Tag Archives: What’s on

Matariki 25 – 29 June

Matariki, Māori New Year takes place 25 – 29 June. It is a time to celebrate new life and new beginnings, remember those who’ve passed and to plan for the future. It is a time to spend with whānau and friends, and enjoy kai (food), waiata (song), tākaro (games) and haka.

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars that rises around mid-winter. It is when crops were harvested and seafood, birds and crops were preserved for winter.

There are a number of community events taking place during Matariki, see what’s on in Christchurch here>

UC Science and Engineering Precincts Public Open Day

As you may know, UC Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao and UC Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha are hosting a UC Science and Engineering Precincts Public Open Day – Monday 16 April, 3-6pm. 

This is a community event, for the general public.  It is family-friendly, so kids are very welcome!  We will have hands on activities and demos, and it’s a chance to see our new state-of-the-art facilities and tour our labs.  We will have our Nuts and Bolts Café open and we will be putting on a free sausage sizzle.

For more information, check out our website.

Latin America & Spain Film Festival (27-31 Oct)

The Latin America & Spain Film Festival is a cultural event dedicated to contemporary cinematographic productions from Latin America and Spain.

All films at the University of Canterbury are FREE ENTRY and will be shown in the Undercroft 101 Seminar Room. Some refreshments provided.


  1. Thursday 27 Oct, 12pm: The accordion’s voyage
    • (Colombia 2013, Feature Documentary)
  2. Friday 28 Oct, 12.30pm: Rage
    • (Ecuador 2009, Drama-Romance-Mystery)
  3. Friday 28 Oct, 3.30pm: So much water
    • (Uruguay 2012, Drama-Family)
  4. Friday 28 Oct, 6.30pm: I am still
    • (Peru 2012, Music Documentary)
  5. Monday 31 Oct, 6.30pm: The blue apple tree
    • (Venezuela 2012, Drama-Magical Realism)

Event Contact – Victoria Escaip (victoria.escaip@canterbury.ac.nz)

Chinese Women’s U19 National Basketball Team

The Chinese Under 19 Women’s basketball team visited UC on Monday. It was a privilege to host these stars in the making who are in town to play two games against the Junior Tall Ferns at Cowles Stadium.

Game One: Wednesday, 7 September 2016 at 1.30pm
Game Two: Thursday, 8 September 2016 at 7.30pm

If you’re keen to see the team in action, tickets are still available for both games and cost only $10. The games will also be broadcast on CTV.

Read more about this two-game series

Visit to campus by the Chinese Women's U19 National Basketball team, meet DVC Hamish Cochrane in the Shilling Club, 5.9.16 Client Elizabeth Zou, International.