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Funds sought to repair historic Townsend telescope

Astronomy enthusiasts are appealing for funds to help restore the historic Townsend telescope damaged in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The severely damaged remains are lying in a corner of the University of Canterbury department of Physics and Astronomy, in the hands of experienced technician Graeme Kershaw. Now, Kershaw’s team is… Read More »Funds sought to repair historic Townsend telescope

LIVE: NZ Election Debate

To follow this blog post, please start at the bottom of the screen. Parting words from Prof Alex Tan: exercise your sacred right to vote. Otherwise someone else might vote for you.  Debate ends: 1.40pm  Candidates now have the opportunity to put a plug in for their party. 1.30pm Woods: this… Read More »LIVE: NZ Election Debate

Pet sitter website launches in NZ

A fast-growing online service aimed at bringing pet-minding into the digital age has made its way to Christchurch., which started in Belgium, has gained more than 100 pet lovers since launching nationwide six days ago. The website allows pet owners with verified local addresses to find local minders, walkers and house… Read More »Pet sitter website launches in NZ