Before too long, University of Otago first year student Matthew Anderson could be sitting down for lunch with several world leaders, including United States president Barack Obama.
A protein found in the prostate gland could hold the key to developing a more accurate screening test for prostate disease, University of Otago researchers say.
Two candidates, Harriet Geoghegan and Nicholas Graves, will contest the Otago University Students Association presidential election this month.
New Zealand needs to do more to counter the damaging effects of greenhouse gases, a leading climate scientist, Dr Jim Salinger, says.
Scientists say there is growing awareness that sheep can benefit human health by playing a valuable role in medical research.
Moves to promote higher professional standards in the scaffolding industry have gathered pace, with the national trade organisation approving updated best-practice requirements.
The University of Otago has signed a memorandum of understanding, involving academic exchanges, with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in Shanghai, one of China's oldest and most prestigious universities.
The Prime Minister's chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, says he has encountered "remarkable goodwill" from the country's scientific community and the business world during his first five weeks in the job.
New immigrants are less likely to encounter racial abuse in Dunedin than in some northern centres, but they still face cultural misunderstanding and can find it hard to fit in.
Awareness about the health risks posed by sexually transmitted diseases is needed among adults as well as adolescents, University of Otago Prof Charlotte Paul says.
Prof Peter Gluckman, a distinguished Auckland medical researcher and the Prime Minister's chief science adviser, will speak at a function to launch a new genetics research centre at the University of Otago this week.
Two leading University of Otago doctoral students, Rebekah Scott and Tracy Josephs, will soon be heading overseas after being awarded Elman Poole Travelling Scholarships.
Dunedin resident Rodney Griffiths has completed an apprenticeship on a high note, winning two national awards, as the best final year flooring apprentice and the country's top overall flooring apprentice.
Requiring central Dunedin bars to close earlier, at 3am, would greatly reduce inner-city assaults, Dunedin and Clutha police area commander Inspector Dave Campbell says.
A stitch in time may save nine, but Dunedin embroiderers are keen to make even more than the usual savings these days, given the economic downturn.
The Otago Festival of the Arts has acquired a permanent office, marking a "coming of age" for the festival, organisers say.
About 100 keen shoppers were queuing for entry when The Warehouse opened its first smaller concept store in Mosgiel at 8.30am yesterday.
Parents and teachers have nothing to fear from a planned review of special education, and it is not a cost-cutting exercise, Associate Education Minister Heather Roy says.
Tertiary student leaders and the New Zealand Vice-chancellors Committee are concerned about the recent axing of three Government-funded tertiary student scholarships, in order to "save" $98 million.
Several Otago secondary schools are out of pocket because Japanese schools have cancelled short-term student exchanges in the wake of the swine-flu pandemic.