John Gibb

3-D printing helps prototyping sticks

3-D printing helps prototyping sticks

Senior Otago Polytechnic product design students have volunteered to help develop innovative walking sticks for the visually impaired, by using a high-tech 3-D printer.

Workplace safety 'culture change' call

Workplace safety 'culture change' call

Speakers at an International Workers Memorial Day ceremony in Dunedin have urged for there to be a "culture change'' to improve workplace safety, and highlighted the challenge of keeping the annual ceremony going.

$250,000 for study plans at Oxford

$250,000 for study plans at Oxford

University of Otago neuroscience graduate Sam Hall-McMaster is enjoying success after success, having gained two scholarships, totalling more than $250,000, to support study at Oxford University.

French WW1 tunnels dug by Kiwis surveyed

French WW1 tunnels dug by Kiwis surveyed

Anyone revisiting once-forgotten tunnels in northern France, dug by New Zealand engineers during World War 1, might be surprised to find names like Dunedin, Bluff, and Christchurch written on the tunnel walls.

Penguin muff back after 130 years (+ video)

Penguin muff back after 130 years (+ video)

A king penguin-skin muff has made a ‘‘long journey home'' to Dunedin from Canada, more than 130 years after it was bought in the city.

Tribal councils appeal farmer’s discharge consent

A decision by independent commissioners to grant a consent for a North Otago farmer from 2020 to discharge nitrogen from three farms on to land ‘‘in a manner that may enter groundwater'' has been appealed to the Environment Court.

Throwing light on fault

Throwing light on fault

Geologoists trying to improve understanding of Dunedin's potential earthquake risks have excavated a fault south of the city to learn more about its past behaviour.

Polar Medal for Otago graduate

Polar Medal for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Agnieszka Fryckowska, whose meteorological survey work took her to the depths of the Antarctic, has received a Polar Medal for her British Antarctic Survey work.

Nothing dry about a life in statistics

Nothing dry about a life in statistics

University of Otago graduate Len Cook is a former Government Statistician and Statistics New Zealand chief executive, and former National Statistician, United Kingdom, and Registrar-general of England and Wales. He is now New Zealand's Families Commissioner and chairman of the Social Policy Research and Evaluation Unit (Superu). John Gibb talked to him about his time at the University of Otago and his career.

Otago University top in research

Otago University top in research

The University of Otago has topped the country for the third year in a row, by gaining the highest overall New Zealand university ranking in a prestigious international index of research papers.