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UC alumni taking war on waste global

UC alumni Dan Price (Doctor of Philosophy) and Adrien Taylor (Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism) have had a Kickstarter campaign fully funded in 5 days to take their company Offcut to the world.

Founded in Christchurch three years ago, Offcut diverts the garment industry’s scrap fabric from going to landfill by buying it and turning it into caps instead.

Adrien and Dan are now expanding the business to use leather offcuts from the furniture industry to turn those into products such as luggage tags and wallets.

Even though the Kickstarter is funded, it’s not too late to back it and secure the slickest kit around… just in time for Christmas.

 

Head over to Offcut’s Facebook or Instagram while you’re at it to keep up with the progress of this homegrown business with big global aspirations.

In fact, rumour has it that you might be rewarded if you follow their social accounts and mention UC in a private message….

Roadworks – Riccarton Road Railway Crossing Upgrade (Fri 9 Nov – Mon 12 Nov)

There will be a railway crossing upgrade on Riccarton Road from 10pm Friday 9 November to 6am Monday 12 November.

24 hour work is required due to the impact of the works on the wider rail network.  We will start setting up this site from 8pm this Friday night and expect to be packed up by 7am on Monday morning. 

Riccarton Road will be closed at the railway crossing located between Harakeke Street and Monavale Avenue.  Traffic (including pedestrians) will be detoured around this road closure.

Please note businesses on Riccarton Road will remain accessible from either side of the road closure during this time.

Please note 24 hour work is required to finish this job as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately, this means road works will be carried out during the nights over the weekend of 9 November.

As there is a lot of work to complete in a short timeframe, they will need to use civil construction equipment at night hours, which will be noisy.