Successfully protecting nations against the threat of terrorism is as difficult as fighting cancer, award-winning American political scientist Emeritus Prof Ole Holsti says.
A higher-than-expected public interest in foreign affairs and strongly positive attitudes towards Australia were among the initial findings of a national opinion poll released in Dunedin yesterday.
A strongly nuclear-free stance has given New Zealand credibility during talks aimed at encouraging North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said yesterday.
Seventy University of Otago staff and about 240 students are being moved out of the university's St David II Building after an engineering report raised concerns about the building's structural safety in the event of an earthquake.
Free public access to the opening session, and live video links with the United States are among several developments at the University of Otago's latest Foreign Policy School.
Two Madagascan giant day geckos have been released into the Otago Museum's popular tropical forest, joining about 1000 butterflies.
Despite a big increase in the life expectancy of New Zealanders, infectious and chronic diseases still pose a significant threat, a leading biochemist, Dr Jilly Evans, warns.
A new regime for children's TV advertising starts soon, but there is reason to believe our children will be little safer from the marketing man's subtle arts.
Dunedin Green Party list MP shares the concerns of psychologist Dr Cordelia Fine about the adverse effects of television marketing on families.
The University of Otago has achieved an operating surplus of about $14 million for the first four months of the year, which is $1,247,000 better than budget.
Research by University of Otago PhD student Rory Gamble has helped give geophysicists crucial clues about how to counteract the damaging effects of solar flares on orbiting satellites.
A renamed and better-funded cancer research unit has been launched at a function at the University of Otago.
The University of Otago is reviewing its internal statutes and regulations, partly to simplify and clarify its rules, including those involving complaints and appeals.
The growth in residential property values is slowing nationally, with Dunedin the only main centre where values fell - by 2.2%, QV Valuations statistics show.
New Zealand must tackle "the sustainability challenge" if it is avoid an international backlash through trade protectionism, Prime Minister Helen Clark warned in Dunedin last night.
The growth in residential property values is slowing nationally, up only 2.4% over the past year, with Dunedin the only main centre where values fell - by 2.2%, QV Valuations statistics show.
Research which could have identified new targets for drugs to fight polycystic kidney disease may be halted because Health Research Council funding has not been gained.
The threatening reality of climate change for some low-lying Pacific Island nations was highlighted during a visit to the University of Otago yesterday by the President of Kiribati, Anote Tong.
Health Research Council funding gained by Prof Bob Hancox will significantly extend the University of Otago's "highly successful" Dunedin multidisciplinary health and development study.