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Great progress on new college

Thursday, 24 March 2022 4:07pm

Great progress continues to be made on the University's new college, Te Rangihīroa.

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Otago's path to slashing carbon emissions

Monday, 24 January 2022 3:25pm

The University of Otago aims to slash carbon emissions by 54 per cent across six areas by 2029, as the most critical step to achieving net carbon zero by 2030, Sustainability Office Head Ray O’Brien says.

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New custodial care

Monday, 24 January 2022 2:51pm

A bubble of laughter and energy seems to surround the University’s new custodial services manager, Annie Blair.

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Staff recognised for COVID-19 efforts at Otago Staff Awards

Friday, 19 November 2021 9:13am

The recent challenges presented by COVID-19 have impacted the way most people go about their work, something noted in the recent University of Otago Staff Awards.

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Energy efficiency analytics helping the University’s bottom line and the environment

Wednesday, 6 October 2021 1:57pm

A desire to better use its existing buildings, rather than simply replacing them, is behind the University of Otago’s use of an Energy Efficiency and ICT Analytics programme.

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Winning architectural ways

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 9:58am

Architecture awards have been bestowed on the University’s Faculty of Dentistry construction and refurbishment project and the new performing arts centre – plus a colour award for the performing arts centre.

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Aiming for zero

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:30am

Getting the University to zero carbon by 2030 includes tackling five main contributors that produce about 75 per cent of emissions.

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Dunedin campus landfill contributions halve

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 11:39am

The waste our Dunedin campus sends to landfill annually plummeted by half much, much earlier than expected.

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Campus Development Division Director retires

Wednesday, 3 March 2021 11:38am

A man who has significantly improved the way our staff and students work and play has retired from the University of Otago.

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Professional staff efforts recognised

Friday, 20 November 2020 10:45am

The annual University of Otago Staff Awards took place on 20 November, with an expanded list of awards to mark a truly remarkable year.

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Is this one the oldest?

Thursday, 20 August 2020 3:49pm

Mystery surrounds which tree is the oldest at our country’s oldest University, but speculation abounds a Ngaio could be hundreds of years old.

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Streaming the sun’s energy with solar

Monday, 25 November 2019 12:11pm

The University of Otago is believed to have more solar panels than any other university in New Zealand – 112 kilowatts-worth.

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Prioritising Operations: University buildings and campuses future

Thursday, 6 June 2019 11:46pm

How will you be affected by the Operations Group’s priorities this year? In the first of a two-part series, find out how the group aims to provide support through its goals for the University’s buildings and campuses.

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Hayward College unveils massive refurbishment

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 4:21pm

Strains of Te Aroha echoed though the refurbished halls of Hayward College as the new-look building was blessed on Friday morning.

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Otago wins prestigious sustainability award

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 2:33pm

The University of Otago has won a prestigious Australasian sustainability award for an initiative that aims to shrink the University’s carbon footprint by a third by 2020 and propel the campus more than halfway towards being zero carbon.

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Bee-themed "pocket park" planned near Physio building

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:33pm

The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council (DCC) are constructing a bee-themed pocket park on Great King Street which will be a new meeting and green space in the central city.

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Over-achieving accessibility aim

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:02am

The University of Otago is aiming to exceed the national accessibility standards by consistently applying its new Design & Facility Standards, Campus Development Division Director David Perry says.

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Charging ahead with fast-chargers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:59pm

A second rapid charger for electric vehicles (EVs) in Dunedin is operating now at Otago – as the University continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.

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Travel smart – with Smart Travel

Thursday, 4 October 2018 8:56pm

Arranging ride shares has just become easier in Dunedin, with a new website and free app to help users find others to share their journey – saving time and money, reducing traffic on busy roads and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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New life for new director

Monday, 17 September 2018 10:09pm

Otago’s new Director of the Property Services Division, Dean Macaulay, has multi-national experience in facilities management, strategic procurement and maintenance planning.