Monthly Archive:: July 2014


Room Four art space seeks online funds

St Asaph art space Room Four is crowdfunding to stay open in the face of dwindling post-earthquake funds. Co-founders Rosalee Jenkin and Daegan Wells, both 24, have raised almost half of the $2,000 target they hoped to meet by August 9. “It’s a really good start,” Jenkin

Canterbury students develop photographic drone

University of Canterbury students and alumni are pooling their talents to develop a photographic drone, dubbed SelfieBot. Project leader Owen Flanagan said the team hoped to have a functioning prototype of the small flying robot, which will hover and take photographs from just about anywhere, in the

Human rights abuse claims spike after quake

Human rights abuse claims have spiked in New Zealand as Canterbury residents file claims against insurance and construction companies. Earthquake-affected residents are resorting to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines that require companies to respect the human rights of those affected by their activities. Claimant

Crusaders trio miss out on AB’s squad

By Kyle Knowles Despite being in the Super Rugby final this weekend and winning the New Zealand conference, three Crusaders have missed out on the All Blacks squad named today in Christchurch. Ryan Crotty, Matt Todd and Colin Slade have been left out of the 31-man squad

Pig farmers tighten security for activists

Pig farmers say animal activists who trespass and hide cameras on farms are exposing pigs to harmful diseases. Animal rights group Farmwatch took hidden camera footage of two pig farms that aired on national TV and the group intends to keep trespassing to take more photos. Mid-Canterbury