Collaboration has a crucial role to play in water governance,
Otago Regional Council deputy chairman Cr Gretchen Robertson
New Zealand has been ''blessed'' with abundant supplies of
fresh water, but its availability and quality is declining
and it is becoming a scarce resource.
University of Otago researcher Prof Murray Thomson has become
the first New Zealander to win two awards from the
International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
Resorting to conflict over global resource-scarcity issues
would amount to a policy ''failure'', chief executive and
secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen said
There is no room for complacency about the threat ocean
acidification poses to New Zealand's lucrative shellfish
Dunedin has maintained its status as the native bird capital
of New Zealand, among main urban areas, recently released
figures in an annual bird survey suggest.
A ''Dunedin's Great War'' exhibition at the Toitu Otago
Settlers Museum will feature more than 100 exhibits, but
there will be absolutely ''no preaching''.
Dunedin is where Emeritus Prof Michael Davison learned how to
keep wolves at bay at night, he joked yesterday.
An incident during which a child fell into a pool at the
Dunedin Chinese Garden has sparked a full health and safety
review, and the need to increase staffing is likely to add to
financial pressures on the garden.
It is ''time for a rethink'' about how children learn to
read, University of Otago education researcher Associate Prof
Claire Fletcher-Flinn believes.
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