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Free online workshop series for researchers

KiwiNet and SfTi are hosting Rewa Ake, a free online workshop series for researchers starting early August.

Date: 4 and 5 August, and 2 September 2021
Venue: Online
Format: Three half-day sessions with homework

Rewa Ake focuses on end user/customer engagement and discovery to help entrepreneurial researchers elevate their ideas and get out there to find the market.

Places are limited, so register now via the KiwiNet website:

Infrastructure works affecting access to Homestead Lane from Waimari Road

Please be aware that the access from Waimairi Road to Homestead Lane will be closed from 7am- 7pm from 29 June to 31 July to carry out infrastructure works. Traffic management will be in place including signs and restricted access. 

This may affect your travel to  work, so we encourage considering alternative routes over this month. Pedestrians and cyclists access will be unaffected. However, please take care when accessing the road by foot or on a bicycle. 

Tupuānuku opening | New student accomodation building

It was a delight to celebrate the opening of the new student accommodation building on Thursday 10 June. It was an opportunity to learn more about Tupuānuku’s story, the kaupapa behind the model of student care, and the building’s design. 

The event closed with a stunning performance by Te Akatoki and kai [food] designed around theme of food from the earth.

Attendees at the official opening event included Tupuānuku partners architects Jasmax, construction company Southbase, engineers Powell Fenwick, project managers Proform Group, quantity surveyors RLB and furniture suppliers Bishop Interiors Ltd. 

A message from CCC | Upcoming Riccarton Road work

We’re about to start work on Riccarton Road replacing old underground water and sewer pipes between Matipo Street and Hansons Lane. This work is due to start early July, but potholing for services is currently underway.

Riccarton Road will stay open while our contractor Fulton Hogan does the work, but there will be delays. This project is expected to continue until March 2022.

There’s also several other projects planned in the Riccarton area between June to November 2021. See below images for works underway in June/July and keep up to date about what’s planned at