This year has certainly been a good one for the Kjaergaard family.
Basic rules of "sound financing" should still apply, even during the global financial meltdown, University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown says.
University chaplain the Rev Greg Hughson and a long-serving Otago University Students Association staff member Anna McMartin have been named as association life members at a recent ceremony in their honour.
University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown and Dunedin architect Ted McCoy will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees at university graduation ceremonies this week.
Phoning through live radio reports in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on New York had helped make a difference, award-winning former journalist Rae Lamb told University of Otago graduates.
World-first research by University of Otago graduate Dr Julie Bennett is likely to help make New Zealand homes safer by highlighting the adverse effects of unflued gas heaters on the respiratory health of children with asthma.
Dr Anna Mulholland and Dr John Mulholland, who graduate from the University of Otago with medical degrees today, have enjoyed having a sibling who knew what they were going through.
A steam locomotive was shifted by truck to Springfield, west of Christchurch, yesterday as the battle to restore it continues.
A chemistry conference which ended at the University of Otago yesterday had showed young researchers that top scientists were also human beings like themselves, Prof Keith Hunter said.
Twelve of New Zealand's top scientists, all holders of the prestigious Rutherford Medal, gathered in one room for the first time at the University of Otago yesterday.
Many people have had a burning desire to become teachers but few have turned their backs on a lengthy career as a professional firefighter to do so.
Theoretical research associated with "supramolecular" chemistry could help pave the way for new generations of smartly designed therapeutic drugs, Prof Chris Hunter, a leading international scientist, says.
The search for life on Mars is also helping to reveal more about life on Earth, a leading Nasa scientist, Prof Max Coleman, says.
Leading educationist Prof Terry Crooks is urging schools to seize the chance to offer a richer and more interesting learning experience when the revised curriculum comes into force in 2010.
An Oamaru stone house just north of Cromwell, with views towards the Pisa Range, has been declared the country's top new home in the $250,000 to $350,000 section in national building awards.
When Jacques van der Meer graduates from the University of Otago today, he can be satisfied that his PhD thesis in education will not gather dust on a shelf but is already being put into action.
The manipulation of public opinion through sophisticated public relations techniques poses a threat to New Zealand democracy, Wellington investigative journalist Nicky Hager warns.
An $8.6 million storage building to protect the Otago Settlers Museum's heritage treasures is rapidly taking shape.