Workers at the Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment site have this week provided a tantalising glimpse into Dunedin's "railway station that was never built".
About 100 tertiary student delegates from throughout the country will attend the New Zealand Union of Students Associations latest national conference, which opens tomorrow at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin.
Prof Kevin Clements, an internationally-respected academic now based at the University of Queensland, has been appointed to a new professorship in peace and conflict studies at the University of Otago.
Forty years of passion and hard work paid off for Larnach Castle owner Margaret Barker yesterday, with the castle garden being selected as one of only four New Zealand gardens "of international significance".
Creative reuse of Carisbrook after the rugby ends could include installing wind turbines on lighting towers and establishing a retirement village called "Carebrook", brainstorming university students suggested yesterday.
The Otago Settlers Association has donated a further $20,000 to the Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project, bringing public fundraising to about $8 million.
Dr David Hutchinson, an award-winning University of Otago physicist, was this week attending a World Economic Forum meeting in China, having been selected as one of world's 60 outstanding young scientists.
The award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth has greatly boosted awareness about global warming and its consequences, a leading United States climate scientist, Prof Lonnie Thompson, says.
TrustPower yesterday "put on hold" its earlier application to strike out part of an appeal by the Upland Landscape Protection Society against a proposed $400 million wind farm at Kaiwera Downs, near Gore.
New research which suggests that dairy calves may be a significant environmental source of giardia in New Zealanders, is also highlighting the need to better protect rural waterways.
High drama, sparked by the chance of a massive bargain, seems likely when a two-storey Wanaka residential property goes under the hammer at a rare no-reserve auction.
University of Otago scientists will investigate links between between a strong sense of identity and wellbeing among New Zealand adolescents, after Otago researchers topped the country by gaining more than $13.8 million from the Marsden Fund yesterday.
University of Otago scientists hope to shed new light on one of the toughest problems in Antarctic science - determining the depth of the continent's sea ice.
Close sister city relationships had been crucial in bringing a high-quality exhibition of Chinese artefacts to Dunedin, Prime Minister Helen Clark said yesterday.
The Dunedin Gasworks Museum, run by volunteers and long struggling for funds, gained high level support from Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday.
Veteran political commentator Colin James, who has predicted the winning party in 12 of the past 13 New Zealand elections, is forecasting a National-led government in 2008.
Flooding at the Otago Settlers Museum complex earlier this year has resulted in damage, clean-up costs and repairs totalling $45,000, museum organisers say.
The Ministry of Education has moved to address problems faced by regional ethics committees swamped by research applications from school pupils undertaking science fair projects.
The dragon is centre stage in an exhibition opening at Otago Museum. John Gibb reports.
Visitors to the Otago Museum will soon be able to take a rare glimpse into the hidden world of ancient Chinese emperors.