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No returning to Eden: researchers explore how to restore species in a changing world
Friday, 25 July 2014
Reversing the increasing rate of global biodiversity losses may not be possible without embracing intensive, and sometimes controversial, forms of threatened species management, according to a University of Otago zoologist and colleagues writing in the leading international journal Science.

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work: Otago research
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests.

Wellington’s street-connecting walkways could be better - study
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Graffiti, litter, and insufficient lighting and signage on Wellington’s street-connecting walkways are likely to be discouraging their use, researchers say.

More political momentum needed to achieve Smokefree 2025 goal
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
New research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal by ASPIRE 2025 researchers suggests the Government’s goal to achieve a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025 may be failing to gather the political momentum needed to ensure it is achieved.

Mycobacteria metabolism discovery may pave way for new TB drugs
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
The mystery of why mycobacteria—a family that includes the microbe that causes TB—are extraordinarily hardy organisms is being unravelled by latest University of Otago research that offers new hope for developing a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

19th century working life in photos
Monday, 21 July 2014
Working Lives c.1900: A photographic essay gives a rare and fascinating view into working class life and the nature of work in New Zealand’s first industrial suburbs.

Hocken exhibition highlights New Zealand print culture
Monday, 21 July 2014
The Hocken’s latest exhibition highlights the role artists played in the establishment of a mid-twentieth century New Zealand print culture.

Improving prepayment electricity schemes could benefit households
Monday, 21 July 2014
As power prices continue in an upward trend as reported in the latest Consumer Price Index, a new study shows households looking to find ways to make savings could benefit from using prepayment metering.

Otago study finds “systemic” problems and under-resourcing in NZ coronial system
Friday, 18 July 2014
A ground-breaking University of Otago study of more than 600 findings by coroners in New Zealand has identified serious failings that constrain the ability of coroners to act preventively and stop further loss of life.

Skraaarrk! Sirocco film a finalist at prestigious WildScreen festival
Friday, 18 July 2014
Recent University of Otago film-making graduate Ashwika Kapur has hit the big time with her documentary ‘From Dud to Stud’, about Sirocco the kakapo, who is the only bird in the world with a government position.


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