Monthly Archive:: July 2015


UC library prepares for book giveaway

The University of Canterbury is giving away books. On Friday August 7, the university’s library will give away books that no longer meet departments’ needs. UC Journalism students grabbed their cameras and went along to the library to check out preparations for the giveaway.  

UC hosts students for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Year 12 Maori students from high schools all around Christchurch have been visiting the University of Canterbury for Māori Language Week — to have a look and think about their future study options. UC journalism students caught up with them for a quick video chat.

Police share security tips with UC students

Christchurch  police visited the University of Canterbury undercroft on Wednesday to help students improve their security and guard against burglary. UC journalism students went along to test their video skills and get some good advice.  

Wheelchair user upset about footpath hazards

Wheelchair access to footpaths in  the Dunedin suburb of Mornington has been labelled ”incredibly dangerous”. Wheelchair users say they are being forced on to roads because the kerbs leading on to footpaths are too dangerous to use. The Dunedin City Council says it is aware of the

Untold Gallipoli stories shared through artworks

Louisa Baillie is taking her grandfather’s memories and experiences from his time serving as a medic in Gallipoli and turning them into her own art exhibition. ”Stationed at Gallipoli” opened on Saturday, and is a collection of Mrs Baillie’s works of art. Mrs Baillie (49) said the

Former art teacher reunited with 20-year-old mural

After two decades of hiding in the dark, an impressive mural has been reunited with its artist. The mural was found at Shirley Intermediate’s school hall when a group of teachers were preparing a backdrop backstage for their forthcoming drama. Shirley Intermediate principal Geoff Siave said it

Prosthetic hands created with 3D-printer

Rachael Wood is using a 3D-printer to create prosthetic hands for children in need. The Christchurch woman has joined web-based volunteer community e-NABLE, which has delivered more than 1500 prosthetic hands across the globe. They have helped children in 37 countries, including crash victims or the disabled. e-NABLE supports

Restaurant and bar boom levels off in Christchurch

Christchurch’s hospitality boom has levelled off. City council figures show cafe and restaurant numbers have almost reached pre-quake levels. As of last week there were 760 cafes and restaurants in the city, compared to 911 in June 2010. The 2011 quake almost halved the number of eateries,

Hospital warned about Eunice Richardson’s allergy before fatal mishap

The nurses union raised concerns about a busy Princess Margaret Hospital ward 18 months before an 80-year-old woman died from a hospital mishap. Eunice Richardson died in November 2013 after she suffered a severe allergic reaction from being given bacteristatic antibiotic, Trimethoprim, while in care at Princess

Blind teen mad at buses

Catching the bus is proving more difficult than it should for a blind Christchurch teenager. Ricky Ball, 18, said over the last two years he had been missed at least four times by a bus he wanted to catch. “I was at the bus stop last Saturday