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Events for Week 5 of Semester 2

Monday 11th

  • At 6pm Women In Engineering is holding a FREE Industry Tasting event at the Shilling Club. This classy night provides 2nd and 3rd year Pro Engineering members to opportunity to mix and mingle with industry professionals over a glass of wine!

Tuesday 12th

  • If you’re still deciding who to vote for this year, or want to hear more about a partie’s policies, head along to the Undercroft at 12pm for a candidate showdown! MPs from Labour, The Greens, National, The Maori Party, and New Zealand First will all be there. This event is put on by UCPols
  • On the Ilam campus at 7.30pm UC Arts and FrenchSoc are proud to present a Foreign Film Night! They will be showing “Tais-Toi” a hilarious French Comedy. The night is free for members, and only a gold coin donation for non-members.

Thursday 14th

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Saturday 16th

Events for the second week of August

4th-24th of August:

During these dates there will be a World Press Photo exhibition in the James Hight Library. The powerful photographic collection is thought provoking, and provides a creative insight into our world.

Tuesday 5th August:

Calling all students! On the 5th of August in the Undercroft the ICT Careers Fair will take place. Head along to find out about internship and career opportunities from individual’s already in the industry.

Thursday 7th August:

  • Gamers Galore! At Bentley’s Bar from 7-10pm a gaming themed quiz night will be hosted by the UC Gaming Guild. There will be awesome prizes for the winning teams, and even for best dressed. The event is free, so head along and meet some new guys and gals!
  • From 7-11pm at Harringtons Riccarton EFSOC is holding a Casino night! Tickets are a cheap $10 online, or $15 at the door. This night will give you the opportunity to show off your mad card skills, and maybe even win some prizes…
  • Don’t you hate catching the bus? Well not when it’s a busstrip hosted by COMSOC! At 7pm the COMSOC busstrip will leave the Foundry Bar set for a magical night… Tickets are only $15 for members, or $17 for non-members.

Saturday August 9th:

Women in Engineering are holding a Wine and Cheese Evening on August 9th at a mystery location. Only $15 for members, and $20 for non-members. Who doesn’t love wine and cheese?

5 things to do during the weekend in Christchurch

  1. Look at Christchurch’s two main markets. On Saturday have a wander on down to the Farmers’ Market located in the beautiful Dean’s Bush (a short walk from Riccarton Mall). There you can sample many delicious foods including: fudge, cake, fruit and veggies, and ethnic cuisine. Perfect for a quick lunch in the sun with friends! I highly recommend the Japanese Pancakes, they’re very good!
  2. Then on Sunday head over the Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market situated at Riccarton Racecourse. You can search through all the stalls looking for oddities and collectables, and you’ll always find a bargain. Don’t forget you can barter the price down!
  3. If you’re in need of some new threads but don’t really have the cash check out the local Opshops. You may score yourself a vintage find, or a label piece that’s hardly been worn! A few of my personal favourite bargain houses include: Savemart in Hornby or Papanui, and the $2 Toffs Warehouse in Ferrymead. It’s so much easier to afford a shopping spree when everything is $2!
  4. Have yourself a lovely day by spending a few hours at The Tannery in Woolston. The olden-day look of the hallways, combined with the quirky and unique stores, makes for a shopping destination unlike anywhere in Christchurch. Make sure you look into recycle boutique for some pre-loved label clothing and finish the trip at She Chocolate with a delicious drink.
  5. Go into the city centre. Do it, I dare you! New Regent St has been rebuilt and is now filled with bright coloured buildings which hold cafes, clothes shops and gift stores. Now you can also catch the tram which runs down this street and into town. However before you leave New Regent Street make sure to pop into the Clockwork Emporium and Café – Christchurch’s main steampunk shop!