Tag Archives: Christchurch

Sirs and Dames or Sheilas and Cobbers?

Sirs and Dames or Sheilas and Cobbers?

Four NZers received our country’s highest award via the Queen’s jubilee year honours list. Those admitted to the Order of New Zealand were; ex-Governor General Dame Catherine Tizard, Auckland anthropologist and Maori leader Sir Hugh Kawharu, former…

Kiwi Sites in Webby Race

Kiwi Sites in Webby Race

Two Christchurch based websites are in the running for Webbies – the internet version of the Oscars. They are University of Canterbury Philosophy of Art Professor Denis Dutton’s brain-tickling Arts and Letters Daily…

Intellectually Challenged NZ

Intellectually Challenged NZ

Record numbers of NZ scholars, researchers, and graduates continue to leave antipodean pastures in search of work overseas notwithstanding another dose of local official hoopla, this time heard at the Innovate Conference in Christchurch. “New Zealand has…

Marks of Time

Marks of Time

Christchurch city councillor’s egg-stained jacket passes into history…

Seeds of Learning

Seeds of Learning

New Zealand plant expert Doctor Warwick Harris lectures in Seattle on the Christchurch Botanical gardens.

Pregnant pause

Pregnant pause

Hold the show, my wife’s having a baby cried Jeff Knight of Christchurch’s Court Theatre.

Radio Innovation

Radio Innovation

Christchurch innovators Tait Electronics make product development company PTC’s annual Awards short-list with teched-up radios, the Orca 5000 series.

Green Tours

Green Tours

Gardening is sexy and the green-groupies flock to Christchurch, New Zealand’s Garden City.

Winter Bid

Winter Bid

Christchurch and Wanaka are launching a bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

First Wedding

First Wedding

Julie and Sean Humphrey “found out how beautiful New Zealand was and just decided to do something a little different” – traveling from Ohio to Christchurch for the first wedding of the (real) millennium.

Window Rescue

Window Rescue

Christchurch window-cleaner Brent Harrington’s rescue provided a spectacle for 200 cheering tourist after his pulley-operated platform malfunctioned, stranding him outside the fifth floor of the BNZ.

Smart Milk

Smart Milk

Breast is best for premature babies according to Christchurch School of Medicine researchers. Brest-fed babies have a slighter higher IQ at ages 7 and 8, compared to their peers raised on the bottle.

First Time

First Time

Christchurch Casino has placed a clock in its gaming room – a first for the industry, which usually likes punters to forget the outside world exists.

A Little to the Right…

A Little to the Right…

New Zealand entrepreneur James Sampson is launching a live sex site based in Christchurch. Viewers will be able to issue instructions to the workers.

High Stakes

High Stakes

Christchurch Casinos Limited and international affiliate CryptoLogic have debuted Kiwi Casino on the net. Punters drop their dollars surrounded by “the exotic sub-tropical rainforests of New Zealand”.

The Panthenon, the Pyramids, Eiffel Tower … Christchurch?

The Panthenon, the Pyramids, Eiffel Tower … Christchurch?

In a Chicago Tribune survey of readers’ favourite man-made destinations, Christchurch came in tied for 14th as the place most readers would like to travel to, ahead of the Taj Mahal, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Disney…

“Where do anarchists go to die?”

“Where do anarchists go to die?”

New Zealand, apparently. In Richard Vetere’s new play The Atheist in all of Us, about legendary atheist and founder of American Atheists Inc. Madylyn O’Hair, the dying protagonist escapes persecution from religious zealots by…

Kiwi Innovation Helps Blind See the Future

Kiwi Innovation Helps Blind See the Future

A Christchurch company has taken computers for braille users from the age of the typewriter to the age of the super-computer, with Braillenote, the first notebook computer for the blind. Asiaweek (CNN) profiles the innovation in its…

New Zealand Firm Launches Braille CE Notebook

New Zealand Firm Launches Braille CE Notebook

New Zealand – Christchurch-based Pulse Data International has launched a notebook computer with word processing, personal organizer and e-mail software for blind people.

New Zealand at Forefront of ‘World Citizenship’ Project

New Zealand at Forefront of ‘World Citizenship’ Project

The World Citizenship Curriculum is to develop and implement in Bangladesh a pilot plan, led by Dr. Muhammad Nur Nabi, to educate people to become true citizens of the world and also to promote social justice….