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Māori and Pasifika Covid-19 vaccination centres

Tēna koutou katoa, talofa lava, malo e lelei, ni sa bula vinaka, namaste, kia orana, taloha ni, Ia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, ‘alii, Malo ni, halo olaketa, mauri, aloha mai e and warm Pacific greetings.

It is extremely important that everyone in New Zealand does their best to get vaccinated. This is especially true for our Māori and Pacific communities to do this to help protect our families, friends and communities. 

• The vaccine is free
• The vaccine is available to
everyone aged 12 and over
• You need two doses of the
vaccine, at least three weeks
apart, to have the best
protection against COVID-19

There are a number of places to get vaccinated in Christchurch:

Etu Pasifika 
Call 0800 388 434 to book

Tangata Atumotu Trust
Call ​0800 727 434 to book 

Christchurch arena drive through vaccination clinic
book online at

Drive into the Christchurch Arena car park, in your vehicle, from the Wrights Road entrance.

For your and our safety, walk-ins are not permitted.

People being vaccinated must be seated next to a window and their full arm/shoulder must be accessible through the window. 

Everyone in the car getting a vaccination must have a booking.

For all other clinics call
0800 28 29 26 or book online at

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. If there are some delays getting through, please be patient.

Let’s all do our bit to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

We got this!

Meitaki Maata, Ia manuia, vinaka, fakaaue, tangkiu, fa’afetai lava, ke manuia te aho, malo ‘aupito, fakafetai lasi, mahalo, kāti ake rā

Te Waka Pākākano.

Student Choice Awards – Celebrating UC Staff

You might know this event as Staff of the Year Awards, or maybe even Lecturer of the Year. Let us introduce you to the 2021 version – the UCSA Student Choice Awards; more colourful and student
focused than ever before!

We’d love to hear about a staff member on the University of
Canterbury campus that you’d like to celebrate. This year, we have opened a number of categories for students to nominate within:

  • College Lecturer Awards (the winner of each College will be
    considered for the overall Lecturer of the Year Award)
  • Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year Award
  • Administrator of the Year Award
  • Technical Staff Member of the Year Award
  • Support Services Staff Member of the Year Award
  • Superstar Award
  • Great Character Award
  • The Wellbeing Champion Award
  • Make Your Own Awards

If your favourite staff member doesn’t quite fit within the
‘traditional’ awards, you can even make your own award! You name the award, you nominate the staff member. We will honour the best (maybe worst) make your own awards on the night and even invite you to the ceremony to present it.

Nominations close on September 15th so get in quick!

UCSA Election: Your 2022 Student Exec is …

The results are in: here’s who students chose for the 2022 UCSA Student Executive! Congratulations to the winners, and a massive thank you to voters and candidates.

You can read the full Election results and candidate bios on our website now.  You can also learn more about the Exec here.

Election results simplified.