Every form of fundamentalism threatens "the glorious liberty of intellectual and spiritual exploration and discovery", the Rev Dr Paul Oestreicher warned in Dunedin.
Nearly 300 photographs of loved ones who fought in various wars have poured in to the Otago Settlers Museum after an appeal for contributions to its Anzac Wall of Memories struck a chord with the public.
The big attendance at the latest Anzac Day dawn service at the Dunedin Cenotaph reflects an increasingly strong sense of history among New Zealanders, historian George Davis says.
A new garage facility is taking shape at the University of Otago marine laboratory and aquarium complex at Portobello, near Dunedin.
University of Otago medical graduate Prof Peter Gluckman has been appointed to a new post as the prime minister's chief science adviser.
Cody Fraser, registrar of natural sciences at the Otago Museum, moves a stuffed kaka and a red-crowned parakeet into temporary storage at the Friends of the Otago Museum lounge.
Agility of mind and temperament enable university graduates to adapt to the world's constantly-changing social, economic and environmental needs, a distinguished University of Otago graduate, Pamela Tate, says.
University graduates contribute to an innovative culture and a "spirit of informed civic responsibility", Prof Geoff White told a University of Otago graduation ceremony at the weekend.
After seven years' hard labour, Dunedin District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll will gain a rare PhD in law from the University of Otago today.
Western democracies face a major challenge to fight organised crime as well as international terrorism, Detlev Mehlis, an award-winning German public prosecutor, says.
Dunedin has become the first centre in New Zealand and Australia to offer Cambridge University English-language examinations for children who are speakers of other languages.
Oxford-bound University of Otago graduand and Rhodes Scholar Laura Fraser is increasingly appreciative of the university's "strong sense of community".
New University of Otago research has highlighted the value of an inexpensive nurse-support programme in helping people maintain weight loss.
About 100 people braved chilly weather to take part in a Trees for Babies - Celebrating Families event at Bracken View, Dunedin, yesterday.
The thickening snow and rapidly deteriorating highway conditions which prevented two Dunedin motorcyclists from returning to the city from Clarks Junction yesterday could prove lethal in future, a farmer, Jim Macdonald, warned yesterday.
Brad Sutherland, a doctoral researcher seeking ways to reduce brain damage after strokes, has experienced some great lows as well as great highs before graduating from the University of Otago today.
The University of Otago has appointed a Sydney-based mathematician, Dr Astrid an Huef, as its new professor of pure mathematics.
About 1700 people will graduate from the University of Otago at three ceremonies this month, and a distinguished Otago graduate, the Rev Dr Paul Oestreicher (77), will receive an honorary doctorate.
A Dunedin-linked nanotechnology company whose technology could speed up the development of vaccines against swine flu and other viruses has received a $500,000 funding boost.
The swine flu outbreak is providing a major test of new international health regulations designed to counter flu pandemics and other global health threats, University of Otago Associate Prof Michael Baker says.