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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

Take a look around Haere-roa: The home stretch

This week, UCSA’s Education Representative Charlotte Merrall takes us for a look around Haere-roa, the new student building, to see how construction’s going. The project is incredibly close to the finishing line now. The UCSA Team move their office equipment into the building on 5th July, and they’ll be operating out of the space soon after. By the time students are back on campus, they’ll be able to pop over and check it all out.

For more information about Haere-roa, visit the UCSA’s website.


Take a look around Haere-roa: Club facilities

This week, UCSA’s Post-Graduate Representative, Katie Mills, takes us for a look at some of the great club facilities in the new student building Haere-roa. Inside, you’ll find a club meeting room, printing facilities, and lots of bookable event spaces. Over the coming weeks, we’ll also take a peek inside the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, which will be another amazing club facility for shows, balls and other events.