A tertiary Education Commission grant of nearly $6 million will enable the Otago Polytechnic finally to achieve its vision of a single, united campus in Dunedin.
The Dunedin City Council will assess the need for a pedestrian crossing in George St near Albany St where a woman was fatally injured last year.
Making dispassionate decisions based on the evidence is a habit which is ''increasingly under threat'', the British High Commissioner to New Zealand, George Fergusson, says.
Otago Museum managers are not holding their breath despite public assurances from Te Papa chief executive Dr Seddon Bennington that he wants to improve relationships with the Otago institution.
Otago Polytechnic's decision to weave ‘‘education for sustainability'' into all its courses has won high praise from Green MP Metiria Turei and Dr Morgan Williams, the former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
SAFETY issues involving portable lpg heaters were scrutinised during a Dunedin Coroner's Court hearing into a fire in which an 80-year-old Dunedin woman died last year.
A leading young University of Otago researcher, Dr Peter Dearden, is applauding a just-released manifesto from a Royal Society panel, which urges adoption of a "radical'' new plan to strengthen New Zealand science.
A popular Otago Museum show, devoted to many of the most distinctively appealing features of life in the region, is to make a comeback in late June.
The Royal Society of New Zealand is restructuring its governance, as part of reforms aimed at boosting its effectiveness and strengthening science in this country.
The links between people power and key foreign policy issues such as waging war and signing trade agreements will be closely scrutinised during the University of Otago's next foreign policy school.
A recently-developed roll of honour, commemorating all Dunedin people who died at war last century, can be seen for the first time at the Otago Settlers Museum today.
Ground-breaking findings by University of Otago researchers will feature in the forthcoming 150th anniversary edition of the world's leading medical textbook, Gray's Anatomy.
Nobel Prize-winning United States chemist Prof Richard Schrock still delights in making scientific discoveries - small and large.
An employment Relations Authority case involving former University of Otago academics Prof Tania Ka'ai and Prof John Moorfield had been withdrawn, the university confirmed yesterday.
The loss of manufacturing jobs in Mosgiel will not mean ‘‘doom and gloom'' for Dunedin, University of Otago economist Dr Niven Winchester says.
International attention will soon focus on a promising new drug co-invented by University of Otago Prof Robin Smith, with results of a clinical trial involving hepatitis C patients being released next week.
Nobel prize-winning chemist Prof Richard Schrock, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will visit the University of Otago this week.
A new Department of Conservation research initiative involving the satellite tracking of New Zealand sea lions is also highlighting the special qualities of the Otago Peninsula wildlife, researchers say.
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.