John Gibb

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.

Festival embraces variety

Festival embraces variety

The latest New Zealand International Science Festival has ''more than delivered'' on its promise to ''leave the boring bits behind'' and successfully brought science to the public, organisers said yesterday.

It's your genes, not the wine

It's your genes, not the wine

A new international study is pouring cold water on suggestions non-drinkers might enjoy even greater health benefits if they tried a few glasses of red wine.

Patron boost for pool trust

Moves to build a $15 million-plus aquatic centre in Mosgiel have been boosted by former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Prof David Gerrard becoming patron of a trust promoting the facility.

New home for Hotere's ceramics

New home for Hotere's ceramics

A collection of ceramics owned by celebrated Dunedin artist the late Ralph Hotere has been acquired by the Otago Museum.

More govt funding for museum wanted

More govt funding for museum wanted

Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin remains keen to attract more government funding for Otago Museum and its 1.8 million artefacts, many of which are of national or international quality.

Photos being used to monitor erosion

Photos being used to monitor erosion

Monitoring photographs will be taken every three months along Matanaka Dr, Waikouaiti, through to the Karitane Spit, to help protect important assets nearby.

Recreation centre opened

Recreation centre opened

A renovated recreation centre is contributing to the quality of educational experience at the University of Otago, the country's only truly residential student campus.

Scotland 'safer' in UK

Scotland 'safer' in UK

Losing direct access to extensive British embassy facilities throughout the world would be ''a huge shame and a huge loss'' for many Scottish people, if Scotland opted for independence.