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UC researcher wins women's world croquet title

29 October 2012

University of Canterbury researcher Jenny Clarke has won the inaugural women's world croquet title in Cairnlea, Victoria, Australia.


City shows resilience with night life

29 October 2012

Christchurch has shown its resilience with no shortage of restaurants, cafes and bars to go to following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.


People perceive robots as humans not objects

29 October 2012

University of Canterbury research has found people perceive robots, not as objects, but as humans.


Transplant tourism and organ trafficking

26 October 2012

A University of Canterbury law researcher is looking into the dark world of transplant tourism and organ trafficking.


Low organ donation rates cause transplant queues

26 October 2012

New Zealand's very low rates of organ donation help ensure that the queue for transplants remains very long, a University of Canterbury economics lecturer said.


Future eruptions could pose threat to power supply

26 October 2012

Future volcanic eruptions could pose threats to New Zealand's power supply, according to a University of Canterbury researcher.


Kiwiana important to retain traditional NZ culture

24 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher believes Kiwiana is pivotal to New Zealanders' pride and sense of belonging in changing times.


Seaweed could be used as glue

24 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher is looking to see if New Zealand coastline seaweed could be used as inspiration to design a commercial wet-resistant glue.


Stress, anxiety and depression common

23 October 2012

A University of Canterbury research survey has found acute stress, anxiety and depression especially in the worst affected areas, after last February's earthquake.


Food labels should say how long to burn calories

23 October 2012

A new University of Canterbury (UC) study has shown people want food labels to tell them how long they need to exercise to burn off the calories rather than just say how many.