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Mussel power - fit for monitoring Kiwi coastlines

01 November 2012

A UC biological sciences PhD student has discovered that mussels are an effective marine organism to monitor coastal metal pollution in New Zealand.


NZ mountain plants may depend on declining kea

01 November 2012

Over summer many holiday trampers will get close up views of New Zealand's most charismatic bird, the kea.


Quake impact on Chch bridges investigated

01 November 2012

Many Christchurch pedestrian bridges were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes and more than 50 per cent of the bridges in the city will need to be repaired.


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01 November 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher is looking at all the hospitals in Canterbury to determine their collective resilience as a network during the earthquakes.


Impact of new organisms on Marlborough seafood

31 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher will be spending this summer looking at the potential spread of new organisms around the Marlborough Sounds.


Producing fuel from air and electricity

31 October 2012

A University of Canterbury lecturer is researching the possibility of producing fuel from air and electricity.


Falcons and vineyards winning combination

31 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher has found benefits in encouraging New Zealand falcons into Marlborough vineyards for pest control.


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30 October 2012

Chemistry students at the University of Canterbury will have the opportunity to be taught by a national industry leader next year.


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30 October 2012

NZ handles Waitangi Day much better than Australia handles Australia Day as far as indigenous people are concerned, a UC academic says.


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30 October 2012

The public did not expect to bear more than $30 billion in loss from the ChCh quakes, having been reminded regularly that NZ was a world leader in earthquake-resistant design.