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Thursday 18 March 2021 9:04am

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Giving hope for HIV cure
US-based scientist and distinguished Otago alumna, Professor Carole McArthur is one of the authors of a newly-published study which details the discovery of a large group of people whose bodies naturally control HIV without taking medication.

Laser technology helps vintner keep birds away
Vintner Ewing Stevens, 94, is using cutting edge laser technology to help scare birds away from his crop at Anthony James Vineyard near Alexandra.

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New haka for Highlanders
New haka performed by the Highlanders team was written by Otago Māori Studies graduate Waiariki Parata-Taiapa in collaboration with Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson and Danny Poa of Te Koronga, the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Graduate shines on the cricket pitch
Recent Otago graduate Shaun Rooney has been proving a top wicket-taker for South Canterbury.

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Also in this issue...

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Pearl Matahiki leaving the helm of the Māori Centre
Pearl Matahiki on leaving her role as Tumuaki (Manager) of Te Huka Mātauraka (Māori Centre) after 20 years at the centre.

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Nurturing the next generation of citizens
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne extends a farewell to all alumni, and speaks of the challenges of the past year and her pride in Otago's staff and students.

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Creative disrupters keeping it real
Otago alumni are the creative force behind the government's online safety campaign, deftly using humour as a courier for a serious message.

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Your Story - Happy to be home and planning a concert tour
Jonathan Lemalu and his family have been busy settling into life in Dunedin, while also planning a national concert tour.

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Networks and Events
Galleries from a variety of events that have taken place during 2021

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Making a difference - Remembering Sophia
The first Sophia Michelle McMillan Crestani Scholarship was awarded in March this year and fundraising for a second is well advanced.

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Supporting Otago - Dr Elman Poole
A generous gift of NZ$3 million will support southern students to pursue their studies at the University of Otago and University of Canterbury (UC).

Right Lecture Hot Picks
Access the wealth of information shared by Otago (and visiting) academics available to view online

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Why we Otago - Dental Class of 1980 reunion
The Dental Class of 1980 celebrated their COVID-delayed 40th reunion in February.

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Otago images - Otago Dental School
Images from the Otago Dental School through the years.

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