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The All Blacks haka and the cultural meaning

13 August 2014

Rituals in sport go far behind the All Blacks' haka which will be performed in the opening Rugby Championship match against Australia in Sydney on Saturday night.


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12 August 2014

Six University of Canterbury rescuers will receive Civil Defence Emergency Management long service awards on campus tomorrow night.


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12 August 2014

The University of Canterbury is ranked first in the country in two out of the four annual performance rankings just released by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).


Canterbury researching sport to ensure even game

12 August 2014

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players.


Film-maker pays tribute to Robin Williams

12 August 2014

New Zealand Academy Award winner and film maker Vincent Ward has paid tribute to actor Robin Williams who died earlier today.


Major study into Didymo's impact

11 August 2014

In one of the largest field studies of its kind to examine Didymo, or rock snot, a University of Canterbury project has sampled 55 rivers and streams across the South Island.


UC designed flooring system has huge potential

11 August 2014

A building soon to be constructed in Nelson will be the first in the world using a new timber flooring system designed by UC structural engineering experts.


World's highest recorded rocket flight

08 August 2014

A University of Canterbury student-built supersonic rocket has achieved the highest recorded altitude worldwide.


Super-duper-moon expected Monday morning

08 August 2014

A super-duper-moon which is bigger and brighter than any other full moon visible this year will appear on Monday (August 11) morning.


Human-animal studies expert criticises Crusaders

08 August 2014

A University of Canterbury expert on human-animal relations has criticised Crusaders rugby players shooting wild animals in Africa.