New Zealand sea lions breeding on Otago Peninsula have been fitted with satellite-monitoring equipment in a bid to learn more about their secret life, including their mysterious offshore foraging trips.
University of Otago researchers are developing a promising new approach to combating brain injury in oxygen-deprived newborns by combining two therapies.
Scores of artefacts stored in a transport repair area and nearby garage at the Otago Settlers Museum were damaged after a water main burst and water flowed inside early yesterday.
The Salvation Army opened its new integrated social services centre in Dunedin yesterday after a $2.9 million redevelopment.
Dunedin resident Anne Letham-White hopes the international media attention being devoted to the Beijing Olympic Games will also help raise awareness of the plight of "moon'' bears involved in the Chinese bile farming trade.
Pursuing their research interests at a deeper level is the ‘‘right thing'' for Otago medical students to do, Prof Don Roberton, the University of Otago pro-vicechancellor of health sciences, says.
A Brazil nut kernel a day will keep low selenium levels at bay, according to University of Otago researchers.
Remarkable new evidence of the brain's adaptive power is emerging from University of Otago research involving Gemma Stewart, a teenager who was born without the usual band of fibres linking the brain's two hemispheres.
Six of the University of Otago's brightest students have gained national Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships, which provide $25,000 annual allowances to support doctoral study.
American researcher Dr Emily Cross, who is a former Fulbright scholar at the University of Otago, has dancing on the brain.
Mixing work and study has been tough at times, but hotel manager Jaclyn Allison believes her career prospects have been strengthened by the hospitality qualification she will gain from Otago Polytechnic today.
Otago Innovation, the University of Otago's commercialisation group, has been boosted by government funding of nearly $3 million.
The vision of one the world's greatest geniuses will encounter the land of No 8 wire inventors at the Otago Museum in Dunedin this weekend.
Several senior academic leaders at the University of Otago, as well as award-winning emerging researchers, have signed an open letter to Science Minister Pete Hodgson urging that the Marsden Fund be trebled to counter brain drain worries.
A drum group from Dunedin sister city Shanghai encountered no shortage of fans during performances in the city this week.
The Rev Tokerau Joseph has been inducted as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Otago.
Twelve years, 18,000 hours of voluntary work and more than 6000 plants after Lester Harvey first set out to beautify the Mosgiel rail corridor, he has been named Fonterra Environmentalist of the Year.
Otago University Students Association welfare officer Tania Cumming is concerned that rising prices at the University Union food court are making it less affordable for students to eat there.