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2012-09-04 23:12:40

The prevalence of smoking in Christchurch, New Zealand, increased following the 2010 earthquake.

2008-10-06 15:00:25

By YARDLEY, Mike It's nearly as certain as death and taxes - law and order, being a top-tier election issue. With Christchurch experiencing a mini crimewave this week, and violent crime continuing to surge, law and order is a perennial concern.

2008-08-28 15:01:01

By STEEMAN, Marta North Canterbury electricity lines company MainPower estimates it could cost $200 million to become 75 per cent self-sufficient in energy by developing a wind farm and a couple of small hydro plants.

2008-08-25 15:00:36

WATER BATTLE SITES Central Plains Water scheme: involves taking water from the Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers and storing it in a reservoir in the dammed Waianiwaniwa Valley. The water will be used to irrigate 60,000ha bounded by the rivers, SH1 and the Malvern foothills.

2008-08-24 15:00:27

By CREAN, Mike From primers to post-graduate students, George Knox taught at every level of formal education in New Zealand. But the University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor of Zoology was most acclaimed for his research.

2008-08-24 15:00:21

By GORMAN, Paul When a fight over water breaks out, the battleground is usually the Resource Management Act. But can the act contain this rush for liquid gold? PAUL GORMAN reports. .

2008-08-10 15:00:20

The Two Thumb Range Conservation Park in Mid-Canterbury should be open this year.

2008-07-31 15:00:00

Canterbury University's super- computer ran at a $660,000 loss in its first year but was still a sound investment, acting Vice- Chancellor Ian Town says.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.