John Gibb

Praise for Richardson panel

Praise for Richardson panel

A collaborative initiative is shedding fresh light on Sir John Richardson, a visionary advocate of education for women, and for whom the University of Otago's Richardson Building is named.

Students say they want to be heard

Students say they want to be heard

Student representation on governing university councils and rising financial pressures may become election issues, a recent Otago University Students' Association referendum suggests.

Survey by ACC claimant group

Survey by ACC claimant group

An Otago ACC claimant support group has launched an online survey aimed at adding weight to its submissions to the United Nations over ACC-related access to justice issues.

One kind of therapy done well better than a mix: research

Making further improvements in physiotherapy treatment of adults with hip osteoarthritis could bring multimillion-dollar benefits, including better quality of life, two recent studies suggest.

'Shock response' holds key to drowning

'Shock response' holds key to drowning

Many drowning deaths can be prevented if people who fall into cold water keep calm and let the body's initial shock response wear off, ''dramatic'' new University of Otago research suggests.

Oceanographer wins top Netherlands award

Oceanographer wins top Netherlands award

Up-and-coming University of Otago chemical oceanographer Dr Rob Middag has won an award for leading young scientists, in the Netherlands.

Luncheon honours professor

Emeritus Prof George Petersen, New Zealand's ''father of DNA'' research, says this country benefited from scientists initially adopting voluntary restrictions over experiments with genetically-modified organisms.

Facing the challenge

Facing the challenge

What drives this 63-year-old firefighter to charge up 51 floorsMosgiel firefighter and this week's Top Type Richard Yardley has come back down to earth after competing in the recent Sky Tower Stair Challenge in Auckland. John Gibb finds out what motivates him.

Inclusion in EU hailed

Poland's inclusion in the enlarged European Union in 2004 had proved successful, and some initial concerns about possible adverse effects on New Zealand's agricultural interests had since receded, Dr James Headley said yesterday.

Dwelling taking shape at Toitu

Dwelling taking shape at Toitu

Visitors to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum have helped prepare some of the materials to create a traditional wharerau, a Maori temporary dwelling, at the museum.