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Delicious new menu at The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club’s new season menu has arrived just in time for spring. Full of light, zingy and fresh flavours, it’s the perfect place for a pick-me-up on campus. Highlights from the menu include smoothie bowls, crepes, and chicken mango and pomegranate salad. And with a full vegan and vegetarian menu, there’s something for everyone! Visit the Shilling Club website to view the full menu.

The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club is a UCSA eatery located in the center of UC’s Ilam Campus. It’s a relaxed restaurant, bar and cafe that serves amazing coffees and a wide selection of tasty food and drink.

They can be found in the sunny front-left corner of the Undercroft, at the bottom of the Puaka-James Hight Library building.

Dry cleaning service now at Haere-roa

Never iron a shirt again! Haere-roa – the new student building – is now an agent for Maxwell’s Dry Cleaning. Drop your laundry off at UCSA’s reception on the second floor of Haere-roa, 90 Ilam Road.

Maxwell’s offer:

  • competitive prices,
  • loyalty cards, and
  • convenient two or three day service.

Items can be dropped off before 10am, with collection before 5pm.

Maxwell's dry cleaning

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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Your invite to Haere-roa’s Community Open Day

This August, come and explore the new UCSA building, Haere-roa, at its Community Open Day.

There’s no need to register, just come along and explore this impressive new complex on Ilam Campus.

  • Look inside the iconic Ngaio Marsh Theatre.
  • Grab a coffee from popular bar, the Foundry.
  • Tour Haere-roa’s social and event spaces, including its outdoor amphitheatre.

The UCSA thanks all UC staff for their generous and ongoing support throughout the building process. It’s been invaluable, and we cannot wait for you to visit.

For more information about Haere-roa, see the UCSA website. You can also visit our Facebook event page.

Date: Saturday 3rd August
Time: 10am–2pm
Location: Haere-roa, 90 Ilam Road

Haere-roa Community Open Day