Latest Canterbury Region Stories

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
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.