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Otago Historians dominate best book shortlist
Three Otago historians have recently been named on the short-list for the inaugural W.H. Oliver Prize.


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Research path altered by dog called Snuffie

Fifteen years ago Associate Professor Neil Carr’s personal and academic life was altered forever when he purchased a black and white dog called Snuffie.


Library self-service hub under construction

Work is under way to create a centralised self-service hub in the University’s Central Library – in response to the changing needs of students and staff.


Council election results announced

The results of the University of Otago Council election have been announced. The staff representatives are Shane Montague-Gallagher (General staff) and Dr Craig Marshall (Academic staff).



Wanted to buy: House (and possibly contents!)

I am looking to buy an open-plan house, probably < $250,000, with a bit of storage (garage/basement/garden shed, or room to put one).

Sourdough Bread Starter for sale

Make your own delicious sourdough bread and enjoy some beautiful, lite as a feather sourdough pancakes on Christmas morning!

All you need is:
Sourdough Starter

A sourdough starter is how we cultivate the wild yeast in a form that we can use for baking.

Queen-size slat bed base

Wanted: Queen-size slat bed base.



Emtech: Electromechanical Technology for Teaching and Research at Otago

A fully equipped high-precision workshop with highly skilled engineers.


Ali Clarke's Blog: University of Otago 1869-2019 ~ writing a history

Otago 150 years

Building the sciences

With work now underway on a major redevelopment of the Science I building, it seems a good time to look …

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Making news

Bio lure smells end for redbacks
25 November – NZ Herald

Maori success in education calls for celebration
23 November – NZ Herald

$200,000 for COPD research
21 November – Otago Daily Times

















Hocken snaps: Between lectures at Otago

Students socialise between lectures at the University of Otago in 1949.


Hidden Talents: Creating her happy place

Under the moniker little minx, Student Health Services medical receptionist Joanna Livingston is part of a handmade revolution of sorts in New Zealand.