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Kurī overlooked for ecological impact on early New Zealand

Thursday, 16 December 2021 9:55am

The arrival of humans, and the kiore (Pacific rat) they brought with them, has been well documented as bringing about major changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s environment, but what about their pets?

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New evidence reveals moa occurred naturally on Rakiura

Monday, 15 November 2021 10:09am

New research by the University of Otago and the Department of Conservation provides evidence that moa may have been indigenous on Rakiura / Stewart Island shortly after human arrival.

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Generous gift to establish new Chair in Freshwater Sciences

Monday, 8 November 2021 3:52pm

A new Professorial Chair in Freshwater Sciences at the University of Otago is being established with the support of a substantial gift from Emerita Professor Dame Carolyn Burns CBE.

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Marsden funding helps Otago researchers unlock secrets of ageing

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 11:41am

A University of Otago researcher is one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the ageing process after receiving Marsden funding.