Dr Tammy Steeves spoke on Radio NZ programme Our Changing World and was also featured on Stuff and NZ Herald talking about new research about North Island brown kiwi genome and insights into a Kiwis nocturnal lifestyle.
Five UC students have returned from the Philippines after helping a poor community of 2,280 people establish hives of stingless bees to aid the community’s recovery from typhoon devastation.
The Canterbury students helped cultivate 32 native bee hives for organic honey production in Barangay Tarong in Carles, Iloilo during a week-long visit to the community, which was hard-hit by typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
Nicknamed ‘The Bee Team’, the students are Claire Musson, Kilali Gibson, Victoria Ning, Jessie Weber-Sparrow and Callum Clark. The team won UC’s 21 Day International Challenge in May.
The latest collection of poetry from Mary Cresswell has been published by Canterbury University Press.
In this collection, Cresswell is at her imaginative best as she builds on her experiments with ghazal, a traditional form of Middle Eastern and Indian lyric poetry.