John Gibb

Former coroner wants accountability

Former coroner wants accountability

Former Dunedin coroner Jim Conradson believes organisations sent a coroner's recommendation should have to reply in writing, stating what action they will take.

Tb mycobacteria finding hailed

Tb  mycobacteria finding hailed

University of Otago microbiologists have made an ''amazing discovery'' that offers new hope for developing revolutionary new antibiotics to attack tuberculosis.

Shake-up needed in UN, Patman says

The ''appalling'' shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet with the loss of about 298 lives highlights the need to rejuvenate the United Nations and its conflict-resolving machinery, Prof Robert Patman says.

Failings put lives at risk

Failings put lives at risk

Hundreds more lives can be saved if ''serious failings'' in the New Zealand coronial system are addressed, including by boosting resources, improving information sharing and changing the law, a Dunedin academic says.

University science centre expanding

University science centre expanding

Academic staffing has doubled at the University of Otago's Centre for Science Communication, with a professor appointed and ambitious plans unveiled to further develop the centre.

Dunedin scientist wins international honour

Dunedin scientist wins international honour

Genetics Otago director Associate Prof Peter Dearden has won an international award for outstanding contributions to genetics.

Locks of luck trying to be Queen of Redheads

Locks of luck trying to be Queen of Redheads

Ashley Mackenzie-White has already touched a few Irish hearts with her dream of being crowned ''Queen of the Redheads'' at the Irish Redhead Convention in County Cork next month.

Gerrard backing pool bid

Gerrard backing pool bid

Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympian swimmer Prof David Gerrard says a new aquatic centre in Mosgiel is long overdue.

Many benefits in joining Athletics Taieri, stalwart says

Many benefits in joining Athletics Taieri, stalwart says

As the excitement of last year's 50th anniversary celebrations subsides, Athletics Taieri is keen to encourage last year's members back and to attract quite a few more.

Australian history prize delights Dunedin academic

Australian history prize delights Dunedin academic

University of Otago history academic Angela Wanhalla was ''just overwhelmed'' when she recently learned she had won Australia's leading prize for history writing, the Ernest Scott Prize.