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Make a free beeswax wrap!

Feel like getting hands on for #PlasticFreeJuly? Come and make a free DIY beeswax wrap with UC Sustainability & Te Rua Makerspace! 🍯
Drop into our fun & free workshop, and be guided through the process of making a FREE reusable food wrap to replace single use cling film in your life.
What: DIY Beeswax Wrap Workshop
When: Thursday 29 July, drop in from 12pm – 2pm
Where: Te Rua Makerspace (Level 2, Central Library)
Cost: Free!
Each wrap takes roughly 15 minutes to make from start to finish, and is made with repurposed cotton and organic beeswax.
We will provide everything you need for the workshop. You are more than welcome to BYO fabric if you have something at home in mind – however please make sure this is 100% cotton.
See the Facebook event here for more information, and check out the video from last year’s event to get excited!


What is Te Rua Makerspace?
Te Rua Makerspace is a physical space in UC’s Central Library where learning is made practical by applying a range of disciplines to explore ideas, solve problems and build things through making. Make the most of the Makerspace and attend one of their many free workshops during term time, or drop in to use their facilities any time. Find Te Rua Makerspace on Level 2 of the Central Library. Walk in, turn left, come on in!
Curious about how you can live with less plastic this month? Check out heaps of tips on the Plastic Free July website, or follow the Sustainability Office on social media.

Love music? Head to Go Live Festival in Ōtautahi Christchurch this month

Love music? Check out the Go Live Festival on Saturday July 24 2021 in Christchurch. 

The event – which was first held in 2020 – will include three Industry Talks for those wanting to make a name for themselves in the music industry during the day, while in the evening local bands will perform live in the Christchurch Town Hall.

FREE Industry Talks programme – Saturday 24 July, 12.30-5pm, Christchurch Town Hall

These free interactive sessions will be handy for students and music lovers who want to get involved in the music industry and learn some top tips from experts. 

The first talk will feature a presentation from Australian-based musician and record producer Tom Larkin, who will talk about his journey with Shihad and his extensive music business portfolio.

2pm: Unpacking the music industry 

The second talk will include national agencies like NZ on Air, the NZ Music Commission, APRA, and the NZ Music Managers Forum. This session will focus on what services and support agencies can provide budding artists. From registering your songs, to music management and funding, these experts have all the information you need to learn about advancing your career as an artist.

3.30pm: Music production 

The Aotearoa Music Producer Series (AMPS) will be moderated by Welsh music producer Greg Haver, who is best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, Opshop and The Feelers. Missy, P-Money and Ben Edwards will be the panellists.

Find out more and book your free ticket here> 

Live Music – Saturday 24 July, 7.30-11pm, Christchurch Town Hall 

Over 16 emerging and established Ōtautahi Christchurch artists will play the five Go Live stages. Don’t miss 90’s grunge band Pumpkinhead, ASHY, Dolphin Friendly, There’s A Tuesday, Reuben Stone and more.

Tickets for Live Music are super affordable at only $10 (plus booking fee) and are now available through Ticketek.  A ticket will provide entry to all stages. 

Find out more and book your ticket here> 



We’re about to start work on Riccarton Road replacing old underground water and sewer pipes between Matipo Street and Hansons Lane. This work is due to start early July, but potholing for services is currently underway.

Riccarton Road will stay open while our contractor Fulton Hogan does the work, but there will be delays. This project is expected to continue until March 2022.

There’s also several other projects planned in the Riccarton area between June to November 2021. See below images for works underway in June/July and keep up to date about what’s planned at