Tag Archives: Otago Daily Times

Graduate Aïcha Wijland Wins London Design Award

Graduate Aïcha Wijland Wins London Design Award

University of Otago advertising graduate Aïcha Wijland says rebellious student culture was behind her edgy, award-winning redesign of classic cartoon character Beryl the Peril – the female equivalent of Dennis the Menace. Wijland has…

Jason Henderson First NZer to Make US Cabaret

Jason Henderson First NZer to Make US Cabaret

Dunedin-based singer Jason Henderson is the first New Zealander to be accepted to attend the St Louis Cabaret Conference from 17-23 July, after which he plans to relocate to New York City, the home…

NZ-Tehran Trade May Reach $1bn Turnover

NZ-Tehran Trade May Reach $1bn Turnover

New Zealand has made its first trade mission to Tehran in 12 years after sanctions were lifted following the historic nuclear deal signed in 2015. During the meeting in Tehran, Trade Minister Todd McClay…

Oamaru’s Underpass for March of the Penguins

Oamaru’s Underpass for March of the Penguins

A group of Little Blue Penguins have had their own underpass built between their nests and the sea at Oamaru Harbour to protect them from traffic and give them privacy from tourists keen to…

Simon Richardson’s Mila Portrait off to Top UK Show

Simon Richardson’s Mila Portrait off to Top UK Show

Dunedin artist Simon Richardson’s portrait of his seven-year-old daughter Mila is believed to be the first by a New Zealander to be chosen for the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National…

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Watch as large crowds gather for the bi-annual Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow at Easter 2016. The show celebrates classic aircraft and warbirds, as well as modern jets, sport…

Professor Roger Clark Nominated for Nobel Prize

Professor Roger Clark Nominated for Nobel Prize

New Zealand-born Professor Roger Clark, a public international law, human rights and criminal law scholar, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work on a lawsuit on behalf of…

Dunedin Researcher Andrew Highton Wins Oxford Scholarship

Dunedin Researcher Andrew Highton Wins Oxford Scholarship

University of Otago PhD researcher, Andrew Highton, 25, has won a Nuffield postdoctoral fellowship to Oxford University, where he will continue his immunology research. Highton was “really excited” to gain the fellowship, which provides $83,700…

National Australia Bank Appoints Tech Whizz Geraldine McBride

National Australia Bank Appoints Tech Whizz Geraldine McBride

Victoria University-educated Geraldine McBride, founder and chief executive of software company MyWave, has been appointed director of National Australia Bank (NAB) and will join the board in March. McBride’s appointment is a clear demonstration of…

Nearly Naked Aussies Almost Pull One Over Nude Blacks

Nearly Naked Aussies Almost Pull One Over Nude Blacks

New Zealand blushes were spared in Dunedin, as the Nude Blacks narrowly edged an invitational Australian side in the annual naked rugby contest in the country’s southern-most city. To coincide with the Bledisloe test…

Central Otago Violinist Named Principal in Leipzig

Central Otago Violinist Named Principal in Leipzig

Alexandra-born violinist Jenny Banks has been named principal second violin of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, Germany, one of the oldest and largest civic orchestras in the world. University of Otago Music Department senior…

Yes He Can

Yes He Can

Mosgiel man Dean O’Brien, 34, a former radio presenter, has topped the United Kingdom iTunes children’s chart this week with, The Yes I Can Club, an album created to make children feel…

Awe-Inspiring Lines in Wanaka

Awe-Inspiring Lines in Wanaka

Day two of the 211 World Heli Challenge, held in the Southern Lakes area, from 27 July through 11 August, saw athletes going “huge with awe-inspiring cliff drops that had the spectators…

Bunny Hunt Sparks Debate

Bunny Hunt Sparks Debate

The 211 Great Easter Bunny Hunt at Alexandra’s Pioneer Park rid the local farmland of 23, bunnies over the Easter weekend. Billed as a charity event, some animal welfare groups saw the hunt, made…

Search for Sutcliffe

Search for Sutcliffe

Attempts to find and relocate the ashes of cricketing great Bert Sutcliffe have failed because no-one recorded where they had been buried nine years ago. Sutcliffe’s ashes were buried at the Carisbrook ground in…

Remarkable Wells

Remarkable Wells

Wanaka skier Jossi Wells, 19, won a silver at the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games at the Remarkables in Queenstown for the freeski slopestyle event. Wells has a big profile in the United…

Awards for inspiration

Awards for inspiration

New Zealand retailer Michael Hill was one of 50 finalists in the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year awards held in Monte Carlo. Last year in New Zealand, judging panel chairman David…