Cycle thefts on campus

A number of bike thefts have recently occurred across campus and from the accommodation halls since the semester began.

Campus Services have increased security patrols around bike parks and have apprehended some thieves. Unfortunately, we expect thefts to continue, so cyclists should be pro-active by ensuring the security of their bikes.

Bolt cutters are being used to cut through cable locks. D locks, particularly kryptonite are recommended and are more effective in deterring thieves.

Secure bike stands are only secure if cyclists refuse to allow access to anyone else when they swipe their cards to enter. Always ensure other cyclists use their own cards to enter the stands.

Please report any suspicious behaviour immediately to Security on 0800 823 637.

Stolen cycles should be reported both to Security on 0800 823 637 and to Police on 03 363 7400.

Uni-Cycle update

Christchurch City Council resumes work along the Uni-Cycle route on the north side of Ilam fields today. The work is expected to take around six weeks.

Construction of the Uni-Cycle route along Ilam Road is also expected to start this week. Most of the work will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic.

Please take care when travelling through these areas. Follow all on-site signage and look out for construction crews and others.

More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available at

‘Blood Ties’ book launch & competition

Come along to the Canterbury University (CUP) book launch of Blood Ties: New and selected poems 1963-2016, the latest collection by UC’s popular poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.

Poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman
Poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

This gripping and powerful collection spans Jeffrey’s writing career of more than 50 years.  Exploring the journey of a life in Aotearoa New Zealand, Blood Ties touches on universal human concerns: love, loss, grief and courage in the face of difficulties, in a language that is accessible to all.

Blood Ties has been designed and printed in collaboration with Ilam Press and will be launched by acclaimed author and UC Emeritus Professor Patrick Evans.

When: 5.30-7.00pm, Thursday 9 March
Where: University Bookshop, University Drive
RSVP: for catering purposes by Thursday 2 March to

Win a copy of Blood Ties (RRP $25)
To go in the draw to win a copy of Blood Ties, answer the following question:

Q: What was the title of Jeffrey’s previous collection of poetry, published by CUP in 2012? (Hint: find the answer here.)

Please email your answer to: by 12 noon Tuesday 7 March. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Intercom on 10 March.