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Another test check in similar from Sam Leaper's story

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test again sam leaper

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Test Te Aka Tauira story

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Capping Show theme expected to be a hit

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Back your community, an important message


A Community Awareness Week run by Te Whare Tāwharau will feature key speakers, stalls and training on looking after each other.

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Otago voices in the media: quarterly picks

Friday, 12 August 2022 2:27pm

Media commentary by University of Otago researchers over the  past three months has covered topics ranging from a fireball lighting up the skies to Prince Harry’s new eco-travel venture inspired by Māori values.

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Otago Chronicles podcast showcases 'world of wonder'

Friday, 12 August 2022 9:56am

A new podcast series hosted by University of Otago Science Communication student Max Balloch promises to provide a “glimpse into a world of wonder, excitement and knowledge”.

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Members of Microbiology: Meet Olivia Paxie

Friday, 12 August 2022 10:01am

A sick grandfather, a love of science and a surprising discovery all played a part in PhD candidate Olivia Paxie’s journey from first-year health sciences to doctoral research.

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Businesses’ bottom lines suffer from extreme heat

Thursday, 11 August 2022 2:30pm

Extreme heat spells have detrimental effects on businesses, reducing customer sales and increasing costs, new research shows.

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DNA reveals history of Aotearoa’s manu

Thursday, 11 August 2022 2:48pm

Previously shrouded in mystery, the evolutionary history of kōkako, huia, and tīeke saddlebacks have been revealed by a University of Otago study.

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3MT PhD runner up and People's Choice winner Rajesh Nautiyal

Thursday, 11 August 2022 10:00am

PhD candidate Rajesh Nautiyal’s research on yoga tourism takes out People's Choice award at Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

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New leaders in Division of Health Sciences

Thursday, 11 August 2022 12:06pm

Professor Patricia Priest is the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Division of Health Sciences - Te Wāhanga Matua Mātau and Professor Neil Gemmell has filled the newly created Acting Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor role.

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Out of winter and onto Brazilian sands

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 10:18am

Competing in South America will be a stark contrast to what one Otago volleyball duo has been used to in training.

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Ugly vegetables recreating meat and dairy-like flavours

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 1:20pm

Vegetables destined for landfill are being used to re-create meat and dairy-like flavours for increasingly popular meat-free meals.

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Upcycling hops into a new brew

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 1:19pm

Can hops that have already been used to make one batch of beer be upcycled to make another batch of beer?

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Lunchtime Theatre returns

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 1:21pm

Lunchtime Theatre is back and students are “chomping at the bit” to tread the boards once again.

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Interprofessional healthcare education boosts early career skills

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 2:04pm

Health professional students who attended a five-week interprofessional education programme in Tairāwhiti run by the University of Otago several times each year developed better teamwork skills and more positive attitudes to working collaboratively with others, a study has found.

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Otago’s free dental clinic provides vital care

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 11:05am

More than 100 patients suffering from a range of dental issues have received care by volunteers at a series of free clinics at the University of Otago’s Dental School.

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KPMG kōrero and new scholarships announced at Otago Business School

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 2:11pm

A recruitment event held at the Otago Business School recently was also an opportunity to announce two new scholarships for finance and accounting students.

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Another amazing contribution from the Sunday dental clinic

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 11:30am

More than 100 people have received vital dental care, thanks to a team of volunteers using the facilities at the Dental School for a series of clinics over the last four Sundays.

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Alumni Global Lens photography competition 2022

Monday, 8 August 2022 11:14am

We would like to invite you as a member of the University of Otago alumni community to connect with us and share your experience of the world via the medium of photography in our 2022 competition.