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Jandals 2

Bula Vinaka – Jandals 2 is fast approaching!

  • Date and Time: Wednesday 15 May, 5pm
  • Location: Rehua 009

Come join us and test your knowledge to win awesome prizes and as per usual, dinner is on us! Everyone is welcome. 

Don’t have a team but want to join in? Come anyway! We’ll have a team for you – see you there!

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Pacific Languages in the Library

Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Fākatalofa atu, Bula, Fākaalofa atu, Mālō ni, Noa’ia!

Each year, the beautiful languages of Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau are celebrated around Aotearoa during Pacific Island language weeks. 2018 went one step better with the inaugural Rotuman language week back in May.

With the rise in numbers of Pacifika students at UC and the importance of ensuring these languages are preserved, the Library sees these weeks as a great chance to not only get creative and keep practising but to also raise awareness and celebrate Pacific cultures.

A useful website is the Ministry of Pacific Peoples  they provide helpful guides to each language, links to events and designated dates for each language. Also check out the Pacific Studies Library subject guide for help on finding other Pacific resources; from books to CDs, DVDs and current newspapers from the Pacific Islands.

Keep an eye out in the Library and on social media for the various language weeks, get involved, learn some basics and let’s all help keep these languages alive!

UC Libraries

Jandals 3 – Fia Fia Night

Jandals 3 – Fia Fia Night is just around the corner, co-hosted by the College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Pacific Development Team. This is a chance for our students and the local community to come together, listen to great speakers, play fun games and see outstanding performances. Fia Fia Night is a free event and food will also be provided. Come along bring your flat mates, family and friends for a night to remember!

What: Jandals 3 – Fia Fia night
Where: Engineering Core, University of Canterbury: 69 Creyke Rd
When: Wednesday 1 August
Time: 5.00pm -7.30pm