Monthly Archive:: September 2013


Law student’s phone app takes out competition

What do you do when you want to compliment a business on its great service? If you’re University of Canterbury student Hannah Duder, you create an award-winning smartphone app. Duder, a fourth-year Law and Accounting student, has taken out first prize in the University of Canterbury’s annual

No love for candidates at ‘speed voting’ event

Speed dating is often the preserve of the desperate and so it was at the University of Canterbury last week. However, these desperate were not dateless, rather, they were about 50 of Christchurch’s council and community board candidates. The University’s Department of Politics hosted a “speed voting”

Flat Man spreads his cape

For three years, Flat Man has been delivering care packages to Christchurch students’ flats, offering relief to those still dealing with earthquake issues. After much thought, he has decided to expand his reach out of Canterbury. His first stop: Dunedin. The masked superhero has recently returned from a

Teens ‘ki’d’ up for Māori ball game

Darting between taniwha, Nicky Pio dived through the gateway and slammed the ball down by the tupu in the centre. She swivelled to see if she had scored and grinned as the referee awarded three points to the ki-oma from Burnside High School. This is Ki-o-Rahi, a

Cronut craze hits UC newsroom

In the University of Canterbury Journalism programme, Cronuts (a portmanteau of Croissant and Donut) have become a bit of an obsession. We’ve pitched stories about them and had stories about them pinched by others. We’ve looked on with envy at Aucklanders and Wellingtonians as they got to

Secret art project unburdens students

Got a troublesome secret? Let it go. The concept sounds easy, but one university student’s fine arts project on the nature of secrets took four months to complete. In the foyer of the Fine Arts block on campus at the University of Canterbury, 40 sheets of hand-cut

Council candidates share their vision

Christchurch local body candidates pitched their wares at a UCPOLS-hosted ‘speed-voting’ event on campus this week. Emily Murphy live-blogged the session. As a small crowd pile into a Canterbury University lecturer theatre, candidates gear up to talk about their vision for the city of Christchurch.  University of

UC hosts election speed-voting session

UC’s Department of Political Science has organised a first of its kind – a speed-dating event for the public to meet and greet all city council and community board candidates. Held at the University of Canterbury campus, candidates each made two-minute speech’s laying out their vision for Christchurch. This

Canty Uni students build car from scratch

There is no stalling for University of Canterbury students who have worked out the formula for a built-from-scratch race car. Thirteen mechanical engineering students have formed the first Canterbury team to enter the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (Formula SAE) Australasia design competition. The team will compete

Ilam’s curliest intersection

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