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Christchurch nightlife continues to rise

30 July 2013

Christchurch nightlife, including restaurants, bars and cafes, is already back to almost 80 per cent of pre-earthquake levels, a UC marketing expert says.


UC designs world's first heritage gold mining app

30 July 2013

The University of Canterbury has designed the world's first gold mining heritage site app.


Better to deal with problems than avoid them

29 July 2013

A University of Canterbury research project has found it is better for people who are struggling with stress to deal with the problem, rather than put it off.


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29 July 2013

The failed legal battle to stop Chch's cathedral being demolished will go down as one of the most significant decisions in the city's history, a UC heritage researcher says.


Poor air quality for ChCh and Auckland commuters

29 July 2013

While NZ's major cities have less congestion and lower volumes of traffic than cities overseas, they still produce high commuter exposure to finer particles says UC expert.


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26 July 2013

University of Canterbury Chancellor Dr John Wood has welcomed the announcement of four Ministerial appointments to the University of Canterbury Council.


Micronutrients could help people quit smoking

25 July 2013

A University of Canterbury masters student is hoping to demonstrate that micronutrients help with withdrawal symptoms for people quitting smoking.


Farmers could save NZ's unique biodiversity

25 July 2013

A University of Canterbury expert believes farmers, foresters and other landowners could save New Zealand's native biodiversity through financial incentives.


Hypothermia to treat cardiac arrest patients

24 July 2013

A University of Canterbury PhD student is studying the use of hypothermia, or lowering body temperature below 35C degrees, to treat cardiac arrest patients and its impact.


UC searching for viral link to breast cancer

24 July 2013

A University of Canterbury led research team wants to find the link between breast cancer and a virus, to help reduce the number of New Zealanders who die of breast cancer.