Not content with recently smashing one attendance record, visitors are still pouring into the Otago Museum, making an eventual new annual record a likelihood barely five months into the new financial year.
The Otago Museum will defer plans to stop authenticating historic treasures after a warning that museum officials could "cut off our nose to spite our face" over a funding dispute.
University of Otago graduate Owen Jones has gained a $98,000 scholarship from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand to study mechanisms which may protect brain cells against damage from strokes.
Universities were key sources of innovation and knowledge creation, the Governor-General Anand Satyanand told University of Otago graduates on Saturday.
A research breakthrough by University of Otago clinical geneticist Prof Stephen Robertson is shedding new light on the role of genetics in the development of cancer.
Former sports reporter and cancer survivor Suzanne Kallil once could not help wondering whether she would live long enough to finish her University of Otago degree.
Undeterred by light rain, several hundred Otago Polytechnic graduands surged along George St, in Dunedin, yesterday in an academic procession leading to the end-of-year graduation ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall.
This year has certainly been a good one for the Kjaergaard family.
Basic rules of "sound financing" should still apply, even during the global financial meltdown, University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown says.
University chaplain the Rev Greg Hughson and a long-serving Otago University Students Association staff member Anna McMartin have been named as association life members at a recent ceremony in their honour.
University of Otago chancellor Lindsay Brown and Dunedin architect Ted McCoy will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees at university graduation ceremonies this week.
Phoning through live radio reports in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on New York had helped make a difference, award-winning former journalist Rae Lamb told University of Otago graduates.
World-first research by University of Otago graduate Dr Julie Bennett is likely to help make New Zealand homes safer by highlighting the adverse effects of unflued gas heaters on the respiratory health of children with asthma.
Dr Anna Mulholland and Dr John Mulholland, who graduate from the University of Otago with medical degrees today, have enjoyed having a sibling who knew what they were going through.
A steam locomotive was shifted by truck to Springfield, west of Christchurch, yesterday as the battle to restore it continues.
A chemistry conference which ended at the University of Otago yesterday had showed young researchers that top scientists were also human beings like themselves, Prof Keith Hunter said.
Twelve of New Zealand's top scientists, all holders of the prestigious Rutherford Medal, gathered in one room for the first time at the University of Otago yesterday.
Many people have had a burning desire to become teachers but few have turned their backs on a lengthy career as a professional firefighter to do so.
Theoretical research associated with "supramolecular" chemistry could help pave the way for new generations of smartly designed therapeutic drugs, Prof Chris Hunter, a leading international scientist, says.
Nine University of Otago academics will be promoted to full professors early next year.