The opening of Dunedin's $6.5 million Chinese garden has boosted attendance at the nearby Otago Settlers Museum.
The Otago Museum has used a $45,000 grant from the Dr Marjorie Barclay Trust to help fund a recent major refurbishment of the museum's Nature Galleries.
The vibrancy of Dunedin's museums and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery adds significantly to the appeal of living in the city, Museums Aotearoa executive director Phillipa Tocker says.
A mooted $40 million redevelopment at the Otago Museum could be timed to coincide with the museum's 150th anniversary in 2018, museum officials say.
Planned government cuts to ACC will inflict "unnecessary hardship" on people already suffering from the effects of their personal injuries, Acclaim Otago president Denise Powell says.
Georgette Philip, a University of Otago honours student in Spanish, on Thursday became the first recipient of a study award, amounting to about $3000.
Audrey Eagle, a Dunedin artist, botanist and author, has been awarded the Allan Mere, a national award, by the New Zealand Botanical Society.
Otago Settlers Museum authorities are optimistic its application for a new Ministry of Education contract will be successful, but the museum faces growing competitive pressures over the education-related funding.
Poor-performing University of Otago students could be suspended earlier under changes being considered at the university, partly because of pressures from a tighter funding system.
Feeding toddlers fortified milk can improve their levels of iron, critical for brain development, University of Otago researchers say.
A group of former Otago Museum staff members has appealed to Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson over its concerns about the long-term care of the museum's collections after the loss of several experienced museum staff.
Proposed "backsliding" over the Emissions Trading Scheme risks damaging New Zealand's clean green image abroad, Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons warns.
Biochemist Tony Zaharic has been named by the Otago University Students Association as the top teacher at the university this year.
Boosting awareness of geography in the community and improving links between university geographers and geography teachers in primary and secondary schools is the aim of the recently elected president of the New Zealand Geographical Society.
Prof John Campbell, a University of Otago senior medical researcher, teacher and clinician in geriatrics, has received a leading university award for quality in medical teaching.
Master weaver Gilbert "Bobbo" Ahiagble, who is demonstrating his traditional weaving techniques at the Otago Museum this week, has, over the years, become an international ambassador for West African arts and culture.
Research that could help reduce excessive weight gain by women during pregnancy is among University of Otago study projects boosted by more than $18 million in an "outstanding" Marsden Fund round.
Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul has been appointed chairman of the Guardians/Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, a body which advises the Government on the library's collections and services.
A $75,000 donation from the Otago Community Trust has given a "huge boost" to volunteers striving to restore an endangered fitting shop building at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum.
"I've lost my memory and I'm willing to offer a reward to get it back."