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Tauira Māori celebrated at ceremony

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:12pm

Pride was abundant among whānau and graduands at the University of Otago’s Māori pre-graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon at Union Hall.

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Otago research shows ski passes still worthwhile

Monday, 19 August 2019 2:16pm

The recent arrival of snow across the country brought relief to ski fields, but as we enter the latter half of the ski season, is this lack of snow a sign of things to come? Should Kiwis continue buying annual ski passes?

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Ihumātao situation a ‘complex’ power battle – Otago research

Friday, 26 July 2019 4:39pm

An Otago Master of Planning graduand who completed his thesis on cultural heritage protection within the wider Ihumātao peninsula says the ongoing situation is complex and filled with tensions at various scales.

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Improved access to greenspace for older adults needs to be considered - Otago study

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 4:39pm

Older people’s inability to engage in nature can leave them feeling sad, frustrated and angry, a University of Otago study has found.

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Geography Head's IPL explores "identity in place"

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 8:26pm

Examining the concepts of "identity in place" – and mapping how these ideas have shaped her career – were at the heart of Department of Geography Head Michelle Thompson-Fawcett’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Monday.

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University of Otago academic scoops top teaching award

Friday, 14 September 2018 9:56am

For the sixth time in seven years, the University of Otago has the top tertiary teacher in New Zealand.

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Research shows carbon dioxide levels influenced by earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 2:44pm

New research shows that large earthquakes may have influenced the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere over millions of years.

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More Māori voices needed in city planning – Otago graduate

Thursday, 23 August 2018 9:40am

There are calls from a University of Otago planning graduate for greater recognition and involvement of iwi and hapū surrounding the development of city spaces.

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Otago professor honoured by top geography award

Thursday, 2 August 2018 4:29pm

The head of the University of Otago’s Department of Geography who secured the New Zealand Geographical Society’s supreme award says it is a victory for a dynamic approach to research.

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Otago Geographers recognised with national awards

Thursday, 19 July 2018 9:30pm

An Otago Geographer has received the New Zealand Geographical Society’s (NZGS) highest honour, in recognition of her work in Māori and Indigenous geography, iwi resource management and development and planning.