John Gibb

Focus on quake origins through study of ice

Focus on quake origins through study of ice

By studying the microstructure of ice, University of Otago scientists hope to gain new insights into the origin of earthquakes, deep below the Southern Alps.

Children to learn about colonial farm

Children to learn about colonial farm

Three hundred primary school children will soon learn more about a colonial era subsistence farm, thanks to a pilot scheme backed by the Dunedin Amenities Society.

Suicide prevention entering 'new era'

Suicide prevention entering 'new era'

The world is entering a ''new era'' for suicide prevention, and New Zealand should focus more high-level leadership on this issue.

Drive, commitment pays off

Drive, commitment pays off

Michelle Macdonald clocked up more than 60,000km of driving to earn her law degree.

Kiwis at risk, group says

If there is a downturn in the Australian economy, many New Zealanders long-term residents there will be among the worst affected, because they are ineligible for welfare support payments.

Even a special relationship has its limits - professor

Even a special relationship has its limits - professor

Several recent concerns, including over alleged pressure tactics by Australian-owned supermarkets, show there clearly are ''limits'' to New Zealand's special relationship with Australia.

Operators could face a 'perfect storm'

Operators could face a 'perfect storm'

Recent claims about the activities of some Australian-owned supermarkets on both sides of the Tasman have struck a nationalist nerve in New Zealand.

$920k grant to plumb flora mystery

$920k grant to plumb flora mystery

Otago's native plants, including its many hebe species, may help solve a puzzle which botanists have been scratching their heads about for centuries.

Early missionary lives unearthed

Early missionary lives unearthed

Two centuries after the first Christian mission station was established in New Zealand, University of Otago archaeologists are shedding new light on the daily lives of the country's first permanent European settlers.

Otago Museum saves on Shanghai exhibition

Otago Museum organisers have made big cost savings by improving transport arrangements for a major exhibition to be staged at a new museum in Dunedin's Chinese sister city, Shanghai.