Improving the accuracy of traffic crash injury statistics would ensure that the effectiveness of road safety programmes was better evaluated, University of Otago researcher Dr Gabrielle McDonald said yesterday.
New Zealand should set a good example in its response to global climate change, a leading climate scientist says.
Submitters on the Mt Stuart wind farm proposal raised concerns about the project at a meeting on Saturday.
Two hundred epidemiologists from New Zealand and Australia will converge on the University of Otago this week for a three-day transtasman conference.
Dunedin-based Pacific Edge Biotechnology Ltd has "exciting" prospects, with the rapidly approaching commercialisation of its bladder cancer diagnostic test, chief executive Dr David Darling said at the company's annual meeting.
Four leading academics at the University of Otago have received Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research from the university.
A university of Otago science graduate who walked more than 1000km along riverbeds from Fiordland to Bay of Plenty has boosted the chances of conservation workers pulling back the endangered native blue duck from the brink of extinction.
The election of the sole presidential candidate, Harriet Geoghegan, and an apparent dead heat between two health science candidates were the highlights of elections for next year's Otago University Students Association executive.
Organisers of a planned 150th anniversary celebration of the Dunedin fire brigades are seeking memorabilia of brigade activities.
Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher is keen to see Dunedin realise its potential as a leading centre for golf tourism.
Dr Donald Markwell, the warden of Rhodes House, at Oxford University, is urging University of Otago graduates not to become too narrowly specialised or cut off from "new knowledge and insight".
When University of Otago medical graduate Dr Richard Wigley first decided to tackle rheumatology research about 40 years ago, it was partly because it was a neglected area of study.
And then there was one. Nicholas Graves (18), a second-year commerce student, has withdrawn from the Otago University Students Association presidential race, leaving only one remaining candidate, Harriet Geoghegan.
A prominent American researcher, who is particularly interested in reducing injuries from car crashes, has been appointed as director of the University of Otago's Injury Prevention Research Unit.
After 19 years as director of the University of Otago's Injury Prevention Research Unit, Prof John Langley steps down on Monday. He discusses injury prevention and some of his plans for the future with reporter John Gibb.
Research by Dunedin school pupil Kim Schultz about scoop-served ice cream was a "timely reminder" about the need for safe food handling practices in stores, a Tip Top senior manager, Mike Leyland, says.
Research by 12-year-old Dunedin girl Kim Schultz is raising questions about the safety of scoop-served ice cream.
Otago Museum Trust Board members voted unanimously to endorse museum chief executive Shimrath Paul and the senior management team yesterday after recent "negative publicity", board chairwoman Margaret Collins said.
Toni Shanks (15), a year 11 pupil at Otago Girls High School, won the annual Newzats Cleveland Award contest for solo singers, in Dunedin yesterday.