John Gibb

Scaring up funds with fun run

Scaring up funds with fun run

It's almost official. Kindergarten teachers, lawyers and university students all make fairly good zombies.

Minister grateful for help

Minister grateful for help

A wave of support from parishioners, family and friends has helped First Church senior minister the Rev Tokerau Joseph complete a PhD in theology and religion at the University of Otago.

Graduand no stranger to realities of her field

Graduand no stranger to realities of her field

All University of Otago bachelor of radiation therapy students undertake extensive clinical training, but Adiella White has gained some extra experience her colleagues do not share.

Scope seen for more tourism

Scope seen for more tourism

Industrial heritage tourism, including the Dunedin Gasworks Museum and historic ''stamper batteries'', can generate further multimillion-dollar tourism gains for the city and Otago, archaeologist Peter Petchey says.

America's Cup designers give insight into race

America's Cup designers give insight into race

Team New Zealand achieved ''quite staggering'' increases in boat speed during its intensive build-up to the America's Cup races in San Francisco last year, the team's senior design engineer, Andy Kensington, said in Dunedin yesterday.

Caravan life eases stress

Caravan life eases stress

Growing financial and lifestyle pressures, and a yearning for freedom, have led Mosgiel resident Terena Letham to spend much of the past four years living happily in a caravan, including at the Mosgiel Caravan Park.

$150k grants for research

$150k grants for research

University of Otago scientists Prof Greg Cook and Associate Prof John Reynolds have received $150,000 Explorer Grants, in Prof Cook's case to support research which aims to overcome antibiotic resistance, and in Prof Reynold's case to revolutionise treatment of Parkinson's.

Value teamwork, graduates told

Value teamwork, graduates told

Teamwork plays a vital role in businesses that contribute strongly both to Dunedin and the wider New Zealand economy, Dunedin innovator and businessman Michael Macknight says.

Roller skater who beat gravity returns

Roller skater who beat gravity returns

The feat sounds like a tall story, but Iain Clark still vividly remembers the day he roller-skated his way to the top of Dunedin's Baldwin St, the world's steepest street.

Wider awareness of schoolgirl self-harm needed: researcher

Wider awareness of schoolgirl self-harm needed: researcher

More awareness is needed about undiagnosed depression and self-injury problems among adolescent females at New Zealand secondary schools.