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History-making donation secures future of Auckland dental facility
The University of Otago is grateful to internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart and his wife Robyn for their generous donation of $10 million.


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Staff embrace opportunity to Get Physical

A Unipol initiative to encourage staff away from their desks and into some physical activity over their lunch breaks has proved popular.


Numeracy concerns prompt grant for trio

A decline in the numeracy skills of students coming to University has prompted an Otago trio to develop a test to ensure every such student is identified and given the help they need.


Award stars align for Starrs

This year's Inoue Yasushi Award for Outstanding Research in Japanese Literature, Culture and Art in Australia and New Zealand has been awarded to Otago's Professor Roy Starrs.



Flatmates wanted for four-bedroom NEV flat

Looking for mature students or young professionals to join me in my warm, comfortable, four-bedroom flat on the sunny side of North East Valley.

Graduation accommodation wanted 15 Dec 2018

Malo e lelei,

I am graduating on 15 December 2018 and am looking to rent a place for my family to stay while they are in Dunedin for the ceremony.

Long-term rental accommodation wanted from Jan 2019

My partner and I are mature, working professionals who are looking for a long-term rental in Dunedin, ideally within walking distance of the University or close to bus routes.



HAND IN HAND: Photographers and Painters Alike - exhibition at the Hocken

A tribute to Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) marking 150 years since her birth, this exhibition focuses on the artist’s early career in Dunedin during the 1890s.


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

Otago 150 years

Keeping it fresh for 121 years: Scents of the Student Christian Movement Otago

This blog post was written by University of Otago history student Rachel Tombs in 2017. “Our most important function seems …

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Effectiveness of Community Treatment Orders
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Giving it Back: Dog Squad volunteers raise smiles

Arana College Assistant Warden Kirsten Eichstaedt’s is the second person to feature in the Bulletin Board’s new volunteer series, dedicated to staff who share their skills and time with the community.


Giving it Back: A Master of water and fire

The Master of Otago research vessel Polaris II Bill Dickson is the first profile in the Bulletin Board’s new volunteer series, dedicated to staff who share their skills and time with the community.