Student building Haere-roa officially opens

After two years’ of construction, Haere-roa, the new UCSA building, officially opened on Friday 2 August.


It was an major milestone for the organisation, which has been without a permanent home since the 2011 earthquake. It also marked the official return of the legendary Ngaio Marsh Theatre.

The opening ceremony was MC’d by UCSA CE Dave Hawkey, while the ribbon was cut by a selection of past student presidents or their delegates. Speakers on the night included Hon. David Caygill, UC Chancellor Susan McCormack, Mayor Lianne Dalziel and UCSA  President Sam Brosnahan.

The UCSA thanks UC staff for supporting the building project along the way.  President Sam Brosnahan says Haere-roa will be true asset for the University. “We’re really stoked to welcome people inside, and to see the building full of life. This new building is a fantastic investment in UC students, but it’s also a great space for the community and for theatre-lovers”.

To learn more about Haere-roa, or to contribute to its ongoing fundraising campaign, visit the UCSA website.

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