Category Archives: Helping the community

Amazing people doing great things locally, nationally and internationally and opportunities for students to volunteer and get involved with community projects.

2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update

Nominations for the New Zealander of the Year awards are already coming in.

  • 41 people have been nominated for the 2018 New Zealander of the Year title.
  • There has been a surge in nominations for former Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei since her resignation.
  • Other nominated New Zealanders for 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year include:
    • Peter Burling – Team New Zealand helmsman
    • Mark Dunajtschik – Wellington Children’s Hospital benefactor
    • Nicky Hager – author
    • Heather Henare – Skylight CEO and former CEO of Women’s Refuge New Zealand
    • Mike King – mental health advocate
    • Nigel Latta – psychologist and author
    • Jono Pryor – television and radio personality

After nominations close on 18 September 2017, a judging panel – comprising representatives of awards patrons, presenters, sponsors, community leaders and independent experts – will evaluate the nominations. The shortlist of 10 candidates to be considered for the New Zealander of the Year Award will be announced in December.

Other Categories
Nominations are also being sought for exceptional New Zealanders in the following categories:

  • University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year (15-30 years)
  • Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year (60 years and over)
  • Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year
  • Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year
  • Mitre10 New Zealand Community of the Year

More information on the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards is at www.nzawards.org.nz

CYCLE SAFETY – HAVE YOU SEEN A SHARROW?

The Christchurch City Council has released a short video explaining some of the new cycle infrastructure and road markings popping up around the city, particularly around UC as part of the UniCycle Major Cycle Route.

The road markings and layouts are new to Ōtautahi Christchurch so will generally be unfamiliar to road users. UC students and staff who bike, walk and drive will come across the new road layouts, so watch the video about the new road markings to help ensure everyone gets safely to their destination. The video aims to keep everyone safe around the area’s schools and the University.

One of the new types of crossing shown in the video – the paired cycle and pedestrian priority crossing – will soon be installed on Ilam Road, between UC and Ilam Fields.

Watch the video and visit the CCC website to learn more.

Fair Trade Celebration

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.