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Students turn out in force for Big Give

On Saturday 4th March, the Student Volunteer Army started the year off with a bang, carrying out our biggest event since the initial quakes – the SVA Big Give. Around 750 students, UC staff, community members and politicians, including the Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel, all got stuck in for a day of volunteering at the coastal spit reserve in Southshore.

We gave the reserve a big tidy up – spreading mulch over 1.5km of walking track, cleaning up the surrounding coastline, removing invasive weed species and building a new picnic table area which will serve as a monument marking the work of the SVA. After the volunteering wrapped up we had a chance to relax in the sun enjoying the music of Mako Road and a free bbq lunch.

SVA volunteers working at Southshore spit reserve.

The SVA would like to sincerely thank all those who made the event possible, especially our amazing volunteers for their hard work on the day! The success of the Big Give 2017, has ensured the event will be a staple of the University O’Week calendar for years to come!

SVA volunteers working at Southshore spit reserve.

Uni-Cycle update

Christchurch City Council resumes work along the Uni-Cycle route on the north side of Ilam fields today. The work is expected to take around six weeks.

Construction of the Uni-Cycle route along Ilam Road is also expected to start this week. Most of the work will be carried out at night to minimise the impact on traffic.

Please take care when travelling through these areas. Follow all on-site signage and look out for construction crews and others.

More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available at https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/cycle-routes/uni-cycle/

New accommodation ready for students

The new Kirkwood Avenue Hall is now ready for students.

The former resthome has been refurbished  and can now accommodate 74 people. The decor has made strong use of primary colours.

Some photos of the interior and exterior of Kirkwood Avenue Hall are shown below.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall, internal and external photographs before UC hand over, 8.2.17 Client, Jann O'Keefe, Communications SSAC.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall, internal and external photographs before UC hand over, 8.2.17 Client, Jann O'Keefe, Communications SSAC.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall, internal and external photographs before UC hand over, 8.2.17 Client, Jann O'Keefe, Communications SSAC.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall, internal and external photographs before UC hand over, 8.2.17 Client, Jann O'Keefe, Communications SSAC.