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Strength from struggle – got an idea for Beca Heritage Week?

Beca Heritage Week is returning from 12 – 22 October!

Heritage Week is an umbrella festival that brings together many community events and activities to help us celebrate and learn about Christchurch’s history, events, places and pastimes.

Strength from struggle – remembering our courageous communities

This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:

• 125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand

• 100 years since the World War I armistice

• 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history.  These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.

Do you have a great idea for a Beca Heritage Week event? We’re calling out to all community groups, businesses and individuals who are interested in holding events during the festival. On Tuesday 8 May, join us as we discuss this year’s theme and answer any questions you may have about being involved.

When: Tuesday 8 May, 5.30–6.30pm
Where: Christchurch City Council Civic Building

53 Hereford Street, Christchurch (enter from Hereford Street)If you are unable to attend, you can view the application information here, after the meeting.

For any enquiries, please email

How to report a sexual assault to the Police

The Reporting Sexual Assault To Police series takes you through the process of reporting a sexual assault for adults 18 years and over. In STEP 1 Senior Sergeant Tania Van Ooyen offers reassurance, advice and outlines what happens when you first report a sexual assault.

View more in this series here>

UC takes the issue of sexual assault and supporting victims of sexual assault seriously. Find more information here>

What is a great party?

What is a great party?

A party that is a roaring success. A party where everyone has a good time. A party where everyone gets home safely. A party that is remembered for the right reasons. A yellow and black party. A Good One party.

Good One is not “Big Brother”, or the “Fun Police”. It is a way to ensure your party is one where you have thought through the implications and responsibilities of throwing a party.

Police are there as a resource to help not hinder your perfect party plans.


Become the ‘Host with the Most’. The most food, the most neighbourly support, the most knowledge of who’s at your party, the most safely secured valuable possessions and the most back up if things go pear shaped.

Go to to register your party.

Look after your mates, they’ll look after you.