Tagged: The Press

Stuff stuff up (another bloody ice age) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 10, 2012

There’s a major fail today for the new science section of the Stuff.co.nz news web site — the web portal for Fairfax NZ, home to The Press (Christchurch) and the Dominion Post (Wellington) newspaper web presences. A front page teaser — “Could cooling sun cause ice age?” (see image at left) — leads to a [...] … Read More

Cranking it out: NZ papers conned by denier media strategy - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Jan 16, 2012

My inbox in the last month has filled with emails about denier articles in leading New Zealand newspapers. It’s been a veritable crank central across the country. They include the ridiculous opinion piece by Jim Hopkins in the Herald late last year, a similar feature by Bryan Leyland  published in both the DomPost and The […] … Read More

Christchurch Heritage in the Media Again - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Sep 27, 2011

 Christchurch heritage is once again in the news with a number of articles published vocalising concern for the current regime of heritage building treatment and demolition.  Unfortunately it sounds all too familiar with the same debates, criticisms and problems as the first time round, voiced in the weeks after the February earthquake by professionals and advocates alike;  The speed of … Read More

Rebuilding on a rising tide - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 15, 2011

It’s been a shaky week in Christchurch and Canterbury. Another M6.3 shock hit the city on Monday afternoon — renewing the misery for many in the city’s eastern and seaside suburbs, but thankfully not adding to the death toll. Attention has now turned — with some force — to the question of which suburbs should [...] … Read More

Kiwis’ killer heart attack record - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Apr 22, 2010

The Press carried some sobering statistics this morning about how we are leaders among comparable countries in the developed world when it comes to dying from heart attacks. As The Press health reporter Rebecca Todd explains: Sixty-three New Zealanders per 100,000 die of heart attacks every year, the report on developed nations shows. The next highest is … Read More

This perfect storm of calamities… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 19, 2010

This guest post is by David Round, lecturer in environmental law at the University of Canterbury. It first appeared in the Christchurch Press on March 18. It was once a truth universally acknowledged that good times never last. But we now seem to consider ourselves immune from the laws of nature and history. Times have [...] … Read More