

University of Otago researchers have helped solve the great disappearing hydrogen gas mystery.

Cottage to be preserved as reminder of the past

Cottage to be preserved as reminder of the past

Heritage campaigner Ann Barsby has ''gone out on a limb'' to save a rare 19th-century worker's cottage near the Dunedin Gasworks Museum but her action could come at a big personal cost.

Health board problems raised at meeting

Growing problems with the Southern District Health Board's ''ageing infrastructure'' and the negative effects of population-based funding were highlighted at a public meeting yesterday.

Chance to see the Southern Lights tonight

Chance to see the Southern Lights tonight

A memorable display of the Southern Lights seen in the skies over Dunedin last week could be repeated as early as this evening, scientists say.

Linking up for brain awareness

Linking up for brain awareness

The University of Otago Brain Health Research Centre has joined forces with the Otago Museum to offer a ''Brain Awareness Week'' at the museum, starting on March 10.

Interest in textbook

Interest in textbook

An innovative electronic textbook project, led by University of Otago academic Dr Erika Pearson, has sparked interest from people in a dozen countries.