John Gibb

Group supports central hub

Group supports central hub

Bus advocacy group Bus Go Dunedin supports a proposed central bus hub but wants to ensure it is well-designed and welcoming for users and does not become a poorly-maintained ''ghetto''.

Cycling initiatives praised

Giving top priority to proposed Dunedin cycle safety initiatives is a ''fantastic step forward'' Spokes Dunedin chairman Robert Thompson said yesterday.

Call for Sunday night, stadium services

Older church-going Dunedin residents are being disadvantaged by a lack of buses on Sunday nights, and a direct bus service is also needed to Forsyth Barr Stadium, Grey Power Otago says.

Ship popular with visitors

Ship popular with visitors

More than 300 members of the public flocked to visit an American sailing ship, the SSV Robert C. Seamans, during an open day at Dunedin's Birch St wharf on Saturday.

Women's expo has something for everyone

Women's expo has something for everyone

Almost everything you ever wanted to know about a galaxy of subjects, from healthy food to useful community groups, could be discovered at the latest Dunedin Women's Lifestyle Expo.

Uniting against zero-hour contracts

Uniting against zero-hour contracts

Union flags were waved and alternative takeaway food was cooked on a barbecue during a high-profile protest against ''zero-hours contracts'', outside Wendy's outlet in Dunedin on Saturday.

Apparent firebug attack ruins two vehicles

Apparent firebug attack ruins two vehicles

A suspicious fire which destroyed two parked vehicles in St Clair, Dunedin, at the weekend was ''ugly and devastating for the owners'', Detective Iain Ferguson said.

Sky's the limit for science engagement

Sky's the limit for science engagement

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Graduation reflects the 'maturing' of education

Yesterday's large Otago Polytechnic graduation reflects a ''maturing'' of tertiary education and a growing community acceptance of the polytechnic's importance.

Awash with colour

Awash with colour

The Otago Polytechnic graduation parade moves through Central Dunedin before a graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall yesterday.