As part of the von Haast replacement project, Dominion Constructors will begin erecting hoardings on the north-east side of von Haast next week, weather permitting.
This means the north side of the SBS car park will no longer be available for staff and student parking.
These hoardings will expand southwards as the project progresses and demolition begins, and removal of some trees on the eastern side of von Haast will be necessary to facilitate this.
The temporary safety fencing around the Dovedale gymnasium will be removed and replaced with wooden hoardings from the Ilam campus this week.
Contractors will start work on replacing the fencing tomorrow – Wednesday 11 November. The new hoardings are expected to be ready for decoration next week.
The car parks between Whēki and the gym will remain accessible. The walkway between the two buildings will be slightly narrower.
One of our vibrant campus initiatives was the Student Experience timeline on the hoardings outside the new Education building. The aim was to show today’s students how student life has always been a desirable and unforgettable “experience” and give them a sense that they’re not only part of something “now” but to something that is a long and exciting tradition.
During the process, we uncovered so many great historic photographs that we also digitised and dropped them into short videos that each spanned a 40 year era. You can check them all out here: who knows – they might inspire you to go and view the full size timeline!
If you’ve wondered about the rainbows on the hoardings around campus, the spectrum has been taken from the College colours. The words depict College names and themes; think for Arts, analyse for Law; solve for Engineering; broaden for Business; inspire for Education and discover for Science.
The phrase Whāia te mātauranga along Forestry Road translates to ‘pursue knowledge’ and we time lapsed this as it was being applied. See how it shaped up here .