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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.


Scientist honoured by NZ Royal Society

19 October 2012

University of Canterbury scientist Professor Juliet Gerrard has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.


Promising signs in ovarian cancer research

19 October 2012

A University of Canterbury research project, in collaboration with the Christchurch School of Medicine, has shown some promising signs in the treatment of ovarian cancer.


Rabuka unsure about 2014 Fijian elections

19 October 2012

Major General Sitiveni Rabuka, who led two military coups in Fiji, has cast some doubt over whether the elections in Fiji will go ahead in 2014 as scheduled.


UC students win scholarships to study in China

16 October 2012

Three University of Canterbury students have received all-expenses paid scholarships to study in China for a year.


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16 October 2012

The Canterbury earthquakes changed more than the physical landscape of Christchurch; they also changed its heritage landscape.


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16 October 2012

A University of Canterbury student has won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Innovation (IEEE) award for his work on a grape vine cutting robot.


Whitebait research mixes Bovril with Vegemite

15 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher is having to mix Bovril with Vegemite to bait whitebait until Marmite returns to the supermarket shelves next year.