John Gibb

First senior citizen group

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum education staff recently hosted their first group of senior citizens, 11 women from a Balclutha Probus group.

High turnover rate of foreign doctors probed

High turnover rate of foreign doctors probed

New Zealand is the largest importer of overseas doctors in the OECD, but many soon return home and the ''revolving door'' has ''tremendous cost implications'' for our health system.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Helen Alderson has won a scholarship, funded by one of the world's wealthiest men, to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.

Record to Otago scholars

University of Otago graduates have received a record five New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowships to support postgraduate study this year.

Owner of old photos a mystery

Owner of old photos a mystery

Aoraki Polytechnic photography student Joshua Goulding is keen to restore a family's lost memories of a Fijian trip, after buying an old Kodak Instamatic camera from a Dunedin recycling store.

ORC sees pros, cons of bus changes

The Otago Regional Council could be ''damned if we do, and damned if we don't'' over some aspects of introducing its new southern route bus system next month.

Running cancer secrets to ground

Running cancer secrets to ground

Otago is a province with a rich history of achieving 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 does his own research on the researchers.

Good, bad news on effluent spills

When it comes to Central Otago stock truck effluent disposal there is good news and bad.

'Super stop' for buses at Green Island

'Super stop' for buses at Green Island

Some planned improvements in Dunedin's public bus transport system - including more than 230 new services - will take effect on the city's southern routes next month.

Drugs charge upheld against English nurse

A ''large spike'' in the supply of some controlled drugs to a Dunedin Hospital ward occurred not long after an English nurse began working there, a disciplinary tribunal heard in Dunedin yesterday.