Monday, February 19, 2018


Ann Brower: The only survivor of 13 – from a...

At 12:51 on 22 February 2011, 12 people died beside me. The parapet and facade of an unreinforced masonry building on the main street of Christchurch, New Zealand, crushed the bus that I was riding. I'm the only one left, the lucky 13.

Hospital car parking: Shuttle trial extended

A shuttle trail aiming to solve parking problems for Christchurch Hospital nurses has been extended

Is white bread toast?

Lincoln University researchers say the days of the white slice may be over, as more consumers buy grain loaves or avoid bread completely

What city council facility is the worst for ‘code browns’

Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre has had the most pool closures for faecal incidents since January, while Jellie Park might be the safest bet.

Asbestos find delays dredging

Dredging silt and liquefaction from the Woolston Cut has been delayed slightly after asbestos was found in samples.

Hospital staff warned over mobile data use

An audit of Canterbury District Health Board staff mobile phones found 40 per cent of their work data use was not work-related.

Robots used to teach med students

Students at University of Otago Christchurch have an unusual tutor this year - medical robot Alex.

Bowel disease linked to lack of sun

South Island kids are three times more likely to have bowel disease than kids in the North Island - and one researcher thinks that may come down to less sunlight

Receptionist follows nursing dream

Deb Morrison has worked as a receptionist at a Belfast medical centre for 15 years but now she's following her dream of becoming a nurse.

Vulnerable children left waiting six months for help

Canterbury children are having to wait almost six months to see a mental health specialist.