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Electrical trenching on Engineering Road

Electrical trenching works is taking place in the Science Road carpark until Friday 24 May. The Science Road carpark, and Engineering Road, will remain open while the work takes place.

Carpark exits to Engineering Road are closed to vehicles. Vehicles should exit the carpark via the Science Road entry and exit points.

The exits to Engineering Road are closed to pedestrians and the Science Road walkway (adjacent to the FM building) is partially closed. Pedestrians should follow all traffic management signage and use the footpath adjacent to the works area.

Please follow all traffic management signage and take care when entering, exiting and passing through the works area.

Water Outage on Dovedale Campus this Wednesday morning

Water will be shut off on Dovedale Campus this Wednesday 22 May between 5.00 am and 7.30am to complete valve replacement works.

Water will be turned off to all buildings on Dovedale Campus, including:

  • Wairakei                                   – Otakaro
  • Waimairi                                   – Orakipaoa
  • Wharenui                                – Wheki
  • Wairarapa                               – Hayashi – Student Accommodation
  • Sonoda – Student Accommodation

How will this affect me or others on Dovedale Campus?

There will be no water on Dovedale Campus during this time. This includes:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Kitchens

What do I need to do?

  • Avoid turning on any taps during this time.
  • Turn off any taps that you turn on during this time to avoid flooding when water is restored.
  • Avoid using the toilet until after water is restored.

Please share this information with colleagues, students, and other users or contractors associated with Dovedale Campus.

We appreciate your consideration as we perform these essential works.

Please direct any enquiries or issues to

New QR Code for Casual Parking

UC Security are making changes to the parking payments system here at UC.

From 4 June 2024 UC Parking (Security) will be moving from daily coupons for casual parking, to a Pay-by-Plate QR code for casual parking.

This QR code should be used for all daily or weekly parking requirements.

How to pay for casual parking


Scan the QR code located on the signs in UC Carparks, or

Visit the payment website here

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can still purchase parking via the Pay-by-Plate machines, located in the UC Carparks, using either card or cash.

Monthly and Annual permits are currently still in place and are available from the Security Office.

Department coupons continue to be available from the Security Office for Department use only.

Please refer any enquiries to

Thank you for your support for these changes.