John Gibb

Rural nurses meet, share stories

Rural nurses meet, share stories

About 20 practising rural nurses from throughout New Zealand took part in a pre-conference workshop at Otago Polytechnic yesterday, on the eve of a national rural health conference.

Schools score badly for sun sense

Schools score badly for sun sense As New Zealand overtakes Australia to have the highest rate of a deadly form of skin cancer, an Otago University study has found sun protection practices at some Dunedin schools sorely lacking.

Family history event proves a winner

Family history event proves a winner

The success of a recent heritage and family history event at the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum could mean it will be repeated regularly.

NZ methods earn praise

NZ methods earn praise

International researchers, including University of Otago zoologist Prof Phil Seddon, have highlighted the effectiveness of New Zealand moves to save endangered species by protecting them on predator-free offshore islands.

Rural health conference in city

About 500 participants from throughout New Zealand will converge on Dunedin this week for the National Rural Health Conference.

Time aboard research vessel case of extremes

Time aboard research vessel case of extremes

Internationally respected ocean chemist Prof Peter Croot, who is now based in Ireland, has vivid memories of seasickness as a University of Otago PhD student aboard a research vessel jostling through morning swells at Taiaroa Head.

Praised for 'enormous’ contribution

Praised for 'enormous’ contribution

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead has paid tribute to retiring council committee secretary Janet Favel for her "enormous'' contribution.

More community input in RMA sought

More community input in RMA sought

Otago regional councillor Louise Croot has criticised proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, saying it is reducing community notification and input.

Councillors want report on delegation of authority

Councillors want report on delegation of authority

Otago regional councillors have decided to rethink a proposal to delegate more authority to the chief executive and a council director to make submissions over legislation-related topics.

Hopes high after bus meeting

Hopes high after bus meeting

Concerned people travelled in a historic bus yesterday in a bid to save a treasured Green Island ‘‘local'' bus service, and were later optimistic of eventual success.