James Hight is now Puaka-James Hight

View of Puaka-James Hight from Matariki, 2014
View of Puaka-James Hight from Matariki, 2014

James Hight, home of the famous Central Library has a new identity; it is now known as Puaka-James Hight. The “star” themed Puaka-James Hight building has been named after the brightest star in the constellation Orion and is associated with the start of the New Year.

The new name marks a new chapter in the history of the University and has been generously gifted by Ngāi Tahu to the University of Canterbury to reflect the growing strength of UC’s relationship with Ngāi Tahu and the mana of Te Ao Māori at the heart of the University’s campus.

Other than the name, the library and services within the building remain the same. For more information on Central Library business hours, services and current events please refer to the Library website at  http://library.canterbury.ac.nz.

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