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Help needed to reduce harmful drinking

11 February 2013

A University of Canterbury health expert says New Zealand needs to reduce the prevalence of Pacific island children exposed to parental drinking.


UC researching new forms of tumour detection

11 February 2013

In 2008, 7.6 million people died from cancer. Researchers at the University of Canterbury are working on new forms of tumour detection in the hope of reducing cancer rates.


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08 February 2013

NZ authorities have been waking up to the fact their coastlines are exposed but they really don't know how bad things might be if a tsunami hit NZ, says a visiting expert.


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08 February 2013

The world's largest seismic vibration truck, called TRex, is on its way to New Zealand to test Christchurch's ground.


Seven Sharp will need to beef up its journalism

05 February 2013

A University of Canterbury media expert says TVNZ's Seven Sharp programme will need to beef up its journalism if it's to carry the mantle of current affairs.


Time to review system for vehicle testing

05 February 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher says it might be time to review the governance system for vehicle testing in New Zealand to achieve better road safety with less vehicle


UC project to help people with hearing problems

05 February 2013

A major University of Canterbury research project aims to help many of the 500,000 New Zealanders who are deaf and have hearing problems.


NZ's clean, green tourism image contentious

04 February 2013

Whether New Zealand has a clean, green image is increasingly becoming a contentious issue, a University of Canterbury international tourism expert said.


Robot to inspect piles under quake-damaged houses

04 February 2013

The University of Canterbury has produced a small rover robot which can inspect and video piles under quake-damaged buildings and houses.


Phone app for Christchurch's historic precinct

01 February 2013

The University of Canterbury has designed a phone app and a website for Christchurch's quake-hit historic High Street precinct which was severely damaged in the February 22.