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America’s Cup victory parade

The parade to celebrate the Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win starts at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 July. The city centre will be very busy, so it will be best to plan ahead and arrive early for the best viewing positions.

Parade route
The parade route is available on

The parade will start at Colombo and Lichfield Streets, turn left into Hereford Street before turning right into Montreal Street. It will conclude with celebrations outside the Christchurch Art Gallery.


Viewing points
Volunteers will be available throughout the parade route to help find the most suitable viewing areas. The public are asked to make full use of the parade route and surrounding areas to ensure the enjoyment of all those that wish to attend.

An accessible viewing area is provided at the front of the stage at the Christchurch Art Gallery (Gloucester Street end). Those wishing to use this area, should make their way to the entry point on Montreal Street near the Gloucester Street corner next to the St John ambulance area. They will then be escorted to the viewing area by a member of staff.

Plan your travel
You are advised to come into the city as early as possible on the day.

Bus – all buses will be running as usual and will be subject to standard fares. The Bus Interchange is located on the parade route so you will need to arrive early, to avoid delays. Plan your journey here and see the for ideal bus routes.

Cycle – Christchurch is New Zealand’s most cycle friendly city with a network of cycleways and cycle lanes. See Transport for Christchurch for more info.

Walking – it is likely that you will need to walk for some distance to attend the parade. Please make sure that you come prepared to do so as we are anticipating large numbers of people in the central city.

Driving – if you do need to park in the central city carparking buildings will be your best chance. There will be no parking on the parade route.

Road closures – there will be road closures along the parade route (see map on final page) and some nearby streets beginning at 9am and ending around 3.00pm.

If you’re not going to the parade it may be best to avoid the city centre if possible and if you usually drive into the city centre this is a great opportunity to have a car-free day.

Bad weather plan
Bad weather is expected to arrive in Canterbury on Tuesday afternoon and remain for the rest of the week.

In the unlikely event that the parade is unable to go ahead updates will be communicated first thing on Wednesday morning on and through other channels as soon as possible.

See for more information and all updates.

UC gets it Fair Trade badge!

We supprt Fair Trade

The University has just been recognised as a Fair Trade University by the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand.

UC students were behind the original introduction of Fair Trade coffee onto campus, even back before the earthquakes. It’s now in every UCSA café at both Ilam and Dovedale, and with the UC Council’s endorsement, now in every UC kitchen and staff room.

Every student who drinks tea, coffee or hot chocolate on campus should feel proud for playing a part in making a difference on a global scale.

By supporting Fair Trade products, you are helping to ensure that workers in coffee and tea plantations in developing countries receive basic humanitarian services like good health, clean water, decent wages and schooling for their children.

Come and join us in the Undercroft on 8 August between 12.00pm and 1.00pm when you can check out the Fair Trade stalls and taste the different teas and coffees on offer under the Fair Trade brand.