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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>

Heritage workshop: All Our Stories

Christchurch City Council and Ngāi Tahu are developing a draft Heritage Strategy and are asking for community input to ensure it is as effective and meaningful as possible.

Their workshop All Our Stories: How do stories and memories connect people and places, past and present? will be held on Saturday 16 June, 10am – 2.30pm (a light lunch will be provided), at Ferrymead Heritage Park, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive.

Guest speakers will include UC Associate Professor and Director of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre | Kā Waimaero, Te Maire Tau, Architectural Historian Jenny May, Canterbury Museum Collections Technician, Hatesa Seumanutafa and Sina Mulitalo, a representative from the Samoan community.

All are welcome to attend and to discuss the values, visions, ideas and opportunities required to better celebrate, protect and promote our heritage through stories.

For information on the previous workshop, Tangible and Intangible Heritage, click here.

For any questions, or to RSVP email heritage@ccc.govt.nz, or phone (03) 941 8047 by Tuesday 12 June.

Please advise any dietary requirements with your RSVP.

STA Travel returns with fantastic staff options

We’re pleased to welcome STA Travel back on campus, 7 years after losing the original store in the earthquake-damaged student union building.

The world’s leading student and youth travel company (with exclusive airfares and deals on offer), STA Travel also has exclusive teacher fares which extend to full time tutors and lecturers at UC.

A full-service travel agency, STA Travel can assist with the booking of flights, accommodation, day trips, tours and insurance and also specialises in cost-effective round the world flight combos, working holidays, volunteering and independent tailor-made travel.

Travel can be costly, especially if flying long-haul or with family, but STA Travel offers flexible payment options via FLEXIpay which means no interest, no credit cards and no catches, just a $99 deposit will secure today’s flight price, with the rest due 10 weeks before departure.  FLEXIpay is valid on a wide range of airlines, accommodation and touring across the globe.

Drop into the new STA Travel Canterbury University store located in the Undercroft, or email Emma and the team on canterburyuni@statravel.com, and ask about opening specials for your next overseas or domestic trip.

Adopting digital technologies in the curriculum

Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum, and will be taught from primary school level.

In a recent UC Connect public lectureProfessor Tim Bell looked at the purpose of introducing it to such young students, how it related to the rest of the curriculum, and the challenges and successes involved in adopting digital technologies in schools.

If you missed it, you can watch the lecture, here.