Otago Museum staff are likely to stop authenticating historic treasures brought in by members of the public if a funding dispute with a government department is not settled by the end of the month.
University of Otago student Andrew Haines has received a Woolf Fisher scholarship to support research at Cambridge University into revolutionary new materials that might make possible a Harry Potter-esque "invisibility cloak".
Approval for clinical trials involving the injection of pig cells into patients with diabetes partly reflects improved consultation with the community on biotechnology issues, according to Prof Jean Fleming, of the University of Otago.
New Zealand researchers have won international recognition for helping uncover a mechanism believed to have been important in the formation of the universe after the Big Bang.
The next United States president faces a big challenge to restore international leadership in the "political battle of ideas" after a recent decline in America's reputation abroad, University of Otago Prof Robert Patman says.
Climate change could exacerbate some of New Zealand's coastal erosion problems, Environment Court Judge Shonagh Kenderdine said yesterday.
Gaining the top undergraduate teaching award from the University of Otago Medical Sshool has come as "quite a surprise" for neurologist and rehabilitation physician Dr Vic du Plessis.
The University of Otago has appointed Dr Andrew Bradstock as the first holder of the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues.
Hard-pressed parents cannot take all of the responsibility for preventing their children from becoming overweight, a Ministry of Health programme manager, Cynthia Maling, said in Dunedin yesterday.
AgResearch staff in Dunedin and elsewhere in the country were feeling "anxiety and uncertainty" after the Crown Research Institute announced it was seeking voluntary severances, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said.
Otago Community Hospice organisers are "absolutely elated" after more than $54,000 was raised in Friday's annual street appeal, well up on the $41,000 raised last year.
Better weather and a "marvellous" response from the public meant that yesterday's Otago Community Hospice street appeal was likely to raise significantly more than last year's, organisers said.
The $71 million devoted to the Tertiary Education Commission could be better spent on other tertiary education needs, National Party Dunedin South candidate Dr Conway Powell says.
Workers at the Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment site have this week provided a tantalising glimpse into Dunedin's "railway station that was never built".
About 100 tertiary student delegates from throughout the country will attend the New Zealand Union of Students Associations latest national conference, which opens tomorrow at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin.
Prof Kevin Clements, an internationally-respected academic now based at the University of Queensland, has been appointed to a new professorship in peace and conflict studies at the University of Otago.
Forty years of passion and hard work paid off for Larnach Castle owner Margaret Barker yesterday, with the castle garden being selected as one of only four New Zealand gardens "of international significance".
Creative reuse of Carisbrook after the rugby ends could include installing wind turbines on lighting towers and establishing a retirement village called "Carebrook", brainstorming university students suggested yesterday.
The Otago Settlers Association has donated a further $20,000 to the Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project, bringing public fundraising to about $8 million.