John Gibb

Otago to fore in awards

The odds suggest someone from the University of Otago department of history and art history is soon likely to enjoy more prize-winning success.

Sea ice study allocated $1.9m

Sea ice study allocated $1.9m

University of Otago physicist Associate Prof Pat Langhorne has been granted $1.9 million to lead research expected to shed new light on Antarctic sea ice, a key element in the global climate system.

Veteran astronaut to fly in (+ video)

Veteran astronaut to fly in (+ video)

Big dreams can start in small places.

Fears over effect of funding cap on free bus travel

The effects of a funding cap on the SuperGold Card free bus transport scheme are likely to be worse than initially feared, with a $1.3 million national shortfall looming.

Helicopter rescue viability fear

Helicopter rescue viability fear

A ''dramatic increase'' in demand for medical missions using the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter is unsustainable and challenges the ''continuing viability'' of the trust that supports it.

Anti-fat prejudice by toddlers

Anti-fat prejudice by toddlers

Older toddlers, aged about 2, are picking up on potentially harmful anti-fat attitudes from their mothers.

A time to give

A time to give

Mosgiel Community Foodbank co-ordinator Michelle Kerr (front, centre) receives a donation of foodstuffs and other household products organised by Sheila Wall, of Touch Your Heart Ltd, (left) at the Mosgiel Holistic Centre, with centre co-owners Lynette and John Mills.

Dip fails to dampen spirits

Dip fails to dampen spirits

Sea scouts aboard an Andersons Bay Sea Scouts cutter had a wet start to their planned sailing early yesterday when the craft capsized in gusty conditions.

75 years together celebrated

75 years together celebrated

Mosgiel couple Bob and Bessie Todd who have just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary have had a few tough times apart over the years, but have always revelled in being reunited.

Backing for city's buses

Backing for city's buses

Dunedin has ''always led New Zealand in public transport'', including during the trolley bus and cable car eras.