International scientists reveal 2015 worst on record for global warming indicators

Posted 2:41pm Monday 15th August 2016

Findings in a major international report indicate that 2015 was the worst year in modern history across a range of key climatic indicators with the “toppling of several symbolic mileposts”, international scientists have said. The report noted record highs in the average global Read more...

Sociability hit as ‘Pokemon Go’ takes hold

Posted 10:47am Sunday 17th July 2016

Gotta catch ‘em all” has taken on a whole new dimension with the release of Pokemon Go on July 6. Topping Apple’s app chart in mere days, the game has taken the virtual and real world by storm with users hitting the streets in search of Pokemon to catch. New Zealand, alongside Read more...

“...and my axe”

Posted 10:29am Sunday 29th May 2016

The thief responsible for stealing almost 100 exam papers from the University of Otago clocktower building last November has been denied a discharge without conviction.  The 23-year-old woman’s lawyer, Stuart Grieve QC, successfully argued for permanent name suppression due to her Read more...

Questions asked of Silver Fern Farms suitor

Posted 11:01am Sunday 15th May 2016

Research released by New Zealand First has questioned the viability of the proposed merger of Dunedin based Silver Fern Farms (SFF) and the “indebted” Chinese company Shanghai Maling. The merger comprises of a NZ$261m cash investment on behalf of Shanghai Maling in return for a 50 Read more...

Otago researchers tripping (over their feet for psychedelic research)

Posted 10:31am Sunday 24th April 2016

Dunedin academics are part of an international resurgence into psychedelic drug research within a medicinal context.   “Psychedelics” are a class of drugs characterized by their mind-altering qualities and include LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and mescaline containing cacti. Read more...

The Panama Papers Leak: The Secret Lives Of The Filthy Rich

Posted 10:43am Sunday 10th April 2016

Touted as the biggest confidential document leak in history, the release of “the Panama Papers” has rocked the world’s financial elite and strengthened calls for clampdowns and greater transparency on the tax haven system. The leak comprises 2.6 terrabytes of data Read more...

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