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UC Falcons take the top spot


The University of Canterbury Falcons Men’s Basketball team found the winning formula last week at the UTSNZ National Basketball Championships at Cowles Stadium, defeating rival Lincoln University in the grand final 101-90.

The team finished with a 4-1 record and claimed bragging rights over the competitive eight-team field.  Featuring 10 players from the University of Canterbury Basketball Club that played together in the club season, the side completed pool play with a 2-1 record.  The semi final saw a dramatic come back from the Falcons from an 18-point deficit to win over an athletic Otago University side, 91-71.


Congratulations to Josh Petermann who was awarded Most Valuable Player and named in the All-Star Five selections along with Paul Stephenson.

UC Falcons Results:

G01 Pool vs University of Waikato, W, 78-73
G02 Pool vs Massey University-Albany, W, 100-72
G03 Pool vs University of Auckland, L, 60-62
G04 SF vs University of Otago, W, 91-71
G05 GF vs Lincoln University, W, 101-90

UC Falcons team:

Rohan Russo (Co-Captain)
Josh Petermann (Co-Captain)
Reid Gibbens
Josh Chin
Lauchie Weston
Lochie Freear
Simon Reeves
Carl Isitt
Paul Stephenson
Zacc Dwan
Ben Anderson
Coach: Piet Van Hasselt
Assistant: Liam Connelly
Manager: Emma Cantwell
Performance Analyst (Lead): Ollie O’Connell

Zumba Glow Dance Party – we don’t sweat, we glow!

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Want to do something a little different on a Friday night?  Come join our Zumba Glow Dance Party!

On Friday 22 September, we’ll be turning off the regular lights, and turning on the party and UV lights to have a glowing Zumba dance party!

There will be five Zumba instructors to keep you going through 90mins of fun Zumba dance, and your friends (or new ones!) to help you put on glow paint. This is a special event to celebrate Spring and the return to warmer times!

Tickets are just $5 for members of the UC RecCentre, or $10 for non-members,  so yes, anyone can come! (as long as they’re over 16yrs old).   Don’t miss out, pop over to the RecCentre today to buy your ticket from reception.

Would you like to win a ticket for you and a friend?  We’ve got two prize packs to give away for Insider’s Guide readers, each containing two glow drink bottles and two tickets to the Zumba Glow Dance Party.

To enter, simply comment below with your favourite Zumba song, or if you’ve never tried Zumba, your ‘go to song’ that motivates you to move!

Entries close Sunday 10 September, 2017.   Winners will be contacted by 18 September 2017, and must agree to have their names published on this thread.

UC RecCentre

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Celebrating 75 years of CUSSC


Canterbury University Snow Sports Club (CUSSC) is celebrating 75 years with a formal dinner in Pemberton on the Saturday 9 September 2017.

We would love to have as many former members of CUSSC (Formerly CU Ski Club) attend this event as possible, to share the history of the club and celebrate this milestone.

Please register your interest to receive emails when tickets are on sale. 

Alternatively contact us at

We hope to see you there!