Laura McQuillan

Laura McQuillan is a freelance journalist in Canada and an expat Kiwi.

Politics
Dec 17, 2017

New Zanada: Reddit's proposed merger of Canada and New Zealand

It started as a fictional country on Reddit, and remains a fictional country on Reddit. But New Zanada has some really committed fans.

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Science
Nov 10, 2017

Could the solution to New Zealand’s quake-prone buildings already be on a shelf at Bunnings?

Auckland University researchers say beams of timber stuck onto the backs of unreinforced masonry façades could be a cheap and simple way to stop them collapsing in an earthquake. Laura McQuillan investigates.

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