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.
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.
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
Three long-serving Mosgiel volunteer firefighters have
stepped down from their duties after more than 60 years of
combined service in the town.
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.
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.
It's ''time for a change'' in the way the country tackles its
''serious'' obesity problems, New Zealand Medical Association
president Branko Sijnja says.
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.
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.
Dunedin barrister Anita Chan has just joined a rare club.
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