Tagged: Canterbury

Strengthening Secondary/Tertiary Collaboration - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 07, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Secondary-Tertiary meeting, organised by Sabina Cleary of UC Ed Plus with the support of the Canterbury Science Teachers Association. This meeting involved teachers from secondary schools around Christchurch with staff from the three main tertiary institutions (University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) to discuss various aspects of … Read More

Courtesy doesn't cost …. - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 18, 2012

… well not in monetary terms. However, a little consideration by an employer in times of difficulty can help relieve rather than exacerbate the stress felt by staff. Unfortunately, it seems both the University of Canterbury and the Ministry of Education seem to have missed this point. I was talking last night to someone who has recently been made redundant by … Read More

Canterbury water use, 2010/11 - Waiology

Waiology Apr 10, 2012

Guest post by James Tricker, Principle Extension Services Officer, Environment Canterbury There are increasing expectations, both within the Canterbury community and also within a national context, that the relation between water allocation and water use is more strongly understood. The Environment Canterbury Water Use Report presents the information gathered on consented water use in Canterbury between 1 July 2010 and … Read More

SCANZ 2012 – Dr Mark Quigley: Calm and Assured on the Outside - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 02, 2012

There are probably very few Cantabrians (or New Zealanders) who wouldn’t recognise Mark Quigley. Soon after the major quake of September 4th, 2010, Dr Quigley began appearing on our TV screens explaining what was happening to the ground under the Canterbury region. As a result of the excellent work he did informing and reassuring the New Zealand public in 2010 … Read More

Cellphones track Christchurch's earthquake diaspora - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 02, 2012

With the rise of location-based services like Google Latitude, Foursquare and mapping applications, consumers are now well aware of the fact that their mobile phone is also a sort of homing beacon, that can pinpoint your location as you move around. That has all sorts of privacy implications and Apple felt the full force of consumers’ push-back last … Read More

TOSP Episode 20: February 14th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Elf Eldridge Feb 15, 2012

Greetings, TOSP listeners! This week’s podcast is a teensy bit late (heh), and a little different to usual as it was the first we’ve done and edited ‘On the Road’. We (well, Elf – aimee was driving like a loon between Auckland and Wellington as practice for the Rally) travelled to … Read More

Canterbury Lysimeter Network: Measuring the hydrologic inputs to aquifers - Waiology

Waiology Jan 30, 2012

By MS Srinivasan Irrigated agriculture is growing in Canterbury. This growth has resulted in a greater rush for accessing water resources — surface and ground waters – across the region. Since these water resources are finite, limits on their takes are imposed to conserve them and make them available for other uses. However, setting limits on groundwater has remained a … Read More

Kinky relationships among Canterbury’s springs - Waiology

Waiology Jan 23, 2012

By Daniel Collins As Ross mentioned some time ago, one of the frontiers of hydrological research at present is the interface between surface water and groundwater. On the one hand, we need to understand how aquifers are recharged from the surface; on the other, how aquifers in turn discharge water back to the surface. This is important to … Read More

Loss of Earthquake Insurance for Heritage – SIGH! - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Sep 30, 2011

The incredibly useful and interesting eNews from NZ Archaeology’s Garry Law was in my inbox this morning when I ‘turned on’.  Top of the list is the article; Biggest Insurer of Church and Heritage site ends Earthquake Cover.  It is a New Zealand Herald report from this morning, see here I am thinking ‘SIGH’. I am not going … Read More