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Crimes from Christchurch's colonial past revealed

05 December 2013

A mysterious severed hand, a slander case involving a prominent merchant, bigamy, fraud and murder all feature in Christchurch Crimes and Scandals 1876-99.


Earthquake-damaged house inspectors using UC rover

04 December 2013

A government-owned company responsible for settling claims from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes is using a University of Canterbury designed rover robot to inspect damage.


New Zealand needs to target responsible tourists

03 December 2013

New Zealand needs to target tourists that spend more and have the shortest stay, a University of Canterbury tourist researcher says.


Resilience has significant impact on organisations

03 December 2013

Employee resilience has a significant impact on organisational engagement, high performance and well-being, a University of Canterbury research study has found.


Record growth in gross domestic product

03 December 2013

The 2013 economic highlight for New Zealand is the record growth in gross domestic product, driven largely by the Canterbury rebuild and housing demand in Auckland.


UC mechanical engineering car clocking fast speeds

02 December 2013

University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering students have designed and built a racing car that has clocked 0 to 100km an hour in under four seconds.


New book explores work of prominent NZ artist

02 December 2013

The prints of New Zealand artist Barry Cleavin are the focus of a new book published by Canterbury University Press this month.


Super computers will help find health breakthrough

02 December 2013

An international computer science expert will explain in Christchurch later this month how supercomputers can be used to help solve science and engineering issues.


Solutions to child behavioural problems

29 November 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) health sciences PhD student is investigating a different approach to finding solutions to child behavioural and emotional problems.


UC experts receive Royal Society research medals

28 November 2013

Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics last night received Research Honours Medals from the Royal Society of New Zealand.