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Ellie's Big Day Out

What does one of the world’s biggest pop stars do when she’s not performing in front of thousands of adoring fans? British singer Ellie Goulding is the main attraction in Christchurch tonight, playing at a sold-out concert at Horncastle Arena. The Christchurch concert is the 83rd of 87 stops on… Read More »Ellie's Big Day Out

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.

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.

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.

Young Politicos: what makes them?

In an election that will probably be decided by superannuitants and baby boomers, young people are still getting involved and joining political parties. Michael Cropp reports. Sam MacDonald, 23, is your prototypical Young Nat – a young professional, an accountant and deadly serious. We meet at a café near his work… Read More »Young Politicos: what makes them?