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A quick look at the new Haere-roa building

After two years of construction, the new UCSA building and student space Haere-roa will open in July.

It’s an exciting time for students and staff of the UCSA who are looking forward to finally making the space home.

Among its many features, the building will include:

  • the Ngaio Marsh Theatre
  • an outdoor amphitheatre
  • a 24/7 heat-and-eat social space
  • cafés and bars,  Bentley’s and the Foundry
  • a BBQ and a large lawn, and
  • a dedicated club workroom with a printer and bench space.

Take a look at some of the sights

Exterior of Haere-roa fronted by UCSA Exec
Haere-roa in March 2019. The UCSA’s Executive Team and CEO stand outside. Since this photo, landscaping has begun.
Haere-roa Interior Scene
A rendering of a sunny interior space within Haere-roa.
Interior of The Foundry
A rendering of the new-look Foundry bar, which will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am til late during term time.
Interior of Ngaio Marsh Theatre
A rendering of the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, which will have a retractable seating structure that allows for a capacity of 330 people seated and 1000 standing.
Interior of Ngaio Marsh Theatre with UCSA Exec
The Ngaio Marsh Theatre back in March.

For more information, or to donate to the Save me a seat campaign for Ngaio Marsh Theatre, please visit the UCSA website.

UCSA Ngaio Marsh Theatre – Save Me a Seat

Find out below about the Ngaio Marsh Theatre Save Me a Seat fundraising initiative from UCSA President Sam Brosnahan. 

The Ngaio Marsh Theatre created amazing memories for generations of UC students. Now’s your chance to give future generations that same opportunity, and to be a part of the student experience for years to come.

The earthquakes destroyed the old theatre, but they could never destroy its spirit and history. That lives on in everyone that watched, crewed or performed in a show. And that’s why it’s so important we bring the Ngaio Marsh Theatre back as part of Haere-roa, the new UCSA building.

Of course, that requires money. (Yeah, you already know what we’re getting at with this.) But we think it also needs a sense of history. That when students step out on to that stage – maybe for the first time in their lives, maybe the only time in their lives – they feel like they’re part of a larger tradition. The tradition that you were part of.

In recognition of your support for the Ngaio Marsh Theatre, we will celebrate your gift with an engraved name plate on one of the auditorium seats for every $500 received. There are now less than 300 seats up for grabs so get in quick! Click here to Save A Seat

On behalf of students past, present and future, thank you for your support!

Ngā mihi nui,

Sam Brosnahan
UCSA President

Haere-roa update

Haere-roa, the new UCSA building is starting to take shape – the structural frame has been completed, and roof and cladding works are almost complete with the building due to be weather tight early in the New Year. Internally the work continues at pace with good progress being made on pipework, ducts, cables and walls.

While work on Haere-roa is progressing, there have been some challenges along the way that have resulted in a delay to the construction programme. This means Haere-roa is now scheduled to open in Semester 2 2019.

UCSA’s offices and the Events Centre/Foundry will remain in their current locations during Semester 1 next year.

Find out more about the new UCSA building and the meaning behind its name, Haere-roa.