John Gibb

Visitors will see new look in Pixie Town (+ video)

Visitors will see new look in Pixie Town (+ video)

Pixie Town is back at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, but in a slightly edgier format, partly inspired by American film director Tim Burton.

Donated books quickly stack up

Donated books quickly stack up

A University in Malawi will soon become the surprise recipient of hundreds of textbooks, thanks to an initiative by a staff member who recently completed a PhD at the University of Otago.

$500,000 boost for brain tumour study

$500,000 boost for brain tumour study

A fellowship worth $500,000 from the Health Research Council has boosted University of Otago research by Dr Tania Slatter which is aimed at improving outcomes for patients with brain tumours.

Inquiry into ACC issues welcomed

ACC claimant advocacy group Acclaim Otago has welcomed an announcement by ACC Minister Nikki Kaye that a senior lawyer will investigate access to justice issues highlighted in a recent report.

Power of empathy noted

Power of empathy noted

It is critical for doctors and other health professionals to make use of the ''power of empathy'' in dealing with their clients, Highlanders team doctor Greg Macleod says.

Outer space closer at new planetarium

Outer space closer at new planetarium

Big dreams began to come true at the Otago Museum last night, with Nasa astronaut Colonel Rex Walheim (retired) formally opening the museum's $1 million Perpetual Guardian Planetarium.

Endocrine disruptor claims 'war'

A ''war'' has been going on between two groups of academics over claims over the effects of endocrine disruptors on human health, a leading US researcher, Prof Steve Safe, says.

PhD thesis on finding better way to reconstruct faces

PhD thesis on finding better way to reconstruct faces

University of Otago student Louisa Baillie has been racking her brains to find a better way to reconstruct human faces when only a skull is left to provide guidance.

Support for garden

Support for garden

Chinese community groups are providing growing support for the Dunedin Chinese Garden.

ORC flood report on agenda next year

An independent report into the public benefit arising from flood and drainage schemes in the Taieri and lower Clutha area will be considered by the Otago Regional Council early next year.