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."
Marine energy, derived from waves or tidal currents off the Otago coast, could help meet some of New Zealand's electricity needs within a decade, Dunedin energy researcher Paul Young believes.
Two Dunedin City Council water and waste services staff members, Paul Helm and Kerry Newnham, have won national water industry awards.
New Zealand's international science profile was raised during a recent economic forum meeting in China, University of Otago physicist Dr David Hutchinson says.
Moves to avoid looming shortages of tertiary academics throughout the country will also help "future-proof" the University of Otago as a key part of the Dunedin economy, university human resources director Kevin Seales says.
The manager of a newly established early childhood education centre in Mosgiel hopes to solve some of New Zealand's societal woes by offering "old school education".
Trainee hairdresser and country singer Natalie Parry (24) was the winner of the $300 main prize in the inaugural "South Dunedin Has Talent" contest last night.
Law Commission president Sir Geoffrey Palmer and his team from the commission will be at the Dunedin Centre on Thursday to seek public feedback on proposed reforms of the country's liquor laws.
Auckland novelist and media-marketing practitioner Michele Powles is next year's Robert Burns Fellow.
University of Otago postgraduate students Chelsea Goulton and Danny Baillie have at least two reasons for feeling lucky after being awarded lucrative top achiever doctoral scholarships.