SCIRT work Ilam Road – 3 July, no exit from Science Road

SCIRT will continue repairing a wastewater main on Ilam Road on Sunday 3 July, between 7am and 6pm. The work will take place between Montana Ave and Science Road.

Traffic impacts

  • Two-way traffic will remain on Ilam Road, Stop/Go traffic management will be in place.
  • There will be no on-street parking in the work area and a shoulder closure will be in place – watch for cyclists merging.
  • There will be no exit from Science Road onto Ilam Road. Please exit the car park via Engineering Road onto Creyke Road.
  • There will be no exit from Montana Avenue onto Ilam Road. Please exit Montana Avenue via Creyke Road.

Please take care when travelling through the area and expect delays.

For more information contact SCIRT’s McConnell Dowell team – phone 0508 718 719.

160630 SCIRT day work map

Gap Filler Seminar Tuesday 5 July

Christchurch’s own creative urban regeneration initiative
Gap Filler’s work has been recognised as a great example of facilitating community resilience and grassroots wellbeing – and the commitment to bringing about good community outcomes
continues – come and hear the latest from co-founder and Strategic Director Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan will speak about the future direction of Gap Filler, cover some projects in the pipeline (not yet public) and introduce work they’re doing on one of the city’s
big private developments.

  • Date: Tuesday 5th July 2016
  • Time: 12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
  • Location: Aoraki Room, Community & Public Health, 310 Manchester Street
  • Book online here>  A confirmation email and calendar appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your registration.

UC Iranian Students Celebrate Winter Solistice

Almost 70 people attended the University of Canterbury Iranian Society’s celebration of winter solstice on June 18th.

On the longest and darkest night of the year, Iranians traditionally rejoice in the triumph of light over darkness during an evening of celebrations referred to as ‘Shab e Cheleh’ also known as ‘Yalda Night’.

Yalda is one of the most celebrated events on the Iranian calendar and has its roots in the ancient Zoroastrian traditions and its dualistic features of good and evil.

The University of Canterbury Iranian Society (UCIS) executive members at the traditional Yalda celebration. From left to right: Negar Ghrahshir, Donna Miles and Parisa Soleimani Tadi.

The University of Canterbury Iranian Society (UCIS) executive members at the traditional Yalda celebration. From left to right: Negar Ghrahshir, Donna Miles and Parisa Soleimani Tadi.

The celebration was held at the University of Canterbury Ilam campus. The attendees were treated to Iranian tea, sweets and nuts and listened to traditional Iranian music and poetry.

This is the society’s second major cultural event on campus. The first event was held in March to celebrate the Iranian New Year. The society plans to hold regular poetry evenings following a successful poetry event held in May.

The Iranian Society welcomes members from non-Iranian backgrounds and aims to promote greater cross-cultural awareness and cooperation within and beyond the university campuses.

Close to 70 people attended the traditional Iranian Yalda Night celebration at the University of Canterbury

Close to 70 people attended the traditional Iranian Yalda Night celebration at the University of Canterbury.