An innovative University of Otago study suggests that Pasifika youngsters have good ideas on how to overcome the serious inequalities in dental care that affect them.
Dunedin is turning into a kaleidoscope of colour as autumn takes hold.
Dunedin global health researchers have gained a $450,000 grant, as part of collaborative efforts to tackle tuberculosis in Indonesia.
Dunedin researchers have developed a new device that harnesses the power of crystals to speed up the internet, outperforming two of the world's most prestigious universities.
Researchers at the University of Otago have harnessed the power of crystals in creating a "really cool energy saving device'' which can replace a "whole rack'' of power-hungry lasers and revolutionise future internet communication.
Dunedin scientists have helped discover oral cancer biomarkers which could eventually save thousands of lives.
Growing frustration by governments over some of the activities of giant social media companies have resulted in huge fines and threats to jail chief executives, a computer scientist says.
New Zealand is ''staring down the barrel'' of future generations of non-home owners failing to achieve acceptable standards of living when they retire, Dr Helen Roberts warns.
Graduating yesterday after completing an adult literacy and numeracy course was not only a success for student Deborah Rielly but also for her employer, Cargill Enterprises.
A Dunedin audience has been treated to a healthy dose of scepticism.
A beautiful, coloured sand mandala which had taken three weeks of painstaking work to make was dissolved in a public ceremony at the Dunedin Public Library yesterday.
Capturing the first image of a black hole is "an amazing discovery", which also highlights New Zealand's strong contribution to global science, a Dunedin astronomer says.
More than $500,000 will soon be spent repairing sections of the roof of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, mainly in older parts.
Some sensitive public archives will be moved away from overhead sewage and water pipes in the Dunedin Civic Centre basement, after several approaches from the Archives and Records Association.
Capturing the first image of a black hole is "an amazing discovery'', which a Dunedin astronomer hopes will inspire young Kiwis to pursue careers in science.
Tracey Flintoff, of Dunedin, tries pumpkin puree served on a rice puff with "nutty soil" and lemongrass mint sauce during a three-hour "After Dark" event at the Otago Museum last night.
Public health physician Julia Carr yesterday criticised as "barbaric" and "inhumane" the practice of "tying down" prisoners to protect them from self-harm or suicide.
A family sought refuge with neighbours as a "pretty bad" fire took hold of their house in Invercargill this evening.
The problem of countering religious and racial prejudice on social media is much tougher than simply banning ''extreme hate groups'' from Facebook, Associate Prof Colin Gavaghan says.
Researchers have donated several hundred parasitic worm specimens to the Otago Museum, many of them from the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital.