A leading international scholar of medical law and ethics, Associate Prof Colin Gavaghan, has been appointed to head the newly established Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies at the University of Otago.
New Zealand's Accident Compensation scheme is a "national treasure which needs to be preserved", Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara said yesterday.
Long-delayed plans to make greater use of the scenic and recreational potential of Cargill's Castle have been revived after the Dunedin City Council bought land to provide eventual public access.
University of Otago researchers are aiming to help develop a portable breath-test device which could cut the usual tuberculosis diagnosis time from weeks to minutes.
The Government is making "a huge fundamental mistake" in its handling of motorcyclist protests over proposed ACC levy hikes, Labour deputy leader Annette King says.
University of Otago medical graduate Dr Andrew Greensmith, now a Melbourne-based plastic surgeon and consultant at the Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital, played a leading role as part of the surgical team that recently separated the conjoined Bangladeshi twins, Krishna and Trishna. Reporter John Gibb talked to him about the challenges of the landmark operation, which was the culmination of two years of painstaking medical preparation.
Dinosaur exhibition plans are being hatched at a museum near you.
Proposals to introduce voluntary membership of student associations could badly damage the quality of student life at the University of Otago and harm Dunedin's economy, the Australian student president, David Barrow, says.
The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is beginning to come of age and will prove itself a "terrific" community asset, its London-based patron, Sir Neil Cossons, says.
University of Otago medical graduate and film-maker Dr Paul Trotman is "absolutely ecstatic" after receiving scores of positive emails and texts responding to his film on the university's body bequest programme.
Some of the glories of Dunedin's engineering heritage will be highlighted at a transtasman conference being hosted in the city this weekend.
University of Otago students Tom Hills and Alice Irving have won Rhodes Scholarships to study at Oxford University next year.
University of Otago physiologist Prof Allan Herbison has been awarded the Health Research Council's Liley Medal for "outstanding" research which could lead to new treatments for infertility.
Despite the economic downturn, organisers are still expecting more than 100 stallholders and several thousand members of the public to take part in next year's Go Otago family fun day.
Alcohol is only rarely served at official functions at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in the United States these days, after wide-ranging measures were taken to reduce hazardous drinking by students.
A thought-provoking film which explores the loves, hopes and fears of several donors to the University of Otago's body bequest programme is already attracting positive responses in Otago and overseas.
Prof Barry Taylor, a leading University of Otago specialist in paediatrics and child health, has received a top national career achievement award.
Prof Harlene Hayne, a leading psychologist and University of Otago deputy vice-chancellor, research and enterprise, has been appointed to chair a committee of experts seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents.
Three leading University of Otago scientists, Dr Philip Boyd, Prof Andrew Mercer and Prof Hamish Spencer, have been elected fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Some people were still getting mixed up about the Otago Settlers Museum's name, and a name change could be considered, museum director Linda Wigley said yesterday.