Category Archives: Community Notices

Financial Planning for Under 35s – FREE

Want to start being smart with your money?

Come along to our financial planning seminar and learn how to get your finances sorted.

The Getting Started seminar is designed for those in the under 35 age group. It will cover information about what are the most important things to do for people starting out on their financial planning journey, including:

  • Cash flow
  • Kiwisaver
  • Debt management

Thursday, 19 July 2018
12 noon to 1.30pm

Please register your interest for this seminar by contacting Shelley Dick via email, or phone (03) 375 4040.

More NZFP Seminars will also be held this year for the 35–55 age group, and the 60+ age group.

Please see the Learning and Development: Financial Planning Seminars intranet page for further information.

Red Zone Futures Exhibition open until 30 June

Regenerate Christchurch are developing a draft Regeneration Plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor, and their Red Zone Futures Exhibition showcases the shortlisted land uses for this important area of the city.

Regenerate Christchurch welcome everyone to view the exhibition and give feedback, which will help shape the future of Christchurch and that of future generations.

You’ll find the exhibition at 99 Cashel Street, Christchurch, 10.00am – 3.00pm daily (or until 7.00pm Thursdays).

Or you can view it online here>

518 years – length of service celebration

On Thursday 14 June over 20 staff were presented with length of service certificates at a celebratory morning tea held in the Council Room.

Acting Director Human Resources Tim Turnbull and Vice-Chancellor Tumu | Whakarae Dr Rod Carr made the presentations and 70 colleagues were present for the celebration.

It was great to be involved in a feel-good function celebrating the importance of non-teaching staff from across UC.

Awards were made for 10, 15, 20, 25, 40,and 45+ years of service at UC – a total of 518 years of service!

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Name change for Creative Commons Aotearoa NZ

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is now officially known by a new name – Tohatoha – the Māori word for ‘share’.

Tohatoha advocates for open access and open licensing across a range of sectors in New Zealand – including education, government, science, arts and entertainment.

It is part of the global Creative Commons Global Network, which helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others through the Creative Commons licenses.

These licenses allow individuals, institutions, and public agencies to choose the kinds of permissions they grant over their work.

Click here for more information about Tohatoha.

$10,000 opportunity for writers

Applications are now open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2018.

This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance.

In 2017 the fellowship was awarded to Central Otago writer Jillian Sullivan, enabling her to work on a collection of creative non-fiction essays (including poetry) set in Central Otago and with a strong conservation base.

Deadline for applications: 4pm Friday 17 August 2018.

To apply for the fellowship you need to be a member of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). Membership is open to all developing and established writers.

For more information or to apply, click here.