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04 Nov 2016

Changes to city campus car parking 2017

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14 Oct 2016

SES Leaderboard

The business department is winning!  Student Experience Survey 2016 - Tell us what you think, be in to win and get your department to the top! Click here to view the leader board. The sooner you complete the survey, the more prize draws you will be entered into. You're feedback is very important to us, and every year we take action based on what you tell us, look out for "You Said, We Did" posters around campus.

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28 Sep 2016

Self-service Password Reset

If you ever forget your password, you can reset it yourself by answering a few identifying questions (without having to contact the Service Desk).

Visit http://password.ara.ac.nz to access the Self-service Password Reset service. If this is the first time you've accessed the service, you need to register before you can reset your password. Click here for more information.

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23 Aug 2016

Photography Competition!

Are you a photographer or passionate about photography? Sustainability conscious? Join these competitions now!

You can win AUD$1000! The ACTS Sustainability Photography Competition was first launched in 2012 with the aim to raise awareness of sustainability and sustainability concepts through a fun and artistic medium; and they're delighted to announce that the popular competition is back in 2016…and going global! Staff and students from educational organisations around the world are invited to upload a photographic entry to Instagram or Facebook on the theme "River to Reef". Click the link below for more details:

http://www.acts.asn.au/annual-photo-comp/

Be in to win 1 of 10 $50 Prezzy vouchers! New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is also looking for your captivating and creative photographs that illustrate how sustainable building practices are incorporated into the world we see around us. Click the link below for more details:

http://www.nzgbc.org.nz/Article?Action=View&Article_id=51

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29 Jul 2016

Beware Of Scammers

Many people around New Zealand have fallen prey to the IRD telephone scam. The perpetrators claiming to be calling from the IRD office, said the victims owed them considerable amount of money. Students are advised to be aware of these scammers and not to disclose any personal or financial information.

If you receive any suspicious email / SMS scam message or a fraudulent call please email to phishing@ird.govt.nz you can also read more about it on http://www.ird.govt.nz/identity-security/scam/scam-alert.html

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12 Jul 2016

Out of hours Hot Water in ALX, City campus

Tea/coffee/noodles?  Hot water is now available in L238 for use evenings and weekends whilst studying. 

L238 is upstairs next to the 24/7 pods and around to the left through the double doors

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14 Jun 2016

FREE blood pressure and diabetes check-up

As part of Men's health week the health centre is offering FREE blood pressure and diabetes checks to students at City Campus. Contact at the Health Centre for an appointment.

Also check out the website http://menshealthweek.co.nz

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30 Apr 2016

Buskers Festival calling for trustees

 In it's governance role the World Buskers Festival Trust board has oversight for the strategic direction and operational performance while ensuring it meets it's legal and financial obligations.  They work with the festival management to set priorities and polices for the festival.  

The role of Trustee is voluntary.  They meet monthly for two hours but are required to contribute in other ways outside of these hours according to your skill set and expertise.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, or finding out more...

  • A letter outlining your interest in contributing to the World Buskers Festival Trust
  • A CV
  • A referee with contact details.

Forward to chair@worldbuskersfestival.com

Closing date Monday 16 May 2016

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23 Dec 2015

ICT have been upgrading

X303 has had 28 new monitors installed!

ICT have also completed a major, $100,000, upgrade to improve wireless access across the Madras Street campus. This will improve access to all services available wirelessly on any device.

There are now 48 new access points, enhancing connectivity in:

D Level 1, 2 and 3,  PX Level 2, E Level 2, C Block, P Level 1 and 2, TV Level 1 and 2, N Level 2, 4 and 5

O Level 2,  ALX - Library Level 1, Campus Connect hubs at Bishopdale, Rangiora and New Brighton.

Areas planned for further investment in 2016 include Music Arts, S Block, TM Block and PX Block.

Trades campus got an upgrade earlier this year as part of the redevelopment of the Trades campus and this will be ongoing during further redevelopment work in 2016.

Feedback about coverage is always welcome: ICT Service Desk 03 940 8800 or email ictservicedesk@cpit.ac.nz

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Don't Stress, Do Your Best, Forget The Rest

By Babal Hayer on 15 Jun 2017
Exam season is back and many of us are stressed out. I would like to share some of my personal study tips to reduces stress during exams and looming assessment deadlines.
Eat and Sleep Well: The first important thing is to sleep well and eat healthy during exams. Easier said than done!  However, proper sleep will give rest to your mind and if you study with fresh mind that will help you remember more in less time.
Break down your study topics:  Do not prepare for one module or subject at once because your mind will not be able to store all the information at once and you will get bored studying same thing for hours.
Make study fun: There are many tools available on the internet which helps you prepare your topics in a fun way. I would like to share the one I find useful is, Quizlet.
Do breath watching: This is a technique to reduces stress, you inhale on the count of 4 and hold your breath till 7 seconds and on the count of 8 you exhale through mouth. This is helpful in relaxing your mind. Explore more on you tube,
Change your study timings: If you often study at night, try changing your timings to study to early evening or afternoon.  This small change will increase your concentration.
Study Environment: Choose a calm and pleasant place to study. Moreover, studying at one place or in one room makes you tired and less productive. Try changing your place like from bedroom to living room or library. Change is inevitable.
Sitting position: If you do study in a room always try not to face towards the door as this can distract your study, rather try to sit facing to window where you can have a good outside view.  Natural light is important too, just keep a check on the daydreaming. 
Study in a group: It is always good to study with friends for better brainstorming or sharing of ideas. Do not struggle alone ask for tutors’ help.
Avoid going out: Try to avoid shopping or going out at night during exams as this will waste your time.  There’s time for that in when it’s all over!
Keep motivating yourself: you can treat yourself after every exam just to motivate yourself to study for the next one.
Do your best. Good Luck! 
Remember learning services and the library are also really helpful at this time for tips and tricks to do well.. http://campus.ara.ac.nz/support-for-you/learning-services-new
Health

Take care of yourself

By Student Services on 01 Jun 2017

At this time of year, most of us need a bit of help to remain well. The weather is colder and wetter, we're coming up to exams, and things just seem to get harder. It's important to be aware of ourselves and others, and know what we can do and what help we can access to help us remain well.

If you feel things are getting too much, or you're feeling stressed, down, or are having difficulties,

Susan Woods, Ara Health Centre Manager, put together this list of tips for maintaining good health.

It is natural and normal for all of us to suffer some illness throughout our life, as we all are vulnerable to contracting viruses, infections and accidents, for example,  but there is much we can do to minimise our risk of serious illness through adopting healthy lifestyles.  Each of us is able to achieve good health, physically and mentally by following some basic principles to help us achieve optimum health and happiness.

  • Eating a wholesome diet, whole foods based around plants – i.e veg, fruit, pulses, nuts, seeds.  Eat healthy fats contained in foods such as avocado, nuts/seeds, oily fish and use olive oil for salad dressings.  Eat low fat protein, wholegrain carbohydrates and limit foods containing added sugar.  Wholefoods contain vital nutrients to enable our bodies to function at its best.
  • Be active. You don’t need an expensive gym membership to get fit and healthy. Walking is fantastic for health and is free and easy to do.
  • Limit alcohol intake to the recommended maximum intake : women – no more than 10 standard drinks a week and men – no more than 15 standard drinks.  A standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol.  All bottles and cans of alcoholic drink  are labelled with how many SD they contain.  Two days of the week should be alcohol free.
  • Quit smoking tobacco.  The detrimental effects of tobacco on health are well known.  There is a lot of help and support for smokers to quit  – through your GP/Practice Nurse or by calling Quitline.
  • Evidence shows that connection with others is vitally important for both physical and mental health.  Make time to develop relationships and cherish the close bonds you have with the important people in your life.
  • Minimise stress as much as you can.  Learn how to be mindful;  take a look at the vast amount of information on the web about mindfulness practice. Mindfulness practice has been proven to reduce stress and mental illness.
  • If you are feeling inspired to make some changes to your life style, for example, increasing activity levels, start by making simple, small changes as these are much more sustainable and can be built on gradually to amount to bigger, more permanent changes – such as deciding one week to reduce sugar intake by cutting out biscuits, for instance or deciding to stop eating anything with added sugar
  • Set small, explicit, achievable weekly goals in relation to diet and fitness – i.e  walk for 2 x 30 minutes session in the park/along beach etc –  so satisfying when you reach them.  Then set another slightly bigger goal the week after and so on.

Finally, ensure screening tests are up to date, cervical screening, breast screening, and vaccinations – seasonal flu vaccines for example.

If you feel things are getting too much, or you're feeling stressed, down, or are having difficulties, or you're worried about someone else, there's a selection of resources and contacts on the Ara Health Centre website.

Remember, your precious body and mind are the only ones you will ever have, treat them well.

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May is Music Month so why not have a go at an instrument yourself?

By Babal Hayer on 19 May 2017

Can we imagine living without music? If we can, that would be hard. We enjoy listening to the music, few people get a chance to be a musician and some of us didn’t get this opportunity at early stage in life. The good thing is, music is something that is never too late to learn. Here are some of the benefits of learning a new musical instrument.

It helps reduces the stress. Music will take you into different world where you will forget everything else at least for short period of time.
Playing a new instrument makes you smarter! Studies have proven that people who can play any instrument generally perform better in all other areas of work or study.
Music helps you connect.  Learning an instrument enlarges your social circle as you will get to meet more people.
Learning any instrument needs lot of practice which teaches you to be patient and it helps you build confidence and improve memory.
Last but not the least, learning a new musical instrument can bring back fun into your round the clock life.
Why wait? There are many places around us, where we can go and start learning our favourite music instrument. I want to learn to play piano, which one you would like to have a go on…
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Students with disabilities at Ara: we want to hear from you

By Christine Brennan on 04 May 2017

There are hundreds of students at Ara who indicate on their enrolment forms that they have a disability or health condition. Sometimes this means that life at Ara brings some greater challenges. The Disability Services team and other Ara staff work to remove barriers for students and to make sure buildings, information, services and study are accessible for all students.

Students tell us that these arrangements can make a real difference for them. A student with vision impairment told us that he couldn’t see the grey posts in the Atrium; just putting high visibility tape at eye level on the posts made his walking safer. We have provided standing desks for students with back pain and captioned videos for deaf students. Students who have dyslexia or physical writing difficulties have used writers in exams to make sure they have the best chance of getting all they know down on the page.

We would like to hear from students who have disabilities, dyslexia or difficulties with physical or mental health. We want to find out if we can do more to make Ara a positive experience for all students.  We want to know if students would like to meet together for social or advocacy reasons. We need to hear from you to find out what you think about this.

Does disability, dyslexia or health impact on your Ara experience?  Are you a member of the Deaf community?

You are invited to share your ideas and views with us.

Perhaps we need a collective student voice or are the channels in place meeting your needs?  Tell us.

We are holding some workshops on the following dates and hope you can join us to share ideas and move this forward.

City campus, Tuesday 16 May, 12-1pm in N409 (NZSL interpreter present)

Woolston campus, Wednesday 17 May, 12-12.30/1pm in V233

Woolston campus, Wednesday 17 May, 2.30-3.30pm in VE170

Timaru campus, Wednesday 24 May, 12-1pm in TH01

Please complete the registration form below by Friday 12 May if you can attend.   Food will be provided.

Register Here

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jo Carter: studentvoice@ara.ac.nz

Disability Services team: disability@ara.ac.nz

Think Positive

Positive Thinking

By Babal Hayer on 21 Apr 2017
Smile-Wearing a smile is the answer to most of our problems. Next time you feel low just try to stand front of mirror and smile back at things that trouble you, show that you are way stronger than your problems. Try for yourself and see the difference.
Help others- When you help someone in any way, it could be as little as helping someone crossing the road, it always leaves a strange positive feeling.
Music- Music has a great power to influence our thoughts. Listening to music regularly reduces the stress and boost the energy levels.
Motivational speeches-There are many motivational speeches available online, many videos on YouTube, listening to others stories about their success and struggles will always make you feel that you are not alone in the challenge of life.
Movies-We get connected with our on screen heroes and their stories like, how they struggle and win the battle at the end, it always makes you think positively.
Meditation-Just close your eyes and try to see inwards. Five minutes meditation daily will help you lead a happier life.
Reading motivational quotes-You can write down motivational quotes on a piece of paper and paste it in your room or on your working desk so that you get to read it every day. The one I like the most is "No matter how you feel; Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up and Never Give UP".

Head over to the chat and share your positive thinking ideas.

Information Skills

Information action

By Library on 31 Mar 2017

You know that feeling, when you have an assignment and you just can’t find any information? Or you’ve found something, but you’re not sure if it’s the right thing? Or you just don’t know where to start looking? Well, look no further:

The library has put together a new resource to help you understand the research process, and how to find and evaluate information resources for your assignments. The Information skills subject guide will help you set up a search strategy, gather information, evaluate it, and acknowledge where it came from.

There’s a lot of information out there, and being able to find accurate, reliable, useful information is one of the most important skills you can learn. It will be useful to you, no matter what career (or careers) you choose – it’s one of the ultimate transferable skills.

There’s a link to the Information skills guide from the homepage of every Subject guide, or from the ‘All guides’ list. Haven’t checked out your subject guide yet? Have a look at that as well – it has a selection of library resources most useful to your subject, as well as links to industry and government sites and live information feeds.

If you have any questions, come in to the library at the City or Timaru campuses, give us a call on 940 8089, or email library@ara.ac.nz.

Vegan Burger

That’s Different

By Jamie Kelly on 22 Mar 2017

Two weeks ago, I stopped by the student café and to my surprise I saw none-other than a meat and egg free burger (See photo, thanks to Madeline Wenmoth). Alternative diets have been challenging our eating culture more in the last few years than in the last one hundred. All these new dietary terms can be confusing: A vegan refuses to consume or use any animal products within reason. A vegetarian consumes no meat (with some criss-crossing with vegan habits). In contrast followers of the Paleo Diet put an importance on organically farmed livestock and stay away from proceeded foods as well as grains and legumes. Vegan and vegetarian are typically seen as ethical stances however health and environmental sustainability can be significant factors. Paleo is about going back to what our ancestors ate for what health benefits this may bring.

As for which is ‘better’ that is a subject of intense debate at times, however the fastest growing movement by far is vegetarianism. We are now seeing vegetarian pizzas, pies, and burgers popping up everywhere. But what I did not expect to find in a student café is a Vegan-friendly burger. The patty is based on chickpeas kind of like a flat falafel with seasonings. It holds together unexpectedly well compared to what I make at home and at $6.50 it’s not bad. I do encourage people not to shy away from new things and not to always accept the status quo as it were. There is a discussion and poll on this subject on the Campus Life website if anyone wishes to give some thoughts.

Ara City Campus

It's all so new

By Jerry Westaway on 01 Mar 2017

Moving in two weeks before my course of study began has given me enough time to get accustomed to city life in Christchurch, surrounding one-way streets, hectic traffic, and settling into my student accommodation.

I have Asperger Syndrome, in which I see and understand things in a completely different context unlike most people. I also have a photographic memory and possess sensitivity to what I touch and feel. It’s believed that Einstein had this condition!

I moved up here from Timaru to study Bachelor of Design (Motion Design) in my second year, furthering my study from Diploma in Arts & Media at Ara Timaru Campus. Because it’s early days with the Ara merge, I had to move up here to undergo my degree in areas that most interest me: filmmaking and multimedia. Most art and design students in Timaru further their study in Dunedin and Nelson, but never before through Ara City Campus, not even back in the old CPIT days.

My flatmates are friendly, understanding and come from various places in New Zealand. In these weeks alone, I am learning and applying independent living, whether it’s cooking for myself or sorting out my washing! The positive in this learning experience is that I have flatmates who can help me if I am stumped or if I need advice on cooking.

I decided to try out the Metro Bus service that Christchurch has to offer. No need to buy a Metro card because it’s the same bus service in Timaru and the card is compatible as a result. I am not too proud to admit I felt terrified being on a bus in a new city that will be my home for the next two years, but on the bus ride back to campus, I felt better because I had got familiar with the route.

I am now calm and happy with my new surroundings, even more so than back home because everything is close by and I always have something to do in Christchurch…

Trades Student Services Expo

Here we go.... again!

By Rafaela Bolanos, Bachelor of Applied Management Student on 22 Feb 2017

It’s been four years since I’ve been a student of Ara. Back then it was still CPIT, and I was in a very different place in my life.  I was a single, career driven, eager young adult living a fast-paced lifestyle.

Now, I am a Mum to an 11-month-old, and life has really slowed down since my girl was born.

So this year, I decided to pick up the pace and finish what I had started a few years ago—finally complete my degree. I’ve even signed up to the Ara Student Events Team and Student Communications Team to run events on campus and put together the student magazine.

Last week, we kicked off Welcome Month with Sounds in the Sun. It is a lunch event every Monday during the Welcome Month and not to be missed because…free food! Who doesn’t love free food? You also get to play games like life-sized Jenga and have a go on the adult bouncy castles. Plus lots of prizes and free stuff like reusable coffee cups, headphones, and food vouchers! We also ran a Breakfast Club at the Woolston Campus (free breakfast!) and the Student Services Expo.  Yoga and free breakfast kick off too at Timaru this week.

It’s just the start of the year and I’m already looking forward to the rest of 2017! Lots of exciting things happening on campus, so don't be shy and get amongst it! Student life is what you make of it. Some of the best friends I have are people I've met through being an Ara student first time around. Take advantage of everything on offer to you and enjoy your time here!

Author 
Rafaela Bolanos
Bachelor of Applied Management Student

Study at the Library

Get study smart

By Library on 02 Feb 2017

Welcome back to study Ara students, it’s now time to get prepared for learning and this means getting organised and study smart, and most importantly getting all the help you need before your assignments and assessments start rolling in.

Learning Services offers a free service to all students on a myriad of study issues.

If you have a disability or health condition, Disability Services can assess your study needs and provide valuable assistance for you in your studies.

Discover how to access your student email and student portal and what to do about printing. You can also learn about e books and accessing articles.

Preparedness for study is half the battle about being a student, so why not read about study tips and organisation skills from the experts - you'll need to log in to access this one.

Breakfast Club

START/END
28th Jun 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
LOCATION
SSB, Woolston campus

Zumba

START/END
28th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
W224, Whareora, City Campus

Social Volleyball

START/END
28th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City Campus

Boxing Fitness

START/END
28th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Break Club

START/END
28th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
LOCATION
Common Room, Oamaru Campus

Skill-up Wednesday

START/END
28th Jun 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108

Celestial Ceilings

START/END
28th Jun 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
LOCATION
11 Church Street, Timaru

Boxing

START/END
28th Jun 2017 6:45pm - 7:45pm
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Yoga for Beginners

START/END
29th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
W224, Whareora, City Campus, Madras St, Christchurch

Boxing Fitness

START/END
29th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Autobay

Social Floorball

START/END
29th Jun 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City campus, Madras St, Christchurch

Boxing Fitness

START/END
30th Jun 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Social Badminton

START/END
30th Jun 2017 4:45pm - 6:45pm
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City campus, Madras St, Christchurch

LinkedIn Monday

START/END
3rd Jul 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108

Skill-up Wednesday

START/END
5th Jul 2017 12:15pm - 12:45pm
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108

Break Club

START/END
10th Jul 2017 12:30pm - 12:30pm
LOCATION
Kitchen, Ashburton Campus

Break Club

START/END
12th Jul 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
LOCATION
Common Room, Oamaru Campus

Break Club

START/END
24th Jul 2017 12:30pm - 12:30pm
LOCATION
Kitchen, Ashburton Campus

Break Club

START/END
26th Jul 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
LOCATION
Common Room, Oamaru Campus
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Job Club for Graduates

START/END
8th May 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108
PRICING

Free

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Job search support & advice for Graduates of Ara.
Every Monday during the term.

Prior registration required - email careers@ara.ac.nz with your name, cell phone & session you wish to attend.

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careers@ara.ac.nz

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All about YOU Thursday

START/END
4th May 2017 12:15pm-12:45pm
DURATION
30 minutes
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108
PRICING

Free

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A range of activities to identify your personality type, interests, work values & motivators

Prior registration required - email careers@ara.ac.nz with your name, cell phone & session you wish to attend.  Maximum of 6 people per session.

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careers@ara.ac.nz

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Timaru Trades student rep meeting

START/END
7th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Confucious centre
PRICING

Free

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Trades Automotive-student rep meeting

START/END
29th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
V139
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Trades Automotive-student rep meeting

START/END
16th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
V139
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Trades Engineering , fabrication and welding-Student rep meeting

START/END
8th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Trades Engineering , fabrication and welding-Student rep meeting

START/END
30th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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EAS Bachelor of Architecture-Student rep meeting

START/END
2nd Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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EAS Bachelor of Architecture-Student rep meeting

START/END
24th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING


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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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EAS NZ Diplomas and Construction management-Student rep meeting

START/END
1st Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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EAS NZ Diplomas and Construction management-Student rep meeting

START/END
23rd Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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EAS Interior Design-Student rep meeting

START/END
31st Oct 2017 11:30am-12:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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EAS Interior Design-Student rep meeting

START/END
22nd Aug 2017 11:30am-12:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Creative Industries Musical Arts-Student rep meeting

START/END
9th Nov 2017 12:30pm-1:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Creative Industries Musical Arts-Student rep meeting

START/END
21st Sep 2017 12:30pm-1:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Creative Industries Musical Arts-Student rep meeting

START/END
29th Jun 2017 12:30pm-1:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Creative Industries Broadcasting-Student rep meeting

START/END
10th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
P204
PRICING

FREE

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Creative Industries Broadcasting-Student rep meeting

START/END
8th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
P204
PRICING

FREE

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Science and Primary Industries - Science and Vet nursing student rep meeting

START/END
3rd Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Science and Primary Industries - Science and Vet nursing student rep meeting

START/END
1st Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Construction student rep meeting

START/END
1st Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Construction student rep meeting

START/END
23rd Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Electrical and plumbing student rep meeting

START/END
9th Nov 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Electrical and plumbing student rep meeting

START/END
6th Nov 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Electrical and plumbing student rep meeting

START/END
2nd Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Electrical and plumbing student rep meeting

START/END
24th Aug 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Electrical and plumbing student rep meeting

START/END
21st Aug 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Trades Electrical and plumbing student rep meeting

START/END
24th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Humanities-Student Rep Meeting

START/END
25th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Humanities-Student Rep Meeting

START/END
24th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Humanities-Student Rep Meeting

START/END
25th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Humanities-Student Rep Meeting

START/END
24th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Humanities-Student Rep Meeting

START/END
25th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Humanities-Student Rep Meeting

START/END
24th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Bachelor Nursing Student Rep Meeting

START/END
25th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Midwifery and Allied Health Student Rep Meeting

START/END
25th Oct 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Midwifery and Allied Health Student Rep Meeting

START/END
9th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Human Service Student Rep Meeting

START/END
26th Oct 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Human Service Student Rep Meeting

START/END
31st Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Human Service Student Rep Meeting

START/END
26th Oct 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
N408
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Enrolled Nurses Student Rep Meeting

START/END
18th Oct 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Bachelor

START/END
17th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Hair and Beauty Student Rep Meeting

START/END
30th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Hair and Beauty Student Rep Meeting

START/END
30th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Hair and Beauty Student Rep Meeting

START/END
21st Aug 2017 8:15pm-9:15pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Hair and Beauty Student Rep Meeting

START/END
21st Aug 2017 8:15pm-9:15pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Computing Student Rep Meeting

START/END
26th Oct 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
N202
PRICING

FREE

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Computing Student Rep Meeting

START/END
10th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
N202
PRICING

FREE

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Business Student Rep Meeting

START/END
20th Oct 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Business Student Rep Meeting

START/END
20th Oct 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Business Student Rep Meeting

START/END
20th Oct 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Business Student Rep Meeting

START/END
11th Aug 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Business Student Rep Meeting

START/END
11th Aug 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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Business Student Rep Meeting

START/END
11th Aug 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
To be confirmed-check with department
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class or area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health-Human Service Student Rep Meeting

START/END
31st Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
N408
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Food and Hospitality Student Rep Meeting

START/END
8th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
U108
PRICING

FREE

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Food and Hospitality Student Rep Meeting

START/END
9th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
PRICING

FREE

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Food and Hospitality Student Rep Meeting

START/END
9th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
U109
PRICING

FREE

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Timaru Trades student rep meeting

START/END
30th Oct 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Confucious centre
PRICING

Free

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Timaru Climbing Wall - Public Sessions

START/END
9th Aug 2017 7:00pm-9:00pm
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION
TG Block Gym, Theodosia Street, Timaru
PRICING

$6 youth (14yrs and under)
$8 students (with student ID)
$10 adults (18yrs +)

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Challenge yourself on our awesome, purpose-built climbing wall in the gym at our Timaru campus.The climbing wall is a training environment for our second year Outdoor Education students, who supervise the climbing wall sessions as part of their study.

Important details:

  • Payment is by cash only and includes harness hire
  • If it's your first time to the wall this year, you must attend the induction session at 7pm on your first evening
  • Climbers between the age of 14-17 must have a parent/guardian signed waiver form on the first evening
  • Climbers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, leader or appointed adult during the session
  • Sessions are fully supervised by qualified staff and senior Ara outdoor education students
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Phone 0800 24 24 76   

Email info@ara.ac.nz

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Timaru Climbing Wall - Public Sessions

START/END
24th May 2017 7:00pm-9:00pm
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION
TG Block Gym, Theodosia Street, Timaru
PRICING

$6 youth (14yrs and under)
$8 students (with student ID)
$10 adults (18yrs +)

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Challenge yourself on our awesome, purpose-built climbing wall in the gym at our Timaru campus.The climbing wall is a training environment for our second year Outdoor Education students, who supervise the climbing wall sessions as part of their study.

Important details:

  • Payment is by cash only and includes harness hire
  • If it's your first time to the wall this year, you must attend the induction session at 7pm on your first evening
  • Climbers between the age of 14-17 must have a parent/guardian signed waiver form on the first evening
  • Climbers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, leader or appointed adult during the session
  • Sessions are fully supervised by qualified staff and senior Ara outdoor education students
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Phone 0800 24 24 76   

Email info@ara.ac.nz

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Celestial Ceilings

START/END
15th Jun 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
11 Church Street, Timaru
PRICING

Gold coin entry

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15-28 June - 1pm - 4pm

The Celestial Ceilings installment focuses on the desire in the eye of the public, what would people wish for if given the opportunity? The concept reflects the idea that we have a voice within our community and when we come together wishes can be herd.

Upon gold coin entry the people will be given a star to write a wish or a message to add to the installment.

There will also be an art exhibition showcasing current Timaru Ara students work, as well as previous students.

The majority of the art works on display are being sold to raise money for Highfield School. The opening night, on 17 June from 7pm to 9pm will also include live music. 

Opening hours for the installment are from the 15th — 28 June, Thursday - Saturday 1pm - 4pm.

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0800 24 24 76

celestialceilings2017@gmail.com

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Tech Girls Meet Up

START/END
1st Jun 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
N210
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Tech Girls is a club for females studying Computing or taking technology related classes at Ara. The aim is to create a friendly community where females can help and support each other through their studies. 

Tech Girls Meet up fortnightly and network, chat and just hang out. The 1st of June Meet up will be the last one for the semester and we have an amazing event planned for you!

Guest Speaker - Helen Shorthouse from CDC.

Bring your lunch along and hear from some ladies in the IT industry and gain some insight into their world and journey. If you have any questions about what it's like working after graduation this is your chance.

An accidental "tech girl" Helen is passionate about the Christchurch tech sector.

She works for Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), which is Christchurch’s economic development agency. She knows that sounds very boring, but thinks she has one of the best jobs in the city. Her mission is to support the growth of the Christchurch tech community because a successful tech sector in Christchurch should also bring wealth (financial and other) to everyone who lives here.

A big part of this role is to help tell the story about the world-class technology that is created here….but no one knows about it. We sell to Nike, the BBC, Sony, Disney, US Defence Agency, Harrods, London Bus and Dubai Airport to name a few – but Christchurch businesses are so humble they don’t tell anyone about it! Helen says it’s important to tell our stories because we need talent, investment, entrepreneurs, and experts to come here.

Tech is the future - whether you want to make lots of money, travel the world, save the planet….or all of the above!

Helen is also passionate about fairness and equality and a great advocate for increasing diversity in tech and leadership and is very keen to help encourage more women in tech specifically. In 2016 she was recognised as a finalist for the work she’s done in this space at the Women in Governance Awards Inclusive Leader – Gender Diversity.

Helen has worked for tech and non-tech companies, big ones and little ones, corporate, government-owned, private and cooperatives and is looking forward to joining Ara Tech Girls for this event.

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Networking Tuesday

START/END
2nd Feb 2017 12:15pm - 28th Feb 2017 1:30pm
DURATION
26 days, 1 hour and 15 minutes
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108
PRICING

Free

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Industry speaker or meet-up at Careers & Employment.
Meet in the Career Centre at 12.15pm to walk down to 'Coffee & Jam' session - Ministry of Awesome, Epic Centre 12.30-1.30pm.

Prior registration required - email careers@ara.ac.nz with your name, cell phone & session you wish to attend. Maximum of 6 people per session.

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careers@ara.ac.nz

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LinkedIn Monday

START/END
8th May 2017 12:15pm-12:45pm
DURATION
30 minutes
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108
PRICING

Free

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Practical help setting up your LinkedIn profile, understanding how to connect & find opportunities

Prior registration required - email careers@ara.ac.nz with your name, cell phone & session you wish to attend.  Maximum of 6 people per session.

30 minute duration, 12.15 -12.45pm in the Career Centre, X108

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careers@ara.ac.nz

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Boxing Fitness

START/END
26th May 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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Are you ready to fight your fight?

Boxing is tailored for everyone using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. Instructed by a qualified boxing instructor, no experience is necessary.

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03 940 8435

reccentre@ara.ac.nz

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Boxing

START/END
22nd Apr 2017 10:45am-11:45am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
PRICING

$7

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Are you ready to fight your fight?

This boxing class is tailored for everyone using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. Instructed by a qualified boxing instructor, no experience is necessary.

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03 940 8435

reccentre@ara.ac.nz

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Boxing

START/END
26th Apr 2017 6:45pm-7:45pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
PRICING

$7

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Are you ready to fight your fight?

This boxing class is tailored for everyone using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. Instructed by a qualified boxing instructor, no experience is necessary.

MORE INFO

03 940 8435

reccentre@ara.ac.nz

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Boxing

START/END
24th Apr 2017 6:45pm-7:45pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
PRICING

$7

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Are you ready to fight your fight?

This boxing class is tailored for everyone using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. Instructed by a qualified boxing instructor, no experience is necessary.

MORE INFO

03 940 8435

reccentre@ara.ac.nz

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Hospitality and Service Industries-Food and Hospitality Student Rep Meeting

START/END
8th Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
PRICING

FREE

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This is for students who have been nominated to represent their class area. Make sure you share any feedback you have with your student representative before this meeting so they can  pass it on to the department.

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
1st Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
C201
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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
27th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
30th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
2nd Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
5th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
PRICING


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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
1st Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
PRICING


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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
27th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
PRICING


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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group. It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
30th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
2nd Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
5th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
TC109
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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

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Kapa Haka Practice

START/END
1st Mar 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
SSB
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Come along to kapa haka practice.

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
1st Nov 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
C201
PRICING

Free

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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group.  It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
27th Sep 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
PRICING

Free

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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group.  It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
30th Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
PRICING

Free

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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group.  It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
2nd Aug 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
PRICING

Free

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Student Council is for student reps nominated to represent the department or specific student group.  It is open to all students but only nominated reps have voting rights on any decisions.

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

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Student Council Meeting

START/END
5th Jul 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
L233
PRICING

Free

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Jo Carter (Student Voice Coordinator)

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz / 021 955 560

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Skill-up Wednesday

START/END
3rd May 2017 12:15pm-12:45pm
DURATION
30 minutes
LOCATION
Careers Centre, X108
PRICING

Free

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Practical session highlighting & promoting your skills for industry

Prior registration required - email careers@ara.ac.nz with your name, cell phone & session you wish to attend.  Maximum of 6 people per session

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careers@ara.ac.nz

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Breakfast Club

START/END
8th Feb 2017 7:30am-8:30am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
SSB, Woolston campus
PRICING

Free

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Join us each Wednesday in the SSB for Free Breakfast.

New discussion topic weekly

Feed you brain!

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Social Flow with YBK

START/END
15th Feb 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W224
PRICING

Free

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What's Liquid Yoga you ask? Its an interactive yoga class with music and social aspects led by the exuberant Kotte!

We provide mats, tea, colouring in equipment and a social space for you to meet like minded people. With a focus on partner activities and hint of Acroyoga this yoga party will leave you wanting more.

When it's good weather we take this outside and enjoy yoga in the sun.

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Cultural Exchange

START/END
30th Mar 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Atrium, City Campus
PRICING

Free

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A social and fun way to give a new language a go and share your English skills with International students.

Each week will have a different theme like colours, shapes and numbers, as we cycle through various native tongues.

Games and prizes!

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Yoga

START/END
20th Feb 2017 12:10pm-1:00pm
DURATION
50 minutes
LOCATION
Sports hall, Timaru Campus
PRICING

Free

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You Said, We Did!

Weekly Yoga now at Timaru Campus

Join Bridgette for a vinyasa flow class in the Sports Hall.

All Welcome, Mats provided.

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Break Club

START/END
31st May 2017 12:00pm-12:30pm
DURATION
30 minutes
LOCATION
Common Room, Oamaru Campus
PRICING

Free

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Join us fortnightly on Mondays in the Kitchen for a social gathering

Free snacks and a topic of discussion

Feed you brain!

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Break Club

START/END
12th Jun 2017 12:30pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Kitchen, Ashburton Campus
PRICING

Free

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Join us fortnightly on Mondays in the Kitchen for a social gathering

Free light lunch and meet with other students.

Feed you brain!

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Breakfast Club

START/END
14th Feb 2017 8:00am-9:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Atrium, Rakaia Centre, City Campus
PRICING

Free

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Join us each Wednesday in the Atrium for Free Breakfast.

New discussion topic weekly

Feed you brain!

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Zumba

START/END
22nd Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W224, Whareora, City Campus
PRICING

No cost

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Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a fun and easy dance class with simple moves that get you active

Shake it with us every Wednesday, W224

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studentevents@ara.ac.nz

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Social Futsal (Indoor Football)

START/END
9th Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City Campus
PRICING

Free

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Join us on Thursday lunchtimes for social futsal.

All welcome.

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reccentre@ara.ac.nz

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Social Volleyball

START/END
8th Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City Campus
PRICING

Free

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Come and play volleyball with your friends and make new ones

Sports shoes please.

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03 940 8435

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Yin with Yoga by Kotte

START/END
21st Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W224, Whareora, City Campus
PRICING

Free

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Come and experience the freshness of Yoga by Kotte.

Mats provided

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Social Netball

START/END
7th Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W133, Whareora Sports Court, City Campus
PRICING

Free

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Social Netball is on every Tuesday. All levels of experience are welcome.

Come along to join a social game, no need to have a team.

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reccentre@ara.ac.nz

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International Students Sports

START/END
4th Apr 2017 2:59pm-5:00pm
DURATION
2 hours and 1 minute
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City Campus, Madras St, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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Join us in the Whareora Sports Court for an afternoon of social sports! Different each week

All levels of fitness welcome. Sports shoes only. All equipment provided.

See Chiaki for more information - E322

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Chiaki - E322

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Yoga for Beginners

START/END
9th Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W224, Whareora, City Campus, Madras St, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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Need to wind down towards the end of a long week? 

Look no further! Join Johnny Squires as he takes you through a yoga flow.

Please be on time as once we start, we wont allow interruptions.

Mats provided

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03 940 8435

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Social Badminton

START/END
10th Feb 2017 4:45pm-6:45pm
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City campus, Madras St, Christchurch
PRICING

$2

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Looking for some fun activities? Give badminton a go!

Join us in the Whareora Sports Court for an afternoon of badminton. All levels of fitness welcome. Sports shoes only.

All equipment provided.

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03 940 8435

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Social Floorball

START/END
25th May 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm
DURATION
1 hour and 30 minutes
LOCATION
W133, Whareora, City campus, Madras St, Christchurch
PRICING

$2

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Come and enjoy a fun and energetic floorball game!

All Welcome

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03 940 8435

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Boxing Fitness

START/END
9th Feb 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Autobay
PRICING

Free

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Are you ready to fight your fight? Join our free boxing class.

Boxing fitness is tailored for everyone using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. Instructed by a qualified boxing instructor, no experience is necessary.

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03 940 8435

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Boxing Fitness

START/END
10th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
W223, Whareora, City campus, Madras Street, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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Are you ready to fight your fight? Join our free boxing class.

Boxing fitness is tailored for everyone using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. Instructed by a qualified boxing instructor, no experience is necessary.

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03 940 8435

reccentre@ara.ac.nz

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
28th Jun 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
3rd Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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5th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
10th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
12th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
17th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
19th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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24th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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26th Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
31st Jul 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
2nd Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
7th Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
9th Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
14th Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
16th Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
21st Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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23rd Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
28th Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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30th Aug 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
4th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
6th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
11th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
13th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
18th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
20th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
25th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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27th Sep 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
2nd Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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4th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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9th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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11th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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16th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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18th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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23rd Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
25th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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30th Oct 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
1st Nov 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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6th Nov 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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8th Nov 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

START/END
13th Nov 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School

Kyokushin Karate

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15th Nov 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
LOCATION
Timaru Girls High School
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Red Zone Design Jam

START/END
30th Jun 2017 - 2nd Jul 2017
DURATION
3 days
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Ministry of Awesome presents DESIGN JAM powered by Regenerate Christchurch.

This 48-hour design challenge brings entrepreneurial, architectural, design, community and sustainable minds together to come up with potential solutions for the Ōtākaro Avon River corridor former red zone.

If this sounds like something you want to be involved in register your interest at http://ministryofawesome.com/.

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Lyttelton Farmers Market

START/END
27th May 2017 10:00am-1:00pm
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
London Street, Lyttelton
PRICING

FREE

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The market is open every Saturday - rain, hail or shine, all seasons and all weathers. Support local growers and artisan food makers by buying from an authentic farmers' market.

Stallholders with fresh fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, bread, meat, fish, cheese, herbs and plants sell at the market every week. There are also lots of breakfast and lunch options, coffee, chai, fresh juice and smoothies, bakery treats and chocolate.

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http://lyttelton.net.nz/farmers-market

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Geraldine Summer Fete

START/END
2nd Nov 2017 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
Geraldine, South Canterbury
PRICING

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Wander around Stover’s Stunning garden while listening to live music, enjoy the friendly, fun relaxed atmosphere.

A unique shopping spree with an amazing selection of 180 stalls of gorgeous wares you will not be able to resist, showcasing products from around NZ. Furniture, Art, Jewellery, Children's Clothing, Delicious selection of food. Great timing to get that Christmas list ticked off, this unique shopping opportunity will be a sensational day out for all, save the date and make a day of it with your friends and family and enjoy the beautiful Country setting!

Buy tickets today: http://www.geraldinesummerfete.co.nz/

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http://www.geraldinesummerfete.co.nz/

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Lake Hood Half Marathon

START/END
6th Aug 2017 10:00am
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Lake Hood, Ashburton
PRICING

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This beautiful lake will host the South Island Half Marathon and 1/6 Marathon.

Held in the beautiful Lake Hood catchment, the run will see runners run around the lake and experience amazing water views throughout the run. Then some of the most amazing home and garden settings and reserves in the South Island.

South Island Half Marathon will cater for all runners; whether you’re a beginner or an elite runner, this fast flat course will give you the opportunity to do one of the fastest half’s you’ve ever done.

There will be a walking section in both the 1/2 and 1/6 marathon. With the Kidz Dash being a 3km run, giving them a flavour of the experience of running at the lake and subdivision.

Register here: http://www.southislandhalfmarathon.co.nz/

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http://www.southislandhalfmarathon.co.nz/

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The Sound of Music - Oamaru

START/END
29th Oct 2017 7:10pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Oamaru's Opera House, Oamaru
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One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October.

The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.

Get tickets here: http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/165221/the-sound-of-music

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http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/165221/the-sound-of-music

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The Sound of Music - Timaru

START/END
20th Oct 2017 7:10pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Timaru's Theatre Royal, Timaru
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One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October.

The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.

Get tickets here: https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=SOUNDOFM17

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https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=SOUNDOFM17

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Rugby League World Cup 2017

START/END
4th Nov 2017 5:30pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Christchurch Stadium
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The Rugby League World Cup 2017 will be played from 27 October until 2 December in venues throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. 450,000 fans are expected to come through the turnstiles to watch Rugby League’s pinnacle international event. 

Spanning 28 matches in 13 cities, the hospitality program presents a range of options and prices to suit all companies, groups and fans of Rugby League.

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=RLWC17H&v=AMISTAD

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in concert

START/END
5th Jul 2017 7:30pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
PRICING

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For the first time in New Zealand, Kiwi audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history

CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, earlier this year.  The Harry Potter Film Concert that kicked off in June 2016 is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.  

The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra (Christchurch Symphony Orchestra) performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.  Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=HARRYPOT17&v=CWT

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Cirque du Soleil - TORUK

START/END
8th Sep 2017 7:30pm-9:30pm
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
PRICING

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Inspired by James Cameron's AVATARTORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron's imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=TORUK17

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Cirque du Soleil - TORUK

START/END
1st Sep 2017 7:30pm-9:30pm
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
PRICING

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Inspired by James Cameron's AVATARTORUK – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron's imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=TORUK17

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Russell Howard Round the world live tour

START/END
30th Jun 2017 7:30pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
PRICING

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After completely selling out his Auckland show of Wonderbox here in 2014, Russell Howard is coming back with a brand new live show, Round the World, and this time bringing it to Wellington and Christchurch.

The new dates will see Russell play London and a further 29 international cities including: New York, Sydney, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Oslo, Washington DC, Chicago, Dublin, Helsinki, Vancouver, Reykjavik and San Francisco.

Get tickets here: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=RUSSELLH17&v=CTR

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=RUSSELLH17&v=CTR

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The Sound of Music - Christchurch

START/END
21st Oct 2017 7:10pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
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One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. In Christchurch for two days performing four shows, ensure you buy your tickets early for this unforgettable performance!

The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.

Get tickets here: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=SOUNDOFM17&v=CTR

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=SOUNDOFM17&v=CTR

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Urzila Carlson Studies Have Shown - Christchurch

START/END
2nd Jul 2017 7:30pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
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Urzila Carlson brings her show 'Studies Have Shown' to Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal.

Every time you hear, "studies have shown" you know you're about to learn something ridiculous! Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face! Let's get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed when you've tucked them in 20 f##king times already!

Get tickets here: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=URZILATO17

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http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=URZILATO17

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird - Oamaru

START/END
3rd Aug 2017 8:00pm
DURATION
N/A
LOCATION
Oamaru's Opera House, Oamaru
PRICING

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Rhys Darby brings his show Mystic Time Bird to Oamaru's Opera House.

Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different.

In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s problems. In doing so, he discovers that he was a bird in a past life, and this knowledge takes him on an unexpected path. Darby will address the big questions like “Are we truly free in this day and age or is alien technology guiding us into an even greater trap?” All this, plus weird movement and sound effects.

Rhys Darby became a household name after starring in the US TV show Flight of the Conchords. Now based in Los Angeles, he regularly performs standup around the world and has starred in many international TV shows such as The X-Files, Netflix’s Voltron, TVNZ’s Short Poppies. He will be seen this year in the Jumanji sequel with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Netflix’s Lemony Snicket, Whose Line is it Anyway Australia and many other shows. He’s quite a busy boy so grab a ticket now as we don’t know when he will be back!

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www.rhysdarby.com

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird - Ashburton

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27th Jul 2017 7:00pm
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Ashburton Trust Events Centre, Ashburton
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Rhys Darby brings his show 'Mystic Time Bird' to Ashurton's Trust Event Centre.

Darby's shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up, cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different.

It is 2017, a year of global fear. Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism in search of some answers. This path unravels some daunting prospects as he discovers his past life story as a trapped bird. What does it mean to be free in another time? Are we truly free in this day and age or is alien technology guiding us to an even greater cage? All this, plus silly dance moves and sound effects. It is a Rhys Darby show after all. Life's not so bad is it?

Buy tickets here: http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/165527/rhys-darby-mystic-time-bird

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http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/165527/rhys-darby-mystic-time-bird

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird - Christchurch

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28th Jul 2017 8:00pm-11:00pm
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3 hours
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Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Christchurch
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Rhys Darby brings his show Mystic Time Bird to Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal.

Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different.

In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s problems. In doing so, he discovers that he was a bird in a past life, and this knowledge takes him on an unexpected path. Darby will address the big questions like “Are we truly free in this day and age or is alien technology guiding us into an even greater trap?” All this, plus weird movement and sound effects.

Rhys Darby became a household name after starring in the US TV show Flight of the Conchords. Now based in Los Angeles, he regularly performs standup around the world and has starred in many international TV shows such as The X-Files, Netflix’s Voltron, TVNZ’s Short Poppies. He will be seen this year in the Jumanji sequel with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Netflix’s Lemony Snicket, Whose Line is it Anyway Australia and many other shows. He’s quite a busy boy so grab a ticket now as we don’t know when he will be back!

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www.rhysdarby.com

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Kyokushin Karate

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24th Aug 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm
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1 hour and 30 minutes
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Timaru Girls High School
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Mob: 0279516650

Email: kyokushin.aoraki@gmail.com

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Kyokushin Karate

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22nd Aug 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm
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1 hour and 30 minutes
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Timaru Girls High School
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Mob: 0279516650 

Email: kyokushin.aoraki@gmail.com

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Friday Street Food Market

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29th Jul 2016 11:00am-9:00pm
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10 hours
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The Friday Street Food Market brings together the best food trucks and food stalls in a beautiful setting with live entertainment, buskers and more!

Christchurch Square
CBD 11am-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/FridayStreetFoodMarket/
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'Coffee & Jam' by Ministry of Awesome

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14th Feb 2017 12:30pm-1:30pm
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1 hour
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EPIC Building (corner Manchester and Tuam St
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Whether you're starting your studies or in the middle of them, if you're interested in finding out about cool ideas and businesses and/or you want to expand your industry connections, Coffee & Jam is for YOU! Come along every Tuesday 12.30 to 1.30pm.

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erica@ministryofawesome.com.

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31 Mar 2017

Workshop – shaping careers services in the future

Are you interested in helping shape what careers services across NZ offer.  The links between education and employment?  They need you!The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Careers NZ are looking at how they support future needs of students, job seekers, employers and wider education and employment. They need your input. If you are interested you can attend a workshop involving students, local businesses and community groups on Monday, 10 April, 12-4pm at George Hotel, 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch.

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26 Jun 2017

Women in Trades FREE LUNCH!

ALL WOMEN WELCOME! Come and meet other women in Trades and enjoy a free lunch!

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23 Jun 2017

Nurse Practitioner Intern - Health Centre

Melissa Hanses is a Registered Nurse who worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the USA from 1998 until she relocated to New Zealand in late 2014. Melissa is in the process of completing the necessary requirements to obtain her Nurse Practitioner registration here in New Zealand and will be working at Ara Health Centre under doctor supervision.

Melissa can conduct medical assessments and issue prescriptions for patients under 25 years old.  The usual nurse consultation fee will apply.  Melissa will be working Thursday mornings.  Please book an appointment to see her by phoning 9407566 or calling in to the Health Centre.

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22 Jun 2017

Safety and security on Campus

In order to ensure and maintain confidence in our safety and security while at Ara, staff and students are reminded not to leave backpacks, bags or boxes unattended in public spaces.

To do so can cause distress and worry amongst other building occupants.

As well as the anxiety caused, leaving such or any suspicious items unattended may result in Police involvement, disruption of business, and the possible destruction of any suspicious item.

Your cooperation with this request is appreciated.

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21 Jun 2017

NEW Health Centre Late Hours

At this stage, only the nursing service will be available.  

The nurse is able to see you if you have concerns regarding accidents, wounds, emergency contraception, sexual/mental health or minor ailments.

You can book an appointment or drop in on the day if you need to be seen urgently.
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19 Jun 2017

Ara Foundation grants

Grants of up to $5k are offered anytime and applications for more than $5k are considered by Ara Foundation throughout the year for staff and students.

See: http://arafoundation.co.nz/

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19 Jun 2017

Plastic Bags wanted!

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14 Jun 2017

Bike share is live: Free bikes available to students in Christchurch

Need to get around? Ara today launched a bike share system at the City Campus Christchurch. There are 10 bikes in the stand outside the Rakaia Centre which can be used for four hours at a time for free. Ara has signed an agreement for global provider NextBike (through Christchurch-based Cycle Solutions) to provide and maintain the bikes.  

The bikes are comfortable and easy to use wearing everyday clothing. Helmets and bike locks are provided. Give them a try for trips around town!

Read more: http://www.ara.ac.nz/news-and-events/news/ara-christchurch-bike-share-goes-live

How do you sign up for bike share?* It’s simple - see the Transport and Parking page for full details: https://campus.ara.ac.nz/student-life/transport-and-parking/ara-bike-share-hub

Enjoy NextBikes and remember to be a considerate rider. 

*You need to be over 18 years of age to use NextBikes.

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12 Jun 2017

Parking limited Thu 15 June - Open Day City and Woolston campuses

There will be limited car parking available on Thursday 15 June due to Open Day. This will affect the Barbadoes and Rakaia Centre carparks at the City Campus Christchurch and the Student Services Building carpark at the Woolston Campus

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06 Jun 2017

Student Home Drives (H:\) Outage

As part of the migration of Ara’s server infrastructure into a new hosting service there needs to be an outage to allow the migration of servers that host the Student Home drives (H:).  This outage is scheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday night (10/11th June). During this migration, the following Student home drives (H:\) will be unavailable for use.

Saturday 10th June (8pm – 1am) - Students with Usernames within the following ranges:

  • A - E
  • F -  I
  • N - Q
  • V - Z

Sunday 11th June (8pm – 1am) - Students with Usernames within the following ranges:

  • J - M
  • R - U

If you think you will require access to any data from your home drive (H:\) during the outage window you should take an offline copy.

If you encounter any problems, please contact the ICT Service Desk.

ICT Division.

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01 Jun 2017

Sexual health screening at Ara Health Centre

Did you know that many people with sexual infections have no symptoms?  If you are under 21 years, enrolled with any GP practice in Canterbury, you are able to have a FREE sexual health screen at Ara Health Centre.

Often the only test required is a quick simple urine sample but you may also be offered swabs/blood tests depending on your individual preference/clinical assessment.

If you would like to make a nurse appointment to have a test, please contact the Health Centre to make an appointment – 039407566

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31 May 2017

Final Tech Girls Meet Up for Semester 1!

Guest Speaker - Helen Shorthouse from CDC.

An accidental "tech girl" Helen is passionate about the Christchurch tech sector.

She works for Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), which is Christchurch’s economic development agency. She knows that sounds very boring, but thinks she has one of the best jobs in the city. Her mission is to support the growth of the Christchurch tech community because a successful tech sector in Christchurch should also bring wealth (financial and other) to everyone who lives here.

A big part of this role is to help tell the story about the world-class technology that is created here….but no one knows about it. We sell to Nike, the BBC, Sony, Disney, US Defence Agency, Harrods, London Bus and Dubai Airport to name a few – but Christchurch businesses are so humble they don’t tell anyone about it! Helen says it’s important to tell our stories because we need talent, investment, entrepreneurs, and experts to come here.

Tech is the future - whether you want to make lots of money, travel the world, save the planet….or all of the above!

Helen is also passionate about fairness and equality and a great advocate for increasing diversity in tech and leadership and is very keen to help encourage more women in tech specifically. In 2016 she was recognised as a finalist for the work she’s done in this space at the Women in Governance Awards Inclusive Leader – Gender Diversity.

Helen has worked for tech and non-tech companies, big ones and little ones, corporate, government-owned, private and cooperatives and is looking forward to joining Ara Tech Girls for this event.

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29 May 2017

Ara Māori Student Rōpu

The core group of students setting it up are still looking for students who are keen to get involved in running of the group, as well as those of you that simply want to be involved and enjoy connecting with Whanau across Ara.  If this sounds like you, come along to the upcoming hui for Ara Māori Student Rōpu on Thursday 1 June, 12-1pm in the Wharekai (TM118) located on the ground floor of Te Puna Wānaka at City campus.  The group is starting off in Christchurch but open to everyone so if you are interested but cannot get to the campus, contact studentgroup@ara.ac.nz.  See the events calendar for more info...

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24 May 2017

APPLY NOW for the 2017 85K Start Up Challenge!

You can enter here, just click the 85K link: http://www.entre.co.nz/

This year will be better than ever so you don't want to miss out on an amazing business opportunity and a chance at some serious cash to help you get going! Tag any friends you think would make a great entrepreneur and get your entries in!

For more information, watch this video: https://www.facebook.com/entre.at.uc/videos/1527237207320696/

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23 May 2017

Get a bone density scan at Ara!

Friday 26th May and Monday 29th May

Get a simple, painless ultrasound of your heel. This benefits all ages and fitness levels. No one knows if their bone health is on a silent path to osteoporosis as there are no symptoms, no warning signs and no other way to ascertain your risk. Take the opportunity and check before you join the statistics.

29% of men and 56% of women over 50 already have this disease

If these people had taken a bone density test earlier, many could have prevented themselves from suffering serious fractures.

  • Males and females can both be affected by Osteoporosis
  • From 30 years of age it is important to scan for your bone health
  • The cost is $60.00 which includes your scan, results and information on how to maintain or improve your bone density.
  • Scans should be performed regularly

To Book:

Please phone the Health Centre on 940 7566.

You are welcome to visit our website www.osteohealth.co.nz or contact Cath King for further information at 357 4335 bookings@osteohealth.co.nz.

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19 May 2017

Barbadoes Street carpark closure

Due to the removal of a prefab the Ara Barbadoes Street carpark will be closed from 10:00pm Monday, 22 May 2017, and will re-open 7:30am, Tuesday 23 May 2017.

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17 May 2017

Exciting news for Tech Girls Meet-up this Thursday!

Bring your lunch along and hear from some ladies in the IT industry and gain some insight into their world and journey. If you have any questions about what it's like working after graduation this is your chance.

Tanya Stone, Team Leader Corporate Data Management and Maintenance Team, Christchurch City Council is passionate about data, integration and developing people. Her long term goal is promote leadership in IT and encourage more women into the industry. Tanya is an alumni of the ARA - granted a Bachelor of Information Communication Technology from CPIT while working as a Facilitator for Computing for Free also at CPIT. Since then, Tanya has continued to up-skill and develop her career, from a junior to intermediate, to senior software engineer and into a leadership position today. She is also ferociously dedicated to her daughter's education - particularly ensuring she is educated in all things Star Wars.

Shelley Sutcliffe, Principal Consultant and Co-founder of Vicinity GIS, is passionate about GI Science, and is committed to seeing organisations fully profit from their GI systems potential as a reliable decision-making tool. She is a local champion of Women In Tech, sits on a Canterbury Development Corp advisory board, and organises SIBA events in Christchurch. Shelley is a life and committee member of the Municipal Officers Association, and recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in GI Science with Distinction through the University of Canterbury. Next on the list is her Master, when time permits around raising her three sons.

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15 May 2017

FREE RE-USABLE CUPS!

Grab yourself a free re-usable cup and have guilt free hot drinks!
Help save the planet, one less disposable cup at a time!

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09 May 2017

Filming at City Campus

On Wednesday 17 May a film crew will be on the Ara City Campus. They'll be filming the Ara facilities for a Russian recruitment agent. The crew will mostly film in the Rakaia Centre, the Language Self Access centre and the Whareora. If you are in these areas on Wednesday you may be in the background. If you don’t wish to be filmed, please avoid these areas or the cameras when visiting these areas.

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05 May 2017

Does disability, dyslexia or health impact on your Ara experience? Are you a member of the Deaf community?

We are holding a number of workshops and hope you can join us to share ideas and move this forward.

City campus, Tuesday 16 May, 12-1pm in N409 (NZSL interpreter present)

Woolston campus, Wednesday 17 May, 12-1pm in V233

Woolston campus, Wednesday 17 May, 2.30-3.30 in VE170

Timaru campus, Wednesday 24 May, 12-1pm in TH01

Please complete the registration form below by Friday 12 May if you can attend.   Food will be provided!

REGISTRATION form

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=819H79F8o0-6d_Y4JPfDfM2FtvMMNdxMlYInfPZbANBUOENOODM4RDNXRFcxRklGTkdERjJJSDU5Ny4u

If you have any questions, please contact Jo: studentvoice@ara.ac.nz or the Disability Services team: disability@ara.ac.nz

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26 Apr 2017

Are you passionate about Water conservation

Are you passionate about water conservation, sustainability and wanting to lead some change..?

2 spaces have become available to join 8 students from Ara and Otago on a week residential (14-19 May 2017) looking at water use across Canterbury region at the same time as mentoring 16 high school students.  In partnership with Untouched World Charitable Trust, we have this great opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills and be part of this special week.

If you want to know more or are interested, please contact jo.carter@ara.ac.nz or call 021 955560

As we have unfortunately had 2 people withdraw from the programme, we are on a tight time frame, so get in touch by 1st May.  You must be aged between 18-30years and a current Ara student

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21 Apr 2017

ANZAC Day – Campus Access

Please note that all Ara campuses will be closed on ANZAC day, Tuesday 25 April.

Staff and students will have access to Ara campuses using their Swipe Cards only on ANZAC day.  There is no Library or Gym access during this period.  Doors that are normally unlocked will remain locked but accessible via swipe.  After hours Security will be onsite as normal.

The campuses will open again on Wednesday 26 April.

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19 Apr 2017

CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT CITY CAMPUS

Every year Ara looks back at how well it has done the year before and then looks to what can be improved so that you, the students, can get the best possible experience whilst studying here.
If you would like to help influence this for yourselves and future students, please come along and share with us your ideas on how.
When:  Thursday 4 May
Time: 12-1pm
Where: X306  (directly above admissions and enrolments on the 3rd floor), City campus
If you are keen or interested to come along, please complete the registration form below, and we look forward to seeing you there.
There will be a lunch provided so please let us know if you are coming by Monday 1 May.
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13 Apr 2017

No printing service 18 April

ICT and FujiXerox will be carrying out required maintenance work on the printing and scanning environment next Tuesday, 18 April between 9pm and 11pm.

During this period, there will be no printing and photocopying services available from all Ara printers and multi-function devices (photocopy/scanning printers).

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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13 Apr 2017

Sustainable Travel Roadshows Success!

Remember the Sustainable Travel Roadshows? Sustainable travel experts came to our City Campus Christchurch to help students with travelling to campus by bus, carpool or bike. We are very pleased to report that this initiative had excellent results! And it looks like these students have now established sustainable travel behaviour!

http://www.ara.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/381180/A4-City-Map-transport.pdf

  • 14 Roadshows
  • 156 Metrocards handed out (for the bus system)
  • 70% used their card in Feb or March
  • 2,232 trips taken on new cards over Feb and March
  • 49 of the cards have been topped up, 182 times
  • One person made 153 bus trips!
  • Cycling and carpooling consultations
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11 Apr 2017

New secure cycle stands, Ara Travel Survey results

New secure bike stands

Facilities Management have installed 80 new secure bike stands in the underground cycle park at the City Campus Christchurch - so please use them to keep your bike safe.

Ara Travel Survey - early results

The Ara Christchurch travel survey had a 22% response rate for students, which is actually good for a survey (staff did better at 52%, just saying). We’re analysing the 2,496 total responses, but we have some interesting initial findings to share.

Ara Christchurch transport survey results - Read more

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10 Apr 2017

Smoke Free policy

The Ara Smoke Free Policy has recently been updated to incorporate e-cigarettes. Please click on the link below to view the updated Policy.

Ara Smoke Free policy (PDF1MB)

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10 Apr 2017

Crusaders Rugby Survey-Be in to win

Whether or not you've ever been to a game, if you are a student you are invited to take part in this research. And if you do you can have the chance to win one of three Prezzie Cards to beat those bill blues or finance some student fun, with big thanks from us!

The study is being conducted by a student research group as part of work with the BNZ Crusaders, it is not commercially funded work.

We are not collecting personal details.The purpose for collecting your email is only to notify you if you win the Prezzie Card draw. This survey closes Saturday the 22 April 2017 with the Prezzie Card draw and winners notified the following day.

To start your survey click on the  link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQw-1i47Gr-Vdn-RoPwq4Ou840ICq6_vbpWwi5Bdgx-mVIqA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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08 Apr 2017

Free Diabetes and Blood Pressure Checks

The Health Centre nurse, Lindie and nursing student, Leannah will be in the Atrium on Wednesday 12 April between 11 – 1pm offering free blood pressure and diabetes checks.

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31 Mar 2017

Workshop – shaping careers services in the future

Are you interested in helping shape what careers services across NZ offer. The links between education and employment? They need you!

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Careers NZ are looking at how they support future needs of students, job seekers, employers and wider education and employment. They need your input. If you are interested you can attend a workshop involving students, local businesses and community groups on Monday, 10 April, 12-4pm at George Hotel, 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch.

Register your interest by emailing studentvoice@ara.ac.nz by Weds 5 April.  First come, first in.  Movie vouchers will be given to all attendees.

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27 Mar 2017

Flu Vaccinations now available

Flu vaccinations are now available at the Ara Health Centre, City Campus.

Cost will be $15 but if you have a pre-existing condition such as asthma or diabetes, you are able to have the vaccine free of cost.  Pregnant women are also entitled to a free vaccine.

If you would like a vaccine, please contact Reception : 9407566

For more information on influenza, please see : http://www.fightflu.co.nz/

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20 Mar 2017

Whakatau Christchurch 2017

At 1pm on Friday 24th March, a Whakatau has been organized for Ara, Iwi and wider Māori Community representatives to all join together and welcome our “First-Year, First-time” Māori students. The Whakatau will begin at 1pm.

Kei whea? Where? --> Te Puna Wanaka, 6 Coventry Street

Āwhea? When? --> 1pm

Te Rā? Date? --> 24th March, 2017

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16 Mar 2017

Ara is looking for Snapchatters!

Ara Institute of Canterbury is rolling out a Snapchat account, called @aracanterbury, with the launch for this planned for March 27!

The Ara Snapchat account will be a way to show campus life, a behind the scenes look and how awesome it is to study here. The Ara communications team is very excited to roll this out, but WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Every Tuesday we would like to do a segment called Take Over Tuesday.

This means that a current student will take over the Ara account for an entire day and show an inside glimpse of things people may not typically see. This may be anything from inside the gym to showing a dog handling class for the Vet students or singing notes in music class.

Basically we just want you to show a regular day in your life on Campus. People might ask you questions and you’ll be able to interact with current and future students. You are also allowed to share your personal snapchat account at the end of the day

We’re looking for students from every department, so don’t hesitate to apply (even if you think your classes and days at Ara are boring). It is important though that you are not afraid to talk to your camera and are happy to share stuff.

If interested, please send an email to Lieselot.Debrauwer@ara.ac.nz and include the following information:

What do you study and what year are you in

Age/Gender

What would you showcase on the Take Over?

Why should we pick you?

The communications team will contact you if you have been picked and will give more information at a meet up after applications close.

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15 Mar 2017

Oamaru Campus closed 20 March

The Oamaru campus will be closed on Monday 20 March due to the Otago Anniversary Day public holiday.

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15 Mar 2017

MADRAS STREET CARPARK

Please note on Friday 24 March 2017 half of the Madras Street car park will be unavailable for Update Day, 8.00am-2.00pm.  Access will be available for reserved, disability and service vehicle parks.

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15 Mar 2017

Learning Services online resources have moved

Learning Services online student resources have moved to Campus Life, your student website. Check out your online student resources and get in touch with our Learning Services team.

Check out the online resources.

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09 Mar 2017

Whakatau/Welcome 2017 Timaru Campus

At 9am on Wednesday 15th March, a Whakatau / Welcome has been organized for Ara staff and returning students, industry and iwi representatives to all join together and welcome our First-Year, First-time students.

We would like to take this opportunity to bring everyone together, acknowledge the commitments we have made to ourselves and each other, and begin 2017 with a touch of ceremony and celebration.

Where: “The Student Hub”
When: 9am (please arrive by 8.45am)
Date: 15th March, 2017

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08 Mar 2017

Bike Safety on Campus

To increase the security of bikes on the City Campus Christchurch, please use the secure bike lockup outside E Block or the basement bike lock up under N&S block.

Bike stands in high traffic areas such as outside the Rakaia Centre and the U Block courtyard are also preferable to bike stands in more secluded areas.

Bike safety is of concern to Ara and additional secure bike lock ups are being considered in the campus master plan.

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06 Mar 2017

My Library Account unavailable 12-13 March

"My Library Account" will be unavailable Sunday 12 to Monday13 March due to a system upgrade. Please contact the library with any questions.

library@ara.ac.nz

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03 Mar 2017

Ara Under 18 Rugby Team

Want to play rugby for Ara in the 2017 CRFU Metro Grade competition? Register your interest to be a part of a Mens Ara Eastern Bulls Under 18 Rugby Team (Under Linwood Rugby Club)!

Check out this promotional video with Jordan Taufua and Ritchie Mo’Ounga (Canterbury Crusader Rugby Players) to learn more: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8efkd3aa75kxjx5/BullsVid.mp4?dl=0

  • Supported by coaching staff with over 20+ years
  • Need to be committed to weekly team trainings and competition games on Saturday
  • Team jersey’s and training kit will be supplied
  • Player subs covered

Register your interest by filling out this easy online form, before 16th March

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=819H79F8o0-6d_Y4JPfDfJA_bA7bwGpAodCSuqZUJldUNVdFUVFBNTRJSlFMVTA5WVU1R0RYQkJBMC4u

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20 Feb 2017

Ara top of national ranking

Ara is officially one of the best polytechnics in New Zealand! After a thorough look around and interviews with staff, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has just given us a Highly Confident result – which is the highest ranking you can get.

Our Chief Executive Kay Giles has thanked students, staff and our industry partners for all their input and hard work. This amazing result is thanks to all of us!

The report (called the External Evaluation Review) assesses tertiary education providers’ educational performance and self-assessment and is the benchmark for the sector. It is a public statement that lets us know how we are doing.

Read the news stories here: http://www.ara.ac.nz/news-and-events/news/ara-leads-polytechnic-sector-top-ranking-in-nzqa-report

Watch the video of NASDA graduate Asovale interviewing Kay here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxTLIiafDyo

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15 Feb 2017

Become a student ambassador!

SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR STUDYING AT ARA

Become a student ambassador!

This is a paid casual job. Applications close Tuesday 21 March.

See  http://www.ara.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-ara/current-vacancies
for details.

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13 Feb 2017

FREE WORKSHOP: Taonga Tākaro Wānanga: Embedding Māori Games into your practice.

Are you a youth worker, teacher, personal trainer, or simply want to engage people in team activities?  Then check out this awesome FREE workshop embedding Māori games in your practice with the team at Te Puna Wanaka, City campus on March 23. Get in quick to register as places will go fast!  Click here for more info.

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31 Jan 2017

Ara Wifi update

On Wednesday the 1st of February ICT Services will renew the digital certificate on the ARA-WIFI network. At this time your personal device or mobile phone may prompt you to trust the eap.ara.ac.nz certificate before reconnecting. Simply press on the accept, ok or trust dialog message depending on your device. This is expected behaviour due to the certificate change.

If you have any issues connecting or you are repeatedly prompted to trust this certificate, please contact the service desk for assistance.

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23 Jan 2017

CDHB Consumer Council looking for Youth Representative

Canterbury District health Board (CDBH) are looking for a youth representative to join their team of volunteers.  Meeting once a month (Mondays) to ensure your voice, 'the consumer', is factored in when looking at the planning, design and delivery of health services across Canterbury.  Travel costs are reimbursed.

for more information on what the consumer council do, go to http://cdhb.health.nz/About-CDHB/Who-We-Are/Clinical-Board-Consumer-Council/Pages/Consumer-Council.aspx

Please complete the attached nomination form if interested.

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18 Jan 2017

Printing Outage

Printing will be unavailable this Friday evening, 20th January, from 6pm. Printing will be available again Saturday morning.

ICT Division

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20 Dec 2016

Power shutdown Madras Campus

A power shutdown for the Madras Campus is programmed for Sunday 8 January commencing 7:30am to 4:00pm although power may be restored at any time prior to 4:00pm. The power cut is for the main city block only, outlying buildings such as PX, TV and Jazz will not be affected.

In addition to the above, there will be a power shutdown the same weekend for U Block, O Block and T Block commencing 5:00pm Friday 6 January. Power may be restored to U Block, Q Block and T Block for short periods at any time over the weekend. U Block, O Block and T Block will also be included in the main Madras Campus shutdown programmed for Sunday 8 January

Any issues, please contact Facilities Management.

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20 Dec 2016

Health Centre - Closed for Holidays

The Health Centre will be closing for Christmas break on Wednesday 21 December at 12pm and reopening Monday 9 January at 9am.

If you need medical assistance during the break, please contact Moorhouse Medical Centre, Pilgrim Plce (off Moorhouse Ave)  3657900 or 24 hr Surgery, Bealey Ave 3657777.

The Health Centre staff wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

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28 Nov 2016

Timaru graduation 16 February 2017

There will be a graduation held in Timaru on 16 February 2017 for levels 1 – 7 students who are eligible to graduate at the end of 2016 and have had their course delivered at either Ashburton, Timaru or Oamaru. Further details regarding timing and venue will be announced shortly.

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28 Nov 2016

Emergency communications - test Thursday 12pm

We will test our new emergency communications system CQ Command next Thursday 12pm.

This system failed when we activated a mass email and SMS on the Monday morning following the recent earthquakes so we have been working with the providers to fix this.

We will send a test SMS to all students (to the number you submitted at enrolment) and a test email (to your Ara student email address). You do not need to reply to either the SMS or email.

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23 Nov 2016

North Green construction begins 28 November

Work on the new North Green at the City Campus Christchurch begins on Monday 28 November. This is an exciting development for the campus and the first stage in the improving the outdoor areas with landscaping, artworks and recreational areas. 

Access to the area bounded by N&S Blocks, Te Puna Wanaka, U Block and T Block, which is also alongside the construction site for Te Kei, will be restricted during the construction phase. There will be no thoroughfare between N&S Block and the Te Kei site. Directional signage will help you to navigate your way around. See the attached map for further detail.

Potentially disruptive work has been scheduled for low activity times where possible, however the dismantling of current hard landscaping and street furniture begins in December and this may be noisy at times.

The project is scheduled to be completed and handed over in May 2017.

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22 Nov 2016

Nutrition and Mental Health Talk by Dr Julia Rucklidge

School of Well-being logo

Youtube link to watch Dr Julia Rucklidge's talk on Nutrition and Mental Health.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vw3ijmFnGc

This talk was held at Ara, City Campus on Wednesday 19th October as part of health promotion programme, School of Wellbeing.

This link is a private video for Ara Staff and Students Only

If you wish to share this with family and friends we ask you to invite them to watch Dr Rucklidge's TEDx Talk which is also available on YouTube

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21 Nov 2016

Exam Time

  • Make sure you're on time - arrive early to give yourself plenty of time.
  • Switch off your phone (including any pre-set alarms) and keep it in your bag or give it to the examiner.
  • No talking.
  • Don't share equipment (including calculators, pens etc). If you don't have something, ask the examiner - they might have some spares.

Best of luck!

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14 Nov 2016

Health Centre open

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08 Nov 2016

Please complete the Ara Christchurch Travel survey

We have launched the Ara Christchurch Travel Survey to find out how our students get to Christchurch campuses.

The survey takes just 5 minutes and you could win:

  • One of two $250 Prezzi cards
  • Winnebagos vouchers
  • Seventh Wave Neoprene Hot Top
  • Month’s supply of free fruit and veg for three people
  • $100 to spend at Untouched World
  • Peak to Plateau yak wool neck-warmer
  • 3 clip n climb vouchers at the YMCA Adventure Centre

Please fill in the survey before 20 November. Help us to gather valuable information about getting around Christchurch.  

We are working with the Christchurch City Council, ECan, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, NZ Transport Agency and others to coordinate solutions and improve travel options.

Together we can reduce congestion and make Christchurch more accessible.  

If you have any questions please direct them to Student Voice Coordinator Jo Carter: 940 8264

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08 Nov 2016

Ara Foundation Student Entrepreneur Awards

GET IN QUICK!!
Do you have a great idea for a business or social enterprise and would like to “fast track” your ideas and inventions over the 2016/17 summer period?

Over the summer UC have a Summer Startup programme to assist students to develop their ventures into start-ups and Ara Foundation generously provides two awards to for Ara students. Click here to fill in the application and email to margaret.leonard@ara.ac.nz – entries extended to 9 November.

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03 Nov 2016

A case of chickenpox

A student at City Campus Christchurch was recently diagnosed with chicken pox, a common childhood illness that is easily spread. One infection usually gives long-lasting immunity. However chicken pox can be contracted by adults who haven’t had the illness before and can be harmful to pregnant women.

If you have symptoms of chicken pox such as a sudden onset of fever, cough, lack of energy and a skin rash of small raised red spots, please see a doctor immediately. Those with chicken pox are infectious for at least five days and should avoid Ara or other public places during that time. For more information see the Canterbury District Health Board fact sheet (PDF0.1MB).

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01 Nov 2016

Changes to car parking charges in 2017

Students know how to budget, and Ara has to budget too. Since 2008 we have been providing very low cost car parking at the City Campus Christchurch, so while car parking has been cheap for staff and students, it no longer adequately reflects the cost and capital needed to provide the service.

Consequently, car parking charges at the City Campus Christchurch will increase from 1 January 2017. Student car parks will cost $4/day and the hourly car parks will be $2/hour.

Council has agreed to progressively increase to new proposed rates over a 3 year period to minimise the impact on staff and students. This means that daily car parking charges will increase to $4.50 in 2018 and $5 in 2019. Hourly car parking will remain at $2/hour for 2018, increasing to $2.50/hour in 2019.

With many more workers moving into the central city next year, it is a good time to explore alternatives to driving and parking a car, such as catching the bus, cycling, walking or sharing a ride to get to campus. You could improve your fitness, save money, catch up on reading, make some new friends and help to reduce congestion in Christchurch. For more information on all of these options see the transport page on Campus Life http://campus.ara.ac.nz/student-life/transport-and-parking.

We are currently working with Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy partners (Christchurch and regional councils, Canterbury District Health Board, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and NZ Transport Agency) on a coordinated response to creating a more accessible city, and we are exploring some initiatives to help make using alternative transport easier for all of us.

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28 Oct 2016

City campus power outage - Midnight on 28 & 30 Oct

Studying late tonight? Save your work and don’t be alarmed when the power goes out.

As part of the new building works, two partial power shutdowns are required at City Campus Christchurch.

The first shutdown will be for 30 minutes, commencing Friday 28 October at midnight.

A second shutdown will occur on Sunday 30 October at midnight, also for 30 minutes.

The following blocks will be affected: A, C, Child Care, E, FM, HS, L including the Library, M, Q, T, TC, U and W Block.

The following blocks will not be affected, maintaining power throughout, although internet access may be temporarily affected: D, DL, DW, N, O, P, S and X Block.

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25 Oct 2016

Entre Ara Rep

Entré is also looking for an Ara student rep for next year! Are you dedicated, forward thinking and a team player? If this sounds like you, click here to check out the job description. Send your CV and cover letter to Mary at mary.cunningham@canterbury.ac.nz.

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25 Oct 2016

Partial power shutdowns City Campus Christchurch

As part of the new building works, two partial power shutdowns are required at City Campus Christchurch.

The first shutdown will be for 30 minutes, commencing Friday 28 October at midnight.

A second shutdown will occur on Sunday 30 October at midnight, also for 30 minutes.

The following blocks will be affected: A, C, Child Care, E, FM, HS, L including the Library, M, Q, T, TC, U and W Block.

The following blocks will not be affected, maintaining power throughout, although internet access may be temporarily affected: D, DL, DW, N, O, P, S and X Block.

Any concerns or issues, please contact Facilities Management.

Ian Milne
Plant + Utilities Supervisor – Facilities Management

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13 Oct 2016

Volunteering at Kakano Garden (+Hangi and movie night)

Unfortunately we have had to postpone Volunteering at Kakano Garden (+Hangi and movie night) due to the bad weather forecast for tomorrow. We will reschedule with a new date asap! Check out our other great events across School of Wellbeing until Oct 21 at campus.ara.ac.nz/wellbeing

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28 Sep 2016

Ara Bus Challenge

Are you sick of trying to find a car park at Ara? Do you want help make Christchurch better?

Join our social experiment!

We are offering 10 staff and students at Ara the chance to catch the bus for free. The lucky 10 will receive a FREE Metro Card with 10 FREE trips prepaid to use over the course of 2 weeks.

Why? We want to know what your experience is like and we want to help people swap their car for a more sustainable transport option at least once a week.

Did you know that people who catch the bus are happier, healthier and contribute to a cleaner more efficient city!

Do you fit these criteria?

  • Full time student or staff member at Ara Institute
  • You always drive a car to Ara
  • You are keen to try taking the bus but just haven’t got around to it
  • Live in Christchurch within 10 minutes walking distance to a bus stop
  • Comfortable with using social media and being filmed
  • Can commit to the following:
    • A introduction session held at Ara Thursday 6th October
    • Participate in the bus challenge 10th-21st October
    • A debrief session at Ara 2th October

Do you want to be involved? Get in touch with us before Friday 30th September Arabus.chch@gmail.com. You’ll need to provide the following info:

  • Your name and contact details including residential address
  • What transport you use to get to and from Ara
  • Why you want to be involved
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26 Sep 2016

Wi-Fi changes happening on 3 Oct!

As part of the rebranding process and the drive for continuous improvement, ICT are moving all the wireless network access on campus to a new service, ARA-WIFI. As part of this move on the 3rd of October 2016, the primary wireless connection will change to the ARA-WIFI network. You can connect to it at any stage before we set it as the default on the 3rd of October.

Simply login (once) using your normal Moodle or computer password.

When cpit-wifi is retired, there will be a new guest service available for non-account holders and visitors.

For help: ictservicedesk@ara.ac.nz | 03 940 8800 or visit the Library Help Desk

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26 Sep 2016

South Canterbury public holiday today

It’s South Canterbury Anniversary day, which is a public holiday, so our Timaru and Washdyke campuses are closed today (26 September). Christchurch and Ashburton campuses will have their Canterbury regional anniversary and public holiday on 11 November. Oamaru campus is still open today.

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15 Sep 2016

Timaru Café update

You have been asking if there is going to be provision for a cafe? Click here to find out more.

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15 Sep 2016

Power shutdown tonight at City Campus

As part of the new building works, a power shutdown is required at Madras Campus.

The power will be shut down for one hour commencing Thursday night at 11:30pm, with power restored Friday morning at 12:30am. Only the Madras campus within the city block Moorhouse Ave – Madras St – Ferry Rd – Barbadoes St will be shutdown.

Jazz School, TV Block, Paxus House, ML Block will maintain power although there may be some ICT issues.

Any concerns or issues, please contact Facilities Management. 

Facilities Management apologises for any inconvenience.

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12 Sep 2016

Te Kei – construction starts, some disruption regarding access

Construction has started on the new Te Kei building (Administration Hub) at the City Campus. This week the precast panels will start to be delivered. From here there will be lots of visible progress onsite. You can find out more and watch construction happening here: http://www.ara.ac.nz/about-us/campus-master-plan/te-kei-administration-hub

From Wednesday 14 September until Wednesday 28 September there will be disruption to parking and access to Williams Street. Appropriate traffic management will be put in place by Southbase, who are managing the build, but if you have any concerns please contact Jon Bruwer at the Ara Project management Office: jon.bruwer@ara.ac.nz. Please take extra care when crossing Williams or Coventry Street, and be aware of construction traffic.

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26 Aug 2016

ICT Problems?

If a specific computer in a study space is faulty, ,make a note of the asset number (usually barcode and a 5 digit number) and email ICT helpdesk ( ictservicedesk@ara.ac.nz )so they can look into it.

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26 Aug 2016

Beauty Clinic : Timaru

Book a range of beauty services, just  call (03) 687 1863 for making your apppointments. The clinics take place at the Beauty Therapy room at Ara Institute of Canterbury, Timaru.

Payment by cash or cheque only.

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26 Aug 2016

Quiet Study Area

Reminder 2nd Floor of the Library is a quiet study area. Please be mindful of this when walking through. Also remember L215 is individual study room. It's a bit hidden round far end of the library past toilets.

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23 Aug 2016

Car Park Closed

To accommodate Open Day and Industry Expo traffic, there will be limited parking available in Madras and Barbadoes St car parks on Thursday 25 August. 

Car parks are available on the corner of Ferry Road.

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19 Aug 2016

New Sports Equipment Hire System

Ara is now trialling a new 'Sports Equipment Hire System', whereby the equipments will be placed in a wheelie bin in the Sports Court to use freely between 8am-5pm. Hire will be using an honesty system and the equipments cannot be taken out of the court.

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19 Aug 2016

No Sports Activities at Whareora City Campus on 24th, 25th and 26th August 2016

There will not be any Sports activities 'on' in the Whareora due to the space being set up for the Ara Industry Expo & Open Day. No sports activity(including badminton) will be held on 24th Wednesday, 25th Thursday and 26th Friday August 2016 in the sports court.

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02 Aug 2016

Campus lockdown procedures

Recently our current health and safety procedures have been reviewed and they now include actions to take in the event of an emergency that requires the campuses to be locked down.

The type of situations that would require a lockdown include where a person armed with a firearm or weapon is on campus property, gunshots directed at or near an Ara campus, police incidents involving dangerous persons that are adjacent to or within a short distance of a campus.

A lockdown message will be sent to students and staff by txt and email. Please ensure your contact details are up to date. You can do this using the Student Portal via the link on Campus Life or https://ebs4portal-live.ara.ac.nz/

On receipt of a lockdown txt or email the following are the actions to take immediately.

Actions to take:

  1. Remain calm. Encourage others to remain calm.
  2. Immediately cease all activity (i.e., teaching, group work, meetings, etc.)
  3. Assist with announcement of the lockdown by using your voice.
  4. Escape if you can. Only attempt to do this if you are certain that the move is less risky than staying in place. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
  5. Lock or barricade all doors where possible; use furniture or desks as cover. Staff should lock key accessed buildings. Security will lock entry into buildings with electronic security.
  6. Shut the blinds or pull the shades down. Turn off the lights and try to give the impression that the room is empty. If possible, cover any windows or openings that have a direct line of sight into a hallway.
  7. Stay low, away from windows and doors. Sit on the floor or crouch under or behind desks and bookshelves where possible, so as to be as invisible as possible.
  8. Immediately put all cell phones on "Vibrate" or "Silent" mode. Calls to Ara call centre 9999 or NZ Police should be made only if specific information becomes available regarding the location or conduct of the intruder or if the status of the emergency changes.
  9. Remain as quiet as possible.

Actions not to take:

  1. Do not hid hide in washrooms.
  2. Do not respond to anyone at the door until an "all clear" message is received via campus notification systems
  3. Do not sound the fire alarm in the building unless there is a fire. People may be placed in harm's way when they are attempting to evacuate the building. If a fire alarm does go off during a lockdown, do not evacuate unless you smell smoke or see fire in your area.
  4. Unless in immediate danger, do not attempt to leave the building until told to do so by police personnel or by further Ara message.
  5. If off-campus, do not return, follow official instructions from campus notification system.

 Other Information:

  • If you are directed by police to leave your secured area, assist others in moving as quietly and quickly as possible.
  • If you encounter police, keep your hands elevated with palms open and visible, and obey all police instructions.
  • Be aware that law enforcement officers are trained to go directly to the threat and engage it. They may not stop to assist you escape or treat injured persons. Do not do anything that would slow them down or hamper their attempts to eliminate the threat.
  • If you are outside of a building when a lockdown is announced, if it is safe to do so, run into the nearest building with hands raised above head and palms facing outward and follow the above lockdown instructions. If it is not safe to run into a building, hide behind a large heavy object (i.e., vehicle or tree). Only leave your location if you can be sure it is safe to do so or dangerous to stay.
  • During a lockdown, updates will be posted on the Ara website www.ara.ac.nz or facebook.com/AraCanterbury . When the issue causing the lockdown has been eliminated, an "all clear - lockdown is over" message will be sent by email and txt.

Read more about our safety procedures at Ara.

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01 Aug 2016

Learning Services FB Group Competition

Win movie passes and coffee vouchers by sharing your favourite study tip!

To enter, join Learning Services Facebook group. The competition opens on Tuesday 2 August at 3pm

Join now! https://www.facebook.com/groups/582505371831782/

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29 Jul 2016

Thursdays In Black #TIBNZ

Everybody deserves a student experience free from violence. Thursdays in Black will work with students and the sexual violence sector to develop a variety of solutions that address the nature and prevalence of violence across axes of: Gender identity, Sexuality race, class, religion, disability, ethnicity.

Upload your selfies to: thursdaysinblack.org.nz , facebook.com/tibnz , @ThursInBlackNZ

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28 Jul 2016

C, W, E water shut off 30th July at City Campus Christchurch

As part of the Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building) construction works, Hawkins will need to shut off the water supply to C, W and E Blocks this Sat 30 July between 6.30am and 12.30am.

This will mean there will be no toilets or washing facilities available in these blocks during this period. However toilets will be available in ALX Block. Please pass this information on to anyone who could be affected by this situation.

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22 Jul 2016

Live the Dream

Ready for your next big adventure? Live the Dream is a 9-week intensive accelerator programme for Kiwis aged 18-30. Develop your entrepreneurial capability and grow your ideas for a better world. Applications now open. Live the Dream will be on City Campus on Monday 25 August. To find out more, visit livethedream.org.nz

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22 Jul 2016

Special Menu

Want to sample some delights from the chef school students? They're putting on a restaurant at student prices. Get $20 worth of food for $5. To book a table, go to Jason Newton at the Visions Restaurant. They take Cash or EFTPOS. Check the Campus Events for more details.

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21 Jul 2016

Te Kei site – workers in protective gear

You may see workers in protective gear around the Te Kei building site at Madras Street. They are removing a redundant asbestos cement pipe. There is no risk at all to students at Madras Street from this work; it is very much a standard procedure.

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14 Jul 2016

Our new sustainability charter

We know and you know that the sustainability of our world is the major issue of our times. As leaders in tertiary vocational training, we have a special role to play.

In recognition of this we have created the Ara Sustainability Charter, which will guide us in living the values of sustainability and preparing you, our graduates, to lead in sustainability across all sectors, industries and beyond national borders. 

The charter moves us towards greater contributions to the interdependent spheres of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

It details our vision and what we mean by 'sustainability'. It also records our principles for action and the roles and responsibilities of our Council, leaders, staff, students and partners to bring our sustainability to life. It's an exciting journey and one that all of our students can be part of.

Check out our new sustainability page; at the moment it has the charter, our vision and news stories about cool things happening in the sustainability space: http://www.ara.ac.nz/explore-ara/sustainability-our-charter#

And don't forget Ara has a student sustainability group, Sustain, to help you get your sustainability ideas and projects off the ground. http://campus.ara.ac.nz/student-life/student-groups/student-groups-on-campus
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08 Jul 2016

Learning Services Southern Campus Closed

The drop-in sessions for learning services in Southern Campus (Timaru) will be closed from 11th July - 22nd July 2016.
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05 Jul 2016

Learning to drive?

Practice your driving skills with some online tests for free at drivingtests.co.nz.

There are tests for cars, motorbikes or heavy vehicles. You can practice with over 300 multiple choice questions you can try over and over until you get them right. The tests work on your phone, computer or tablet.

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01 Jul 2016

Learning Services Closed

Learning Services will be closed on 6 July 2016 at our City Campus.

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29 Jun 2016

Volunteer jurors needed for mock trials – a chance to see and take part in the NZ trial system

The New Zealand Law Society CLE will be running its annual Litigation Skills Programme in August this year. This is a course designed to improve the courtroom skills of lawyers throughout New Zealand.
 
The final day of the course is where the participants get the opportunity to present a case in front of a real High Court or District Court Judge, but members of the public are needed to be the jury. This is an interesting day and a great chance to hear some of New Zealand's future top lawyers in action.
 
The mock trials will be held on Saturday 20 August 2016, from 8.30am to 5.10pm at the Christchurch District Court.
 
Jurors will hear one murder case and one defamation case during the day. They will deliberate the evidence just like a real jury, but their deliberations will be recorded and used as part of the learning process for the trainee lawyers.
 
Volunteer jurors will be well looked after during the day with morning and afternoon teas and a buffet lunch provided.
 
Any members of the public age 18 and over (but not qualified lawyers) who are interested in taking part in the mock trials, click here  to fill in a form and email to jessica.saunders@lawyerseducation.co.nz
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24 Jun 2016

Proposed safety improvements for the Moorhouse Avenue/Gasson Street/Madras Street intersection

Christchurch City Council are proposing to make changes to improve safety at the intersection of Gasson Street, Madras Street and Moorhouse Avenue. They propose to install a number of measures to improve visibility and make the intersection safe for all users.  

For more information on the proposals view the Gasson Street, Madras Street, Moorhouse Avenue intersection – safety improvements document.

If you have any comments on these proposed plans complete the Submission Form.

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21 Jun 2016

ALX Boiler replacement

The time has come to fix the heating system in ALX, City campus. To do this we will shut down the system this weekend. This means that here will be no heat available to ALX Block from around noon on Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday morning whilst the system is replaced. The heating will be back before Monday morning. Portable heaters will be provided where required in the meantime.

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17 Jun 2016

Vaccinations

Protect yourself and your family. To get immunised now for Measles and Meningitis talk to Student Health or your family doctor or nurse. Babies, children under 5-year old, teenagers and young adults are at a greater risk of meningococcal disease.

  •    Free Flu vaccine for Asthma, diabetic patients and also for pregnant women.
  •    Free Measles vaccine
  •    $50 for Meningitis vaccine
  •    $20 for Flu vaccine

The Nurses are happy to answer any questions on meningitis, measles and/or other vaccinations.

Health Centre (W113)

Tel: 03 9407566

Extn: 7566 (within Ara)

For more info: www.health.govt.nz/measles

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14 Jun 2016

Free Youth Health Clinic

We now have a health support clinic at our Timaru campus, Woollcombe House, (No. 18) on the corner of Woollcombe and Barnard Street.

No appointments necessary

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14 Jun 2016

City Campus Car Park Closure 16 June Open Day

Barbadoes St and Rakaia Centre car parking will be limited on Thurs 16 June due to the Open Day.    Alternative parking will be available on corner of Ferry road

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27 May 2016

Ara students can join NZ sustainable building organisation for free

Do you want to learn how to design and build warmer, cheaper and more sustainable houses? Now you will have access to even more opportunities to gain the latest knowledge in sustainable housing. Ara has joined the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC).

The NZGBC is a non-profit industry organisation that brings together all sectors of the building community, from urban planners to interior designers, who are committed to improving building sustainability in New Zealand.

Ara students can now join as members and can receive discounts on NZGBC training courses and access to the organisation's knowledge hub which has information and research on green building practices. NZGBC also runs networking events and offers internships for students at NZGBC member organisations.

While students studying engineering, architecture, construction and interior design will find the opportunities at NZGBC particularly relevant, any Ara student can join for free.

Students can download a membership form from the New Zealand Green Building Council website www.nzgbc.org.nz, complete it and email it back with either their full course confirmation or their current student ID card.

For more information contact Bernadette Muir:  021 403 635, Bernadette.Muir@ara.ac.nz or NZGBC direct on (09) 3763996 or office@nzbgc.org.nz.

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25 May 2016

Sustainability becomes more accessible at Ara

Sustainability becomes more accessible at Ara

Ara staff and students now have access to more resources and professional development opportunities. Ara Institute of Canterbury has become a member of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) which promotes sustainability in the tertiary education sector in Australia and New Zealand.

ACTS provides resources, knowledge, developmental and networking opportunities for members. The purpose is to give staff and students greater access to information about sustainability and provide a platform for discussions on sustainability. Any Ara staff member or student can sign up and receive access to these resources by going to http://www.acts.asn.au/ and "create a new account" and signing up using their Ara email address. It will take about 24 hours for your registration to be confirmed.

ACTS services include:

*Workshops, training and professional development opportunities

*Scholarships in sustainability for both staff and students http://www.acts.asn.au/initiatives/acts-scholarships/

*The Green Gown Australasia Awards to highlight and profile sustainability initiatives and organisations behind them. Applications for this year's sustainability awards are now open. If you wish to propose an initiative visit http://www.acts.asn.au/initiatives/ggaa/2016ggaa/ and speak with Ara Sustainability Manager Shaun Bowler.

*Exclusive members-only access to web based resources on: Leadership and Governance, Partnership and Engagement, Learning Teaching and Research, and Facilities and Operations. There is also contact information for other sustainable organisations to assist networking, collaboration, and information sharing.

*Regional events

Membership also gives Ara staff and students access to the Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) Index aimed to help educational institutions manage, measure and improve their social and environmental responsibility performance (accessible from the ACTS website).

ACTS membership also gives Ara reciprocal access to sister organisations in the USA and UK and Asia:

ACTS has a social media presence as well, including Facebook and Twitter.

All Ara staff members can access the members' area on the ACTS website (http://www.acts.asn.au/) and the LiFE Index (http://life.acts.asn.au/) by registering as a user. ACTS will recognise the Ara domain name.

For further information or questions contact Shaun Bowler, Sustainability Manager, 021 800 690, shaun.bowler@ara.ac.nz

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23 May 2016

Post Secret

In March, students and staff were invited to submit anonymous secrets to designated collection points on Madras Street campus for a project organised by Project Management, Department of Business, Level 600 students. These secrets will be on display in the Atrium from 12pm on Thursday 2 June to 5pm on Friday 3 June.

PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Selected secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits.

 See examples here: http://postsecret.com

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18 May 2016

What's in a name?

A new name is an exciting opportunity and we want to make sure everyone knows about it and understands it:

  • Recognition from employers: we have contacted a vast number of key employers, industry partners and professional associations advising them of our name change. Furthermore, as a vocational educational organisation we have ongoing relationships with many employers which means an ongoing and growing awareness of who we are and of our new name.
  • While name recognition may not be universal at present we are focused on this and you can be confident that employers will value Ara graduates. When applying for jobs if you already have a CPIT or Aoraki qualification you can add our new name to your CV, eg 'CPIT (now Ara Institute of Canterbury)'.
  • Ara continues to receive government funding and will continue to provide high quality education that is recognised by businesses and industry partners locally, national and internationally.
  • Ara transcripts: By exception, prior to a transcript being produced a graduate can request to have "formerly known as CPIT/Aoraki Polytechnic" added, if they were enrolled in the related programme prior to 2016.
  •  Ara meaning: In Māori Ara means 'pathway' and to 'arise'. This reflects our aspiration to be a responsive and inclusive provider of education that creates multiple opportunities for all, regardless of origin and destination.
  • The Māori phrase Ara rau, taumata rau means 'many pathways, many opportunities,' and references the many pathways to success indicating multiple levels in learning. This reflects the varied aspirations of our learners and recognises learning as being a lifelong undertaking.
  • The Ara logo illustrates the journey of learning and the summit of success, while also drawing inspiration from Māori tukutuku panelling, traditionally used to decorate Wharenui.
  • How did we get our new name: The Minister of Education, Skills and Employment made the decision to establish a new organisation on 12 November 2015. We immediately informed students, stakeholders and community of this decision. In the weeks following this the two Councils of CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic worked together to decide on a new name, branding, and logo.  All decisions required ministerial approval and the legal trademarking processes were completed.
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13 May 2016

Parking!

We've received feedback that non students have been parking in the designated student car parks.  We've followed up with Kevin in Facilities Management who polices the car parks daily.  In the few instances there are legitimate reasons eg where a student and staff member share a car. In the other instances, he acts accordingly and wants to reassure you he takes these matters seriously.

Just a reminder as dark winter nights approach, Rakaia centre and Barbadoes street car parks (City campus) are free after 5pm

studentvoice@ara.ac.nz

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10 May 2016

Student Experience Survey 2015

The results are out for the Student Experience Survey 2015. We had a huge increase in participation by students completing the survey this year and some very interesting results. Check out the results summary here.

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09 May 2016

Re-home garage sale

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06 May 2016

Urgent Moodle Outage - 6 May 2016

We have an urgent Moodle outage scheduled for tonight, 6 May 2016 between 8pm and 9:30pm. During this period, Moodle will not be available to staff or students. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

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03 May 2016

Students raise funds for Kumamoto

A group of international Ara students are raising money for the people of Kumamoto in Japan. Thousands of them have fled on to the streets and into parks after two big earthquakes last month. 

Show your good heart and get rid of your gold coins! You can find the donation desk in the Atrium on our Christchurch City Campus, until Friday this week.

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30 Apr 2016

Rehome garage sale

Bring any unwanted items to contribute to the 'Re-home Garage Sale' being organised by 2 outdoor ed and sustainability students to raise money for worthy cause, and not waste any awesome items you may have tucked away that another student could make good use of. 

Drop off any items to HS building (near Williams and St Asaphs st side of campus) between 2-6 May.  The Sale will then take place the following week 10 &11 May in the CPSA student lounge.  All proceeds will go to City Mission and Aviva (Womens Refuge)

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30 Apr 2016

Woolston and City campus fruit and veg co-op

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26 Apr 2016

Appetite for Life is back

After its success last year on campus, Appetite for Life is back!  

This 6-week food education programme focusses on non-diet weight management and healthy lifestyle changes.

All sessions include some delicious food tasting! and the great part..it's free so get in quick!

Starts Weds 4 May 5-7pm.  More details under student events calendar.  Registration forms available from the health centre, W block.

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26 Apr 2016

Bone Density Scanning Clinic

Osteohealth is coming to the city campus on Thursday 5 May.  For $50 appointment that will take 15 mins, get your heel scanned in this simple procedure.  Benefits are that knowing your bone density you are able to help predict risk of fracture.  For more info, visit the health centre in W block, call 03 940 7566 for appointment or go to www.osteohealth.co.nz

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22 Apr 2016

Are you the next Big Game Developer or Graphic Designer?

Are you under 21?  Do you have what it takes to develop the next big Game, or maybe demonstrate your creative flair as a Graphic Designer?  Worldskills are looking for you! Find out more here www.yoobee.ac.nz/worldskills  Closing date: Sunday 18 May

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20 Apr 2016

Application forms upgraded

Our online application forms have been upgraded and streamlined to save you time and to improve the use of our resources. Apply online for all new applications at www.ara.ac.nz/apply/apply-online-form

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15 Apr 2016

Campuses closed 27 April for Staff Day

All Ara campuses will close for the annual Staff Day professional development event on Wednesday 27 April. This is our one opportunity during the year to bring all of our staff together to increase understanding of the path ahead for our institute and generate ideas about working more effectively across the region.

Therefore, all campuses are affected:

  • City Campus Christchurch
  • Woolston Campus Christchurch
  • Timaru Campus
  • Bank St Campus, Timaru
  • Ashburton Campus
  • Oamaru campus
  • Washdyke Campus
  • Campus Connect Hubs (New Brighton, Bishopdale, Hornby and Rangiora)

All services (for example Library, Recreation Centre and Admissions & Enrolments) will be closed. Please plan accordingly.

A small number of classes have been timetabled for the day and these classes will be notified by their tutor. Please check with your tutor if you are not sure.

Access to campuses will be the same as for regular after-hours access.

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05 Apr 2016

Bike Thefts

City campus: Please be aware.

There has been a recent peak in bike thefts around Christchurch and on campus. We urge you to use the two secure bike lock ups by E block and N block. Please ask at security for access. In the unfortunate case of theft, please report to police and let our on site security know. If you 'See Somthing, Say Something'. Thank you.

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01 Apr 2016

Student Moodle and Email Changes - @arastudent.ac.nz

Student email is changing

As part of the Institution's rebrand to Ara, all students have been provided with a new email address.

The email address format will be username@arastudent.ac.nz

The new email address will once again be hosted in Office 365, but this time with added functionality and features, which include:

  • Single sign-on for all students.
    • On any campus computer, using Internet Explorer you will be able to instantly access your email by using the email link on the campus life page.
    • You will also be able to login to Office 365 by entering your new Institution email address (username@arastudent.ac.nz) and your everyday Moodle/Computer password on your own devices, offsite and on campus via http://portal.office365.com
  • All students will have access to 1TB (terabyte) of cloud storage – available through Office 365 and OneDrive for Business.
  • Free Office 2016 ProPlus - available to download and install on your own device for the duration of your studies. 

Moodle Changes

The personal email address that you may have previously entered into your Moodle profile will be updated and overwritten so that all student Moodle profiles will use the new AraStudent email address.

View the Frequently Asked Questions on the changes.

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01 Apr 2016

Good One Party Register

Planning on having a party? 

Why don't you register it with the Good One Party Register http://www.goodone.org.nz/ to make sure everything goes smoothly?

Once you have registered, contact StudentEvents@ara.ac.nz to collect your FREE Party Pack.

Enjoy yourself, have a good one!

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15 Mar 2016

Cuban bar student discount $$$

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07 Mar 2016

Facebook page now working

Our CPIT Facebook page is now working again. We apologise for the inconvenience it may have caused.

You can find out about events, see what's happening at our campuses and get in touch with our communications team through our Facebook.

Check it out!

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03 Mar 2016

CPIT Facebook Page

Our CPIT Facebook page is currently experiencing some technical issues and we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible. We will update you as soon as this is resolved.

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02 Mar 2016

Studylink online unavailable

Studylink have scheduled a system upgrade from midday Thursday 3 March to Monday 7 March. During this time, MyStudylink and Apply Online will be unavailable.

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29 Feb 2016

Madras Street car park - 4 March 2016

Half of the Madras Street car park will be closed on Friday 4 March 2016, 7 am – 3.15pm due to Update Day. The reserved and disabled carparks will still be available.

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22 Feb 2016

Job club - Pathways to employment

Graduate students - Do you want to feel supported in your job search and be more successful than if you went it alone?

Then join CPIT Aoraki's Job Club for graduate students to:

  • Expand your network of contacts
  • Get energised through supportive peers
  •  Exchange job leads, business cards, CVs, ideas, and information
  • Get insights from guest speakers about valuable career strategies and techniques

Where can you find this Job Club? CPIT Aoraki Career Centre, Madras Street Christchurch, ground floor of the atrium

When is it on? Every Tuesday, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Who is eligible to attend? All Graduate students who have completed qualifications at CPIT Aoraki and still looking for work in their field of study.

Please register your interest in attending by emailing careers@cpit.ac.nz with your name, cell phone number and your qualification you have recently completed.

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22 Jan 2016

Learning Services and Disability Services have moved

Learning Services and Disability Services are now located permanently on the ground floor in the Library.

Appointments with an advisor can be made at Reception on the ground floor, next to the Library issue desk.

The Learning Services room for Drop-in and appointments is at the back of the Library (previously known as the Music Room).

The Maths room will remain upstairs in the Library. However, appointments should be made at Reception on the ground floor.

Learning Services staff are located in the Library back office space. Disability Services staff are located behind Reception (previously the High Use area). Please ask at Reception if you wish to talk to an advisor.

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02 Dec 2015

Tech on the go session

Bring your own device and set up your email, wifi, portal etc ready for 2016. L131 in the Library on Thursday 3 December between 12 and 1pm.

We are running these sessions on the first Thursday of every month throughout 2016.

You can wait until the session next year or you can drop in to the Library and ask for Tina Vershoor. You can also make an appointment.

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30 Nov 2015

Barbadoes Street carpark closed this Thursday morning

If you usually park in the Barbadoes Street carpark at Madras Street, please be aware that it will be closed this Thursday 3 December from 3am until 9am. This is due to materials being delivered for the construction of the new Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building). After 9am you can park there again.

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24 Nov 2015

Recreation centre end dates

Now that programmes are finishing up for the year the recreation centre is winding down.

  • The last student yoga session for the year will be Thursday 26 November.
  • The last student lunchtime boxing session for the year will be Wednesday 25 November (evening classes will continue until Wednesday 16 December and resume again on the Wednesday 6 January 2016).
  • The Sports Court is now out of action until Monday 7 December due to the Fashion Show and Business Exams.
  • The gym/weights room is still open up to Saturday 19 December and will re-open on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

Thanks for a great year in our new Whareora!

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18 Nov 2015

Free breakfast

Start your day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast and walk into your exam with the right energy.

We're giving away free breakfasts for a whole week! Join us from 8am-9am daily from 23 - 27 November and grab something to eat before your exam.

We'll be in the CPSA building, or outside if the weather permits.

For more information email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz.

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10 Nov 2015

FAQs about the new organisation

We've provided some questions that will help you understand what the new organisation means for you.

See the FAQs.

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10 Nov 2015

CPIT and Aoraki new organisation approved

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce has approved the proposal to create a new organisation to deliver tertiary education in the Canterbury region.

Find out more about what this means for you.

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09 Nov 2015

Barbadoes Street carpark closed this Thursday morning

If you usually park in the Barbadoes Street carpark at Madras Street, please be aware that it will be closed this Thursday 12 November until 9am. This is due to arrival of some 60 trucks delivering concrete for the foundation pour of the new Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building). After 9am you can park there again.

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05 Nov 2015

Student Portal

The Student Portal maintenance has been completed and the system has been made available for normal use.

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03 Nov 2015

Student Portal - offline

Access to the Student Portal has been turned off because of a technical issue. We will advise when this has been resolved and access is reinstated.

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16 Oct 2015

Library hours changing

EXCITING NEWS - The Library will open at 7am Mon-Fri! This is a trial period from 19 October to 27 November with limited services

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06 Oct 2015

Please check your CPIT email regularly

A reminder:

You will be aware that CPIT is currently awaiting a decision from Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce regarding our combined proposal with Aoraki Polytechnic to create a new tertiary, vocational organisation for Canterbury.

We will be using your CPIT student emails as the primary way to communicate all important messages regarding the new organisation. Please either check your CPIT emails so you don't miss out on information  or, if you prefer to have your student emails forwarded to a private email address, follow the instructions below.

To forward all incoming emails from  your CPIT student email account to your preferred email account:

Click on "Help".

  1. In the "Search help" bar, type "forwarding emails"
  2. You will be presented with a guide for two options:
    1. Use rules in Outlook Web App to automatically forward messages to another account (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-rules-in-Outlook-Web-App-to-automatically-forward-messages-to-another-account-1433E3A0-7FB0-4999-B536-50E05CB67FED), and
    2. Forward email messages to another account in Outlook on the web (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Forward-email-messages-to-another-account-in-Outlook-on-the-web-7f2670a1-7fff-4475-8a3c-5822d63b0c8e)
  3. Click on your preferred method to launch the Support Document Guide which will guide you through the process.
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29 Sep 2015

Update on the new organisation proposal

We are currently awaiting a decision from Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce regarding our combined proposal with Aoraki Polytechnic to create a new tertiary, vocational organisation for Canterbury.

If the new organisation is approved, from 1 January next year we will become a new organisation with a new name and while we fully intend to keep doing all the things we do well at the moment, the new organisation is an exciting opportunity to innovate and improve the way we deliver our programmes.

If you are completing your programme in 2015 your qualification will be from CPIT. However qualifications completed after 1 January next year will be from the new organisation. Your transcript can, however, identify the new organisation as "formerly CPIT".

We will make sure that our industry partners, your potential employers, know that the new organisation will continue to build on the reputation of CPIT. The new organisation will still have tutors who are experts in their fields, programmes linked to industry and graduates who are prepared with work ready skills and experience. We think Canterbury will be excited about a new region-wide tertiary training institute and that our industry partners and communities will want to be involved in the future of tertiary vocational training.

This also gives both CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic a chance to take stock and look at how we can improve the way we deliver learning to you, our students. The new organisation is set to improve student outcomes and we will make sure New Zealand knows about these achievements and what an awesome and exciting place the new organisation is.

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25 Sep 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week celebrates the power of giving

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is bringing back Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) once again in 2015 - from 5-11 October. The theme this year is GIVE – Give your time, your words, your presence.

"Improving wellbeing is important for everyone, regardless of whether or not you have a mental illness," says MHF acting chief executive, Hugh Norriss. "People are often surprised to find that doing little things like giving up your seat on the bus can have a lasting impact on your mood and sense of wellbeing."

GIVE is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Kiwis are one of the highest givers of their time through volunteering and helping others in the OECD.

"As well as volunteering, just small every day acts of giving can have a big impact, such as letting someone else in front of you in line at the supermarket, smiling at strangers, complimenting a friend. When we give we feel happier, feel more positive about life and other people, and are more likely to trust and cooperate with others," Mr Norriss says.

"Not only that, but when you give you inspire others to behave generously – they pay it forward. It's a really generous way to look after yourself!"

Of course, MHAW is also an opportunity to acknowledge and support the one in five New Zealanders who will experience a mental illness each year.

Events celebrating MHAW are being held all around New Zealand – find out what's happening in your area with the MHAW calendar

Kids can participate in MHAW by entering the official colouring competition, with the opportunity to win one of three $50 prezzy cards.

For more information about MHAW, including what events are being held in your area, how to get involved, and research about the value of giving, see the website: www.mhaw.nz

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22 Sep 2015

Health Centre Survey

CPIT Health Centre strives to maintain the highest standards and provide you with a quality health service.  To enable us to assess if we are achieving this and make improvements if necessary, we need student feedback.   We would appreciate you providing online feedback on your experience using the health services – your responses will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you do not need give your name if you prefer not to.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TY9PLHW

Thank you very much.

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22 Sep 2015

Villa Maria Market Day

Join us for the Villa Maria Market Day on Friday 25 September. Held in the courtyard of our Visions training restaurant at our Madras Street campus, plenty of food will be available to purchase.

We'll have freshly baked muffins, scones, biscuits, Swiss rolls as well as chutneys, jams and pickles - plus much more!

Make sure you come and visit us from 10:30am - 2:00pm.

See more details here: https://www.cpit.ac.nz/news-and-events/upcoming-events/events/villa-maria-market-day

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17 Sep 2015

Online math resources

Did you know that you can drop in for Math sessions Monday - Friday, 12pm - 1pm at the Madras Street campus?

Now you can also use these resources online in our Maths room online.

Check it out.

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16 Sep 2015

Student Portal access

The Student Portal is now available for access by students both on and off campus. Thank you for your patience during this outage.

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10 Sep 2015

Student Portal update

The Student Portal is now available for students when they are on campus. The portal remains unavailable for students when they are trying to access off campus.

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08 Sep 2015

Free physio!

FREE physiotherapy ACC injury assessment for month of September at the Health Centre

The Health Centre physiotherapist, Jeremy, is providing free initial ACC injury assessments in the month of September. The assessment is available with a valid ACC claim – this can be completed and submitted in the clinic

The free consultation only applies to the first appointment and only available to students enrolled in CPIT. There are limited spaces available – so get in quick

A small charge will apply if materials used in your consultation (eg strapping tape / exercise band)

Non-attendance to your appointment will incur a missed appointment fee.

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28 Aug 2015

Study After hours?

After hours Study space...24/7 Pods Full? Doing large group work after hours?  If there is no study space, contact Security on 03 940 8076 (it takes a while to connect!) and they will open a classroom within X block for you to use.  You must show your Student ID.

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28 Aug 2015

Final blood drive for 2015

The last CPIT mobile blood drive for 2015 is coming up on Tuesday 15 September from 11:30am - 3:30pm.

To donate, book an appointment in the Rakaia Centre Atrium. Staff from New Zealand Blood will have a table and be available to talk to you on Tuesday 1 and 8 September.

Sign up to donate to a good cause!

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26 Aug 2015

New Māori and Pasifika section

Have you checked out our new Māori and Pasifika section on our CPIT site?

We have support services, tips on budgeting and preparing for exams, and planning resources available for you to use.

Take a look at our new section!

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24 Aug 2015

Tips for meeting employers

We've prepared tips to help you meet potential employers and polish your CV.

Learn the tips you'll need to know for our Industry Expo and Open Day on 27 August. Here you can talk to tutors and industry partners about the skills you need to establish your career.

Read the tips.

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18 Aug 2015

The Great Debate

Staff debate whether "Google does more for sustainability than Greenpeace". Come and see two teams of CPIT staff debate who it is that really make a difference in the ongoing struggle to save the planet.

Wednesday 19 August 12pm - 1pm, in C232

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13 Aug 2015

CPIT Update

The Councils of CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic have today submitted a joint Business Case to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce, proposing that a new organisation be created. 

Before making this recommendation, the Aoraki Polytechnic and CPIT Councils considered the feedback provided by stakeholders, staff and students to further develop the business case. I would like to thank all those who provided feedback.

The likely next steps, on receiving the business case, the Minister will consider the proposal and seek public submissions before any decisions are made.

To find out more, go to http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/future-considerations.

Kind regards

Kay GilesChief Executive

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07 Aug 2015

Bikes for Madagascar – pitch in CPIT!

Bikes for Madagascar – pitch in CPIT!

"A project to re-assign un-loved bikes to isolated communities in Madagascar"

Do you know how much that old mountain bike that's sitting in your garage would mean to someone in Madagascar? We will tell you! But first, the essential details:

SB Global Logistics are collecting mountain bikes for Madagascar and they want to collect 400 by 15 August. They have a drop off point at the airport, but the good people in our Sustainability and Outdoor Education programme have volunteered to run a drop off point at our Madras St campus and transport the bikes for us. Easy!

CPIT mountain bike drop off time and place

Students will man and woman the drop-off point next Thurs morning 13th August, between 8.30 and 9.30am at the gear shed (north-east corner of Barbados and Ferry Road, the site of the WHARE Sustainable House Project) and arrange to get them to Global Logistics on the Saturday.

Bring your old mountain bike (please).

Why?

Glad you asked… Madagascar is considered one of the poorest countries in the world with 88% of the population living on less than $2 NZD per day. The bikes will be used to assist this community get access to things that we take for granted such as healthcare and education. The container will become a bike shop and be used to ensure that the bikes remain roadworthy and ensure the project is sustainable.

The bikes will be shipped to a community called Bealanana in northern Madagascar. Any bikes not suitable for Madagascar's rugged terrain (and any extra bikes) will be donated to ICECycles for distribution in Christchurch.

See www.sbgl.co.nz/about-us/community/bikes-for-madagascar/ for more.

Please like/share the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bikesformadagascar

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29 Jul 2015

Pitch a project

This August, CPIT's Research Month is showcasing our staff and students' research expertise.

Pitch a Project is a competition that gives you the opportunity to pitch your project to a panel of judges and be in to win cash prizes to go towards your research project.

Check out the prizes and see how you can pitch your ideas.

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22 Jul 2015

Free legal advice for students

Happily re-established in new premises on the CPIT campus, the Citizens Advice Bureau's Christchurch City branch is extending its services by offering an additional free weekly legal clinic, later in July.

Read the full story.

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30 Jun 2015

Paid work while studying

We have administration work/internship available at our Skills for Canterbury office here at CPIT.  The advert and application process is on the CPIT website - http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit/current-vacancies  under Intern - Administration.  The hours are flexible around your study and you will be managed and coached by an experience administrator.  

You will assist in day to day as well as project based work but this is not intended to fill a project for your study.   Average of one day per week with more hours available through holidays.  This is a great way to increase your skills, apply your learning and gain real world experience whilst also assisting the Skills for Canterbury office in their work.   Please apply as soon as possible.

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25 Jun 2015

Changes to Learning Services

From 6 July, 2015, Learning Services is changing to a Drop-in service. Advisors will offer consultations with students for up to 20 minutes on specific academic issues and questions. Students will no longer be able to request 1:1 appointments with a specific advisor. A Maori and Pasifika advisor is available for Drop-in. 

The specific Drop-in times are:

Monday to Thursday         10am-1pm and 3-6pm

Friday                                     10am-1pm and 3-5pm

Saturday                                10am-1pm

 

To ensure the effective use of time, students need to be well prepared with specific questions and all materials eg. assignment instructions, draft essay (printed if possible).

 The purpose of consultations will be to identify the academic skills students need to develop and then advise on actions to improve that particular skill. These actions may include referrals to Learning Services seminars or workshops, as well as to other resources.

 The purpose of these changes is to give students access to Learning Services in an equitable and timely manner, and to prioritise the limited resource available to those students with the greatest need.

 Learning Services will continue to provide a high standard of academic support, with the goal of supporting all CPIT students to become  independent learners.

 The team at Learning Services

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17 Jun 2015

CPIT Health Centre

A message for all enrolled students at CPIT Health Centre!

There will be a limited doctor service running throughout July. If you need a repeat prescription within the next couple of weeks, please make an appointment to see the doctor by the end of June or contact the nurses to arrange a prescription for you.

The Health Centre nursing service will run normally in July and medical appointments will be available at Moorhouse Medical for CPIT students.

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17 Jun 2015

Doctor hours in July

A message for all enrolled students at CPIT Health Centre.  There will be a limited doctor service running throughout July. If you need a repeat prescription within the next couple of weeks, please make an appointment to see the doctor by the end of June or contact the nurses to arrange a prescription for you.  

The Health Centre nursing service will run normally in July and medical appointments will be available at Moorhouse Medical for CPIT students.

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15 Jun 2015

Changes to Learning Services at Madras Street

In order to meet the growing demand for support from Learning Services, we have decided to change the way we operate.

From July 2015, Learning Services will change from providing ‘on demand’ 1:1 appointments (up to 60 minutes) to a more responsive and timely drop-in service offering 20 minute consultations that address specific academic issues and questions.

Note that this will not change how Maths support or support at the Trades campus is provided.

We look forward to working with you.

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12 Jun 2015

Christchurch City CAB re-opens on CPIT Campus Monday June 15

CAB's Christchurch city branch will be back in business at its new premises on the CPIT campus from this Monday, July 15.

Resident on campus at the CPSA building since the 2011 earthquakes, the city branch will re-open its doors at CPIT's former student health centre on the Ferry Road and Williams Street corner.

CAB's Christchurch Area manager Mollie Howarth said the branch would hold an

official opening day on Friday July 3, at 3.30pm with an afternoon tea.

In the meantime, it will be business as usual with the branch open Monday to Friday 9am-12pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-3pm, with Justice of the Peace Clinic Wednesdays 12am-3pm and Free Legal Advice 1pm-2pm on Thursdays.

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12 Jun 2015

CPIT mobile blood drive on Tuesday

Save Lives, Give Blood…Where: CPIT Te Puna Wānaka, TM Block. When: Tuesday 16 June, 11:30 – 3:30. Please phone 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325) or go onto our website www.nzblood.co.nz to make an appointment. Remember to eat & drink plenty before you donate and to bring along your donor card or photo ID.

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12 Jun 2015

Up-coming road works around Madras Street campus

There will be an increase in road works around the Madras Street campus. SCIRT partner Downer are working towards completing earthquake infrastructure repairs in the southern sector of the Central City by the end of June.

Traffic management is being set up for each sector and to minimise disruption they will be working day and night. Please be aware that traffic flow will be restricted which will delay travel times. Please watch for signage on the roads. 

The following routes will have delays:

  • Durham Street (between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Ave) from Thursday 11 June
  • Madras Street / St Asaph Street intersection starting Monday 15 June
  • Barbadoes Street near the Moorhouse Ave intersection starting Monday 22 June.

Visit SCIRT for more information.

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10 Jun 2015

Wednesday Free Yoga

The free Wednesday student yoga class at the Whareora has been cancelled JUST for today with huge apologies from our yogi in residence! See you back there next week. ^BR

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10 Jun 2015

Sportastic

Have you got active kids? Check out this holiday programme!  Sportastic is a fun, affordable holiday programme for sporty 9 to 12 year olds. Run by the sports science team at CPIT, the programme offers diverse sporting experiences and opportunities for children who enjoy being active. The programme runs from Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July and costs $200. To learn more visit cpit.ac.nz or call 0800 24 24 76.

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09 Jun 2015

R/RC Block demolition news

The new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) gym and sports courts are well and truly open for business, so we can now say goodbye to the old Rec centre, also known as R/RC Block.

We will farewell R/RC Block on 19 June at 10am with a traditional blessing and start gutting the building on 22 June. R/RC Block will then be demolished on 4 July to make way for future buildings and landscaping as part of CPIT's Campus Master Plan of construction and refurbishment across both campuses.

We hope you're using – and loving - the awesome new Whareora facilities. Don't forget, along with the gym and sports courts, there's a Health Centre and The Zone athlete testing service for you as well. Lots of choices for keeping your wellbeing up through winter!

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09 Jun 2015

R/RC Block demolition news

The new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) gym and sports courts are well and truly open for business, so we can now say goodbye to the old Rec centre, also known as R/RC Block.

We will farewell R/RC Block on 19 June at 10am with a traditional blessing and start gutting the building on 22 June. R/RC Block will then be demolished on 4 July to make way for future buildings and landscaping as part of CPIT's Campus Master Plan of construction and refurbishment across both campuses.

We hope you're using – and loving - the awesome new Whareora facilities. Don't forget, along with the gym and sports courts, there's a Health Centre and The Zone athlete testing service for you as well. Lots of choices for keeping your wellbeing up through winter!

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09 Jun 2015

$1000 essay competition

Writer? Critical thinker? 

What does "the role of conscience in science and technology development, application, and commercialisation" mean to you?

Academic Freedom Aotearoa are running an essay writing competition with $1k up for grabs.  Luckily for you the deadline has been extended and it is open until 1 July 2015

Check out Essay Competition

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08 Jun 2015

Tree felling outside E Block entrance tomorrow early morning

Due to drainage work between C and E block, two trees will need to be removed tomorrow morning between 4 and 8am.

During this time there will be noise and safety fences will be in place.

These trees were scheduled to be removed at a later date as part of the Campus Master Plan work. More trees will be planted through various stages of the landscaping plan.

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08 Jun 2015

Car Accident

Did you see a car accident on Thursday 4th June around 3:30pm? A student driving a blue Peugeot was turning into the Madras Street carpark when a red car drove out of the entrance and hit her car. The driver of the red car didn't stop. If you have any information about the accident, please contact Storm at studentevents@cpit.ac.nz, 9408517 or 0212728517 and she will pass the details on to the student.

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08 Jun 2015

Learning services change

In order to meet the growing demand for support from Learning Services, we have decided to change the way we operate. From July 2015, Learning Services will change from providing longer, 1:1 appointments to a more responsive and timely drop-in service offering 20 minute consultations that address specific academic issues and questions. We look forward to working with you.

http://www.cpit.ac.nz/services-and-support/Learning-support/learning-services.

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04 Jun 2015

Eco Showcase

Eco Showcase that promotes social, community and environmental projects/events, that students have developed and been a part of.

This show case will be from 11am-1pm on Friday the 5th June, at the Rakaia Center. Check it ^AK

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29 May 2015

Tips for meeting employers

We've prepared tips to help you meet potential employers and polish your CV.

Learn the tips you'll need to know for our Industry Expo and Open Day on 27 August. Here you can talk to tutors and industry partners about the skills you need to establish your career.

Read the tips.

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27 May 2015

Carpark closure Friday June 5

Due to Secondary School students attending Have a Go Day on Friday 5 June 2015, the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.30am-12.15pm.

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22 May 2015

Kahukura ground works noise

Preparing the ground for a 6550m2 new building can be noisy at times. CPIT's project managers are working closely with Hawkins to minimise disruption while the ground is prepared for the new Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building) along Moorhouse Avenue.

You may notice trucks coming and going taking away the large pile of dirt on the corner on Barbadoes Street and Moorhouse Avenue from 18 and 30 May.

The period of 23 to 27 May will be a bit noisy, as permanent pile driving work happens along the side of the side near E Block. Hawkins will amend their work schedule where possible and if any classes need to be moved your tutors will let you know well in advance.

Thanks for your understanding - it will be well worth it when we have an awesome new facility.

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21 May 2015

Be vigilant with your bike

A timely reminder to all students to be vigilant with their bikes while on campus. Bikes should be left in visible places and should always be locked. Ideally bikes should be left in the two lockable bike stands on campus, which are located by the E block entrance and the S block basement. All access cards automatically include the lockable bike areas.

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19 May 2015

Win a StudentCard!

Win a StudentCard!

Save an average of $250 per year with deals and discounts at over 150 retailers using a StudentCard.

Email helena@studentcard.co.nz with your name and what you need to save money for, to be in the draw to win!

Winners will be notified by email. ^AK

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14 May 2015

The Clara Immerwahr Prize

*The prize is $1,000.
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*The prize is awarded for the best essay on the topic: the role of conscience in science and technology development, application, and commercialisation.
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*All students full or part time currently enrolled at CPIT, Lincoln University, Otago Polytechnic, University of Canterbury or University of Otago are eligible.
*The prize winner will present her or his winning essay to a forum in Christchurch and Dunedin. Travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be paid in addition to the award.
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*All entries must be received by 1 June 2015 at 5pm. Send your essay to madison.walker@teu.ac.nz
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*Essays must not exceed 3,000 words including footnotes and references.
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11 May 2015

Student parking reminder

Just a reminder to all students to please be respectful when parking around the CPIT Madras St campus and to not park in private car parks.  

An issue has been raised about CPIT students parking in the NG building at 212 Madras St . The parking directly behind the NG building is private and to be used for NG customers and staff only.  CPIT requests students to respect these signs and find parking elsewhere.

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11 May 2015

Orana Tree planting May 23rd

Emily and Kaitlyn are studying a Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education and as part of their third year must complete a sustainable action in their community. On Saturday 23rd of May they’re going to plant native trees (sourced by their own classmate) at Orana Wildlife Park. They’ve also brought in a Lincoln landscape architecture student to design it and want as many other people as possible to help out with the site preparation and planting! They’re hoping to get vans to take over and will car pool. Also trying to organise a free or discounted tour of the Park afterwards…

Would love to see you there too!

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11 May 2015

Smile Free NZ Dental Day

Do you suffer from dental problems but can't seek care due to cost?
Do you have a current Community Service Card?


Here is an opportunity to get one dental problem sorted. The New Zealand Dental Association and the Southern Cross Health Trust are offering a free dental day on Friday 15 May 2015.

Hornby Dental Centre, Bush Dental and Riverside Dental in Christchurch are providing their dental practices for use during this day.

Appointments are limited – so book your place now.

Call 0800 FREE SMILE/0800 373 376

Please Note:
– We are expecting high demand for this service so you must have an appointment.
– Some delays are likely on that day, so please be prepared to wait.

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08 May 2015

Pantry mailing list

Have you seen all the different delicious food at The Pantry at  On Campus?

Find out what's on at The Pantry by joining our mailing list.

Sign up is easy, just send your name to pantry@cpit.ac.nz and you'll start receiving your updates.

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05 May 2015

Free pizza and videos!

Free pizza and videos!

We want to know what you want to watch! Your feedback will help us decide type of video content we make and put on our social and web channels in the future. Plus, we'll give you lunch!

Thursday 7 May 12- 1pm

Text RSVP to Breeze Robertson: 021 270 8545 or breeze.robertson@cpit.ac.nz! Max 20 people so be in quick!

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29 Apr 2015

Security reminder

A reminder to students to be careful with their belongings- particularly laptops and phones. Please do not leave the items unattended.

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21 Apr 2015

Share your opinion and win!

Join our new opinion group to give your view on the things that matter at CPIT...AND automatically be in the chance to win monthly prizes!

We have 5 x $50 vouchers to give away to some of the first 100 people who join and answer a question!

Follow the link below to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/435504093280926/441320826032586/?notif_t=group_activity

Don't worry we won't bombard you with more than one question a week!

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04 Mar 2015

New physio service

Starting Friday 6 March, the Health Centre will be offering a regular physiotherapy service.   Our physiotherapist, Jeremy, from Health and Sport Central,  has worked at CPIT for the past year offering a very limited service from the old Rec Centre but is now working with the rest of the Health Centre team in the new Whareora and will be providing up to three clinics a week.

Jeremy is ACC accredited and will be offering a full range of physiotherapy services. These include acute/chronic injury management, acupuncture ,strapping, (post operative), sport (and work related) injury rehabilitation.   The staff infoweb Health Centre page will be updated soon with the pricing schedule but if you have any queries on costs before then or to book an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the Health Centre on 7566.

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26 Feb 2015

We are looking for volunteers!

CPIT is launching a fruit and veg co-op in March for students and we are looking for student volunteers on Wednesday afternoons to assist distribution on campus from 3-4.30pm at Madras campus and 2-4pm at trades campus.  Also looking for bag packers at St Albans for a couple hours on a Wednesday morning.  

If you are interested, contact Jo Carter, jo.carter@cpit.ac.nz or 021 955 560

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25 Feb 2015

Santosha Beginners Yoga for students! FREE.

Wednesdays 12.10 – 1pm in the Whareora Fitness Studio.

Stress-busting, strength-building, flexibility-enhancing, angst-free yoga!
No experience necessary, just wear comfortable gym clothes!

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19 Feb 2015

Engineering Industry Night

As part of our Engineering Orientation we have set up an exciting industry event, with those in the know coming to share their knowledge.

The event will be held next Tuesday, 24th Feb, from 4:30pm -6pm in the D Block lecture theatre.

Each speaker will have 5 minutes to talk about interesting projects they have worked on throughout their careers and skills they believe are important to be a successful engineer. Don't miss it!

Among those speaking will be HamiltonJet New Zealand, Beca, TMCO, Martin Aircraft and specialist engineering recruitment company The Talent Hive!

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16 Feb 2015

Your CPIT Student Card!

Your CPIT Student Card—what's in it for me?

A form of ID

Getting in and out of CPIT buildings

Printing off your assignments

Taking out library resources

DISCOUNTS!

So here's the good stuff:

CPIT Recreation Centre,  Movies, Orana Park, Willow Bank, Hells Pizza, Buses, Gordon Harris art supplies,  Dentists,  Ski fields… to name just a few.  The list goes on and we can't tell you every place that offers discounts but here are some tips to help you get the best from your card

TOP TIPS

¨ Keep your student ID near your cash card to remind you to use it

¨ At the counter  for everything you buy ask the question 'Do  you do student discount?'  You will be amazed at what places offer it

It's tough being a student and you need to stretch the $$$ so always ask about student discount

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13 Feb 2015

Madras St carpark closure

The Madras Street car park will be closed on Friday 6 March 2015, 7.00am-3.15pm due to Update Day. However, reserve and handicap parks will still be available.

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12 Feb 2015

Whareora Sneak Peek

The brand new Whareora, CPIT's science & well-being facility, is almost open! This new purpose built center provides staff, students and the community with access to high quality sporting facilities, a community health center, studios, labs and learning spaces.

Check out this video to see a sneak peek of the great new facilities ahead of the official opening on March 3rd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vry0h_QO_E

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04 Feb 2015

Gym temporarily closed

We're moving into our great new Whareora facilities next week, which means a brand new gym space! Unfortunately, this means the current gym will be closed while the equipment is moved over from today, February 4, until the opening of the new gym on Monday 16 February.

However, a limited amount of gym equipment will still be available for use in the current Rec Centre gym space from Monday 9 February, until the opening of the Whareora on Monday 16 February.

The Health Centre will also be closed until re-opening on Monday 16 February in the new building. During closure, the out-of-hours nurse answering service will pick up calls to Reception 7566 and triage patients - directing them to either Moorhouse Medical or 24 Hour Surgery.

The CPIT nurses will be on call for urgent/emergency situations on campus only via cellphone on 021 274 7566.

If a patient requires a clinical assessment, nurses will arrange to meet the patient with the required clinical equipment, possibly at the old Health Centre if appropriate.

Our sincere apologies for the disruption but service will return to normal on Monday 16 February.

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29 Jan 2015

Moorhouse Ave Overbridge earthquake repairs

The Moorhouse Avenue Overbridge was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. Downer, with SCIRT, will be starting repairs to permanently repair the overbridge.

The work is expected to start Monday 16 February 2015 and will take about 20 months to finish (subject to weather conditions).

There will be no on street parking near the bridge, or under the bridge as of 16 February 2015. Access will remain as normal to all businesses. At times, there will be changes to traffic including lane reductions, lane closures, and detours. There will also be speed restrictions in place around the work site - please drive carefully.

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28 Jan 2015

Student Events Team

Student Events Team
Casual, as and when required We are looking for reliable, flexible and motivated CPIT students for paid casual work in our Student Events team.
This role will provide the chance to gain valuable work experience while you are completing your studies. If you have good time management skills, a positive attitude, and you enjoy working in a team then we would love to receive an application from you.

Our student events team contributes to the vibrancy of campus life by staging a variety of events for students. As a member of this team you will use your creativity and great organisational skills to plan and run events like balls, barbecues and gigs.

To apply
We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz.
If you are shortlisted for this position, you may be asked to attend a group selection day on Thursday 12th February 2015.
Applications are open to current CPIT students only.
Applications close Sunday 8th February 2015
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18 Dec 2014

Campus Closure

All CPIT campuses will be closed between December 24th and January 5th for the Christmas holidays.  Have a happy and safe holiday season!

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17 Dec 2014

E Block gets an upgrade

NASDA, Engineering and ESOL students will return in 2015 to improvements in E Block, which has had earthquake repairs and is being connected to the new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing facility).

E Block and the Whareora will be linked with a walkway on the first and second floor and as part of this work E Block is getting an upgrade. Apart from the work to create corridors to the Whareora, there are a few bonuses for NASDA such as new dance floors and a new dressing room area.

E Block is now closed to all staff and students and a small number of classes, including ESOL, have been relocated for now.

We can't wait to see the E Block improvements when classes start back in February. 

U Block (Food and Hospitality) is also getting some improvements, however these are more in the line of earthquake damage repairs. U Block is also closed to all staff and students until February 2015.

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09 Dec 2014

Grab One CPIT deal

Check out this great deal on GrabOne for the CPIT Science and Wellbeing Centre. 

Just $36 for a Pre & Post Assessment of Your Body Composition to Track the Progress of Your Diet & Exercise Regime!

http://www.grabone.co.nz/christchurch/the-zone

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04 Dec 2014

New parking website

The Council has today launched a new parking page on our website, aiming to help people find parks more easily in the Central City, and easily access information on things like paying for parking and paying fines.

www.ccc.govt.nz/parking

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24 Nov 2014

Campus Closure

Both CPIT campuses, Madras Street and Ensors Road and all CPIT Campus Connects will be closed Friday, December 5, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm for a staff function.

Exams scheduled for that afternoon will take place. 

Both childcare facilities at Madras Street will remain open.

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21 Nov 2014

Aviva (formerly Women’s Refuge) fundraiser

Aviva (formerly Women’s Refuge) is committed to supporting families in need all year-round but we know people will need our support more than ever during the holidays.

To coincide with the global Giving Tuesday movement, they are raising funds to support the operation of their free 24 hour family violence support and information line (0800 AVIVA NOW) over the holiday period. This 0800 line is an essential service but one that they received no funding for. By supporting Aviva you will be assisting those reaching out for support to become safe or change their lives for the better and you will be helping more families have a safer Christmas.

 

How can you help?        

Aviva is after new or good quality used goods, or vouchers for services that they can auction off on Trademe. Now might be a great time to have a spring clean and get rid of some unwanted items around your house, and at the same time support a great cause.

 

·         Small items or vouchers can be dropped off at the following locations:

o   Madras Campus: Office L232 (inside the library, second floor)

o   Trades Campus: Women’s Advisor / Careers Centre Office in SSB

o   Directly to Aviva community office at 90 Fitzgerald Ave during office hours.

·         For large items, please email fiona@avivafamilies.org.nz with the attached information sheet and a good quality photo.

 

Auction items must be with dropped off by 3pm on Monday 24th November. Auctions will go live on Tuesday 25th November and close Tuesday 2nd December.

 

For more information on Aviva, visit http://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/

For more information on Giving Tuesday, visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/

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19 Nov 2014

Youth volunteers needed!

We’re looking for volunteers aged 15-24 who are practical or creative, flexible and committed, to help us share positive messages with other young people in Canterbury. You could create our website content – including music, art or films, manage our social media streams, take part in and run your own events, or give public speaking a go. You’ll be using your skills in these areas to creatively share the six wellbeing tips on www.addressthestress.co.nz. We’re currently redeveloping the website, and you can also play a key part in its rebranding.

This is a fun, rewarding opportunity, where you can make a difference, learn new skills and meet great people. You’ll receive full training, as well as ongoing support and mentoring from our Youth Engagement Facilitator.

To find out more please visit www.redcross.org.nz/volunteer and fill out the short application form with your details to apply. Please also email helen.apsey@redcross.co.nz and tell us with why you’re interested in the role – your way of sharing this can be unique and take the form of a short film or letter – and what you feel you can bring to the team. Applications close on 28 November. 

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18 Nov 2014

Greater Christchurch bus network changing

​From Monday the 8th December most bus routes in Greater Christchurch will either be replaced or have new timetables. You can find out how your route is affected and view all the new timetables, maps and 2015 school services by clicking here.
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31 Oct 2014

Creative Festival kicks off

Over the next few weeks, the CPIT Creative Festival will be showcasing the work of students from Creative Industries Architectural Studies and TPW with a series of exhibitions and performances.

You may have noticed the RIPE art and design exhibition is now installed in the Atrium ready for public viewing from 11-20 November. EXIT, with designs from the third year Architectural Studies students has already taken over the CPSA.

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30 Oct 2014

Madras St Campus Re-opened

Welcome back everyone!

It’s back to business today as the Madras St Campus has re-opened and classes have resumed as usual.

Yesterday afternoon the campus was closed due to a gas leak on Moorhouse Avenue. CPIT followed the advice of police and fire services and evacuated the campus to ensure everyone’s safety.

 Thanks to everyone for their co-operation.

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29 Oct 2014

Madras St Campus Closed

The Campus has been closed due to a gas leak on Moorhouse Ave.

It could be up to four hours before the gas leak is fixed so as a precautionary measure we are closing the Madras St Campus for today. 

Please check the website for confirmation that the Madras St Campus will be open tomorrow. 

We are working with the police and fire service and we will keep you updated. 

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29 Oct 2014

EBOLA information for students.

CPIT have sought advice from the Public Health Unit in Christchurch regarding our response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The current Ebola Virus Disease is mainly effecting 3 countries in West Africa – Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Even in affected countries, the disease is not common.

The Ministry of Health is advising people not to travel to African countries affected by Ebola.

The Ministry of Health risk assessment currently indicates that it is extremely unlikely that a case of Ebola would be identified in NZ.

Ebola is not easy to catch – it is not spread through the air and is not as infectious as the flu or measles. You can’t catch Ebola just by sitting next to an infected person – it requires contact with infected body fluids (such as blood, saliva, urine or faeces) through broken skin or mucous membranes (such as the mouth or eyes).

Currently emphasis is being placed on border control and management. Applying the principle “abundance of caution”, the Public Health Unit has suggested that CPIT provide the following advice to staff and students:

Anyone planning to travel to Africa, or having close contact with someone who has recently been in Africa, should make themselves known to the CPIT Health & Safety Manager, David Currie, 9408370, curried@cpit.ac.nz so we can provide appropriate information and keep you updated. 

Any such persons who develop any ill health within 21 days of contact or return to NZ, should immediately isolate themselves and call their General Practitioner, the student health centre or the Ministries Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Further information is available on the Ministry of Health web site. http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/ebola-updates

David Currie

Manager, Health & Safety

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17 Oct 2014

Student Experience Survey results

The results are out for the 2014 Student Experience Survey. We had a huge increase in numbers of students completing the survey this year and some very interesting results. Read the full results here.
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15 Oct 2014

Free Microsoft Office for all students

CPIT has made an agreement with Microsoft to provide Office to every one of our students for free!

This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures our students always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more for as long as they’re a student here and the programme continues. 

This offer is available to all students at CPIT. To get your complimentary Office, visit Office.com/GetOffice365 and follow the on screen instructions. 
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01 Oct 2014

Student rec centre assistant needed!

The Recreation Centre staff oversee the smooth operation of the recreation Centre including supporting the establishment of clubs and group activities with the Student Wellbeing Team. The staff assist by developing and delivering sporting, recreational and leisure activities and events to directly engage students from across the institution.
We are seeking an organised and energetic person to assist our Recreation Centre Team Leader with the day to day running of the student recreation facilities.
Working up to 15 hours per week this could be the ideal role to fit with your study or other commitments. Qualifications or working towards relevant qualifications and a high level of customer service and administration skill will ensure you are in the running for this role.
We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz
Applications are open to current CPIT students only.
Applications close Wednesday 15th October 2014
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21 Sep 2014

Free cervical screening is available for the following women:

We provide free cervical screening for the following women:

  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Asian
  • All women aged 30 + who have never had a smear
  • All women aged 30 + who haven’t had a smear for at least 5 years

The Health Centre offers cervical screening by professional and caring staff - please telephone 9407566 for an appointment. You are very welcome to bring a support person with you.

If you would like to speak to a nurse for more information, please contact Susan, 9407567
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17 Sep 2014

Drop in nursing services

What : Drop in Nursing Service at Trades each term time  

When : Wed 8.30 am – 4pm and starting Friday 26 September, from 8.30 am  -1.30 pm.

Where : VF123 ( near kitchen)

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11 Sep 2014

Voting? Where to begin...

Still not sure who to vote for?  Check out some of these handy sites to get you started.

On The Fence

Vote Compass

Elections 2014

Remember you can vote all this week and next - Advance Voting at CPIT

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01 Sep 2014

Have your say – CPIT Student Experience Survey

Last year’s results

Last year, you told us that you were very happy with your programmes of study and 96 per cent of you would recommend CPIT to others. You also liked your tutors and other CPIT staff.

You were concerned about your workload, in particular the timing of assessments and the feedback you receive.

However, many of you didn’t respond to last year’s survey. Only 14.3 per cent of you took the opportunity to have your say.

We listened

We heard those that responded and as a result CPIT has worked hard to ensure assessments are spread out over the term.

We have also provided workshops for staff about how best to provide assessment feedback to you.

We’ve also reviewed our student surveys to streamline them and make them more relevant to you.  This has involved the purchasing of a new survey tool.  This tool lets us design it for specific groups, gain instant feedback and provide staff and students with reports soon after the survey completion.  We hope you like the new look.

Now it’s your turn

It’s nearing the end of the year which means it’s time for you to have your say on CPIT. If you’re in your first, final year or only year of study you will be receiving an email inviting you to complete the CPIT Student Experience Survey online. 

Not only is it important that you say your bit so we can make the changes you want – there are prizes up for grabs too! We have a $300 Westfield voucher to give away to one lucky student, and many grocery and coffee vouchers. 

It will only take you a few minutes – so watch out for this in your inbox and go ahead and tell us what you think.

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01 Sep 2014

Blood pressure health promotion

On Wednesday 3rd of September 11:00 – 13:00 the CPIT health centre staff will be doing a health promotion on blood pressure and blood sugar levels in the Atrium.

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20 Aug 2014

Car Parking Changes:

The Madras Street car park will be temporarily closed as a result of the Industry Expo and Open Day. From Tuesday August 26th, half of the car park will be closed while the marquee is erected for the event. On Thursday August 28th the entire car park will be closed for the day, before partial parking resumes on Friday August 29th.

We apologise for any inconvenience the reduced number of spaces may cause. There are available paid car parks near the CPIT campus which we suggest you use during this time. Please refer to this website for suggestions for parking: http://www.wilsonparking.co.nz/go/regions/christchurch-cbd

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20 Aug 2014

Performers needed!

Fancy yourself a good dancer? We need performers for Polyculture Week! 

Auditions will be held for guys and gals interested in performing a Punjabi dance (Bhangra) at a Polyculture event on September 2. 

Auditions upstairs in the Rec Centre tomorrow (Thursday August 21st) from 12.10pm.
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19 Aug 2014

Nestlé Toque d’Or competition

CPIT students Tae Murray, Shannon Tuck and Amori Irvia have won silver medals at the prestigious 2014 Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. 

Tae and Shannon battled it out for over three hours against 11 other teams from around the country to create a three course menu which was served to guests by Amori. Awesome stuff guys!
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15 Aug 2014

Japanese Speech Winners

Congrats to CPIT students Tanetoa Webster and Hao MingLee who took our first and third place at the Japanese Study Aotearoa New Zealand speech contest! 

Tanetoa will receive a return air ticket to Japan, and Hao Ming will receive a $50 Prezzy card.

CPIT will hold a celebration in the near future to celebrate the success properly but in the meantime, congrats! 

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06 Aug 2014

Social Justice important for New Zealand

As someone interested in Social Justice and Social Policy in New Zealand we are inviting you to attend Just Action 2014 on Saturday 23rd August in Christchurch.

How do we live justly in our own community?  Be inspired and challened by our guest speaker from the UK and locals who are making a difference.

Learn more and register here: www.salvationarmy.org.nz/our-community/calendar/just-action-our-backyard 

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04 Aug 2014

CPIT needs your help

We want students to comment on and influence our next few years plan (the CPIT Investment Plan).

Please join us for pizza and discussion this Friday 8th August 12.30 – 2.00pm

RSVP to: Sheryl.Breaylay@cpit.ac.nz or Jo.carter@cpit.ac.nz

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31 Jul 2014

Travel survey - prizes

Thanks to everyone who filled out our travel survey. Prizes went to Maksim Kotlyar ($250 Prezzie card), Abby Te Maiharoa ($50 Prezzie card) and Nicholas Maxwell ($50 Prezzie card).

Congratulations! We had a fantastic response rate which will help us to make travelling to campus easier for you. We’ll report on the findings as soon as they become available. 

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30 Jul 2014

Onesie Day

Thursday July 31st is CPIT Onesie Day as part of The Return! 

Wear your Onesie to campus, upload a photo to the CPIT Facebook page and you could be in to win prizes! 

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29 Jul 2014

Winter Warmer!

Time to keep active and stay warm!

Grab a friend, purchase a gym membership before Aug 8th and get a second membership at half price! 

Conditions: Reduced gym membership must be for a membership of equal or lesser value.

The special will finish at close of business Friday Aug 8th.

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29 Jul 2014

Traffic update

Downer has begun repairing sections of the kerb and channel, footpaths and road in every street in the southernsector of the Central City, between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Ave.

This may include small closures of footpaths, road shoulders and sections of the main carriage way.

Traffic flow and pedestrian access will be maintained. On street parking will be reduced.

Please be alert to changes in the traffic management, follow signage on site and drive to the changed

conditions. 

This work will take six months to complete.
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24 Jul 2014

Security reminder

Just a reminder to be conscious of your security when moving around the campus at night. There has been a recent incident in the neighbourhood, so it is timely to remember to be alert.

If you see anything suspicious please report it to our security guards on 027 540 8076. 

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22 Jul 2014

Health on campus

The Ministry of Health recently got in touch with the TEC to ask all TEOs to be conscious of the increased cases of measles.

Since December 2013 there have been more than 220 confirmed cases of measles in New Zealand, the majority of which have been aged 10-29 years. Since December there have been confirmed cases in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty/Lakes, Taranaki and Hawke's Bay. There are also outbreaks of measles occurring in several countries overseas. So, with students returning to campus after holidays, please be alert to measles symptoms.

                                               

Signs of infection                                           

Prodrome, can include: fever (≥ 38°C, usually the    first sign, lasts 4 - 7 days), cough, coryza, conjunctivitis and Koplik    spots.

Day 3 - 7 of illness: a generalised maculopapular    rash, starting on the head and neck and then spreading to the rest of the    body. This usually develops 14 days after initial exposure, 3 - 7 days after    onset of prodrome.

Incubation period7-18 days from exposure to onset of fever.
InfectivityCases are infectious from 5 days before until 5 days after the rash  appears (10 days total).
Complications Occur in up to 30% of cases and can include: otitis media,  diarrhoea, pneumonia and in severe cases, encephalitis.

Please contact the CPIT Health Centre on 03-940 7566 between 09:00 – 15:30 if you have any questions re the above. After Hours please contact Health Line on 0800 611 116 if any concerns re this.

 

 

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22 Jul 2014

Discounted health care for CPIT students

Enrol at CPIT Health Centre to receive low cost (and sometimes free) health care whilst you are studying at CPIT.

Call 9407566 for more information or call in to pick up an enrolment form.

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21 Jul 2014

The YOGA Return

Students! Free beginners yoga starting this Thursday 24 July!

12 – 12.50pm Recreation Centre studio

Flexibility, fitness and focus!

With Breeze Robertson, I.Y.T.A.

No experience necessary!

Mats provided – just turn up!

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16 Jul 2014

Timetable and room availability information

Following feedback that it would be very useful to have easier access to timetable and room availability information. When logged into a CPIT computer you can check the availability of rooms at CPIT via the Student info link. You can also access this link on the Your Study page.

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15 Jul 2014

Focus group for $30 voucher

We are doing work on Information & Systems and would like to have a student focus group.

The focus group will be on Tuesday 22nd July from 2pm-4pm in L202. Students will be given a $30 voucher as a thank you for participating. 

  • Improving the student experience
  • Aligning the student experience to effective technology and information
  • 2 hour session to walk through opportunities to improve our technology, processes and information across the student journey.

If students are interested in participating, they can email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz to register.

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10 Jul 2014

Traffic update

As early as Monday 14 July, contractors will start work on the replacement of earthquake damaged wastewater pipes on Tuam Street (between Madras and High streets). At this time, they will also continue works on Madras Street (between Tuam and Lichfield streets).

From Monday 14 July, Tuam Street (between High and Madras streets) will be reduced to one way traffic flowing east.

At the same time, Madras Street will return to one lane flowing north until the works are complete.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.

Downer will also be doing some investigative work at night.

They will first be working in the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street. This work will be at night only - between 6pm and 7am.

At the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street there will be lane reductions but flow will be maintained. There will be no pedestrian crossing on the Countdown Mall  corner. Pedestrians will have to use Manchester Street  crossing.

At the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Manchester Street there will be no left turn from Moorhouse Avenue into Manchester Street.  There will be no pedestrian crossing on the PaknSave corner. Pedestrians will have to use Colombo Street crossing.


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09 Jul 2014

Scaffolding in Rakaia Centre

Facilities are currently changing some high level light fittings around the stairwell in the Rakaia Centre. The only way to do this is to scaffold, so you may notice some disruption in the area. 

The work will be finished on Friday 11/7.
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08 Jul 2014

Engineering and Architectural building to replace F Block

The CPIT Campus Master Plan is a programme of construction and refurbishment which will support CPIT’s training delivery into the future and contribute to the economic recovery of Christchurch.

The first projects are underway with the Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) and three new buildings at the Trades Campus well underway.

The next project is the new Engineering and Architectural Studies building (K Block), which will replace the current F Block. This has been identified as the best location following extensive strategic planning in the context of the overall programme of extensive new construction and refurbishment work across the campus.

The new building requires access to engineering workshops in E Block and a site where disruption from construction will be minimal. At 6,500sqm, this new facility is the biggest single investment of CPIT’s Campus Master Plan investment and will help to train the architects and engineers who will contribute to the recovery of Christchurch.

F Block has suffered significant earthquake damage and has not been occupied since September 2011. A Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) assessed this building at 25% of the building code. Significant cost was identified in bringing the building to 67% of the code, the level that the CPIT Council requires all CPIT buildings to reach.

The Returned Services Association (RSA) and the Ministry of Education have been consulted and they have no issues with demolition of this building. To recognise the history of this building, memorial brass plaques will be removed and donated to the RSA.

CPIT has also committed to creating a memorial garden for F Block and the location of this will be decided in relation to the overall campus landscaping plan.

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01 Jul 2014

CPIT Trades Campus Renamed

CPIT's Trades Campus, formerly known as TII, has been renamed.

Te Kãkui Manukura ( CPIT's Leadership group) has agreed to officially rename TII as “CPIT Trades”. This was done to incoporate both campuses together working as “One CPIT”.

The new name will be rolled out progressively across CPIT, so from now on you may hear it referred to as CPIT Trades or see new signage or notices with the change.

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27 Jun 2014

System outage July 6

System Outage ALL DAY 6th July 2014, beginning at 8am

The replacement of CPIT’s firewall will result in a number of systems being unavailable. Internal and external access will be compromised to all campuses (including Campus Connect sites), Moodle, Equella, Student email, Techlabs, Cisco Academy, Library systems and databases, Adobe Connect and onsite Wireless Access, plus other miscellaneous systems.

During the outage, significant and crucial testing will be carried out throughout the day which may result in CPIT-hosted systems being intermittently unavailable.

Full services are expected to be restored by 8am, Monday, 7th July 2014.

Another reminder notice will be posted towards the end of next week on the CPIT Campus Life website. Please communicate this to your colleagues and classmates.

If you have any concerns or uncertainty about applications or systems you are intending to use on the 6th July, please contact the ICT Division by emailing ICTServiceDesk@cpit.ac.nz, or call us on (03) 940 8800.

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16 Jun 2014

Take survey and win a $250 gift card

Bike? Bus? Car? Walk? 

How YOU travel to CPIT will help us make decisions about transport as part of the new Campus Master Plan. 

Please, take the 2014 CPIT Travel Survey

YOU could win a $250 voucher (first prize) or two runner up prizes of $50 gift cards.

It takes just 5 – 10 minutes to complete. But the long term effects will be felt for years to come as we try to make your time at CPIT even better - easier, more convenient and healthier. 

Make sure YOUR voice is heard on travel issues. 

Please, take the 2014 CPIT Travel Survey

It’s really important to us. And the results will affect YOU too. 

Thanks,
From Abbley’s traffic engineers and CPIT

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13 Jun 2014

Lifehack looking for candidates

Lifehack is accepting applications for candidates to join their five-week Lifehack Labs programme.

This entrepreneurial pre-accelerator workshop encourages young New Zealanders to make a positive impact on society with business development skills that will create economic growth.

The five-week programme includes a retreat weekend, exploration, research, design and creation of prototypes, and finishes with a final presentation of the developed projects.

Lifehack is originally funded by the Prime Minister’s social media innovations fund and is currently being supported by the Ministry of Social Development, as well as a range of mentors and tutors experienced in design, development and entrepreneurship.

Successful candidates will have their accommodation paid for in Wellington, they will not be charged any fee and any startups that are created through Lifehack Labs will not be charged equity.

 Apply at http://labs.lifehackhq.co  Applications close 29 June 2014.

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12 Jun 2014

Madras St Carpark closure

Please note due to the Have a Go Day on Friday 13 June the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.00am-12.30pm. Reserved car parks still available to access.

Nicola Maxwell liaison@cpit.ac.nz

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10 Jun 2014

System Outage ALL DAY 15th June 2014, beginning at 8am

The replacement of CPIT’s firewall will result in a number of systems being unavailable. Internal and external access will be compromised to all campuses (including Campus Connect sites), Moodle, Equella, Student email, Techlabs, Cisco Academy, Library systems and databases, Adobe Connect and onsite Wireless Access, plus other miscellaneous systems.

During the outage, significant and crucial testing will be carried out throughout the day which may result in CPIT-hosted systems being intermittently unavailable.

Full services are expected to be restored by 8am, Monday, 16th June 2014.

Another reminder notice will be posted towards the end of next week on the CPIT Campus Life website. Please communicate this to your colleagues and classmates.

If you have any concerns or uncertainty about applications or systems you are intending to use on the 15th June, please contact the ICT Division by emailing ICTServiceDesk@cpit.ac.nz, or call us on (03) 940 8800.

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09 Jun 2014

Candyfloss and redbull!

The Student Volunteer Army will be outside the CPSA on Wednesday June 11 from 12pm til 1pm giving away candyfloss.

Red Bull will be there too giving away cans of Red Bull!

 If raining, this will be held inside the CPSA. 


 

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09 Jun 2014

Selfies in the library!

The CPIT library is running a selfie competition. Take a selfie of yourself and or your friends in the Library between Monday June 9 til Friday June 27 and post it on the Facebook page with the hashtag #libraryselfies. Win one of three very tasty boxes of chocolates! A winner will be drawn every week.

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04 Jun 2014

Madras Street Car park closure

Please note due to the Have a Go Days on Friday 6 and Friday 13 June the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.00am-12.30pm. Reserved car parks still available to access.

Nicola Maxwell liaison@cpit.ac.nz

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29 May 2014

Chicken Pox: Health Centre message

If you develop any of the symptoms below, please do not attend class and consult a medical professional:

· Fever (temperature), aches and headache often start a day or so before a rash appears.

· Rash. Spots appear in crops. The spots develop into small blisters and are itchy. They can be anywhere on the body and sometimes also in the mouth. Several crops may develop over several days. Some people are covered in spots; others have only a few.

· Cough, sore throat, and feeling sick are common.

The incubation period for chicken pox ( the time it takes from exposure to the virus and development of symptoms) is 10 – 21 days.

Please feel free to contact the Health Centre for any advice/information.

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28 May 2014

Moodle/Equella outage

Due to a software upgrade there will be a brief Moodle/Equella outage on Friday 30th May.

Moodle and Equella will be unavailable for a maximum of 30 mins on Friday between 4pm and 4.30pm.

Apologies for the inconvenience. If this will directly affect you or any of your classes, please contact esupport@cpit.ac.nz

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28 May 2014

Student Employment Survey

Need a job? Got a job? Not worried?
Whether you’re employed or unemployed we want to know your thoughts on Student Employment!
Take this quick 2-3 minute survey and be in to win 1 of 50 $50 Prezzy Cards!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5J9SPP5

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28 May 2014

Win with World Smokefree day!

To celebrate World Smokefree Day on May 31, Smokefree Canterbury are giving smokers who want to quit the chance to win a $250 grocery voucher. 

To enter just go to www.smokefreecanterbury.org.nz  

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27 May 2014

Paid mentoring programme!

Hi my name is Louise, Secondary Tertiary Pathways Advisor. We intend to set up a mentoring programme for 2014 with some Christchurch Secondary Schools and are looking for 2nd to 3rd year CPIT students – you will be paid for your work.

We are looking for students who are:

· Currently enrolled in at least a 2 year full-time programme (or equivalent) at CPIT

· Have an interest in motivating others and in working with a diverse range of people

· Able to set goals and achieve these using straightforward action plans

If you are keen, Contact louise.edmonds@cpit.ac.nz

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26 May 2014

Free Women in Trades lunch!

Free Women in Trades lunch.

Thursday 29th May

12pm in VF110/111 in the Student Services Building

Come along, meet other women in trades, and enjoy some good food.

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26 May 2014

Survey and win!

Go in the draw to win one of two $25 The Warehouse vouchers. Take a 10 minute survey and tell us how you like to listen to your music. Click here: http://radiosurvey.weebly.com/

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20 May 2014

Join NZUSA!

NZUSA has established a series of Learner Advisory Panels. This initiative aims get a forum of students online to comment about their experience with various education issues.

We are looking for students from CPIT to be included in this national initiative.

You can sign up to this initiative through this google doc form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12kFEWFK0FsZ7zXgSBtOeFSVnOwoD4eqRwstzG4CyVsA/viewform

The funding for this project has come from Ako Aotearoa (the National Centre for Teaching Excellence), NZUSA who are providing resources, and Squiz NZ who are proving all the technical support for the online programme.

It is a project being run in conjunction with a variety of government agencies.

NZUSA will be responsible for overall co-ordination of the groups. There will be ten panels of 20 members. NZUSA will be communicating with you mostly online in targeted discussions (most likely four before the end of this year). Through doing this we are aware that you are a busy student and we don’t want to detract from your learning. We want no more than 1-2 hours of your time over the five days the discussion will be open.

While we can’t directly pay you for your work on this panel, we are hoping that you’ll be motivated by wanting to experience the benefits of knowing that you can express your opinion and be influential about education issues in a meaningful constructive forum. This will be appropriately acknowledged.

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16 May 2014

Help us!

We need people for focus groups to help us make future decisions about CPIT! 

If you're available next Tuesday morning or afternoon, or Wednesday from 9am til 10am, and you're aged between 16-18 or 25-30 we want you! 

You will be rewarded for your efforts with food and movie passes. If you're keen email sandy.crane@cpit.ac.nz 
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14 May 2014

Free texture waves!

Models are required for FREE texture waves on Tuesday 20 May from 10am!

Aoraki Polytechnic hairdressing students need clients for their texture waves.

The service will take three hours and students will be supervised.


If you're keen or to make an appointment call Chris McFetrish on 9408603.
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12 May 2014

Found- Westpac card!

Anybody missing a Westpac eftpos card? No name on it. Found outside ICT building this morning. If it belongs to you, please call in to Health Centre to collect.

Susan - 7566
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09 May 2014

Unwanted shoes wanted!

We can find new homes for your unwanted shoes or recycle your retired sneakers.

No matter what state you sneakers are in we will take them and send to the United States to a programme called the NIKE GRIND where they recycle your shoe to build sports fields. Shoe are taking up too much room in our landfills and releasing the chemicals into rivers and poisoning our wild life while they break down.

Bring your shoes on the 12-20th May in the recreation centre and we will take them from you thanks to Rebel Sports Riccarton. 

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09 May 2014

Roadworks delayed

Due to Madras Street high water levels, a de-watering pump is needed to
reduce these levels.

The de-watering pump will move in a northerly direction up Madras Street during the duration of the works. This will delay our planned works for about one to two weeks.

The de-watering pump will be in use 24 hours a day and will produce a low humming noise.

If you have questions please call 0508 718 719 or email Christchurch.comms@macdow.co.nz

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06 May 2014

SYTW with these job listings

Spend your time wisely by looking for a job!

If you're looking for a job to kill some time or to save some money, check out our new job listings page for some ideas!

Read more >

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02 May 2014

Māori and Pasifika Health Promotion Day, 7 May

Come along to our Māori and Pasifika Health Promotion Day on Wednesday, 7 May at 10am – 2pm.

All students and whānau are invited to the Māori and Pasifika Health Promotion Day. Venue is Te Puna Wānaka, Wharenui.

As well as attendance from the following agencies, the Health Centre nurses will be offering BP and Diabetes checks and there will be competitions and healthy food giveaways.

  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Appetite for Life
  • Pacific Trust
  • Aukati KaiPaipa Smoking Cessation
  • Breast Screen South
  • Cate Graze – Personal Trainer
  • Cervical Screening ( will be offering free clinics and booking women for 16 May session at HC)
  • Green Prescription
  • Family Planning
  • Heart Foundation
  • Alcohol and Drug Helpline
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23 Apr 2014

Traffic restrictions

Traffic restrictions: Madras, High and St Asaph streets, Central City - wastewater replacement

What: Replacement of the earthquake damaged wastewater main to support construction of the Anchor Projects and vertical rebuild.

Where: Madras, High and St Asaph streets, Central Business District, Central City.

When: As early as Monday 28 April to mid-July 2014

Traffic impacts-

During Stage one we will work at the intersection of Madras, High and St Asaph streets. Madras Street will be reduced to one lane flowing north and St Asaph Street will be reduced to one lane flowing west. This work will take approximately two weeks. We will then move along High Street, working within the road closure. This work will take approximately two weeks.

During Stage two Madras Street will be reduced to one lane flowing north. This work will take approximately four weeks.

During Stage three Tuam Street will be reduced to one lane flowing east. This work will take approximately three weeks.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on at least one side of the road at all times.

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm.

There will be increased noise, dust and vibration levels associated with this work.

Call McConnell Dowell on freephone 0508 718 719 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at: christchurch.comms@macdow.co.nz. Emergency calls will be diverted outside these hours. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work in your street.

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16 Apr 2014

Easter Opening Hours

CPIT be closed from the Good Friday, April 18th until Wednesday April 23rd. Campus will be open on April 23rd and 24th from 8am until 5pm. 

For Anzac weekend we CPIT will just be closed on Anzac day (25th April).

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11 Apr 2014

Cheap haircuts and foils!

Aoraki Polytechnic's Hairdressing and Beauty clinics run out of Paxus House and they are offering their services to all CPIT students and staff.

Many services are available but training haircuts are $5, while foils are from $10. Hair ups are from $10.

Phone today for an appointment 0800 426 725
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11 Apr 2014

Reminder- security!

Just a friendly reminder! Please be extra careful with your personal belongings and do not leave them unattended on Campus at any time. If your items are stolen insurance may not pay if you have not taken care and been responsible for your property.
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11 Apr 2014

How do you listen to your music?

How do you listen to your music?

Have you tried iheart or any other internet music sites?

If you’re interested in sharing your views and experiences with iheart, or internet radio in general,

Come along to a fun focus group on Thursday 1st May at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

To register your interest, send your name and a contact phone number to radiofocusgroups@gmail.com

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08 Apr 2014

Beginners yoga

Want to try yoga? This is a beginners level class of stretching, breathing exercises and relaxation to make you feel better and function better (in a nutshell). 
Tuesdays 5.15 - 6.30, Rec centre studio (upstairs).
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03 Apr 2014

The CPIT Tech Girls

A new group has been formed on Campus for women studying ICT.

The ‘CPIT Tech Girls’ aim to create a friendly female community to help support, connect, and promote women in ICT both at CPIT and in the wider community. 

The group has big plans including bringing in inspirational speakers, providing scholarships, hosting educational events and starting a mentoring programme. 

The group is looking for new members. You don't have to be studying ICT at CPIT to join the group; anyone with a tech interest is welcome.

For more information on CPIT Tech Girls email cpittechgirls@gmail.com or visit the Facebook group

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02 Apr 2014

ICT Interns

We're looking for two ICT interns to join our team for a part time, fixed position until December 2014.

 
We have opportunities for two CPIT students to join the ICT Division for paid work experience of 13 hours per week until December 2014, with time split evenly between the Audio Visual and Service Desk teams.
 
Student applicants must be enrolled in a two (2) or three (3) year programme at CPIT and have completed the equivalent of 1 year full time study towards the qualification.
 

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Applications are accepted via the online application system only. Please ensure you attach your CV and Covering letter to this online application form.

 
Applications close Sunday 13th April 2014
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01 Apr 2014

Graduation DVD's available for sale

Graduation ceremony DVDs are available for sale for $19.95 plus GST. When submitting your order, you must provide your name, payment details, delivery address and also whether you wanted morning or afternoon.

Please email davidm@shipleys.co.nz for your copy.

You can also watch both the graduation ceremonies online:

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27 Mar 2014

Free physio!

If you have an ACC related injury, you can have a FREE physiotherapy assessment and treatment via the Health Centre. 

Jeremy, the physio works from the Recreation Centre each Thursday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Please contact the Health Centre on 7566 to book an appointment.

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25 Mar 2014

Student Access to MS Office

Microsoft now offers Office 365 ProPlus at no charge to enrolled students. This is incredible news for students as they can now take advantage of all that Office 365 ProPlus has to offer. Go to the IT Help pages for further details - http://campus.cpit.ac.nz/support-for-you/IT-help/office365proplus/

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24 Mar 2014

Edible Book Competition

CPIT students and staff are invited to create 'edible books' - a witty or imaginative interpretation of their favourite book that is edible, or food in the shape of a book. Entries are then displayed, photographed, judged or devoured.

Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in the following categories:

  • People's Choice
  • Best Interpretation of a Book
  • Funniest Entry
  • Most Delectable Entry
  • Most Imaginative Entry 

All entries must be submitted to CPIT Library between 8.30am and 11am on Tuesday 1 April either through registering online or in person on the day 

Register online for the Edible Book competition.

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21 Mar 2014

Graduation update

All tickets and graduation guides are now in the mail so those graduating will receive them shortly.

Due to a record number of people graduating this year, the maximum number of tickets anyone will receive is 5. There will be no extra tickets.

Congrats graduates! 

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20 Mar 2014

Calling all Architectural Designers to be!

Calling all Architectural Designers to be! It is just under two weeks before award winning Japanese Architect Koh Kitayama lands in NZ to begin his series of seminars around the country! One of the most anticipated speakers of the year, Koh is in Christchurch on April 4 at the Transitional Cathedral. Student tickets have been discounted to almost half price at $34.50 each. Visit the ADNZ website to book your seat and for more information http://www.adnz.org.nz/events/feature/30

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18 Mar 2014

Autumn Graduation

CPIT's Autumn Graduation will be held on Friday March 28, 2014 at CBS Arena. This year we have a record number of people graduating and we are still processing tickets and graduation guides. These will be in the mail by Thursday, March 20.
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14 Mar 2014

Nursing & Pre Health Info Sessions

CPIT is holding information sessions on Nursing and Pre-Health. At the Nursing session, students can find out all they need to know about studying nursing at CPIT in Christchurch. The Pre-Health session will help students decide if they need to undertake more study to meet entry requirements for Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Imaging, Human Nutrition, Laboratory Science, Physical Activity & Health Promotion and Sport & Exercise Science.

Nursing Information sessions for 2014:

Tuesday 18 March

Nursing Information Session: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Pre-Health & Science Information Session: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Thursday 19 June (CPIT Open Day)

Nursing Information Session: 4.30pm - 5.30pm Pre-Health & Science Information Session:

3-3.30pm, 4-4.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Tuesday 5 August

Nursing Information Session: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Pre-Health & Science Information Session: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch.

Please pass this information on to anyone interested in Nursing or Pre-Health and Science. To find out more, call 0800 24 24 76 or visit www.cpit.ac.nz

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14 Mar 2014

Become a board rep!

The Academic Board is looking for two student representatives. You will be a full Academic Board member. It’s a voluntary, unpaid role but will look fantastic on your CV and be a great chance to have a say in the way CPIT is run.

The Academic Board advises the CPIT Council on matters relating to courses of study or training, awards and other academics matters. The Board is made of CPIT’s CE, Kay Giles, the Academic Director, the Kaiarahi, Heads of Departments, Academic Staff, the Director of Education & Applied Research, delegates from a range of committees and two Student Representatives.

You will need to attend the Academic Board meetings. They are on Thursdays and are roughly every 5-6 weeks. The next meeting is 10th April. Most of the time, the meetings are 10am-12pm. Occasionally, some meetings will be 9am-12pm. There are about 9 meetings a year. You will also need to read material that’s sent out prior to the meeting.

Email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz if you're interested in being involved!
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12 Mar 2014

Fresh hot from Instagram

Want your Instagram photo showcased on Campus Life? Showoff your photos from in and around campus on Campus Life by adding the hashtag #CPIT on your Instagram photo and it'll show up on our feed.
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10 Mar 2014

Call all choreographers, dancers and actors

The University of Canterbury's Indian Student Association is organising their annual production and they're looking for any student who are keen to be apart of it. So if you are between the ages 16 and 25 then this is for you.

Bryan Aitken a former Associate Artistic Director and original company member of The Court Theatre, Christchurch, Bryan has worked as an actor or director for most of New Zealand’s major Theatre Companies. He has been awarded a QEII Arts Council Major Travel Grant, a Trustbank Arts Excellence Award, and the 1990 Commemorative Medal for his work with youth. If you're keen to be a part of the production and you are a committed person please come along to the cast call this Sunday 9 March at 6pm at kirkwood village - room KF08.

Calling all choreographers, dancers and actors! People who are keen to be a part of backstage crew and production crew are welcome to.

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07 Mar 2014

Welcome month challenge & bungee

There will be a Horizontal Bungee outside the CPSA Building today at lunchtime. Come down and try it out and while you’re there, sign up for the Welcome Month Challenge happening this afternoon.

The Challenge starts at 12:30pm and finishes with free pizza at 3pm. You get a free shirt and can win great prizes, including swimming with the dolphins! 

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06 Mar 2014

Madras St Car park closure

Just a warning- on Friday March 7th the Madras St car park will not be able to be used. Only those with reserved parks will be able to enter. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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04 Mar 2014

Research participants wanted!

ICT is looking for students to be involved in a research group for the design of Office 365 (which is an online software & services suite that CPIT is switching to).

They are looking for two groups of between 6-8 students to come along to a 2 hour session on Friday 14th March. Participants will be given a $30 Westfield voucher.

You do not need to have any particular knowledge or be computer savvy – the idea behind these groups is to make sure the design is useable for everyone.

The sessions on Friday 14th March are: 12pm-2pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm

 Please email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz if you would like to be involved.

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04 Mar 2014

Stop smoking and win!

WERO is a stop smoking competition for teams with a chance to win cash prizes for a chosen charity or community group. Any 10 smokers can form a team. Each competition is run over three months, giving plenty of time for teams to stop smoking.

 

HOW WERO WORKS

- 10 people who smoke form a team and register on www.wero.me
- Each team finds themselves a coach (Kaihautu) to keep them motivated and a stop smoking support worker (Kaiwhakatere) who can offer additional support
- Each team member gives a simple breath or spit test to confirm they are still a current smoker at the start of the competition
- Team members help motivate and encourage each other to stop smoking as early in the competition as possible
- Kaihautu update the smoking status for each team member weekly on the www.wero.me team page
- The Leading teams are tested at the end of competition to confirm how many have stopped smoking and find the winner.

 

HOW TO WIN

The team with the most members not smoking at the end of competition wins! Team members are asked ‘Have you smoked even a puff in the last 24 hours?’ This is based on the last smoking status shown on the team page, and confirmed with a biochemical test.

PRIZES

1st prize: $5,000
$500: Team in front at four weeks
$500: Team in front at eight weeks
$500: Team that used the website the most.
Pregnant Mums prize category
Spot prizes awarded throughout the competition
Prize money can only be awarded to a registered New Zealand charity or community
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03 Mar 2014

Help build a new playground!

Come one, Come all!

West Spreydon Primary School needs a new playground.

Over the past month volunteers (professionals and your average Joe) have been building together a brand spankin' new playground for the West Spreydon school kids.

They have all the tools and equipment, they just need more hands.

If you are free this Saturday March 8 between 8am-3pm come along and help out.

Your help, even for an hour or two, will be greatly appreciated. To sign up come to clubs day on the 5th of March between 12pm and 1pm or email your interest here: cpitsva@gmail.com

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28 Feb 2014

Road Works - March/ April update

19 March 2014: 
Pipelining work is starting today (Wednesday 19 March). See the works notice - Manchester Street south and surrounding streets, Central City, wastewater repair. (PDF: 0.8MB)    

Southward will be one way today from Manchester Street to Madras Street. There will be no on street parking from 19 Southwark Street east and you will not be able to turn into Southwark Street from Madras Street.  

Madras Street will be two lanes, however between Allen Street and Southwark Street there will be no on street parking. There will still be access to the CPIT car parks.  

On Thursday 20 March - work will continue on Madras Street while two lanes of traffic will be maintained there will be no on street parking between the food court and Allen Street.

Work will also be done in Allen Street. Allen Street will remain two way but with no on street parking around the work site. The traffic management in Southwark Street and Allen Street will only be for one day.       
 

14 March 2014:  
During March and April 2014 SCIRT will be repairing the damaged wastewater pipe on Dundas Street (from 17 March) and Fitzgerald Avenue (this will start once the work at Dundas Street work is completed).

Pipelining work is starting in Madras Street and will progress to Manchester Street and adjacent streets.  

See the works notice - Central City - East of Colombo Street, repair of damaged wastewater system (PDF:1MB).   

28 February 2014:
We’d like to let our staff and students know about the upcoming road works on Madras Street and Barbadoes Street (between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Avenue) beginning 3 March.

Street parking will be limited during the works and traffic lanes may be reduced, narrowed or closed.

The work on Barbadoes Street will affect traffic flow from Monday 3 March. There will be no street parking available on Barbadoes Street.  

On Tuesday 4 March and Friday 7 March work will be completed in Coventry Street. This will affect the street parking directly opposite Williams Street – there will still be access to the car park on Coventry Street.

See Works Notice – Barbadoes Street, Central City – South, wastewater repair (PDF: 0.6MB)

The work on Madras Street begins on Monday 3 March (stage 1) opposite the food court. This will reduce car parks on the sides of the road around the site for approximately two weeks. Access to the CPIT car park will have signage to make the entrance clear. Speed will be reduced to 30km/h.  

Stage 2 work will begin from Monday 17 March and car parking will not be available for another four weeks.

See Works Notice – Madras Street, Central City (PDF: 1MB)

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26 Feb 2014

Tell us your thoughts!

Have your say! CPIT are expanding our student service based on Microsoft’s Office365 and need your input. Tell us what you think of the CPIT online services which you use and how we might enhance your learning experience through Office365. Take the survey here:www.surveymonkey.com/s/cpit-student-survey

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25 Feb 2014

Volunteer with puppies!

Did someone say puppies?!!!!!

Correct. CPIT SVA would love some keen volunteers to help out in the "Paws in the Park" Sunday 16th of March at the Groynes.

Your service will help raise funds and awareness for Project 2nd Chance appeal.

There are all sorts of duties and you can bring a friend to help volunteer with you!- Spaces are limited

Sign up by emailing your interest here: 'cpitsva@gmail.com' 

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24 Feb 2014

Are you ready for graduation?

If you have completed your qualification with us here at CPIT and think you're eligible to graduate, you should have received your graduation pack by now. If this has not arrived, please email your full name, student ID number, the qualification you studied and current postal address to info@cpit.ac.nz.
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20 Feb 2014

Beware of academic fraud

The originality of your work as a student is of paramount importance and it’s with this in mind that we wish to bring to your attention the dubious actions of an overseas company. We’ve been advised that this company is making contact with recently enrolled students to offer what appears to be cheating services (essays written on behalf of students for a fee).

The service offered by this US-based company is academic fraud. We don’t accept work submitted on-behalf and naturally we want to protect you from fraudulent activity which could put your success at risk. If you’re approached by an individual or company offering this kind of service, please report it to CPIT’s academic director Shirley Wilson (shirley.wilson@cpit.ac.nz).

Companies like this prey on students who are struggling with their studies. If you find yourself in this position, please ask for help. We have many services that can support you to achieve your study goals and staff are always willing to help.

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20 Feb 2014

Wastewater Main Repairs

SCIRT will be repairing damaged wastewater mains on Ferry Road between Williams Street and Barbadoes Street as well as on St Asaph Street between Fitzgerald Avenue and Colombo Street.
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18 Feb 2014

Meningococcal disease awareness

 

What it looks like

At the start of the illness, meningococcal disease can look like influenza (flu) or a cold, but it can then become worse very quickly. Sometimes a person can feel unwell and then feel better again before becoming very ill, very quickly. Like influenza, meningococcal symptoms include fever, headache, sleepiness and joint and muscle pains, but there can also be some more specific symptoms, such as a stiff neck, dislike of bright lights, vomiting or a rash consisting of reddish-purple pin-prick spots or bruises. 
How to treat it

Meningococcal disease is very serious and needs urgent medical treatment. Illness may develop slowly over one or two days, or may develop quickly over just a few hours. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms so you can get medical help straight away – whether it’s day or night. It can be treated with antibiotics, but early treatment is critical. Especially because diagnosis can be difficult early in the illness, meningococcal disease can be fatal despite antibiotic treatment.

How to prevent it

Limiting Exposure - Meningococcal disease can be spread from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing. To help stop meningococcal bacteria from spreading, cover your nose or mouth with your arm when you sneeze or cough, and wash and dry your hands after using the toilet and before and after preparing food.
Immunisation - This is the most effective way to avoid catching meningococcal disease. There are a number of meningococcal vaccines currently available which protect against some, but not all, strains of the disease, for up to five years. However, none of them provide long-term protection, or protect against meningococcal B, the strain responsible for around half of meningococcal disease in New Zealand. The MeNZB vaccine offered between 2004 and 2008 provided short term protection against the New Zealand group B meningococcal disease strain, but not other strains that presently pose a threat. 
Most students, even those who have completed the full course of MeNZB vaccines, are therefore not protected against meningococcal disease. Some students and parents will wrongly assume that they or their child are protected because they have completed all of their scheduled immunisations. 
Vaccines that protect against meningococcal disease are not funded as part of the National Immunisation Schedule. However, vaccination is recommended for young people living in shared hostel/boarding accommodation. Students and parents can talk to their GP or practice nurse about whether immunisation to protect against meningococcal disease is right for them. 

Anyone with a severe flu-like illness should see a doctor without delay, whether they have been vaccinated or not. No vaccine can protect against 100% of meningococcal disease, and there are other serious illnesses that begin in a similar way.

The Ministry of Health has detailed information on its webpage about meningococcal disease here: http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/meningococcal-disease
Further information aimed at students is available here:http://www.getimmunised.org.nz 
Contact your local Public Health Unit at CPIT, contact 03 940 7566

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14 Feb 2014

Want to earn while you learn?

CPIT's Marketing Department are looking for two 3rd Year Design students who want to build on their portfolio and gain valuable real-world skills mentored by experienced senior designers.

MARKETING INTERNS (x2)

Paid work experience for 3rd Year Design Students

  • Earn money while gaining amazing work experience
  • Impress future employers with a diverse creative CV portfolio
  • Expand your design skills with the opportunity to work as part of a busy creative studio
  • Gain valuable real-world skills mentored by experienced senior designers

Skills we are looking for . . .

  • Creativity, flair and innovation in design
  • Good technical skills and understating of appropriate design packages
  • Friendly, fun “can and will do” attitude
  • Good time management skills

Skills you will gain . . .

  • Valuable insight into working in a commercial creative design studio environment
  • Valuable skills employers are looking for in a design graduate
  • Practical experience and understanding in designing to the target audience and the creative brief
  • Strong technical skills in working in appropriate design packages
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to building relationships with internal and external clients.

Two intern positions available

Intern 1

Averaging 2 days per week (equaling up to 13 hours paid work experience per week), totaling 800 hours for the year. Flexibility around hours and days of work dependent upon your timetable, holidays, exams, etc.

As our design intern you will be required to work collaboratively as part of the Creative Brand Team and be required to produce online and offline creative solutions as directed and supported by the Senior Creative Designer or Creative Brand Manager.

Intern 2

Averaging 1 day per week (equaling up to 7.5 hours paid work experience per week) equaling up to, totaling 300 hours for the year. Flexibility around hours and days of work dependent upon your timetable, holidays, exams, etc.

As our design intern you will be required to work collaboratively as part of the Marketing Team, mostly working on creative solutions to support our Student Services activity, designing flyers, posters, web banners, tickets for student events and the student Campus Life website.

HOW TO APPLY

We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Please include an example of your student portfolio as an attachment along with your CV and Covering Letter. Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz

To apply you must be enrolled as a 3rd year CPIT Design student.

Applications Close Sunday 2nd March 2014

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11 Feb 2014

International Student Orientation

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

FRIDAY 21st February 2014 at 12.00pm

IMAGITECH THEATRE (A134)

CPIT welcomes international students and provides a comprehensive orientation session to inform you of the specialised support services and facilities that are available to help you reach your academic goal!

· Receive your welcome pack

· Meet the staff and other international students

· Learn about study in New Zealand – how it is different to studying in your home country

· Learn how to maximise your chances of success

· Understand the requirements and your responsibilities when studying on an international student visa

· Know where to go for help

As an international student you MUST attend orientation. If you are unable to attend this session you will need to make an appointment with one of the International Student Advisors. Appointments can be made by emailing:

lyn.crossan@cpit.ac.nz OR denise.hannam@cpit.ac.nz

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10 Feb 2014

Calling all good Samaritans...

Calling all good Samaritans...

On the 21st and the 23rd of February, UC SVA is holding a Colour Run; a run that requires a lot of organising and enthusiastic helpers. You have the option to pay $55 to enter this Christchurch Colour Run 2014 OR volunteer, thus be a part of this awesome event FOR FREE! CPIT is giving students a chance to help the Christchurch community and coincide with UC SVA on this colourful day(s). Follow the link below and purchase your FREE ticket. Don't forget to write "CPIT" beside your name on purchase. There are various stations you can choose to volunteer for either before or on the day. See you all there!!

http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/search/?search=christchurch+color+run 

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04 Feb 2014

Wastewater main repairs

SCIRT will be repairing the damaged wastewater main on Ferry Road between St Asaph Street and Fitzgerald Avenue with work beginning Tuesday 4 February for about 10 days subject to favourable weather and onsite conditions.    

Read the works notice (PDF: 1.4 MB) for more information.   

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31 Jan 2014

Campus Master Plan

Campus Master Plan - Feel the vibrations? Compacting groundwork on the new Whareora – Science and Wellbeing facility site at Madras Street through February may cause ground vibrations. See www.cpit.ac.nz/master-plan.

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31 Jan 2014

Like our Library FB page and win!

'Like' our Facebook page ASAP and the next ten CPIT students or staff will receive either DVD or movie tickets for Alice in Videoland.

www.facebook.com/CPITLibrary

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31 Jan 2014

Student health services

Want to enrol at the Health Centre for your medical care whilst are studying at CPIT? The Health Centre has low cost fees for medical/nursing services with some services no cost at all.

Students can call into the Health Centre any time during opening and complete an enrolment form.

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12 Dec 2013

Campus Christmas closure

The CPIT campus will be closed for Christmas from 3pm on Monday December 23. The campus will re-open from 8.30am on Friday January 3.


Enjoy your holidays everyone!  

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04 Dec 2013

Want to win an iPad Air?

Enter your video submission now on http://woobox.com/98oxyz, share it and get your friends to vote.

The competition works for Instagram, Vine and YouTube. #SpendYourTimeWisely now!

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03 Dec 2013

Free Breakfast!

Our Student Wellbeing Team has done it again! They're offering a free pre-exam breakfast for you at the Rakaia Atrium from 8-9am.

All you have to do is bring your student ID. See you there!

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02 Dec 2013

Campus closure

Both CPIT campuses, Madras Street and Ensors Road and all Campus Connects will be closed this Friday, December 6, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

All exams scheduled for the afternoon of Friday December 6 will take place. 

Both childcare facilities at Madras Street will be open. 

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29 Nov 2013

Congratulations ladies!

Two of our New Zealand Broadcasting School students have won this year's Christian Broadcasting Association scholarships.

Congratulations Kaitlin Ruddock and Mei Yeoh for winning the scholarships!

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27 Nov 2013

Get paid to have fun!

We’ll pay you to have fun! CPIT is looking for enthusiastic and confident students to be our 2014 Student Ambassadors.

If you’re interested in applying to be a CPIT Student Ambassador register your details by emailing liaison@cpit.ac.nz.

To see what they get up to check out some of our current student ambassador profiles at www.facebook.com/CPITNZ/notes 

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26 Nov 2013

Win, win win!

We've already had some great entries into our#Spendyourtimewisely video comp. Vote for your favourite here: http://woobox.com/98oxyz. Or, if you think you can do better add your own! Just capture you or your mates doing something hilarious, crazy or amazing and submit it. You could win an iPad air! 

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22 Nov 2013

Free breakfast!

To help you feed your brain and fill your stomach before exams CPIT is running free breakfasts in the atrium.

Come along to the Rakaia Centre from 8am til 9am on Monday November 25, Wednesday November 27, Monday December 2 and Wednesday December 4 to fuel your mind.

Cereal, fruit and yoghurt will be available to students. Bring your student ID.

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21 Nov 2013

Have your say and win!

HAVE YOUR SAY - CPIT STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY

It’s almost the end of the year which means it’s time for you to have your say about CPIT. If you’re in your first or final year, you’re invited to complete the CPIT Student Experience/Programme Satisfaction Survey online through http://pss.cpit.ac.nz/login.php

Not only is it important that we hear from you so we can make changes– there are prizes up for grabs too! We have a $350 Westfield voucher to give away to one lucky student and $50 grocery vouchers too.

It will only take you a few minutes – so go ahead and tell us what you think.

LAST YEAR’S RESULTS

Last year you told us that you were very happy with your programmes of study. 97% of you would recommend CPIT to others. You also liked your tutors and other CPIT staff.

You were concerned about your workload, in particular the timing of assessments and the feedback you receive.

However, many of you didn’t respond to last year’s survey. Only 22.3% of you took the opportunity to have your say.

WE LISTENED

We heard you and CPIT is working to identify where workload issues are happening in each programme.

We are also providing workshops for staff about how best to provide assessment feedback.

And we are reviewing our student surveys to streamline them and make them more relevant to you.

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21 Nov 2013

Classic car exhibition

Students! Come along and see our Classic Car Exhibition Exhibition and BBQ at the Trades Innovation Institute on Friday November 22 from 12-1pm.
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14 Nov 2013

Health Centre Update

The Health Centre doctor will be finishing for Christmas break on Thursday 5 December. If you need a prescription for medication over the holidays, please make sure you either make a request in plenty of time via the Health Centre nurse or book an appointment to see the doctor.    
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13 Nov 2013

Film, Share, Vote

We have just launched the #SpendYourTimeWisely video contest on Facebook. Go and check out CPIT's Facebook page to find out how to enter and the Ts and Cs and be in to win an iPad Air!

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12 Nov 2013

We're here to help!

CPIT Health Centre staff are available for support and counselling for any student affected by the Philippines disaster.

Please contact the Centre on 7566 if you would like to make an appointment to see a counsellor, nurse or doctor. 

You are also very welcome to drop in to the Centre to talk with a nurse, in the first instance.

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29 Oct 2013

Are you 24 or under?

If you're 24 or under don't forget to fill out the 'What's Up: Youth Wellbeing Survey' & be up for the prize draw for an ipad mini! and other great prizes. It should only take about 12 minutes, at www.cera.govt.nz  

The survey asks questions about wellbeing, the effects of the earthquakes, and what you think is important in the recovery. Your responses will be used when CERA makes decisions about the needs of young people - and will also inform decisions about the longer term future of Greater Christchurch. Since you're likely to be future leaders, parents, employers and employees, we think it's really important that you have a say on the recovery now.
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24 Oct 2013

Prizes for this week for the Wellbeing Game teams

Setup a team event, and email proof to Kerstin.dofs@cpit.ac.nz (by Friday 12pm).  We are giving away two $50 baskets of goodies. Your team's name will go in the draw for each event setup.  So the more you do, the greater chance of winning.

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24 Oct 2013

Free ACC Physio sessions

CPIT's Health Centre is offering free ACC physiotherapy sessions starting Thursday 24 October at the Rec Centre between 11.45am - 1pm. 

Please contact the Health Centre on 7566 to book an appointment.

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24 Oct 2013

Student notebook cover competition

This is your chance to design the cover of the 2014 Student Notebook, which will be seen by 10,000 fellow students plus the winner receives a $200 Westfield voucher. You have until 6 Nov – find the templates and brief here:

http://campus.cpit.ac.nz/student-life/student-notebook-cover-competition

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18 Oct 2013

RefleXion needs your help!

The RefleXion team are working hard on their Festival of Transitional Architecture installation, but they need some help!

Workshops today, Saturday and Sunday from 10am at Pallet Pavillion site: help needed to build formworks - sandwiches and drinks provided along with amazing creative environment.

Monday and Tuesday from 9am at Te Puna Wanaka: help needed to paint some super cool 5.5m long cardboard tubes (like Cardboard Cathedral ones) with Maori stories (design will be provided, nothing to be invented).

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17 Oct 2013

Follow up to security alert

As a follow up to the security alert we posted yesterday the Police have advised today that they have made an arrest and an offender faces three charges relating to three separate incidences of indecent behaviour on the Madras Street campus.

It is a timely reminder that, in keeping everyone safe on the campus, we need to all be alert and report any suspicious behaviour to our security staff. 

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16 Oct 2013

Security Alert

We are aware that there have been several incidences recently of indecent exposure on the Madras Street campus. If you see anything suspicious please advise our security staff in the Rakaia Centre or phone 027 540 8076. If you are unfortunate enough to be confronted by one of these people you should immediately call the Police on their emergency phone number 111.

The police are very keen to catch these offenders. Their advice is to put your safety first and walk away but if you are able to note the offender’s facial features, clothing or any other distinguishing features you will be able to help police with their investigation.

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16 Oct 2013

Have your say - CPIT Student Experience Survey

It’s nearing the end of the year which means it’s time for you to have your say about CPIT. If you’re in your first or final year, you’re invited to complete the CPIT Student Experience/Programme Satisfaction Survey online through http://pss.cpit.ac.nz/login.php

Not only is it important that we hear from you so we can make changes– there are prizes up for grabs too! We have a $350 Westfield voucher to give away to one lucky student and $50 grocery vouchers too.

It will only take you a few minutes – so go ahead and tell us what you think.

Last year’s results

Last year you told us that you were very happy with your programmes of study. 97% of you would recommend CPIT to others. You also liked your tutors and other CPIT staff.

You were concerned about your workload, in particular the timing of assessments and the feedback you receive.

However, many of you didn’t respond to last year’s survey. Only 22.3% of you took the opportunity to have your say.

We listened

We heard you and CPIT is working to identify where workload issues are happening in each programme.

We are also providing workshops for staff about how best to provide assessment feedback.

And we are reviewing our student surveys to streamline them and make them more relevant to you.

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10 Oct 2013

StudentCard Deals

· Savings Challenge - "The Savings Challenge is here! Find out how you could WIN up to $1000 in cash by clicking here!"

· 2014 StudentCard - "Get sorted early with your 2014 StudentCard, available now! Click here to register and start saving right through the new year."

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08 Oct 2013

Message from Student Job Search

It's now free to call SJS from your mobile phone on 0800 757 562. 
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07 Oct 2013

Lunchtime walks

Get active! Starting this week - Lunchtime walks every day from 9 October - 1 November for staff and students. Meet in the Atrium at the Welcome Desk at 12.15pm.
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02 Oct 2013

Beginners yoga starting 15 Oct

Want to try yoga but scared you're not flexible/can't do yoga? A new beginners yoga class is starting at the Rec Centre on 15 Oct and will run Tuesday nights 5.15 - 6.30pm.

Take it nice and easy, have a laugh, de-stress, learn some breathing exercises and have a good stretch too. 

Yoga is great for relaxation, flexibility (of course), strength and mental focus. Whatever your motivation, join in and try it out!

See the Santosha Facebook page for more information including fees.

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18 Sep 2013

Tribal system maintenance

We are making improvements to Tribal this Friday 20 September so it won't be available between 7am - 1pm. Make sure you are logged off the Tribal system on Thursday evening.

We will keep you posted when the system is back up and running.

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16 Aug 2013

Enrolments counter at Madras Street Campus - New Hours

From Monday 19 August, the opening hours for the Admissions & Enrolments area at Madras Street will be changing to:

· Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm

· Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

During peak enrolment periods the hours of opening will be extended to 6.00pm Monday through to Thursday.

The Admissions and Enrolments hours at TII will remain unchanged at this stage.

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14 Aug 2013

Change to your student email account

Your student email account is changing from Monday 19 August.

Throughout next week (19– 23 August), the CPIT student email system will be switching over from Live@EDU to a new system: Office 365. You will see a change to your account by the end of Friday 23 August but you may see a change sooner.

IT Help

CPIT looks after your new Office365 email account. If you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact the ICT Service Desk: email ictservicedesk@cpit.ac.nz or phone 03 940 8800.

Questions you might have

Will I be able to access my email account while this is happening?

Yes certainly - this should not cause any disruption to you accessing your email.

Will my email address change?

Your student email address will stay exactly the same: username@student.cpit.ac.nz

How will I access this new email system?

To access your new Office 365 email and calendar system click on the 'Student Email' link on this website.

You could also bookmark this link and log in this way (this link works now and after the upgrade): https://www.outlook.com/student.cpit.ac.nz

Why is the system changing?

This change is happening because Microsoft is switching off the old Live@EDU email service in September. We have to change as a result.

Anything I need to do?

Update internet explorer

If you are still using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 please upgrade to a later version. Office365 is compatible with Internet Explorer version 8 or higher. It is compatible with all other browsers.

Update your security info

To make it easier to reset your Microsoft account password if you forget it during or after the upgrade - it might be worth adding an alternate email address to your current Live@EDU account. For information on how to add an alternate email address, see Microsoft’s ‘Why do I need to add security info?

Anything else I need to know?

You will also have a SkyDrive and Messenger Account

After the upgrade you will also have a SkyDrive account. To access this go to https://skydrive.live.com/ 

This account will have the same username (username@student.cpit.ac.nz) and initial password as the Office365 account. CPIT will have no administration rights over this personal account so we will be unable to reset the password for you.

Please go to https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx to reset the password for your SkyDrive and Messenger account after the upgrade.

Email password no longer synchronised with your CPIT password

At the moment your CPIT password is synchronised with your student email, however, this is no longer available after the Office365 upgrade. The password will initially be the same one you use at CPIT but any changes you make at CPIT after the upgrade will not be passed through to Office365.

New features coming later

In addition to email, Office365 will eventually include some new exciting features such as file sharing, instant messaging, and online meetings. Watch this space for further information as it becomes available.

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24 Jul 2013

Moodle 2 is live

The upgrade to Moodle 2 has been successful. We hope you like the fresh look. You can use Moodle 2 in the same way you always have but with a few nice new features, like having your own home page. 

If you are having any issues please contact the ICT Service Desk. Email ICTServiceDesk@cpit.ac.nz or call 03 940 8800. 

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