Category Archives: Māori

 Diversity Fest 2019 starts today

Diversity Fest (9 September – 11 October) is here! It’s an opportunity for students and staff to celebrate UC’s diverse community, while exploring how we can further make this a place where we feel we all belong.

There’s a range of events and activities you can get involved in over the next five weeks – check out Diversity Fest events here.

Diversity Fest kicks off with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week – find out how to get 50% off your coffee and see what else is happening here>

On Wednesday 11 September check out the International Fashion Showcase, hosted by the University of Canterbury Global Society and UCSA. There’ll be traditional and modern cultural pieces on the runway as well as cultural performances, music, dance and art. Find out more and get your tickets here.

He waka eke noa. A canoe on which everyone may embark.


To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week from 9 – 15 September, we’ve got plenty of events going on around campus that are open to all staff and students.

Check out the full timetable to see what’s going on, including ways to get 50% off your coffee!


Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2019 at the UC RecCentre

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week at the UC RecCentre for 9 – 15 September, we’ve got some neat stuff for you to try.

Try a FREE Spin Class taught entirely in Te Reo. Join Huhana-Suzanne Carter on Wednesday 11 September at 10.30am, for a special Spin class, taught entirely in Te Reo. This class is open to anyone who’d like to try it, whether you’re a member of the RecCentre or not. No fees, just bring your student or staff ID and sign in at the gate.

Free Stuff for the WHOLE WEEK!
Need a towel? No sweat! Would you like to spin for free? Excellent. Just ask for either of these in Māori, and we’ll loan it to you absolutely free. Both offers valid all week, and all attempts rewarded.

He tāora mōku – Can I have a towel please?  Watch a video
He pāhi eke pahikara māku – Can I have a spin token please?  Watch a video

Head to our UC Rec&Sport youtube page (or use the direct links above) and hear Stacey Niao, one of our awesome team members, speak the questions in Te Reo.

Kia pai tō wiki!
UC Rec&Sport