Activate your RecCentre gym membership right NOW!

Did you know you have free access to the RecCentre gym as part of your levy?   Well, now you know!   You’re just a few short steps away from amping up your health and wellness.

RecCentre – more than just a gym!

The RecCentre has all the traditional stuff a gym has – modern cardio and weights for example. But did you know that we also have….

  • Over 50 FREE group fitness classes per week, with something to suit everyone?
  • A bouldering wall (check out the climbing club for climbing nights)
  • Social sport leagues for Futsal, Basketball, Volleyball and Netball*
  • Sport courts, including squash & pickleball that you can use for free before 3pm
  • Free equipment hire
  • A boxing room, functional training room, women’s only gym area and a stretching/yoga room away from it all
  • Massage chairs, hairdryers and straighteners for after your shower

All of this is FREE with your membership – except social sport leagues, they have a small team fee, and court bookings after 3pm.

You can even get discounted massage and personal training if you’re feeling boujee.

How to get your membership activated
  1. Head to our website now and click the link to register, following all the instructions (use your UC student email, or it won’t work)
  2. Visit your app store and download our app 
  3. Then, wander over with your UC Student ID card and we’ll activate your card at the desk, so that you can come in whenever you like

Then explore the app, and book into classes, discovery sessions and more! Read this blog on the different ways to get started with us at the gym.

Stay or get fit with us, your friends and hall buddies. Your body and brain will thank you for it!

Ngā mihi
UC Rec&Sport | Te Ratonga Hākinakina



Come get your stuff fixed!

Students and staff are invited to bring along their broken items to UC Sustainability’s pop-up ‘Repair Cafe’ and have them repaired for free by our team of volunteers. Let’s all work together to keep more stuff out of landfill!

What: Repair Cafe

When: Wednesday 31 July, 11am – 1pm

Where: Te Rua Makerspace, Level 2, Puaka-James Hight Library

Drop in with your items at any time during the event. Volunteers will be able to help with:

  • Darning, hand sewing and glueing
  • General clothing and textile repair
  • Jewellery repair
  • Shoe repair including glue, stitching, sole fixing, eyelet repair and replacement
  • Industrial sewing for more heavy-duty items, like canvas or bag repair
  • Leather stitching and leather hole punching
  • Eyeglasses repair
  • Iron on patching for clothing like denim and waterproof/puffa jackets.

Item not on the list? Bring it along and we’ll see what we can do! (no electronics sorry).

If you have repair skills and would like to be involved as a volunteer, please email

This event is proudly part of Plastic Free July, supporting our community to reduce waste to landfill.

Career Conversations with and for Women and Non-Binary

Me aro koe ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one | Pay heed to the dignity and power of women.

Those who identify as women or non-binary often experience unique challenges in their career journeys.  Join us for a panel discussion featuring three inspirational and diverse speakers who will share their unique career journeys.


Tue 23 Jul 2024, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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This event, hosted by Te Rōpū Rapuara | Careers, aims to create a supportive and safe space for women and non-binary individuals. Gain valuable insights from our panelists to help you navigate your own career journey.

Read about last year’s panel discussion here.

Ngā mihi nui,

Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers