Monthly Archive:: September 2015


Surf’s up for New Brighton

The North Wai Boardriders club is pulling the New Brighton community together with surfing. Georgina Campbell reports.

19 Years Dedicated to Richmond

Tony McCahon, community development leader at Delta Community Support Trust, spends long days at the Richmond office ensuring those who approach the trust receive the help they need. He tells reporter Millie Carr that he feels a “natural connection with people on the outer who struggle”.

First aid training proves popular at UC

Georgina Campbell reports on UC Red, a University of Canterbury first aid programme aimed at giving students a head start in the workplace, where safety is becoming a high priority.

Schoolboy basketball star Sam Timmins trains hard for US

Ollie Ritchie catches up with Canterbury Rams rookie and Junior Tall Black Sam Timmins on his preparation ahead of joining one of the top college basketball teams in the United States.

Christchurch couple convert car for electric future

Alice Peacock reports on the realities of owning an electric car.

Students gear up for robot contest

Not your typical contest: Mechatronic students at Canterbury University have been hard at work since the beginning of the university year designing  machines for their annual “Robocup”. Brooke Hobson reports.  

UC student paid to race drones

Fourth-year UC mechatronics student Scott Spooner is paid to race drones. He is currently second in New Zealand and will compete in the World Drone Racing champs in Hawaii next year. His drones can also do things other drones can’t. Joel Ineson explains.