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Riccarton Road Railway Crossing Upgrade reminder

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. 

UC student wins 2nd place in the national Japanese speech contest!

Huge congratulations to Gabrielle Gibb-Faumuina  (JAPA326, Advancing Japanese), who came 2nd place in the 2018 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest.

This is a very competitive national contest, participated by the representatives from the eight tertiary institutions offering Japanese programme, with the first prize including a return air ticket to Japan.

Clarke Williams and Gabrielle represented UC this year after a rigorous selection process within the Japanese programme, and Gabrielle has been invited to a prize giving to be held at the University of Auckland later this month.

Gabrielle’s achievement continues to highlight the strengths of UC’s Japanese programme, which has been nurtured by the development of a learning community in which students are motivated and encouraged to use Japanese within and beyond classrooms.