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New book lifts curtain on Rapa Nui 'theatre' traditions

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Tuesday 9 August 2022

Languages and Cultures Pūkenga (Lecturer) Dr Moira Fortin Cornejo’s latest publication Rapa Nui Theatre: Staging Indigenous Identities in Easter Island describes her experiences of living on the remote Pacific island and provides a rare insight into its fascinating performance tradition.

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Vice-Chancellor receives a warm Pacific welcome

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Wednesday 3 August 2022

Pacific leaders and stakeholders at the University of Otago banished the winter chill by providing a warm welcome for new Vice-Chancellor Professor David Murdoch.

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Student Health rewarded for MMR vaccine mahi

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Thursday 21 July 2022

Student Health staff have been recognised for their “outstanding” mahi in enabling Pasifika students to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).

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Nurturing Pacific community relationships

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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Meaningful long-term relationships with local Pacific communities are important for the University and first aid was the recent focus of a health initiative.

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Diving into a rewarding career

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Monday 23 May 2022

Learning about study options in the mid-nineties after a chat at Dunedin’s Captain Cook Tavern helped kickstart the future career of Otago alumnus – marine biologist Dr Richard (Rick) Hamilton.

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New Dunedin School of Medicine Dean appointed

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Thursday 10 February 2022

Professor Joanne Baxter (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) is the new Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine, at the University of Otago.

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Associate Dean (Pacific) steps down after a successful term

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Monday 6 December 2021

Associate Professor Daryl Schwenke leaves his Associate Dean (Pacific) role satisfied he has contributed to the advancement of Pasifika, but says he could not have done it without the support of his committed team.

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