Category Archives: Community notice

Roadworks – Riccarton Road Railway Crossing Upgrade (Fri 9 Nov – Mon 12 Nov)

There will be a railway crossing upgrade on Riccarton Road from 10pm Friday 9 November to 6am Monday 12 November.

24 hour work is required due to the impact of the works on the wider rail network.  We will start setting up this site from 8pm this Friday night and expect to be packed up by 7am on Monday morning. 

Riccarton Road will be closed at the railway crossing located between Harakeke Street and Monavale Avenue.  Traffic (including pedestrians) will be detoured around this road closure.

Please note businesses on Riccarton Road will remain accessible from either side of the road closure during this time.

Please note 24 hour work is required to finish this job as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately, this means road works will be carried out during the nights over the weekend of 9 November.

As there is a lot of work to complete in a short timeframe, they will need to use civil construction equipment at night hours, which will be noisy. 

Cyber Security – yes, lock your doors

It’s National Cyber Smart Week.

Are you still leaving your digital security wide open? So many people do. But so many people get hacked, and…

It can happen to your too – so don’t wait until it’s too late.

Start moving in the right direction now.
Here are 3 great links to help you get started:

Protect your online self this Cyber Smart Week

Keen to know where to start with cyber security? Learn the basics here.

131 Cyber Security Tips that Anyone Can Apply

Global awareness and the Gallup World Poll

Global awareness is one of UC’s graduate attributes ,and just one way you can become more globally aware is to take a look at the Gallup World Poll as it allows you to see how well Aotearoa New Zealand does relative to other countries on a wide variety of indicators.

Some examples of such comparison can be found in Associate Professor Tom Coupe’s latest column for interest.co.nz, here.

In the column, Professor Coupe discusses  Aotearoa New Zealand’s performance in terms of housing affordability, public transportation infrastructure, gender relations, satisfaction with education, life and government.

For all this and more, check out the Gallup World Poll Database.