John Gibb

Conflict 'not worth considering'

Conflict 'not worth considering'

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 yesterday.

Acidic oceans pose future threat to shellfish

Acidic oceans pose future threat to shellfish

There is no room for complacency about the threat ocean acidification poses to New Zealand's lucrative shellfish industry.

Dunedin up with the birds, national survey shows

Dunedin up with the birds, national survey shows

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.

War exhibits readied

War exhibits readied

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''.

Science of wolf jokes

Science of wolf jokes

Dunedin is where Emeritus Prof Michael Davison learned how to keep wolves at bay at night, he joked yesterday.

Mishap forces garden to add staff

Mishap forces garden to add staff

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.

Research indicates rethink on how we learn to read

Research indicates rethink on how we learn to read

It is ''time for a rethink'' about how children learn to read, University of Otago education researcher Associate Prof Claire Fletcher-Flinn believes.

Otago academic among elite

Otago academic among elite

University of Otago academic Prof Richie Poulton has been named in the top 1% most-cited researchers in science in the world.

$3.5m redevelopment for Discovery World

$3.5m redevelopment for Discovery World

Otago Museum plans to spend about $3.5 million redeveloping its Discovery World science centre, including boosting the floor area by 70% or more.

Dunedin dubbed embroidery capital

Dunedin dubbed embroidery capital

Dunedin is the embroidery capital of New Zealand, embroiderer Gay Eaton says, and she hopes that giving some of her works to Otago Museum will help raise awareness of the art.