Close sister city relationships had been crucial in bringing a high-quality exhibition of Chinese artefacts to Dunedin, Prime Minister Helen Clark said yesterday.
University of Otago scientists hope to shed new light on one of the toughest problems in Antarctic science - determining the depth of the continent's sea ice.
University of Otago scientists will investigate links between between a strong sense of identity and wellbeing among New Zealand adolescents, after Otago researchers topped the country by gaining more than $13.8 million from the Marsden Fund yesterday.
High drama, sparked by the chance of a massive bargain, seems likely when a two-storey Wanaka residential property goes under the hammer at a rare no-reserve auction.
New research which suggests that dairy calves may be a significant environmental source of giardia in New Zealanders, is also highlighting the need to better protect rural waterways.
TrustPower yesterday "put on hold" its earlier application to strike out part of an appeal by the Upland Landscape Protection Society against a proposed $400 million wind farm at Kaiwera Downs, near Gore.
The award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth has greatly boosted awareness about global warming and its consequences, a leading United States climate scientist, Prof Lonnie Thompson, says.
Dr David Hutchinson, an award-winning University of Otago physicist, was this week attending a World Economic Forum meeting in China, having been selected as one of world's 60 outstanding young scientists.
The Otago Settlers Association has donated a further $20,000 to the Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment project, bringing public fundraising to about $8 million.
Creative reuse of Carisbrook after the rugby ends could include installing wind turbines on lighting towers and establishing a retirement village called "Carebrook", brainstorming university students suggested yesterday.
Prof Kevin Clements, an internationally-respected academic now based at the University of Queensland, has been appointed to a new professorship in peace and conflict studies at the University of Otago.
Forty years of passion and hard work paid off for Larnach Castle owner Margaret Barker yesterday, with the castle garden being selected as one of only four New Zealand gardens "of international significance".
About 100 tertiary student delegates from throughout the country will attend the New Zealand Union of Students Associations latest national conference, which opens tomorrow at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin.
Workers at the Otago Settlers Museum redevelopment site have this week provided a tantalising glimpse into Dunedin's "railway station that was never built".
Better weather and a "marvellous" response from the public meant that yesterday's Otago Community Hospice street appeal was likely to raise significantly more than last year's, organisers said.
The $71 million devoted to the Tertiary Education Commission could be better spent on other tertiary education needs, National Party Dunedin South candidate Dr Conway Powell says.
AgResearch staff in Dunedin and elsewhere in the country were feeling "anxiety and uncertainty" after the Crown Research Institute announced it was seeking voluntary severances, PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff said.
Otago Community Hospice organisers are "absolutely elated" after more than $54,000 was raised in Friday's annual street appeal, well up on the $41,000 raised last year.
Hard-pressed parents cannot take all of the responsibility for preventing their children from becoming overweight, a Ministry of Health programme manager, Cynthia Maling, said in Dunedin yesterday.