John Gibb

Pedestrian death in Port Chalmers feared

Pedestrian death in Port Chalmers feared

Chalmers Community Board chairman Steve Walker fears someone will be killed or seriously injured unless a 30kmh zone is permanently established in the Port Chalmers main street.

Rhododendron dell interest encouraging

The strong interest taken by leading Lions Clubs International official Bob Corlew in the Port Chalmers Lions Lady Thorn Rhododendron Dell project is ''very encouraging'', organisers say.

Diplomacy and science weighed

Does science diplomacy offer chances to strengthen understanding between nations or does it simply amount to a ''false dawn''?

Groundwater revelation

Groundwater revelation

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Museum officer installs Columba exhibition

Otago Museum collection officer Jamie Metzger has spent two days at Columba College this week installing a ''pop-up exhibition'' to mark the school's centenary.

Otago tops research index

The University of Otago has topped New Zealand's research institutions in terms of a noted research publishing index involving the Nature Publishing Group.

ORC helping fruit fly eradication

Otago Regional Council environmental monitoring and operations manager Jeff Donaldson has recently been helping with eradication efforts in Auckland after the Queensland fruit fly outbreak there.

ORC to step up wallaby controls

The Otago Regional Council is moving to take stronger action in response to a growing threat of wallaby incursions from South Canterbury, including via the Hawkdun Range.

Chance to keep out wallabies

The wallabies are coming.

Call to tackle busy intersection sooner

Call to tackle busy intersection sooner

Mosgiel community representative Bill Feather warns there is no room for complacency about traffic congestion affecting a key intersection leading into the town.