Retirement of Internet Enabler (14 November 2019)

As part of the switch over to the new firewall authentication system, Internet Enabler is scheduled to be retired on Thursday 14 November 2019 (subject to Change Advisory Board approval). This means that all IT Services-managed machines will have Internet Enabler removed from this date. Please note that Internet access will continue to operate without Internet Enabler.

If you are managing your own machines, you will need to remove Internet Enabler after 14 November 2019.  Leaving Internet Enabler installed might lead to warning messages when the new firewall is in place (currently expected to be some time in December 2019).

If you have further questions regarding the replacement of Internet Enabler at UC, please contact Aaron Evers, in the first instance.

Bootcamp, Ballet and Boxing – four week courses start 18 November

Keen to get into your best health in summer?  Not sure where to start?  Any exercise is good for your health, but here’s why Small Group Training might be a good fit for you – and you don’t have to be a RecCentre member….read on!

Why SGT? 

  • Accountability – you commit for four weeks with your hard earned cash, you’re more likely to turn up.  The group is small, so they’ll notice if you’re missing !
  • Fun – it’s way more fun to workout in a group, the time will fly by.  And because it’s the same group of people each time, you may even make a few new friends and acquaintances
  • Value – personal training can be expensive, SGT is not!  Get a top notch supervised workout at a fraction of the price.   You don’t need to plan, just turn up and be willing to do the work.

What courses are available?

Boxing A boxing based fitness class to get your heart rate up and condition your muscles to be strong, fit and healthy.

Options:  Mondays, 6.10pm with Gary or Wednesdays 6.10pm with Jay.
Cost:  $30 Members, $48 Non-Members



Bootcamp – No limits, get pushed to your edge and find your inner warrior!     Two days a week, be motivated by Gary and then you only have to motivate yourself for at least one more workout per week for good health!  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6.30am.
Cost:  $44 Members / $74 non-members


Ballet – a ballet based fitness class where you’ll prepare the body for dance and learn real ballet steps.   Great for beginners and for those who’ve danced before!  Taught by our ballet teacher Zoe.
Cost:  $40  Members/ $64 Non-members


How to register

Simply head to the RecCentre and sign up at the desk.  We only take registrations with payment, so get in quick, because these fill up fast!   All courses are 4 weeks, commencing the week beginning 18 November, 2019.

For more information, visit our website or contact 

Roland Walter – A magnificent creation

Roland Walter is visiting from Germany, and this will be his only NZ  public event. He has a powerful message and a unique style in overcoming difficulties. An opportunity not to be missed!

Roland will be speaking at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Ave, Christchurch on Tuesday, the 12 November, 7pm.

Koha entry. Supper provided. No need to register.

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Update on the release of the UC investigation findings: Media statement

Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the death of a student at Sonoda Village residential hall, has provided UC with this statement for media today:

“I would like to update the timeframe of expected delivery of my report. The investigation is still continuing and my updated expectation is for the report and recommendations to be finalised later this month.  While I appreciate that this delay will be frustrating for all involved it is important that a thorough and comprehensive process is followed and I have sufficient time to complete my report.” Hon Kit Toogood QC

We will continue to keep UC staff updated.

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All University statements and media releases are accessible here:


We have all seen the Emergency Procedures Flipcharts around, but how many of us have actually read these?

Each week we will look at a page from the flip chart in order to become more familiar with its contents.

Emergency Procedures

Medical Event

You will find “DRS ABCD” procedures on the flip chart.  We also have a number of trained first aiders employed at UC, who will be able to assist you until help can arrive.

Keeping UC staff informed