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What’s the haps?! 15th-21st June

If you’re in need of a study break or even some study help, here’s what’s on during the first week of exams:

All week:

  • Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights:
    various events on each day of the week including Bino-tini (bingo and martinis), Matariki street party, a masquerade ball and a fireworks display.
  • Black Water Colour Painting:
    at the Ilam campus gallery. Wellington-based artist Simon Morris has painted directly onto the walls of the gallery in this abstract exhibit.
  • Consultations at the Academic Skills Centre:
    located on level 3 of the Puaka-James Hight central library, the friendly staff are available for consultations to help you with writing assignments, study tips and much more. Call 03-364-2314 to book.
  • Romeo and Juliet at The Court Theatre:
    Showing until June 20, tickets from $32-37 for under 25s. See Shakespeare’s infamous play performed live. I’ve seen the show myself and I highly recommend it. It’s an engaging production of the classic tale, complete with laugh-out-loud moments and a modern-music soundtrack!

Friday 19th:

Sunday 21st:

  • Celebrate Matariki:
    11am-3pm, Christchurch Botanic Gardens. A free family event in remembrance of our people, our places, our past.

SVA Connect the Community

This Saturday, 23 May, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) will be holding their biggest event of the year: CONNECT THE COMMUNITY, sponsored by City Care. However, they can’t do it alone, and need the support of volunteers to make it an amazing day for the Phillipstown community!

If you haven’t heard of Connect the Community before, basically it’s an amazing day where SVA members help a Christchurch community with a range of different projects! This year the event is in it’s third year. The last two were centered in Burwood (2013), and Ilam/ Riccarton (2014). Both of these times around 150 volunteers turned up, so SVA are hoping for a similar level of support this weekend!

The day will include loads of helpful jobs, such as: painting, gardening, cooking, moving things, or getting creative! Whatever the community need SVA to do they are there to help them out! Then they’ll finish the day with a big community BBQ where they’ll provide a delicious spread for all of our wonderful volunteers and the community members!


There will be FREE transport to Phillipstown leaving the UCSA carpark at 8.30am, and bringing volunteers back at 2pm. There will also be FREE food provided on the day, and of course the BBQ!

If you’re available please volunteer to help out, as it will really make a difference! Especially because Phillipstown was hit so hard by the earthquakes, and then again recently with the closure of their much loved primary school. So give them a hand if you can this weekend! Sign up online, and visit the facebook event page to find out more.

What’s the haps?! 18th-24th May

There’s a great variety of events coming up this week!

Tuesday 19th:

  • Media and Communication research seminar: 12-1pm in 611A, Locke. PhD candidate Martina Wengenmeir will be presenting her research, ‘Communication patterns following disaster: How Facebook pages tell the story of the Canterbury earthquakes’.
  • TP Fundraising Quiz Night: 7.30-10pm at Robbie’s Riccarton. Te Pūtairiki will be hosting a night of entertainment that only a quiz can bring! $20 for a team of 4 or 5.

Wednesday 20th:

Friday 22nd:

  • From Hieroglyphs to Text Messages: A Short History of Writing: ending Friday 22nd, lower concourse, first floor Matariki. See the exhibition that features ancient antiquities from UC’s Logie Memorial Collection.
  • Revolution Dodgeball Tournament: 6.30-9pm, Howzat Indoor Sports, 4 Matipo St. Revolution Uni are holding the 2015 Dodgeball championship. Teams must have 6-8 members with at least 2 girls. $30 per team, or $5 for individual entry. Click the link to register.

Saturday 23rd:

  • City Care Connect the Community: 8.30am-2pm, free transport from the UCSA carpark to Phillipstown and back. Spend a day giving back – click here to register. Hosted by the SVA: transform a neighbourhood and enjoy a free BBQ and free warm-fuzzies!
  • La Tormenta Latina presented by UCanDance: 8pm-12am, The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St. There’s a Latin Storm closing in…grab your friends, join the whrilwind and enjoy a great night of Latin dance! Click the link for tickets, $15 for students, $17 non-students, $20 door.