A South Otago dairy farm contaminant discharge case highlighted the need for careful construction of farm effluent ponds, including lining them as a precaution, Environment Court Judge Jeff Smith said in Dunedin.
The University of Otago's newest teaching and learning facility, the $9.6 million Hunter Centre, was officially opened yesterday by vice-chancellor Prof David Skegg.
Better job security is needed if more bright young people are to be persuaded to take up careers in science, University of Otago scientist Associate Prof Allan Blackman says.
New Zealand is ideally placed to rethink the "huge" international hysteria surrounding drug prohibition, and to take a more rational approach to drug use, retired Canadian judge Jerry Paradis says.
An Internet site launched by Otago and Southland business people helps taxpayers check if they are entitled to any of the millions of dollars in unclaimed tax refunds owed to Otago taxpayers, organisers say.
Yesterday was a "red letter day" for the long-awaited Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project, with a "sod-turning ceremony" marking the start of the $8.6 million first stage.
New tax laws affecting many ACC clients and carers could have "serious consequences", including costing ACC millions of dollars more each year, a Dunedin ACC campaigner, Denise Powell, warns.
Dunedin ACC campaigner Denise Powell is calling for a ministerial inquiry to resolve problems with apparent double payments for tax in some ACC reimbursement cases.
Otago Museum representatives have rejected the latest moves by Te Papa to exercise increased control over more than 350 Oldman collection artefacts which have been held in the South for decades.
University of Otago student Darnell Kennedy is striving to develop a new method to track down violent offenders through distinctive bacteria left in bite marks on skin.
Construction of the $8.6 million first stage of the long-awaited Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project will begin next month.
Moves to stage an Otago-wide careers month next May are gathering momentum, after a meeting hosted by the Community Trust of Otago in Dunedin yesterday.
Kidney disease poses a serious threat to the health of New Zealanders, leading United States kidney researcher Prof Jeff Sands says.
University of Otago graduate Jono Paulin will fly to Boston next month to study using exercise to counter chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
Some findings of evolutionary psychology are scientifically suspect and promote gender stereotypes, award-winning Wellington science writer and novelist Bernard Beckett says.
The return of gas-producing equipment after a 20-year absence is a major step forward for the Dunedin Gasworks Museum, organisers say.
Student organisers are hoping a colourful International Cultural Concert, held at the Dunedin Town Hall this week, will become an annual fixture.
Tax changes affecting many ACC clients and attendant carers have meant a nightmare for families already burdened by looking after "catastrophically injured" people, Wellington lawyer John Miller says.