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Prescriptions or prose for young writer?

For some, the creativity and imagination required to write beautiful non-fiction might not gel with the image of a strait-laced medical student.

Olivia Wright sitting on stairs in a yellow shirt.

30 Nov 2023

Safety and connection away from home

If you whakapapa Māori, you are welcome at Te Huka Mātauraka, Māori Centre. Kai...

28 Nov 2023

Kawhe and kōrero with NASA

Have you ever had morning tea with an astronaut? Petra Fisher has. For Petra, m...

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24 Nov 2023

Seafarers Sevens supporting growth on and off the field

As another successful rugby sevens season draws to a close, Seafarers’ coach Sco...

30 Oct 2023

Restoration mahi and tītī chicks

Counting penguins and planting native plants has been helping tauira understand...

18 Oct 2023

“All you have to do is be there”

“You’re in a tent, its 3am, you’re wearing your oodie and passing round the choc...

17 Oct 2023

Student winners impress in Writer2023

An English Literature PhD candidate and a public health/neuroscience student are...

Ariel Ioane and Ari Hayati

17 Oct 2023

Manaaki Scholars celebrate at Completion Ceremony

COVID -19, imposter syndrome, and even slang barriers were not enough to dissuad...

13 Oct 2023

Prescriptions or prose for young writer?

For some, the creativity and imagination required to write beautiful non-fiction...

25 Sep 2023

VOTE2023 by students, for students

Through interviewing commentators and candidates, a team of Politics students ar...

22 Sep 2023

Win for Otago in National Māori Moot Competition

Tawhiwhi Watson (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga and Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Otago Law

12 Sep 2023

This house proposes...

Jaiden Tucker’s commitment to his role as president of Otago’s oldest student or...

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12 Sep 2023

Awards celebrate ‘stellar’ Otago students

A powerlifter has won top prize at this year’s Blues and Golds Awards after brea...

07 Sep 2023

This Barbie’s job isn’t just ‘beach’, she’s an outstanding lifeguard!

A hard-working volunteer surf lifeguard who also counts mentoring, fund-raising...

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05 Sep 2023

Cultivating community

A new student club aims to encourage positive, future-focused change in the food...

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04 Sep 2023

Medic volunteers her way to an ‘outstanding’ nomination

From running a successful beach clean-up at St Kilda to mentoring young women in...

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30 Aug 2023

Welcome to the (law) jungle

They found themselves in the foyer of a prestigious Auckland law firm, surrounde...

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25 Aug 2023

Award winning entrepreneurs ready to grow their berry-based business

Second year Bachelor of Entrepreneurship tauira and Dunedin locals Alex Livingst...

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25 Aug 2023

Otago represents at ultimate frisbee world champs

We’ll give them this – they've got spirit!...

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24 Aug 2023

First HSFY Admissions event a success

The Division of Health Sciences recently hosted the first of what will become an...

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18 Aug 2023

Medical student investigates rheumatic fever threat in Canterbury

Christchurch-based Samoan medical student Taliah Su'a understands the harsh real...

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16 Aug 2023

“This is an equity issue”

Student poverty is a long-term problem, and it needs a long-term solution, says...

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14 Aug 2023

Medical students add another string to their bow

Something special can happen when medicine and music come together....

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10 Aug 2023

A vote for… the knife party or the spoon party?

Third year politics student Liam White is on a mission to make young people feel...

07 Aug 2023

Otago physiotherapy students volunteering as sports medics for over 20 years

For more than 20 years Otago physiotherapy students have been volunteering weeke...

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04 Aug 2023

Tauira flourish in by-Pacific, for-Pacific research initiative

Three Pacific tauira traded rest for research as they embarked on their biomedic...

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01 Aug 2023

A concerted effort to centre the voices of the disenfranchised

Critical race theory is something mentioned increasingly in culture wars convers...

24 Jul 2023

Wāhine tauira create a network of support

A supportive sisterhood of tauira is putting in the mahi to help future health p...

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10 Jul 2023

From zombi fungi to kororā with Henry the Paleoguy

Otago undergrad Henry Scott things to say about everything from Zombi fungi to D...

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04 Jul 2023

Local charities delighted with Ignite’s advice and support

Our Ignite consultants wrapped up their Semester One projects at a special event...

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23 Jun 2023

From start to Finnish for Rafa

Rafa Winurdi’s finishing school is not the kind with one ‘n’....

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21 Jun 2023

Downward dog in the Rock and Pillars?

A nearly 70-year-old notoriously skew-whiff simple backcountry Otago hut might n...

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20 Jun 2023

We had to keep it hush hush for a while... but we won!

Could you survive in New Zealand’s most rugged wilderness with only your best fr...

16 Jun 2023

Anna Parsons: The next chapter

When Anna Parsons returns to America next month, she will take her climbing rope...

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13 Jun 2023

Katherine gets her kicks in Canada

Swapping her Otago hoodie for an American Football shirt to kick a ball in a far...

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12 Jun 2023

Otago tauira’s voice ‘blossoms out’ across the globe

Otago University’s very own Tomuri Spicer has written a song which will be perfo...

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17 May 2023

On-campus support and prevention services combatting sexual violence

The statistics back up the critical need for the services the University’s sexua...

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17 May 2023

Can I hear a little commotion for… the Sexytet!

When you think about six-person acapella groups who perform at The Capping Show...

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17 May 2023

Physiotherapy graduate Nathan Cochrane on why he’s working rurally

Nathan Cochrane went against the grain when he picked a rural practice, but the...

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15 May 2023

Students are asking: Why do people believe the earth is flat?

“Religious Studies wouldn’t necessarily be the first place you’d think to look f...

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15 May 2023

Touch rugby a great outlet for medical student

Sport has always been a big part of Mariana Winiana’s life and studying medicine...

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15 May 2023

An Evening of Celebration: Manaaki Scholarship students honour completion

There was a buzz of gratitude, admiration and pride at the Manaaki NZ Scholarshi...

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12 May 2023

IT internships help bridge study to work gap

Labelling and scanning devices has given students like Dyrel Lumiwes (Second yea...

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10 May 2023

I thought to myself… ‘This is ten times better than processing algal samples.’

It is déjà vu for Lisa Carlin, who is graduating this month with a Bachelor of A...

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02 May 2023

Knitting with a purpose: Blankets for NICU babies made with love by Otago tauira

Pēpī in the neonatal intensive care unit are some of the smallest and most vulne...

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20 Apr 2023

Injured? Dunedin clinic is providing student physios with hands-on experience

For student physiotherapists, six weeks of hands-on clinical experience is a tot...

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14 Apr 2023

Otago students compete in “Moot Olympics”

A team of three students from Otago’s Te Kaupeka Tātai Ture Faculty of Law are i...

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13 Apr 2023

Campus baristas level up at bootcamp

Campus baristas attend a bootcamp each year to enhance skills on coffee making,...

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04 Apr 2023

Exploring vegan burgers and Te Ao Māori

Brent Paehua reckons that if his dad, “a Māori guy born in the ‘50s”, can accide...

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27 Sep 2022

Blues nomination just the beginning

Third-year student Corey Symon has experienced his fair share of challenges incl...

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27 Sep 2022

"It matters that the girls in the future would feel comfortable, safe and wanted.”

She’s put in six years of study towards her law degree and has successfully advo...

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27 Sep 2022

Ones to Watch: Brooke Davies

Defending a national title, competing in Portugal and studying full-time is just...

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11 Jul 2022

Capping Show theme expected to be a hit

It may be the longest running student revue in the world, but the creators of Ot...

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11 Jul 2022

Students take the lead in dark comedy vaudeville

Who says jazz, murder and education can’t go hand in hand?...

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11 May 2022

Scholarship just the beginning

Anika Moana Kite Perenara is the recipient of a scholarship for Māori students i...

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13 Apr 2022

Ones to Watch: Max Balloch

Science communication is an important industry for the entire world and for one...

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17 Feb 2022

Ones to Watch: Brent Caldwell

Some of the greatest actors to cross our screens had long careers in other indus...

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03 Feb 2022

A blood-soaked learning lesson

Blood spatter, broken glass, a game of poker gone wrong. These are just a few pi...

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29 Oct 2021

Helping each other PASS

Peer Learning Programmes such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer As...

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07 Jul 2021

Powering the future generations

More Otago students than any prior year are recipients of The Energy Education T...

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27 Apr 2021

A young rapper with a message to inspire

Tane Mercer is not just any performer. With a story of resilience and a passion...

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