The Royal Society of New Zealand is restructuring its governance, as part of reforms aimed at boosting its effectiveness and strengthening science in this country.
SAFETY issues involving portable lpg heaters were scrutinised during a Dunedin Coroner's Court hearing into a fire in which an 80-year-old Dunedin woman died last year.
Otago Museum managers are not holding their breath despite public assurances from Te Papa chief executive Dr Seddon Bennington that he wants to improve relationships with the Otago institution.
The Dunedin City Council will assess the need for a pedestrian crossing in George St near Albany St where a woman was fatally injured last year.
When discussing the road toll, southern region coroner David Crerar strongly dislikes the term "road accident".
Making dispassionate decisions based on the evidence is a habit which is ''increasingly under threat'', the British High Commissioner to New Zealand, George Fergusson, says.
Major benefits can be gained by University of Otago researchers and the Otago food industry working more closely together, university food scientist Pat Silcock says.
"A little ray of light" will shine amid the Elliott family's sadness on Saturday.
Police are investigating an assault at the Otago Museum Reserve, Dunedin, on Thursday night which resulted in two men requiring hospital treatment for their injuries, including multiple fractures and concussion. The two men were walking through the reserve about 10.15pm when they were approached by three males who were unknown to them, police said.
Scientists are using satellite-linked monitoring equipment to gain insights into the mysterious offshore foraging behaviour of New Zealand sea lions which breed on the Otago Peninsula.
Fungal fever is hitting the greater Dunedin area this week with 45 fungus enthusiasts converging there to undertake the 22nd annual "New Zealand Fungal Foray".
The University of Otago is "disappointed and perplexed" over the Tertiary Education Commission's failure to select Otago as the host for any of its Centres of Research Excellence
Setting domestic tuition fees earlier in the year could result in higher fees, University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof David Skegg says.
Dr Richard Webby (right) works with his mentor, fellow University of Otago graduate and world authority on bird flu Prof Robert Webster, at St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2003.Photo: Supplied. One highly-respected University of Otago microbiology graduate has been replaced by another as director of a World Health Organisation (WHO) laboratory co-ordinating international efforts to counter bird and animal flu viruses.
Award-winning poet Cilla McQueen has urged University of Otago graduates to help look after our "beautiful golden goose of a world".
Graduating from the University of Otago with a master of music degree and singing a Handel aria at the graduation ceremony were special moments for prize-winning mezzo soprano Claire Barton at the weekend.
The "exceptional relationship" between the University of Otago and its local community has been threatened at times by disorderly behaviour by a small minority of students, university vice-chancellor Prof David Skegg says.
Dr Paul Tapsell, a former senior manager at the Auckland Museum, has been appointed to a professorship in Maori studies at the University of Otago.
The University of Otago has won praise from Association of University Staff vice-president Maori Dr Fiona Te Momo for its efforts to develop "positive treaty partnerships" with Maori tribal groups.