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Don’t forget the Fair Trade Celebration tomorrow!

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Fair Trade Celebration – 8 August

We’re so proud and excited that the Fair Trade Association of Australia and NZ has recognised UC as a Fair Trade University that we want to celebrate with you.

Between 12pm and 1pm on 8 August, we invite all staff and students to join us in the Undercroft to witness the presentation of our certificate, enjoy music, stalls and, of course, to taste samples of Fair Trade coffee, hot chocolate, tea and chocolate.

You can also see the draw of the SnapChat competiton for Fair Trade goodies the UCSA will run closer to the event. You can find out more about Fair Trade at UC here.

Sweet, free things to do in Christchurch

If you’re new to Christchurch or you have been worrying about spending $ this is the best way to explore the city…for free.

Gap Filler and All Right? have teamed up to create a parking meter with a difference in Cathedral Square.

The Open City parking meter issues tickets displaying inner-city adventures that celebrate the undervalued, sweet, free things to do in Christchurch. Adventures like a perfect branch to swing on in the Botanic Gardens, checking out a quirky bit of street art, or playing a giant arcade game.

These little secrets and over 50 more have so far been suggested by locals and visitors on the Open City website. As well as being a great, free family activity for the holidays, Open City is also perfect for the many people who have recently relocated to the inner city for work. Each Open City adventure aligns with one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing – connect, take notice, give, be active and keep learning – actions scientifically-proven to improve wellbeing.

To add your favourite free thing to do in Christchurch to the meter go to