Ilam campus power outage – Wed 31 January, 6pm-12am

 To perform an annual generator and system test of the high voltage and emergency power infrastructure installed within the Ilam campus, a planned power outage affecting approximately 50% of the campus is required.

The testing process will involve the power supplied to affected buildings being disrupted a number of unspecified times during the outage period. Buildings supplied with emergency power will have that delivered to them for the period of the test. In addition, the data network services only for some of the Campus outlying buildings are affected . These buildings are listed separately.

To minimise the user impact the outages have been scheduled during the evening during the summer break.

 Outage Period –    Wednesday 31st January, from   6pm – 12am midnight

The buildings affected with a total power and data outage are:

  • Karl Popper
  • Music
  • Business and Law
  • South Arts
  • North Arts
  • Matariki
  • Puaka-James Hight Library
  • Okeover
  • University Bookshop
  • ICT
  • Julius von Haast
  • Pūtaiao Koiora
  • Von Haast ( demolition site)
  • Forestry
  • Macmillan Brown library
  • Te Ao Marama
  • Library warehouse
  • Alice Candy
  • Fine Arts blocks 1-4
  • Biology Glasshouses
  • Central Lecture Theatres C1-3
  • Rehua (construction site)
  • Geography Staff
  • Psychology Staff
  • Recreation Centre
  • Foundry
  • Health Centre
  • Haere- roa (UCSA construction site)
  • Warehouse
  • Elsie Locke
  • James Logie
  • Psychology/Sociology

Buildings which will be supplied with their assigned emergency power during the test after a very short outage are:

  • Angus Tait
  • Julius von Haast
  • Pūtaiao Koiora
  • Ernest Rutherford (New RRSIC building)

Buildings which will only lose their  Data services for the outage period are:

  • Creyke Road houses
  • Clyde Road houses
  • Kirkwood village units

Staff are advised that for the affected buildings with a power outage there will be NO ACCESS as the buildings will be locked down by Security for the period of the outage.

It is recommended that building occupants turn off their computers and area printers last thing before leaving work on the afternoon before the outage.

Please forward this advice to any affected staff and student building users as appropriate.

While the timing should mean any impact will be minimal, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rob Oudshoorn

Group Manager Engineering
Engineering Services
Int ext – 95498
Ph – (03)3695498
Mob – 0274364161

Road closed near Puaka-James Hight – Thurs 25 Jan

The road that runs from University Drive to Puaka-James Hight will be closed for the day on Thursday 25 January between the University Bookshop and Puaka-James Hight (see image below). This is due to excavation and trenching work being carried out.

There will be no entry to the accessible car parks outside the south-east end of Puaka-James Hight. Please use the accessible car parks outside the South Arts Lecture Theatre or Psychology building instead.

The University Bookshop car park will remain open.

Please follow traffic management in place and take care when near the work site.

World Buskers Festival, get your tickets now!

One of Christchurch’s most loved festivals returns to the city streets and iconic venues (18-28 January 2018) with an impressive international and local performer lineup to celebrate 25 years of World Buskers Festival.

On offer is 10 days of highly entertaining street theatre hosted at various iconic sites around the city and 11 nights of world class shows including headline acts Tape Face, Le Gateau Chocolat, The Topp Twins, Urzila Carlson, Ginger Minj and Ali McGregor.

The grand finale of the festival, Buskers Best Bits will be hosted in the stunning Isaac Theatre Royal on Sunday 28 January. Featuring as many performers from the festival as possible, they all present their best bit, their newest bit, their naughtiest bit or just some other random bit.

For everything you need to know about the WBF 2018 performers, venues, partners, show times and how to book head to