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Water information: Dunedin North

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Water information: Dunedin North

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Water information: Dunedin North Monday, 21 August 2017 4:31pm UPDATED 4:35pm Monday 21 August 2017 Please keep looking for a big green tick on buildings’ external doors or on the water supply itself to know if the water is safe to drink at a particular […]

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Joint action on annual $1 billion retail crime problem 

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Joint action on annual $1 billion retail crime problem 

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Joint action on annual $1 billion retail crime problem  Monday, 21 August 2017 11:41am Almost $1 billion of goods get stolen from shops in New Zealand every year and the University of Otago and Retail NZ want to do something about it. A joint project […]

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Quitline is good value-for-money – new study

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Quitline is good value-for-money – new study

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Quitline is good value-for-money – new study Monday, 21 August 2017 10:52am Professor Nick Wilson A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found New Zealand’s Quitline service is a highly cost-effective way to improve health and even saves the health system money. […]

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Otago to lead $35m new advanced genomics platform

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago to lead $35m new advanced genomics platform

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago to lead $35m new advanced genomics platform Friday, 18 August 2017 2:58pm The University of Otago is to lead a $35 million project known as Genomics Aotearoa, a new science platform supporting advanced genomics research. Announcing the new platform, Science and Innovation Minister Hon […]

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Orokonui tuatara alive and well after July’s downpours

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Orokonui tuatara alive and well after July’s downpours

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Orokonui tuatara alive and well after July’s downpours Friday, 18 August 2017 12:46pm A young tuatara inside its artificial burrow. Photo credit: Alison Cree. University of Otago researchers have confirmed that tuatara are alive and well at Orokonui Ecosanctuary following the torrential rain and flooding […]

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Rental Warrant of Fitness for Wellington

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Rental Warrant of Fitness for Wellington

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Rental Warrant of Fitness for Wellington Thursday, 17 August 2017 9:15am Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Mayor Justin Lester Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin […]

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Boil water notice: Dunedin North

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Boil water notice: Dunedin North

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Boil water notice: Dunedin North Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:17pm UPDATED: 12:05pm The University of Otago advises all students, staff and residents in Dunedin North, including on the Dunedin campus, that the Dunedin City Council (DCC) has issued a boil water notice. This notice was […]

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Otago memory philosopher receives prestigious medal

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago memory philosopher receives prestigious medal

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Otago memory philosopher receives prestigious medal Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:32amDr Kourken (Kirk) MichaelianAn internationally leading philosopher of memory, Dr Kourken (Kirk) Michaelian, is the latest recipient of the University of Otago’s Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award.The Award and Medal, which recognise outstanding research performance […]

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World watching how NZ handles its envied renewable power

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on World watching how NZ handles its envied renewable power

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: World watching how NZ handles its envied renewable power Friday, 11 August 2017 12:00pm Te Apiti Wind Farm New Zealand’s high levels of renewable electricity may be the envy of the world but some thorny issues still need addressing. A review compiled by researchers from […]

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Big data’ study shows high impact of childhood respiratory illnesses on primary care practices

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Big data’ study shows high impact of childhood respiratory illnesses on primary care practices

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Big data’ study shows high impact of childhood respiratory illnesses on primary care practices Friday, 11 August 2017 9:41am A study using ‘big data’ has found that childhood respiratory illnesses, especially during the first two years of life, have a big impact on New Zealand […]

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Fascinating find of a ‘lost story’ by the young Katherine Mansfield

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Fascinating find of a ‘lost story’ by the young Katherine Mansfield

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Fascinating find of a ‘lost story’ by the young Katherine Mansfield Wednesday, 9 August 2017 4:21pmThe Beauchamp family, 1898. The young Kathleen Beauchamp, later to be known as Katherine Mansfield, is third from left in the back row. Photographer possibly Harold Beauchamp.​ The discovery of the story […]

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National excellence of Otago University teachers recognised

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on National excellence of Otago University teachers recognised

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: National excellence of Otago University teachers recognised Wednesday, 9 August 2017 12:09pm Hon Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment congratulates Dr Ruth Fitzgerald The sustained contributions of three leading University of Otago staff were recognised in the annual national Tertiary Teaching Excellence […]

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Obstetric providers need greater support for new prenatal screening test

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Obstetric providers need greater support for new prenatal screening test

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Obstetric providers need greater support for new prenatal screening test Friday, 4 August 2017 2:47pm A new study shows most New Zealand obstetric providers need more support when providing a revolutionary genetic prenatal screening test because of its complexity and because it is not publicly […]

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Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed Friday, 4 August 2017 12:17pm Photo Credit: Sam Moore New insights into the lifeways – and death rites – of the ancient people of Ireland are being provided through funerary studies led by a researcher at the University […]

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University recognises its outstanding early-career researchers

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on University recognises its outstanding early-career researchers

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: University recognises its outstanding early-career researchers Thursday, 3 August 2017 1:13pm The impressive contributions of seven up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research. Dr Tilman Davies (Mathematics and Statistics), Dr Bill Hawkins (Chemistry), […]

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New Zealand is falling far short of its Smokefree 2025 goal

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand is falling far short of its Smokefree 2025 goal

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand is falling far short of its Smokefree 2025 goal Wednesday, 2 August 2017 9:14am Mei Riwai-Couch (L) and Brigham Riwai-Couch (R), 2010 Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken. Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the […]

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Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy – TB

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy – TB

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy – TB Monday, 31 July 2017 4:26pm Professor Greg Cook An innovative approach in drug discovery in combating one of the world’s greatest health scourges – tuberculosis (TB) – is being pioneered by an […]

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New Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: New Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington Monday, 31 July 2017 4:08pm DXA scanner A unique centre that will forge new links between health researchers and clinicians, working on solutions for complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stroke, is being launched at the […]

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No evidence higher doses of cholesterol-lowering drug increase risk of acute kidney damage

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on No evidence higher doses of cholesterol-lowering drug increase risk of acute kidney damage

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago – Release/Statement Headline: No evidence higher doses of cholesterol-lowering drug increase risk of acute kidney damage Monday, 31 July 2017 2:40pm New Zealanders taking a higher dose of simvastatin, one of the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, do not appear to have a […]

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Youth more likely to discourage than promote smoking among peers

By   /  July 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Youth more likely to discourage than promote smoking among peers

MIL OSI – Source: University of Otago Headline: Youth more likely to discourage than promote smoking among peers Friday, 28 July 2017 12:18pmDr Louise MarshYoung people more often discourage smoking among their peers than encourage it, new University of Otago research suggests.Around half of 14- and 15- year old New Zealanders have carried out at […]

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