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23 Dec 2015

ICT have been upgrading

X303 has had 28 new monitors installed!

ICT have also completed a major, $100,000, upgrade to improve wireless access across the Madras Street campus. This will improve access to all services available wirelessly on any device.

There are now 48 new access points, enhancing connectivity in:

D Level 1, 2 and 3,  PX Level 2, E Level 2, C Block, P Level 1 and 2, TV Level 1 and 2, N Level 2, 4 and 5

O Level 2,  ALX - Library Level 1, Campus Connect hubs at Bishopdale, Rangiora and New Brighton.

Areas planned for further investment in 2016 include Music Arts, S Block, TM Block and PX Block.

Trades campus got an upgrade earlier this year as part of the redevelopment of the Trades campus and this will be ongoing during further redevelopment work in 2016.

Feedback about coverage is always welcome: ICT Service Desk 03 940 8800 or email ictservicedesk@cpit.ac.nz

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20 Oct 2015

Colourful Diwali festival performers light up CPIT

CPIT will experience a sneak preview taste of Diwali one day before Christchurch stages the hugely popular Indian festival on 21 October.

The delightful junior Giddha dance group returns to CPIT's Rakaia Centre at the Madras St Campus for the Friday 20 October lunchtime event. Matching the Giddha folkdance of the Punjabi region for colour and energy, the Bollywood Angels will also light up the stage.

Performances from 12.10pm will be followed by traditional vegetarian snacks by Coriander's restaurant and henna hand painting.

Both groups will then join some 350 performers for the Singapore Christchurch Diwali 2015 at the Horncastle Arena the next day, 21 October. Doors open at 3pm and performances begin at 5pm right through to 9pm. Tickets, $10 (under 5s free), are available on the door – first in, first served.

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02 Oct 2015

Passion essential for Journalism career

A former CPIT broadcasting student and current Christchurch Newstalk ZB chief reporter Scarlett Cvitanovich has a stern piece of advice for wannabee journalists:

If you don't have the passion for it, she doesn't have the time for you.

The CPIT New Zealand Broadcasting School graduate presented journalism student Maja Burry

with the John Foy Memorial Award for excellence in Radio News at the institute yesterday (Thursday October 1).

Burry, 19, achieved the highest grades across all radio-related assessments in advanced broadcast journalism in CPIT's Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications degree programme.

 

At the award ceremony, Cvitanovich re-iterated what it took to be a top journalist.

"You can be the best writer and have the best voice, but you have to have the passion."

A love of news was an essential attribute in the interns she trained at Newstalk ZB - that and a strong desire to learn, she said.

"You are the baby reporter out in the real world.  Don't be afraid to ask the questions; be that person to put your hand up to do the Saturday job; show your passion, learn what you can."

The $2,000 award is given annually in honour of the late radio journalist John Foy who was murdered in the 1980s.

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25 Sep 2015

CPIT fronts Ballantynes' first Fashion Week event

Iconic Canterbury department store Ballantynes has organised a competition for CPIT fashion design students in early October.

Organisers of the Ballantynes Fashion Week 15 have selected five garments created by CPIT Diploma in Fashion Technology and Design students for inclusion in the competition, which will be displayed in-store October 1-6.  This will be the first year Ballantynes has run a fashion week.

Open to CPIT students only, the competition winner will be selected by public vote and receive a $350 Ballantynes gift voucher plus a one-on-one session with well-known designer Karen Walker.

CPIT fashion programme leader Niki Chrisp said Ballantynes staff had initiated contact with the institute to talk about ways to highlight what was happening in the Canterbury fashion scene.

'It presented a great opportunity for our students to showcase their work within the Christchurch community. Allowing the public to vote on the chosen designs makes it a real-world experience for the students."

Voting will take place on Tuesday October 6. 

 

Chrisp also said the event was timely with CPIT recently announcing its move to a fashion degree as part of the Bachelor of Design, next year.  Pending New Zealand Qualifications Authority approval, the three-year programme aims to extend the scope of students' work, to make them more competitive in the international fashion industry. Events like Ballantynes' fashion week would be increasingly important for students to gain industry experience and exposure, she said.

Fashion week project managers Bridget Upton-Gill and Chelsay Mayor said the design brief was "Ladies Day at the Races" to tie-in with Cup Day in November.

"Garments were chosen not only because they fit the brief, but because they could be accessorised and styled with items found for sale at Ballantynes," Mayor said.

Fashion week would also include a "Backstage at Ballantynes" workshop and tour on Tuesday October 6, for the public "to go behind the scenes at the store and hear from people working in the industry".

For more information about the Ballantynes Fashion Week 15, check out the store's website or CPIT Campus Life.

https://www.ballantynes.co.nz

https://campus.cpit.ac.nz/student-life/chch-events/backstage-at-ballantynes-workshop-and-tour

To find out about CPIT's proposed Bachelor of Design in fashion degree check out

http://www.cpit.ac.nz/design

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22 Sep 2015

Live below the Line

CPIT students are mobilising to generate interest in TEAR Fund's Live Below the Line campaign, which challenges New Zealanders to live below the poverty line for five days and raise money against human trafficking. 

TEAR Fund's goal this year is to raise $250,000 through the campaign from 21 – 25 September to help free the estimated twenty million people trapped in slavery today.  All the funds raised will support TEAR Fund's work against human trafficking and slavery.

Caption: (left to right) CPIT students Jasmine Peate-Garratt, Shannon Redstall, Erin McLean, Daniel Walker (from Nvader- One of TEAR Funds partners), Jac Douglas, Caitlin Miles, Bindy Todd (and in the front) Llewlyn Parry are encouraging students and staff at CPIT to support Liv Below the Line to combat human trafficking.

At least 15 CPIT students have signed up for the challenge to live below the poverty line for five days – spending only $2.25 per day on their food and drink. Together as "LBLteamCPIT" they aim to raise $15,000. They have created a Facebook page and invited guest speakers to address CPIT's students such as Daniel Walker, a Kiwi cop who works on the front line, saving young girls from trafficking, who told the students about his experiences. Melissa Tankard Reist, Australian writer, speaker, blogger and media commentator, talked about her work on the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls and efforts to address violence against women. And the group also showed the film Trade of Innocents, about a human trafficking investigator.

According to TEAR Fund's website, there are 1.2 billion people living below the extreme poverty line. These individuals are at the highest risk of being trafficked or exploited in slavery – often this entails being sold into the commercial sex trade. The money raised by TEAR Fund goes to their partner organizations Nvader, Hagar and Share & Care who work across the spectrum of anti-trafficking to rescue and rehabilitate trafficking victims, prosecute the perpetrators, and to protect, educate and empower those in vulnerable communities around the world.

The Live Below the Line CPIT group is urging everyone at CPIT to learn more about TEAR Fund and the Live Below the Line challenge.

https://www.facebook.com/LBLcpit

https://www.livebelowtheline.com

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17 Sep 2015

Spring graduand's competitive edge earns her plum role

Spring has brought a new beginning for CPIT graduate Francesca Jackson, who will be awarded her Bachelor of Applied Management degree on Friday September 18.

A former elite skater, Jackson applied the same work ethic to her studies and quest for work as she did to her impressive short track skating career, which included Olympic qualifier events and world cup-level competition.

Six weeks out from CPIT's spring graduation, the 29 year old scored a career-making job with prestigious consultancy firm Opus, as a project manager.

"I guess I transferred that ambition and focus that I have as a sports person into my course and my work. I wouldn't be me without something to strive for."

Jackson will graduate with a CPIT degree in applied management, majoring in project management, along with operations and production management. She also undertook accounting and financial studies during her three-year programme and is continuing study at CPIT this year with a National Diploma in Quantity Surveying, to increase her knowledge of the construction industry.

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Her journey and story is about never giving up. In fact, she has a favourite saying coined by American cartoonist Stephen McCranie: The master has failed more times than a beginner has even tried.

This attitude stood her in good stead for an elite international skating career that took her overseas and continues in the coaching arena with the Canterbury Alpine Ice Speed Skating Club.

"I've learned about perseverance, and doing the course at CPIT reinforced that you have to turn up to class if you want to pass. I also learned about the importance of an academic education. It opens doors to a different level of job."

About half way through her three-year Bachelor of Applied Management, Jackson was working part-time at a gym when she met an employee from well-known engineering consultancy firm, Beca.

While this provided a tentative foot in the door, it took a year to get a job, but through perseverance, she got one as a property manager, working 20 hours a week while continuing to study at CPIT.

"It wasn't easy being thrown into that role but it set me up, and it's something I'd advise any student to do, to work while they're studying in a role as close to what they want to achieve."

She said Beca, and now Opus, were excellent at nurturing graduates.

"You're still learning but they factor that in."

Still new to her role in the Opus project management unit - they call her "the seventh sister" as she was the seventh female to be hired in a row - she is already managing jobs for the Christchurch Catholic Diocese. This includes rebuilds and maintenance at schools.

Her immediate boss at Opus, senior project manager Adrian Matthews, said Jackson was already proving to be an asset to the company.

"Francesca is very good at detail. She doesn't gloss over and she gets on great with clients. Those are important skills in her role in the project management team."

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04 Sep 2015

International visit cements friendship between Chinese teachers and CPIT

How nice it is to have friends from afar:  The words were said in three different languages but the sentiments were the same, at a special powhiri to welcome Chinese teachers to CPIT yesterday (Wednesday September 2).

Conducted in Maori, Mandarin and English, the official welcome of five Chinese teachers onto the Te Puna Wanaka marae, cemented a new relationship between their institutes and CPIT.

From tertiary institutions in the Sichuan province, the teachers are on a three-week scholarship to CPIT, where they are guest tutors at the food and hospitality, engineering and architecture, creative industries and humanities departments.

From China with love: Sichuan teachers visiting CPIT include, front row left, Yang Yinyu (Rose) of Sichuan Normal University, Zhang Lili (Lily) of Sichuan Architectural College, Lan Xiao (Amanda) of Sichuan Tourism College, back row left, Xing Qiao (Joe) of Sichuan Tourism College and Lv Yan of Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

At the event, CPIT's chief executive Kay Giles said it was a joy to see the Sichuan-CPIT partnership come together.

"This relationship has been developing for nearly two years. At the start, it was a business relationship between the Sichuan institutes involved and CPIT, but now it's much more. It's the chance to share ideas, experience and knowledge and build them into a sustainable relationship."

CPIT International Director Beth Knowles said the scholarship programme was part of aninternationalisation strategy by Christchurch Educated and the Sichuan Education Department, to promote study links between the regions and countries. The two entities formed the Sichuan Alliance. A scholarship scheme to provide funding for 10 teachers to spend three weeks in Canterbury at intermediate and secondary schools, along with tertiary institutes, was the first initiative. The key objectives were professional development, including English language and vocational teaching skills, plus participation in some classes, Knowles said. 

It was hoped the visit would be reciprocated.

"During their visit we are exploring ways we can develop a range of activities with each of the institutions in Sichuan province to provide opportunities for our staff and students." 

Wednesday's event was also attended by Christchurch Chinese Consul General deputy Li Xin, Christchurch city councillor Jimmy Chen, Christchurch Educated's Regional Coordinator International Education Bree Loverich.

The teachers will return to China on Friday September 18.

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17 Aug 2015

Christchurch designer creating innovative community space

CPIT's new Engineering and Architectural Studies facility will feature an artwork based on one of the natural world's most incredible structures – the feather.

Prominent New Zealand artist Niki Hastings-McFall was inspired by the function of the new building and the building's name, Kahukura, which refers to a chiefly cloak made of feathers, a rainbow and the ancestor of the Cashmere Hills, which the building looks towards.

"Because this work is to be positioned in a facility dedicated to architecture and engineering I wanted to create work that referred to the construction, design, structure and incredible natural engineering of the feather itself as opposed to a more literal representation," Hastings-McFall said.

The artwork, named Hope Fully Fledged, will be very visible, suspended high in the building's atrium above a wide, central stairway. The design will play with light, shadow and colour.

Hastings-McFall has also associated the possibility of flight with hope; she drew further inspiration from poet Emily Dickinson who wrote;

"Hope" is the thing with feathers-

That perches in the soul.

"In Emily Dickinson's poem, feathers symbolise the feeling of hope. Hope, just like education, allows people to break free, to fly away to new beginnings. Education and the pursuit of knowledge confer hope and allow our dreams reality."

With work in collections of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa TongarewaAuckland Art GalleryThe Dowse Art MuseumQueensland Gallery of Modern Art and the British Museum, Hastings-McFall has been credited with helping to bring contemporary Pacific art to national prominence and international acceptance.

Playing with light and colour; Niki Hasting-McFall's artwork for CPIT, Hope Fully Fledged, is inspired by the new Engineering and Architectural Studies building and the idea that education brings hope and new beginnings. The final artwork will have 12 acrylic feathers similar to this prototype.   

Hastings-McFall's latest work will complement the three-storey, 6,500m2 Kahukura building designed by Jasmax to provide an inspirational environment for CPIT's student architectural designers, engineers, interior designers and quantity surveyors.

Kahukura will cater for around 1000 people and is scheduled for completion in late 2016.

The feather-inspired sculpture for Kahukura will not be the only new major artwork at CPIT. The commission, by the CPIT Artwork Collection Committee, is part of an overarching programme of artistic enrichment included in the Campus Master Plan programme of rebuilding and refurbishment CPIT's campuses.

CPIT's focus on arts has caught the attention of the arts community. Christchurch Art Gallery Senior Curator Lara Strongman says the new artworks will contribute to Christchurch.

"CPIT is to be commended for initiating this far-sighted series of public art commissions. I know there is great interest in the wider community, and considerable goodwill generated from the creative sector towards CPIT. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished works, and am confident they'll make a significant contribution to the culture of the city," she said.

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10 Aug 2015

Flip Grater takes up residency at CPIT’s Music Arts

The next generation of New Zealand songwriters will have the chance to work one-on-one with well-known singer-songwriter-musician Flip Grater at CPIT this week.

The talented, critically acclaimed songstress is the 2015 APRA Songwriter in residence at CPIT and will work with CPIT's MusicArts songwriting students during two days of workshops on 12 and 13 August.

"I'm looking forward to being inspired by them and hearing what the new wave of Christchurch songwriters have to say," Grater said.

It will be full circle for Grater, whose musical career was kickstarted at CPIT.

"I actually did a weekend course at CPIT back in the early 2000's with Andy Thompson. It was what got me excited about songwriting and made me feel like writing original music was something anyone could try, even me," she said.

Four albums, hundreds of gigs and a loyal fan base later, Grater has a wealth of experience to share with the students. She describes her style as "highly personal, nostalgic and at times melancholic indie-folk songs". Her fourth album, Piaglle, is grittier than the three previous acoustic albums; it was written and recorded in Paris with Grater's French band including trumpet, electric guitars, piano and chamberlain by French artist Babx and vocal backing from Poni Hoax's Nicolas Ker. 

There may be no magic formula for good songwriting but Grater certainly has thoughts to share on the creative process.

"Considering the circumstances, this is an odd thing to say but I don't believe songwriting is something you can teach. I think it's something you have to practice but it's not necessarily an intellectual process. However in my experience, spending time talking with other songwriters and having the time and space to experiment and collaborate is invaluable."

Grater's residency will culminate in a concert of the students' new and improved songs.

CPIT Music Arts continues to attract New Zealand's best songwriters to work with songwriting students. Prominent New Zealand musician Warren Maxwell was CPIT's APRA 2014 Songwriter in Residence. Maxwell shared his years of experience from bands that have defined the New Zealand music scene such as Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy's Drop and the Little Bushman. The residencies would not be possible without the support of APRA.

APRA supports the New Zealand music industry in many ways such as by investing in projects, running awards to recognise excellence and providing professional development opportunities. The annual CPIT APRA Songwriter in Residence programme enables musicians to work with the students in the studio and share insights about making it in the local, national and international music industries.

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28 Jul 2015

Walking the Toque

 Hours of sweating over hot stoves could pay off for three CPIT Food and Hospitality students this week, when they compete in the annual Nestle Toque d'Or cooking competition.

This year's team, trainee chefs Ji-Hyun Yoo and Jaehong Park along with restaurant service student Callum Swarbrick, will vie against 33 other hospitality students in a live cook-off at the national tertiary culinary competition, which takes place in Auckland on Thursday (July 30).

 

 CPIT has won the event 14 times during its 25 year-old history, the last win in 2013. 

 CPIT culinary programmes manager Ryan Marshall Marshall said competitions highlighted team work and utilising skills under extreme pressure.

 "These are students under 25, and they work in conditions that senior people would crumble under, so it is amazing what they achieve and what they pull off."

 The team will be under the eagle-eye of a judging panel for two and half hours as they cook for and serve a three course meal to a table of six.

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Study at the Library

Study tips and tricks

By Claire and Tina on 21 Jan 2016

Welcome back for 2016 from Library and Learning Services.

Get a head start on your study for this year – before the assignments start piling up.

Happy studying!

Xmas

Seasons Greetings!

By Student Central on 17 Dec 2015

Everyone here at Student Central hopes you have a fantastic summer break. Have a wonderful holiday whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Newtonmas, another festival from your culture, or just the sunny weather. And have a fabulous New Year. 

Enjoy your break. Eat fish & chips on the beach. Kick off your jandals in the sand. Have a tasty BBQ. Spend time with your friends and family.

For those of you are finishing this year, congratulations! For those of you returning, we look forward to seeing you next year. Come by and say hi - we're across the Rakaia Centre from enrolments. See you in 2016.

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Hanukkah - A Time for Celebrations

By Fiorella on 10 Dec 2015

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated at home with family and friends. On each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, which this year begins December 6 and ends December 14, families will gather to light the menorah, spend time and enjoy food together. Oil-based foods, like latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyah (round jelly doughnuts), are traditionally part of the celebration. Small gifts, gelt (chocolate coins) and dreidels (traditional toys) are also a part of the festivities.

Hanukkah is also known as Festival of Lights. This celebrates the victorious Jewish revolt of 165 B.C. led by Judah Maccabee ("Judah the Hammer") against the king of Syria Antiochus IV. Antiochus had profaned the Temple of Jerusalem by having an altar to Zeus erected in it a few years before the revolt.

In order to re-consecrate the temple a menorah was lit. While only enough olive oil to burn for one day was found, the oil burned for eight days. The lighting of the menorah (one candle each day) commemorates this miracle and symbolises the coming back of light against darkness and oppression.

See something, say something

See Something, Say Something

By David McLean: Engineering & Architecture Student Rep on 17 Nov 2015

Throughout the year the Student Council have been raising security on campus as an area we'd like to see improved. Having heard from your programme/class reps this was determined as a student council priority project for 2015 to pursue

As one of the student reps involved in this I have met a few times with facilities management and other staff on campus. They are really open to looking at ways to improve this, particularly in light of them opening up more after hours study spaces for us to utilize on the Madras campus! (Another happy result from your feedback) However the big issue we have faced is that not enough people are reporting incidents to security so we think the data is a bit skewed to the reality as we keep hearing from classmates that the story is different, especially those of us here late at night or on the weekend.

As a starter CPIT are introducing a 'report it form' which you can go direct to the security desk to complete, or there is one here you can download then email in to facilitiesservicecentre@cpit.ac.nz. There will be an easier online form to complete early next year but we just wanted to get this out in the interim, so be patient with it, we are trying to get some easier ways to get reports in about any incidents that may come up, these things just take a bit of time in such a big place like CPIT!

Once we can get an idea on the "real number" of incidents, near misses, or any other concerns you may have relating to your security and wellbeing on campus, we can do our best to advocate on the students behalf with CPIT to see if there are any improvements we can make. Sometimes security cannot do anything if a time has passed, but if we begin to report these instances we can then see if there are any themes or specific concerns we can work with CPIT to address

So please, report things and more importantly stay safe while you are on campus. Don't ever think that an incident is too small to report, if it makes you uncomfortable or unsafe, report it. Put this number in your phone, 03 940 8076, so then you are able to call security if you need to directly. After hours it can sometimes take a bit of time as it must forward to the mobile but just hold the line.

Keep talking to your student reps as they provide a great point of contact, if you don't know who they are, check out department pages, or the notice board in Trades SSB and by the cash machine in the atrium or Contact Jo; studentvoice@cpit.ac.nz  / 021 955 560

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Student experience survey

By Erica on 23 Oct 2015

You may have seen the recent signs up around campus advertising the 'Student Experience Survey' or received an email from one of your tutors asking you to complete it. But what's it all about…really? CPIT wants to listen to what student have to say, and this is one of the major ways that they seek feedback. If you have something to say about what it's like being a CPIT student and what you would like to see in the future, now is the time to do it.

In case you need more of an incentive, there are loads of prizes up for grabs including $50 Pak 'n' Save vouchers which could really come in handy when the cupboards are empty or you feel like hosting your next party. Every week there are two to give away, as well as a $300 Westfield voucher at the end of the survey period. Chris from automotive at Trades and Angela from Applied Science and Allied Health were two of this week's winners of $50 pak'n'save vouchers, so proof the prizes exist.

This year both the Student Council and CPIT have been working really hard to listen change what goes on around here in response to student feedback. There've been focus groups, the Student Council Booth during the new semester and feedback forms to tutors. If you do get hear about focus groups, it's a nice way to talk in a more informal way and sometimes there's even snacks! We've had some fantastic victories for students, including the announcement of extended library hours, more 24 hour study space and more focus on making sure that students are ready for work after they graduate from a programme. As a student rep it's been an awesome year getting out and talking to students and seeking new things happen on campus.

After the survey closes a team of people go through all the feedback and put it into boxes, tables, graphs and make it look pretty. It then gets sent to our departments for staff to look through. Then, and this is the important bit, the departments come up with actions around the main themes. They also use this data when they are looking at reviewing our programmes. So if you have feedback, instead of just telling your mates on Facebook, fill in the Student Experience Survey and get your voice heard.

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The Student Plug in

By Student Council on 07 Sep 2015

"A page for students, by students, letting you know about events happening at CPIT and things to do around Christchurch"

The idea for CPIT Student Plug in page came about when the student council realised communication between students from different courses could be much stronger. So they set out to create a platform where anyone could contribute about what is happening on campus. One month and over 500 likes later, the page is running smoothly and is getting great reviews. If you haven't liked the page yet, check it out! Because you don't wanna miss out hearing about awesome events.

If you know of something going on in your department, we would love to hear about it.

These are the general guidelines to posting:

  • All posts must revolve around events happening at CPIT and/or Christchurch
  • They must not be discriminating or of an offensive nature
  • All posts will be approved by admin before being published
  • THIS IS NOT A BUY/SELL/SWAP PAGE
Indian Spices

Variety is the spice of life

By Rachel McKay on 18 Aug 2015
Try using Herbs and Spices to Flavour your Meals.

Forget adding salt to your food for flavour. Why not try adding herbs and spices instead. Not only do herbs and spices add colour and flavour without adding fat, sugar and sodium, they also contain antioxidants to protect the body from free radicals.  

To get the best of your herbs and spices buy little amounts instead of storing bulk and store fresh herbs in water to keep them fresher for longer.  Or why not try growing your own by simply using window sills or balconies for a variety of potted herbs and then pick a leaf or two to add to your dishes. 

Herbs and spice can be added to soups, stews, roasts, sauces and even in salads or sandwiches. Pair dill and lemon pepper with grilled fish, chicken or vegetables.  Basil, garlic and cumin works well as a rub for roast meat and roast vegetables. Coriander, parsley and garlic make a nice combo for spreads on bread or in salads.  Allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg will provide a sweetness to meals without adding sugar. Turn you meal from normal into an international sensation by just adding herbs or spices. So go on give it a try – you will be pleased with the results.

TIP: Why don't you try emptying you salt shaker and then add garlic and onion powder, paprika and black pepper or lemon pepper instead. You can add a little salt to this but you might not need to.

Student Council in Fruit Costumes

The Return Events

By Erica Donovan on 24 Jul 2015

It's that time of year again at CPIT. The Return sees CPIT hosting two and a half weeks choc full of events to kick off semester two and there's something for everyone

Hardworking Kiwi-British band "I am Giant" are playing at CPSA on 24th July. The guys have just dropped a new single "Kiss from a Ghost" and are heading to Christchurch before heading round the country then jetting back to the UK. Best thing is there an exclusive deal for CPIT students for discounted tickets, just $25 when you show your student ID. Tickets are available in the Atrium between 11.30-1 and 3-4pm right up until the day of the show, but you need to be in quick because it's limited to the first 100 people.

If you're more of a sports fan, there are several events aimed at boosting the heart rate and having fun while doing it. If you're a futsul fan there's a teaching session and casual game happening in the Whareora on the 23rd. There's also self-defence, badminton, and bungee fun run happening as well.  

If you want to know more about student life at CPIT, have a play on the giant Jenga set, come down to the Atrium and visit the student lounge and hang out with student council members. They'll be there lunch-times during The Return, with some prizes and freebies. Another great way of seeing what's available at CPIT is the clubs and support expo on the 6th of August in the Atrium. There's a great selection of new groups to join, including the new Outdoor leisure group that will be hosting events in and around Christchurch.

There's also quiz night happening again this year at Winnie Bagoes on the 29th, with teams battling out to be crowned quiz champs for 2015. Teams can sign up at the event booth in the Atrium between 11.30-1 and 3-4 each day. And did we mention free pizza?

To keep an eye on events on campus during The Return check out Campus Live or notice-boards around campus.

Stew

Winter foods

By Natalie Rees on 25 Jun 2015

Winter is here and everyone will be looking towards warm food to keep off the chill. Using a crockpot is one of the simplest ways to create these delicious foods such as casseroles, lasagna, chili, whole roasts or even desserts.

A Crock-Pot is an easy excellent tool for those of us who are busy, or need more flexibility when it comes to dinner preparation or cooking time. They are easy clean up and can produce lots of food at once, which is good for large flats, meals in advance, lunches and even breakfast. They are generally healthy because they include nutritious foods such as beans and vegetables, It's affordable as the ingredients are simple, and this keeps the cost low meaning meals are cheaper to make.

You can get crock pots for as little as $25 from The Warehouse.

Come down to the Trade's campus on the 25th June and enjoy some delicious casseroles such as beef stew and chicken apricot meatballs.

Soup

A Guide to Beating the Winter Blues

By Hannah Dunstan on 14 May 2015

Wash your hands and invest in some hand sanitizer

We all know that germs spread fast, especially in places with lots of people like CPIT. The best way to avoid catching a cold, or worse, the flu, is to wash your hands regularly. If facilities aren't available hand sanitizer is 99% effective against bacteria. At $2 a bottle why wouldn't you use it?

Invest in a flu jab

I know needles are scary for some and everyone's heard that the flu jab could cause the flu, but catching influenza could see you out of action for the whole winter. That little jab in the arm could be worth it. As for the myth that it can cause the flu, it's just that, a myth! It may have you feeling under the weather for a day or two but this is because your body is producing antibodies that could save your life!

Eat the good stuff

It's hard to eat right in winter. Cravings for pies and hot takeaways are at their peak, but by thinking ahead and using weekends to prepare healthy food is the best defence against gaining winter weight! Use your weekends to make a big pot of soup jam-packed full of fresh vegetables. Freeze these in portioned containers and use the microwaves in the CPSA building to heat it up at lunch, YUM! Porridge for breakfast is warming and fills you up until lunchtime, mix it up with berries, stewed fruit or raisins for a delicious, nutritious breakfast! 

Find alternative ways to keep active

Everyone's guilty of curling up in bed and watching a movie instead of exercising in the winter and who can blame us? The thought of going out in the rain or sub-zero temperatures isn't motivating at all! How about joining an indoor sports team with your mates? There's heaps of variety to suit people of all fitness and competitiveness levels so check it out! Don't even want to leave the house? How about getting some friends together for a Zumba/yoga party in the lounge or setting up an indoor circuit training session in the garage?

Turn in

Getting enough sleep is the most important thing to do this season, because any other precautions you take against cold or flu; the right food, supplements, even vaccinations won't offer the same protection if your body's too tired to use them properly. Let's face it, this is the easiest part of winter, getting snuggy in a nice warm house and if it's good for you, all the more reason!

Chinese New Year

START/END
9th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Rakaia Centre

Boxing Fitness

START/END
10th Feb 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Go By Bike Day

START/END
10th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Rakaia Centre

Tech on the Go

START/END
11th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Free Lunch and Music

START/END
11th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
15th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)

Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
16th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)

Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
17th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
17th Feb 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
18th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)

Tech on the Go

START/END
18th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Giant Games and Smoothies

START/END
18th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)

Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
19th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)

Healthy Breakfast

START/END
22nd Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

Healthy Breakfast

START/END
23rd Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

Healthy Breakfast

START/END
24th Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

Support Expo

START/END
24th Feb 2016 11:30am-1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Rakaia Centre

Boxing Fitness

START/END
24th Feb 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Healthy Breakfast

START/END
25th Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

UniSmart Presentation

START/END
25th Feb 2016 11:30am-12:30pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Jazz School - JZ301

Tech on the Go

START/END
25th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Healthy Breakfast

START/END
26th Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

Giant Games and Smoothies

START/END
26th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)

UniSmart Presentation

START/END
2nd Mar 2016 11:30am-12:30pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Jazz School - JZ301

Boxing Fitness

START/END
2nd Mar 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
3rd Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
9th Mar 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
10th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Tech on the Go

START/END
10th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
16th Mar 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
17th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
23rd Mar 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
24th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
30th Mar 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
31st Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
6th Apr 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
7th Apr 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
13th Apr 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
14th Apr 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
20th Apr 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
27th Apr 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
4th May 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
5th May 2016 12:00am-1:00am
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
11th May 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
12th May 2016 12:00pm - 12th Jun 2016 1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
18th May 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
25th May 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
1st Jun 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
2nd Jun 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
8th Jun 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
9th Jun 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
15th Jun 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
22nd Jun 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
29th Jun 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
6th Jul 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
7th Jul 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
13th Jul 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
20th Jul 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
27th Jul 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
28th Jul 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
3rd Aug 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
4th Aug 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
10th Aug 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
11th Aug 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
17th Aug 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
24th Aug 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
31st Aug 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
1st Sep 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
7th Sep 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
8th Sep 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
14th Sep 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
21st Sep 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
28th Sep 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
5th Oct 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
6th Oct 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
12th Oct 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
13th Oct 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
19th Oct 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
26th Oct 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
2nd Nov 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
3rd Nov 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
9th Nov 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Network 25

START/END
10th Nov 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
X202

Boxing Fitness

START/END
16th Nov 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
23rd Nov 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
30th Nov 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Tech on the Go

START/END
1st Dec 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
LOCATION
Library (L131)

Boxing Fitness

START/END
7th Dec 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
14th Dec 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
21st Dec 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
28th Dec 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
4th Jan 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
11th Jan 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
18th Jan 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
25th Jan 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223

Boxing Fitness

START/END
1st Feb 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223
All Events

Boxing Fitness

START/END
10th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Whareora - W223
PRICING

Free

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Are you ready to fight your fight? 

Free boxing class!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
13th Oct 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

October: Reducing stress levels at crucial study times

Guest speakers: 

Breeze - yoga instructor and communications adviser

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
9th Jun 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

June Meeting: How to ace your interview/What employers are looking for

Guest speakers: 

Paula Bennett, Senior HR advisor

Lynda Clegg, Careers advisor

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
10th Nov 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

November Meeting - Men's health

Guest speakers: 

Susan - Helaht Centre Manager - What to watch for and important factors in sustaining good health

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
8th Sep 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

September: Career tips for Chirstchurch's job market

Guest speakers:

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
11th Aug 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

August Meeting: Thinking ahead; financial planning, student loan and kiwi saver

Guest speakers:

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
28th Jul 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

July Meeting: Post graduate sharing his experience of success

Guest speakers: 

Hitesh Sharma, Marketing communications and CPIT Graduate

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
12th May 2016 12:00pm - 12th Jun 2016 1:00pm
DURATION
31 days and 1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

May Meeting: Secrets of successful assignments and exam prep

Guest speakers:

Jennifer Leahy and Rowan Jeffrey, Learning Services

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
14th Apr 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

April Meeting: Food stories to Inspire

Guest speakers: 

Ryan Marshall, Chef and programme manager

MORE INFO

studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Network 25

START/END
10th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
X202
PRICING

FREE

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Are you over 25? Come along to Network 25 student group get togethers held once a month on Thursday. It's a chance to socialise and enjoy lunch with guest speakers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

March Meeting: An Introduction

Guest speakers: 

Julianne, Business student - make the most of your time here

Breeze - how to plug into social media at CPIT Aoraki

Jo, Student Voice coordinator -  how we can influence positive change in CPIT Aoraki and have a say!

more info at studentgroup@cpit.ac.nz

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Tech on the Go

START/END
4th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

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For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

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Tech on the Go

START/END
11th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

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Scooter Survival Course

START/END
20th Feb 2016 8:30am-2:00pm
DURATION
5 hours and 30 minutes
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - L202
PRICING

$20.00

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Come and find out how to get the best out of your scooter or motorbike.

Become a more confident, competent and safer driver under the guidance of a professional instructor.

MORE INFO
http://www.2drivesafe.com/motorcycle-training-courses/ride-forever/scooter/

0508 863748

bookings@2drivesafe.com

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Scooter Survival Course

START/END
4th Mar 2016 8:30am-2:00pm
DURATION
5 hours and 30 minutes
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - L203 and L202
PRICING

$20.00

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Thinking about how to get about this year, or already got your wheels sorted?

Become a more confident, competent and safer driver under the guidance of a professional instructor.

MORE INFO
http://www.2drivesafe.com/motorcycle-training-courses/ride-forever/scooter/

0508 863748

bookings@2drivesafe.com

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Tech on the Go

START/END
1st Dec 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
3rd Nov 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
6th Oct 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

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Tech on the Go

START/END
1st Sep 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
4th Aug 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
7th Jul 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
2nd Jun 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
5th May 2016 12:00am-1:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
7th Apr 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
31st Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
24th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE

For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!

MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
17th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
10th Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
3rd Mar 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
25th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

All Events

Tech on the Go

START/END
18th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Library (L131)
PRICING

Free

SHARE
For help with setting up your Moodle, Student Portal, Student Email. Bring your own device for help to set up Office 365 for free!
MORE INFO

library@cpit.ac.nz

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Giant Games and Smoothies

START/END
26th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Enjoy yourself and keep cool with one of our delicious smoothies!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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UniSmart Presentation

START/END
2nd Mar 2016 11:30am-12:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Jazz School - JZ301
PRICING

Free

SHARE

Is this presentation going to change your student life? 

Come find out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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UniSmart Presentation

START/END
25th Feb 2016 11:30am-12:30pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Jazz School - JZ301
PRICING

Free

SHARE

Is this presentation going to change your student life? 

Come find out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Healthy Breakfast

START/END
26th Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Come along to our healthy breakfast and start your day with the right energy!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Healthy Breakfast

START/END
25th Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Come along to our healthy breakfast and start your day with the right energy!

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studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Healthy Breakfast

START/END
24th Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Come along to our healthy breakfast and start your day with the right energy!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Healthy Breakfast

START/END
23rd Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Come along to our healthy breakfast and start your day with the right energy!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Healthy Breakfast

START/END
22nd Feb 2016 8:00am-9:00am
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Come along to our healthy breakfast and start your day with the right energy!

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studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Giant Games and Smoothies

START/END
18th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Enjoy yourself and keep cool with one of our delicious smoothies.

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
19th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Who can say no to free breakfast and morning tea? 

Don't miss out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
18th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Who can say no to free breakfast and morning tea? 

Don't miss out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
17th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Who can say no to free breakfast and morning tea? 

Don't miss out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
16th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Who can say no to free breakfast and morning tea? 

Don't miss out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Breakfast and Morning Tea

START/END
15th Feb 2016 7:30am-10:30am
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
Ensors Road Campus - SSB (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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Who can say no to free breakfast and morning tea? 

Don't miss out!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Chinese New Year

START/END
9th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Rakaia Centre
PRICING

Free

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Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. 

Enjoy some traditional Chinese food and learn more about Chinese culture.

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Free Lunch and Music

START/END
11th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - CPSA (or outside if weather allows)
PRICING

Free

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What's better than music and some free food?! 

Join us for a relaxed and fun lunch.

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Go By Bike Day

START/END
10th Feb 2016 12:00pm-1:00pm
DURATION
1 hour
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Rakaia Centre
PRICING

Free

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Would you like to bike more but feel a bit nervous? 

Are you a keen cyclist who would like to help out others?

Either way, come join us for safe cycling tips, healthy snacks and cool giveaways!

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

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Go By Bike Day - Healthy Breakfast

START/END
10th Feb 2016 7:00am-9:00am
DURATION
2 hours
LOCATION
Madras Street Campus - Corner Madras Street and St Asaph Street
PRICING

Free

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Jump on your bike and cycle to CPIT Aoraki! 

We will welcome you with a free healthy breakfast, giveaways and free bike checks.

MORE INFO

studentevents@cpit.ac.nz

Night Noodle Market

START/END
10th Feb 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Night Noodle Market

START/END
11th Feb 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Night Noodle Market

START/END
12th Feb 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Free summer cinema

START/END
12th Feb 2016 6:00pm-10:00pm
LOCATION
The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 30 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Night Noodle Market

START/END
13th Feb 2016 2:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Night Noodle Market

START/END
14th Feb 2016 2:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Nostalgia Festival

START/END
20th Feb 2016 12:30pm-7:30pm
LOCATION
Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

Lantern Festival

START/END
27th Feb 2016 5:00pm-10:30pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Lantern Festival

START/END
28th Feb 2016 5:00pm-10:30pm
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Free summer cinema

START/END
11th Mar 2016 6:00pm-10:00pm
LOCATION
The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 30 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Great kiwi beer festival

START/END
2nd Apr 2016 11:00am-6:00pm
LOCATION
Hagley Park North, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
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Christchurch airport marathon

START/END
5th Jun 2016 (all day)
DURATION
1 day
LOCATION
starts at Christchurch Cathedral Square
PRICING

Buy tickets

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Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the Christchurch airport marathon has been the South Island's premier marathon event and is renowned as one of the fastest courses in the world.

But it is also one of the most scenic and supportive with a new central city course taking in iconic Christchurch landmarks such as Catherdal Square, Hagley Park and the Avon River.

With a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & Kids' Mara'Fun, there is something for everyone, with more than 5000 participants from a dozen countries turning out.

But don't take our word for it... Try it for Yourself!

MORE INFO

www.christchurchmarathon.co.nz/

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Night Noodle Market

START/END
13th Feb 2016 2:00pm-10:00pm
DURATION
8 hours
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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The Night Noodle Markets is coming to Christchurch from 10-14 February 2016 in North Hagley Park!

Those who have spent time in Australia will know these kinds of events well. It's all about an authentic noodle experience, with a hawker-style space filled with noodle vendors all competing for your custom.

Bowls will cost $5-$15 and there will be 20 vendors offering creative and exciting noodle dishes.

The four-day event coincides with Sparks in the Park, Coast to Coast and Valentine's Day, running February 10-14 in North Hagley Park. This is the first such event in the country.

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/thenightnoodlemarkets

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Night Noodle Market

START/END
10th Feb 2016 5:00pm-10:00pm
DURATION
5 hours
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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The Night Noodle Markets is coming to Christchurch from 10-14 February 2016 in North Hagley Park!

Those who have spent time in Australia will know these kinds of events well. It's all about an authentic noodle experience, with a hawker-style space filled with noodle vendors all competing for your custom.

Bowls will cost $5-$15 and there will be 20 vendors offering creative and exciting noodle dishes.

The four-day event coincides with Sparks in the Park, Coast to Coast and Valentine's Day, running February 10-14 in North Hagley Park. This is the first such event in the country.

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/thenightnoodlemarkets

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Great kiwi beer festival

START/END
2nd Apr 2016 11:00am-6:00pm
DURATION
7 hours
LOCATION
Hagley Park North, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
PRICING

Buy tickets

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The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is a celebration of the brewing industry in New Zealand, hosted by industry experts, and featuring a range of more than 300 local, national and international brews.

Attendees will be able to sample brews from diverse locales spanning from Europe to Asia, and the presence of many brewmasters onsite will give patrons the opportunity to interact with the people behind their favourite brands.

With live performance, cooking demonstrations, seminars, brand experience areas, beer and food matching and much more, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is the ultimate "cheers" to New Zealand's affinity with the great amber nectar.

Please note: This event is restricted to 18 years and over

MORE INFO

www.greatkiwibeerfestival.co.nz/

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Free summer cinema

START/END
11th Mar 2016 6:00pm-10:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 30 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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The Arts Centre is hosting FREE monthly outdoor summer cinema screenings in Market Square, on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Each month features two movies on the big screen - first one for the kids, then an art house film for the grown-ups. Prizes and giveaways!

Friday March 11th - Two sizzling summer movies to relax and enjoy!

  • 6PM - Toy Story (G) - Classic kids movie
  • 8PM - Boy (M) - Coming of age comedy-drama (contains drug use and offensive language)
MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/theartscentre

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Nostalgia Festival

START/END
20th Feb 2016 12:30pm-7:30pm
DURATION
7 hours
LOCATION
Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch
PRICING

$39 adult

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Set within the active replica 1900's township of Ferrymead Heritage Park, Nostalgia is where good food and music meet a creative culture of arts & crafts, characters and entertainment head-on.

The daylong festival will centre around a main stage situated in the heritage town square, accompanied by Cassels & Sons craft beer tent, featuring a host of guest taps and the Golden Age; a beer brewed specially in celebration of Nostalgia.

MORE INFO

www.nostalgiafestival.co.nz/

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Free summer cinema

START/END
12th Feb 2016 6:00pm-10:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 30 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
PRICING

Free, available to all ages

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The Arts Centre is hosting free monthly outdoor cinema screenings in Market Square, on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Movies will feature on the second Friday of the month over summer.

Each month features two movies on the big screen - first one for the kids, then an art house film for the grown-ups. Prizes and giveaways!

Friday February 12th - Two sizzling summer movies to relax and enjoy!

  • 6PM - Inside Out (PG) - Recently Oscar Nominated for Best Animated Movie
  • 8PM - Back to the Future (PG) - Top movie of 1985
MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/theartscentre

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Holi - Indian festival of colours

START/END
5th Mar 2016 11:00am-3:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
The Commons, 70 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
PRICING

$10 adult, children under 10 are free

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Christchurch Holi is back in 2016 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.

This year Holi is all about celebrating the people of Christchurch. Indian-fusion performances will showcase the many different cultures in our community, joining together for one big party. 
Holi is a day to forget your worries and connect with family and friends. Throw colours and dance to music from DJs Tronic Insurgence and DJ AJ. Enjoy traditional Indian games, cultural performances and festive Holi delicacies.

This traditional Indian holiday originates from folk stories, passed down through generations. Each region in India celebrates in its own way but Holi is widely recognised as a day to forgive, look ahead and celebrate with colours as a community.

Christchurch Holi is brought to you by Revel Events and Yogiji's Food Mart with the backing of Priority Communications, Tronic Insurgence, DJ AJ Christchurch.

MORE INFO

www.facebook.com/ChristchurchHoli

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Friday night food trucks

START/END
5th Feb 2016 4:00pm-9:00pm
DURATION
5 hours
LOCATION
Cathedral Square, Christchurch City
PRICING

Free to attend. Food will be priced between $5 - $20

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For a fun family event, come down to Cathedral Square between 4pm and 9pm each Friday night, grab some street food and relax in a fair-like atmosphere. A variety of food trucks will be there each week.

MORE INFO

www.futurechristchurch.co.nz

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Lantern Festival

START/END
28th Feb 2016 5:00pm-10:30pm
DURATION
5 hours and 30 minutes
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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The Christchurch Lantern Festival is back, celebrating the new Year of the Monkey.

This event happens across two days, 27 and 28 February, at North Hagley Park Events Village, Roleston Avenue, Christchurch.

Bring along your family and friends and experience a taste of Chinese culture amidst hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns specially imported from China. There'll be delicious Asian food stalls, crafts, fireworks and non-stop entertainment including master puppeteers from Shanghai and the famous Second Hand Rose rock band from Beijing. A not-to-be-missed event for everyone in the city!

The Christchurch Lantern Festival is brought to you by the Christchurch City Council in partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation.

MORE INFO

www.asianz.org.nz/

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Lantern Festival

START/END
27th Feb 2016 5:00pm-10:30pm
DURATION
5 hours and 30 minutes
LOCATION
North Hagley Park, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
PRICING

Free

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The Christchurch Lantern Festival is back, celebrating the new Year of the Monkey.

This event happens across two days, 27 and 28 February, at North Hagley Park Events Village, Roleston Avenue, Christchurch.

Bring along your family and friends and experience a taste of Chinese culture amidst hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns specially imported from China. There'll be delicious Asian food stalls, crafts, fireworks and non-stop entertainment including master puppeteers from Shanghai and the famous Second Hand Rose rock band from Beijing. A not-to-be-missed event for everyone in the city!

The Christchurch Lantern Festival is brought to you by the Christchurch City Council in partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation.

MORE INFO

www.asianz.org.nz/

Notices

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22 Jan 2016

Learning Services and Disability Services have moved

Learning Services and Disability Services are now located permanently on the ground floor in the Library.

Appointments with an advisor can be made at Reception on the ground floor, next to the Library issue desk.

The Learning Services room for Drop-in and appointments is at the back of the Library (previously known as the Music Room).

The Maths room will remain upstairs in the Library. However, appointments should be made at Reception on the ground floor.

Learning Services staff are located in the Library back office space. Disability Services staff are located behind Reception (previously the High Use area). Please ask at Reception if you wish to talk to an advisor.

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02 Dec 2015

Tech on the go session

Bring your own device and set up your email, wifi, portal etc ready for 2016. L131 in the Library on Thursday 3 December between 12 and 1pm.

We are running these sessions on the first Thursday of every month throughout 2016.

You can wait until the session next year or you can drop in to the Library and ask for Tina Vershoor. You can also make an appointment.

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30 Nov 2015

Barbadoes Street carpark closed this Thursday morning

If you usually park in the Barbadoes Street carpark at Madras Street, please be aware that it will be closed this Thursday 3 December from 3am until 9am. This is due to materials being delivered for the construction of the new Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building). After 9am you can park there again.

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24 Nov 2015

Recreation centre end dates

Now that programmes are finishing up for the year the recreation centre is winding down.

  • The last student yoga session for the year will be Thursday 26 November.
  • The last student lunchtime boxing session for the year will be Wednesday 25 November (evening classes will continue until Wednesday 16 December and resume again on the Wednesday 6 January 2016).
  • The Sports Court is now out of action until Monday 7 December due to the Fashion Show and Business Exams.
  • The gym/weights room is still open up to Saturday 19 December and will re-open on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

Thanks for a great year in our new Whareora!

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18 Nov 2015

Free breakfast

Start your day with a healthy and nutritious breakfast and walk into your exam with the right energy.

We're giving away free breakfasts for a whole week! Join us from 8am-9am daily from 23 - 27 November and grab something to eat before your exam.

We'll be in the CPSA building, or outside if the weather permits.

For more information email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz.

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10 Nov 2015

FAQs about the new organisation

We've provided some questions that will help you understand what the new organisation means for you.

See the FAQs.

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10 Nov 2015

CPIT and Aoraki new organisation approved

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce has approved the proposal to create a new organisation to deliver tertiary education in the Canterbury region.

Find out more about what this means for you.

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09 Nov 2015

Barbadoes Street carpark closed this Thursday morning

If you usually park in the Barbadoes Street carpark at Madras Street, please be aware that it will be closed this Thursday 12 November until 9am. This is due to arrival of some 60 trucks delivering concrete for the foundation pour of the new Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building). After 9am you can park there again.

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05 Nov 2015

Student Portal

The Student Portal maintenance has been completed and the system has been made available for normal use.

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03 Nov 2015

Student Portal - offline

Access to the Student Portal has been turned off because of a technical issue. We will advise when this has been resolved and access is reinstated.

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16 Oct 2015

Library hours changing

EXCITING NEWS - The Library will open at 7am Mon-Fri! This is a trial period from 19 October to 27 November with limited services

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06 Oct 2015

Please check your CPIT email regularly

A reminder:

You will be aware that CPIT is currently awaiting a decision from Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce regarding our combined proposal with Aoraki Polytechnic to create a new tertiary, vocational organisation for Canterbury.

We will be using your CPIT student emails as the primary way to communicate all important messages regarding the new organisation. Please either check your CPIT emails so you don't miss out on information  or, if you prefer to have your student emails forwarded to a private email address, follow the instructions below.

To forward all incoming emails from  your CPIT student email account to your preferred email account:

Click on "Help".

  1. In the "Search help" bar, type "forwarding emails"
  2. You will be presented with a guide for two options:
    1. Use rules in Outlook Web App to automatically forward messages to another account (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-rules-in-Outlook-Web-App-to-automatically-forward-messages-to-another-account-1433E3A0-7FB0-4999-B536-50E05CB67FED), and
    2. Forward email messages to another account in Outlook on the web (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Forward-email-messages-to-another-account-in-Outlook-on-the-web-7f2670a1-7fff-4475-8a3c-5822d63b0c8e)
  3. Click on your preferred method to launch the Support Document Guide which will guide you through the process.
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29 Sep 2015

Update on the new organisation proposal

We are currently awaiting a decision from Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce regarding our combined proposal with Aoraki Polytechnic to create a new tertiary, vocational organisation for Canterbury.

If the new organisation is approved, from 1 January next year we will become a new organisation with a new name and while we fully intend to keep doing all the things we do well at the moment, the new organisation is an exciting opportunity to innovate and improve the way we deliver our programmes.

If you are completing your programme in 2015 your qualification will be from CPIT. However qualifications completed after 1 January next year will be from the new organisation. Your transcript can, however, identify the new organisation as "formerly CPIT".

We will make sure that our industry partners, your potential employers, know that the new organisation will continue to build on the reputation of CPIT. The new organisation will still have tutors who are experts in their fields, programmes linked to industry and graduates who are prepared with work ready skills and experience. We think Canterbury will be excited about a new region-wide tertiary training institute and that our industry partners and communities will want to be involved in the future of tertiary vocational training.

This also gives both CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic a chance to take stock and look at how we can improve the way we deliver learning to you, our students. The new organisation is set to improve student outcomes and we will make sure New Zealand knows about these achievements and what an awesome and exciting place the new organisation is.

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25 Sep 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week celebrates the power of giving

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is bringing back Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) once again in 2015 - from 5-11 October. The theme this year is GIVE – Give your time, your words, your presence.

"Improving wellbeing is important for everyone, regardless of whether or not you have a mental illness," says MHF acting chief executive, Hugh Norriss. "People are often surprised to find that doing little things like giving up your seat on the bus can have a lasting impact on your mood and sense of wellbeing."

GIVE is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Kiwis are one of the highest givers of their time through volunteering and helping others in the OECD.

"As well as volunteering, just small every day acts of giving can have a big impact, such as letting someone else in front of you in line at the supermarket, smiling at strangers, complimenting a friend. When we give we feel happier, feel more positive about life and other people, and are more likely to trust and cooperate with others," Mr Norriss says.

"Not only that, but when you give you inspire others to behave generously – they pay it forward. It's a really generous way to look after yourself!"

Of course, MHAW is also an opportunity to acknowledge and support the one in five New Zealanders who will experience a mental illness each year.

Events celebrating MHAW are being held all around New Zealand – find out what's happening in your area with the MHAW calendar

Kids can participate in MHAW by entering the official colouring competition, with the opportunity to win one of three $50 prezzy cards.

For more information about MHAW, including what events are being held in your area, how to get involved, and research about the value of giving, see the website: www.mhaw.nz

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22 Sep 2015

Health Centre Survey

CPIT Health Centre strives to maintain the highest standards and provide you with a quality health service.  To enable us to assess if we are achieving this and make improvements if necessary, we need student feedback.   We would appreciate you providing online feedback on your experience using the health services – your responses will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you do not need give your name if you prefer not to.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TY9PLHW

Thank you very much.

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22 Sep 2015

Villa Maria Market Day

Join us for the Villa Maria Market Day on Friday 25 September. Held in the courtyard of our Visions training restaurant at our Madras Street campus, plenty of food will be available to purchase.

We'll have freshly baked muffins, scones, biscuits, Swiss rolls as well as chutneys, jams and pickles - plus much more!

Make sure you come and visit us from 10:30am - 2:00pm.

See more details here: https://www.cpit.ac.nz/news-and-events/upcoming-events/events/villa-maria-market-day

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17 Sep 2015

Online math resources

Did you know that you can drop in for Math sessions Monday - Friday, 12pm - 1pm at the Madras Street campus?

Now you can also use these resources online in our Maths room online.

Check it out.

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16 Sep 2015

Student Portal access

The Student Portal is now available for access by students both on and off campus. Thank you for your patience during this outage.

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10 Sep 2015

Student Portal update

The Student Portal is now available for students when they are on campus. The portal remains unavailable for students when they are trying to access off campus.

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08 Sep 2015

Free physio!

FREE physiotherapy ACC injury assessment for month of September at the Health Centre

The Health Centre physiotherapist, Jeremy, is providing free initial ACC injury assessments in the month of September. The assessment is available with a valid ACC claim – this can be completed and submitted in the clinic

The free consultation only applies to the first appointment and only available to students enrolled in CPIT. There are limited spaces available – so get in quick

A small charge will apply if materials used in your consultation (eg strapping tape / exercise band)

Non-attendance to your appointment will incur a missed appointment fee.

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28 Aug 2015

Study After hours?

After hours Study space...24/7 Pods Full? Doing large group work after hours?  If there is no study space, contact Security on 03 940 8076 (it takes a while to connect!) and they will open a classroom within X block for you to use.  You must show your Student ID.

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28 Aug 2015

Final blood drive for 2015

The last CPIT mobile blood drive for 2015 is coming up on Tuesday 15 September from 11:30am - 3:30pm.

To donate, book an appointment in the Rakaia Centre Atrium. Staff from New Zealand Blood will have a table and be available to talk to you on Tuesday 1 and 8 September.

Sign up to donate to a good cause!

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26 Aug 2015

New Māori and Pasifika section

Have you checked out our new Māori and Pasifika section on our CPIT site?

We have support services, tips on budgeting and preparing for exams, and planning resources available for you to use.

Take a look at our new section!

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24 Aug 2015

Tips for meeting employers

We've prepared tips to help you meet potential employers and polish your CV.

Learn the tips you'll need to know for our Industry Expo and Open Day on 27 August. Here you can talk to tutors and industry partners about the skills you need to establish your career.

Read the tips.

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18 Aug 2015

The Great Debate

Staff debate whether "Google does more for sustainability than Greenpeace". Come and see two teams of CPIT staff debate who it is that really make a difference in the ongoing struggle to save the planet.

Wednesday 19 August 12pm - 1pm, in C232

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13 Aug 2015

CPIT Update

The Councils of CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic have today submitted a joint Business Case to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce, proposing that a new organisation be created. 

Before making this recommendation, the Aoraki Polytechnic and CPIT Councils considered the feedback provided by stakeholders, staff and students to further develop the business case. I would like to thank all those who provided feedback.

The likely next steps, on receiving the business case, the Minister will consider the proposal and seek public submissions before any decisions are made.

To find out more, go to http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/future-considerations.

Kind regards

Kay GilesChief Executive

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07 Aug 2015

Bikes for Madagascar – pitch in CPIT!

Bikes for Madagascar – pitch in CPIT!

"A project to re-assign un-loved bikes to isolated communities in Madagascar"

Do you know how much that old mountain bike that's sitting in your garage would mean to someone in Madagascar? We will tell you! But first, the essential details:

SB Global Logistics are collecting mountain bikes for Madagascar and they want to collect 400 by 15 August. They have a drop off point at the airport, but the good people in our Sustainability and Outdoor Education programme have volunteered to run a drop off point at our Madras St campus and transport the bikes for us. Easy!

CPIT mountain bike drop off time and place

Students will man and woman the drop-off point next Thurs morning 13th August, between 8.30 and 9.30am at the gear shed (north-east corner of Barbados and Ferry Road, the site of the WHARE Sustainable House Project) and arrange to get them to Global Logistics on the Saturday.

Bring your old mountain bike (please).

Why?

Glad you asked… Madagascar is considered one of the poorest countries in the world with 88% of the population living on less than $2 NZD per day. The bikes will be used to assist this community get access to things that we take for granted such as healthcare and education. The container will become a bike shop and be used to ensure that the bikes remain roadworthy and ensure the project is sustainable.

The bikes will be shipped to a community called Bealanana in northern Madagascar. Any bikes not suitable for Madagascar's rugged terrain (and any extra bikes) will be donated to ICECycles for distribution in Christchurch.

See www.sbgl.co.nz/about-us/community/bikes-for-madagascar/ for more.

Please like/share the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bikesformadagascar

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29 Jul 2015

Pitch a project

This August, CPIT's Research Month is showcasing our staff and students' research expertise.

Pitch a Project is a competition that gives you the opportunity to pitch your project to a panel of judges and be in to win cash prizes to go towards your research project.

Check out the prizes and see how you can pitch your ideas.

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22 Jul 2015

Free legal advice for students

Happily re-established in new premises on the CPIT campus, the Citizens Advice Bureau's Christchurch City branch is extending its services by offering an additional free weekly legal clinic, later in July.

Read the full story.

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30 Jun 2015

Paid work while studying

We have administration work/internship available at our Skills for Canterbury office here at CPIT.  The advert and application process is on the CPIT website - http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit/current-vacancies  under Intern - Administration.  The hours are flexible around your study and you will be managed and coached by an experience administrator.  

You will assist in day to day as well as project based work but this is not intended to fill a project for your study.   Average of one day per week with more hours available through holidays.  This is a great way to increase your skills, apply your learning and gain real world experience whilst also assisting the Skills for Canterbury office in their work.   Please apply as soon as possible.

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25 Jun 2015

Changes to Learning Services

From 6 July, 2015, Learning Services is changing to a Drop-in service. Advisors will offer consultations with students for up to 20 minutes on specific academic issues and questions. Students will no longer be able to request 1:1 appointments with a specific advisor. A Maori and Pasifika advisor is available for Drop-in. 

The specific Drop-in times are:

Monday to Thursday         10am-1pm and 3-6pm

Friday                                     10am-1pm and 3-5pm

Saturday                                10am-1pm

 

To ensure the effective use of time, students need to be well prepared with specific questions and all materials eg. assignment instructions, draft essay (printed if possible).

 The purpose of consultations will be to identify the academic skills students need to develop and then advise on actions to improve that particular skill. These actions may include referrals to Learning Services seminars or workshops, as well as to other resources.

 The purpose of these changes is to give students access to Learning Services in an equitable and timely manner, and to prioritise the limited resource available to those students with the greatest need.

 Learning Services will continue to provide a high standard of academic support, with the goal of supporting all CPIT students to become  independent learners.

 The team at Learning Services

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17 Jun 2015

CPIT Health Centre

A message for all enrolled students at CPIT Health Centre!

There will be a limited doctor service running throughout July. If you need a repeat prescription within the next couple of weeks, please make an appointment to see the doctor by the end of June or contact the nurses to arrange a prescription for you.

The Health Centre nursing service will run normally in July and medical appointments will be available at Moorhouse Medical for CPIT students.

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17 Jun 2015

Doctor hours in July

A message for all enrolled students at CPIT Health Centre.  There will be a limited doctor service running throughout July. If you need a repeat prescription within the next couple of weeks, please make an appointment to see the doctor by the end of June or contact the nurses to arrange a prescription for you.  

The Health Centre nursing service will run normally in July and medical appointments will be available at Moorhouse Medical for CPIT students.

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15 Jun 2015

Changes to Learning Services at Madras Street

In order to meet the growing demand for support from Learning Services, we have decided to change the way we operate.

From July 2015, Learning Services will change from providing ‘on demand’ 1:1 appointments (up to 60 minutes) to a more responsive and timely drop-in service offering 20 minute consultations that address specific academic issues and questions.

Note that this will not change how Maths support or support at the Trades campus is provided.

We look forward to working with you.

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12 Jun 2015

Christchurch City CAB re-opens on CPIT Campus Monday June 15

CAB's Christchurch city branch will be back in business at its new premises on the CPIT campus from this Monday, July 15.

Resident on campus at the CPSA building since the 2011 earthquakes, the city branch will re-open its doors at CPIT's former student health centre on the Ferry Road and Williams Street corner.

CAB's Christchurch Area manager Mollie Howarth said the branch would hold an

official opening day on Friday July 3, at 3.30pm with an afternoon tea.

In the meantime, it will be business as usual with the branch open Monday to Friday 9am-12pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-3pm, with Justice of the Peace Clinic Wednesdays 12am-3pm and Free Legal Advice 1pm-2pm on Thursdays.

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12 Jun 2015

CPIT mobile blood drive on Tuesday

Save Lives, Give Blood…Where: CPIT Te Puna Wānaka, TM Block. When: Tuesday 16 June, 11:30 – 3:30. Please phone 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325) or go onto our website www.nzblood.co.nz to make an appointment. Remember to eat & drink plenty before you donate and to bring along your donor card or photo ID.

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12 Jun 2015

Up-coming road works around Madras Street campus

There will be an increase in road works around the Madras Street campus. SCIRT partner Downer are working towards completing earthquake infrastructure repairs in the southern sector of the Central City by the end of June.

Traffic management is being set up for each sector and to minimise disruption they will be working day and night. Please be aware that traffic flow will be restricted which will delay travel times. Please watch for signage on the roads. 

The following routes will have delays:

  • Durham Street (between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Ave) from Thursday 11 June
  • Madras Street / St Asaph Street intersection starting Monday 15 June
  • Barbadoes Street near the Moorhouse Ave intersection starting Monday 22 June.

Visit SCIRT for more information.

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10 Jun 2015

Wednesday Free Yoga

The free Wednesday student yoga class at the Whareora has been cancelled JUST for today with huge apologies from our yogi in residence! See you back there next week. ^BR

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10 Jun 2015

Sportastic

Have you got active kids? Check out this holiday programme!  Sportastic is a fun, affordable holiday programme for sporty 9 to 12 year olds. Run by the sports science team at CPIT, the programme offers diverse sporting experiences and opportunities for children who enjoy being active. The programme runs from Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July and costs $200. To learn more visit cpit.ac.nz or call 0800 24 24 76.

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09 Jun 2015

R/RC Block demolition news

The new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) gym and sports courts are well and truly open for business, so we can now say goodbye to the old Rec centre, also known as R/RC Block.

We will farewell R/RC Block on 19 June at 10am with a traditional blessing and start gutting the building on 22 June. R/RC Block will then be demolished on 4 July to make way for future buildings and landscaping as part of CPIT's Campus Master Plan of construction and refurbishment across both campuses.

We hope you're using – and loving - the awesome new Whareora facilities. Don't forget, along with the gym and sports courts, there's a Health Centre and The Zone athlete testing service for you as well. Lots of choices for keeping your wellbeing up through winter!

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09 Jun 2015

R/RC Block demolition news

The new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) gym and sports courts are well and truly open for business, so we can now say goodbye to the old Rec centre, also known as R/RC Block.

We will farewell R/RC Block on 19 June at 10am with a traditional blessing and start gutting the building on 22 June. R/RC Block will then be demolished on 4 July to make way for future buildings and landscaping as part of CPIT's Campus Master Plan of construction and refurbishment across both campuses.

We hope you're using – and loving - the awesome new Whareora facilities. Don't forget, along with the gym and sports courts, there's a Health Centre and The Zone athlete testing service for you as well. Lots of choices for keeping your wellbeing up through winter!

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09 Jun 2015

$1000 essay competition

Writer? Critical thinker? 

What does "the role of conscience in science and technology development, application, and commercialisation" mean to you?

Academic Freedom Aotearoa are running an essay writing competition with $1k up for grabs.  Luckily for you the deadline has been extended and it is open until 1 July 2015

Check out Essay Competition

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08 Jun 2015

Tree felling outside E Block entrance tomorrow early morning

Due to drainage work between C and E block, two trees will need to be removed tomorrow morning between 4 and 8am.

During this time there will be noise and safety fences will be in place.

These trees were scheduled to be removed at a later date as part of the Campus Master Plan work. More trees will be planted through various stages of the landscaping plan.

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08 Jun 2015

Car Accident

Did you see a car accident on Thursday 4th June around 3:30pm? A student driving a blue Peugeot was turning into the Madras Street carpark when a red car drove out of the entrance and hit her car. The driver of the red car didn't stop. If you have any information about the accident, please contact Storm at studentevents@cpit.ac.nz, 9408517 or 0212728517 and she will pass the details on to the student.

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08 Jun 2015

Learning services change

In order to meet the growing demand for support from Learning Services, we have decided to change the way we operate. From July 2015, Learning Services will change from providing longer, 1:1 appointments to a more responsive and timely drop-in service offering 20 minute consultations that address specific academic issues and questions. We look forward to working with you.

http://www.cpit.ac.nz/services-and-support/Learning-support/learning-services.

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04 Jun 2015

Eco Showcase

Eco Showcase that promotes social, community and environmental projects/events, that students have developed and been a part of.

This show case will be from 11am-1pm on Friday the 5th June, at the Rakaia Center. Check it ^AK

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29 May 2015

Tips for meeting employers

We've prepared tips to help you meet potential employers and polish your CV.

Learn the tips you'll need to know for our Industry Expo and Open Day on 27 August. Here you can talk to tutors and industry partners about the skills you need to establish your career.

Read the tips.

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27 May 2015

Carpark closure Friday June 5

Due to Secondary School students attending Have a Go Day on Friday 5 June 2015, the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.30am-12.15pm.

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22 May 2015

Kahukura ground works noise

Preparing the ground for a 6550m2 new building can be noisy at times. CPIT's project managers are working closely with Hawkins to minimise disruption while the ground is prepared for the new Kahukura (Engineering and Architectural Studies building) along Moorhouse Avenue.

You may notice trucks coming and going taking away the large pile of dirt on the corner on Barbadoes Street and Moorhouse Avenue from 18 and 30 May.

The period of 23 to 27 May will be a bit noisy, as permanent pile driving work happens along the side of the side near E Block. Hawkins will amend their work schedule where possible and if any classes need to be moved your tutors will let you know well in advance.

Thanks for your understanding - it will be well worth it when we have an awesome new facility.

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21 May 2015

Be vigilant with your bike

A timely reminder to all students to be vigilant with their bikes while on campus. Bikes should be left in visible places and should always be locked. Ideally bikes should be left in the two lockable bike stands on campus, which are located by the E block entrance and the S block basement. All access cards automatically include the lockable bike areas.

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19 May 2015

Win a StudentCard!

Win a StudentCard!

Save an average of $250 per year with deals and discounts at over 150 retailers using a StudentCard.

Email helena@studentcard.co.nz with your name and what you need to save money for, to be in the draw to win!

Winners will be notified by email. ^AK

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14 May 2015

The Clara Immerwahr Prize

*The prize is $1,000.
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*The prize is awarded for the best essay on the topic: the role of conscience in science and technology development, application, and commercialisation.
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*All students full or part time currently enrolled at CPIT, Lincoln University, Otago Polytechnic, University of Canterbury or University of Otago are eligible.
*The prize winner will present her or his winning essay to a forum in Christchurch and Dunedin. Travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be paid in addition to the award.
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*All entries must be received by 1 June 2015 at 5pm. Send your essay to madison.walker@teu.ac.nz
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*Essays must not exceed 3,000 words including footnotes and references.
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11 May 2015

Student parking reminder

Just a reminder to all students to please be respectful when parking around the CPIT Madras St campus and to not park in private car parks.  

An issue has been raised about CPIT students parking in the NG building at 212 Madras St . The parking directly behind the NG building is private and to be used for NG customers and staff only.  CPIT requests students to respect these signs and find parking elsewhere.

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11 May 2015

Orana Tree planting May 23rd

Emily and Kaitlyn are studying a Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education and as part of their third year must complete a sustainable action in their community. On Saturday 23rd of May they’re going to plant native trees (sourced by their own classmate) at Orana Wildlife Park. They’ve also brought in a Lincoln landscape architecture student to design it and want as many other people as possible to help out with the site preparation and planting! They’re hoping to get vans to take over and will car pool. Also trying to organise a free or discounted tour of the Park afterwards…

Would love to see you there too!

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11 May 2015

Smile Free NZ Dental Day

Do you suffer from dental problems but can't seek care due to cost?
Do you have a current Community Service Card?


Here is an opportunity to get one dental problem sorted. The New Zealand Dental Association and the Southern Cross Health Trust are offering a free dental day on Friday 15 May 2015.

Hornby Dental Centre, Bush Dental and Riverside Dental in Christchurch are providing their dental practices for use during this day.

Appointments are limited – so book your place now.

Call 0800 FREE SMILE/0800 373 376

Please Note:
– We are expecting high demand for this service so you must have an appointment.
– Some delays are likely on that day, so please be prepared to wait.

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08 May 2015

Pantry mailing list

Have you seen all the different delicious food at The Pantry at  On Campus?

Find out what's on at The Pantry by joining our mailing list.

Sign up is easy, just send your name to pantry@cpit.ac.nz and you'll start receiving your updates.

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05 May 2015

Free pizza and videos!

Free pizza and videos!

We want to know what you want to watch! Your feedback will help us decide type of video content we make and put on our social and web channels in the future. Plus, we'll give you lunch!

Thursday 7 May 12- 1pm

Text RSVP to Breeze Robertson: 021 270 8545 or breeze.robertson@cpit.ac.nz! Max 20 people so be in quick!

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29 Apr 2015

Security reminder

A reminder to students to be careful with their belongings- particularly laptops and phones. Please do not leave the items unattended.

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21 Apr 2015

Share your opinion and win!

Join our new opinion group to give your view on the things that matter at CPIT...AND automatically be in the chance to win monthly prizes!

We have 5 x $50 vouchers to give away to some of the first 100 people who join and answer a question!

Follow the link below to sign up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/435504093280926/441320826032586/?notif_t=group_activity

Don't worry we won't bombard you with more than one question a week!

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04 Mar 2015

New physio service

Starting Friday 6 March, the Health Centre will be offering a regular physiotherapy service.   Our physiotherapist, Jeremy, from Health and Sport Central,  has worked at CPIT for the past year offering a very limited service from the old Rec Centre but is now working with the rest of the Health Centre team in the new Whareora and will be providing up to three clinics a week.

Jeremy is ACC accredited and will be offering a full range of physiotherapy services. These include acute/chronic injury management, acupuncture ,strapping, (post operative), sport (and work related) injury rehabilitation.   The staff infoweb Health Centre page will be updated soon with the pricing schedule but if you have any queries on costs before then or to book an appointment with Jeremy, please contact the Health Centre on 7566.

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26 Feb 2015

We are looking for volunteers!

CPIT is launching a fruit and veg co-op in March for students and we are looking for student volunteers on Wednesday afternoons to assist distribution on campus from 3-4.30pm at Madras campus and 2-4pm at trades campus.  Also looking for bag packers at St Albans for a couple hours on a Wednesday morning.  

If you are interested, contact Jo Carter, jo.carter@cpit.ac.nz or 021 955 560

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25 Feb 2015

Santosha Beginners Yoga for students! FREE.

Wednesdays 12.10 – 1pm in the Whareora Fitness Studio.

Stress-busting, strength-building, flexibility-enhancing, angst-free yoga!
No experience necessary, just wear comfortable gym clothes!

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19 Feb 2015

Engineering Industry Night

As part of our Engineering Orientation we have set up an exciting industry event, with those in the know coming to share their knowledge.

The event will be held next Tuesday, 24th Feb, from 4:30pm -6pm in the D Block lecture theatre.

Each speaker will have 5 minutes to talk about interesting projects they have worked on throughout their careers and skills they believe are important to be a successful engineer. Don't miss it!

Among those speaking will be HamiltonJet New Zealand, Beca, TMCO, Martin Aircraft and specialist engineering recruitment company The Talent Hive!

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16 Feb 2015

Your CPIT Student Card!

Your CPIT Student Card—what's in it for me?

A form of ID

Getting in and out of CPIT buildings

Printing off your assignments

Taking out library resources

DISCOUNTS!

So here's the good stuff:

CPIT Recreation Centre,  Movies, Orana Park, Willow Bank, Hells Pizza, Buses, Gordon Harris art supplies,  Dentists,  Ski fields… to name just a few.  The list goes on and we can't tell you every place that offers discounts but here are some tips to help you get the best from your card

TOP TIPS

¨ Keep your student ID near your cash card to remind you to use it

¨ At the counter  for everything you buy ask the question 'Do  you do student discount?'  You will be amazed at what places offer it

It's tough being a student and you need to stretch the $$$ so always ask about student discount

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13 Feb 2015

Madras St carpark closure

The Madras Street car park will be closed on Friday 6 March 2015, 7.00am-3.15pm due to Update Day. However, reserve and handicap parks will still be available.

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12 Feb 2015

Whareora Sneak Peek

The brand new Whareora, CPIT's science & well-being facility, is almost open! This new purpose built center provides staff, students and the community with access to high quality sporting facilities, a community health center, studios, labs and learning spaces.

Check out this video to see a sneak peek of the great new facilities ahead of the official opening on March 3rd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vry0h_QO_E

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04 Feb 2015

Gym temporarily closed

We're moving into our great new Whareora facilities next week, which means a brand new gym space! Unfortunately, this means the current gym will be closed while the equipment is moved over from today, February 4, until the opening of the new gym on Monday 16 February.

However, a limited amount of gym equipment will still be available for use in the current Rec Centre gym space from Monday 9 February, until the opening of the Whareora on Monday 16 February.

The Health Centre will also be closed until re-opening on Monday 16 February in the new building. During closure, the out-of-hours nurse answering service will pick up calls to Reception 7566 and triage patients - directing them to either Moorhouse Medical or 24 Hour Surgery.

The CPIT nurses will be on call for urgent/emergency situations on campus only via cellphone on 021 274 7566.

If a patient requires a clinical assessment, nurses will arrange to meet the patient with the required clinical equipment, possibly at the old Health Centre if appropriate.

Our sincere apologies for the disruption but service will return to normal on Monday 16 February.

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29 Jan 2015

Moorhouse Ave Overbridge earthquake repairs

The Moorhouse Avenue Overbridge was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. Downer, with SCIRT, will be starting repairs to permanently repair the overbridge.

The work is expected to start Monday 16 February 2015 and will take about 20 months to finish (subject to weather conditions).

There will be no on street parking near the bridge, or under the bridge as of 16 February 2015. Access will remain as normal to all businesses. At times, there will be changes to traffic including lane reductions, lane closures, and detours. There will also be speed restrictions in place around the work site - please drive carefully.

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28 Jan 2015

Student Events Team

Student Events Team
Casual, as and when required We are looking for reliable, flexible and motivated CPIT students for paid casual work in our Student Events team.
This role will provide the chance to gain valuable work experience while you are completing your studies. If you have good time management skills, a positive attitude, and you enjoy working in a team then we would love to receive an application from you.

Our student events team contributes to the vibrancy of campus life by staging a variety of events for students. As a member of this team you will use your creativity and great organisational skills to plan and run events like balls, barbecues and gigs.

To apply
We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz.
If you are shortlisted for this position, you may be asked to attend a group selection day on Thursday 12th February 2015.
Applications are open to current CPIT students only.
Applications close Sunday 8th February 2015
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18 Dec 2014

Campus Closure

All CPIT campuses will be closed between December 24th and January 5th for the Christmas holidays.  Have a happy and safe holiday season!

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17 Dec 2014

E Block gets an upgrade

NASDA, Engineering and ESOL students will return in 2015 to improvements in E Block, which has had earthquake repairs and is being connected to the new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing facility).

E Block and the Whareora will be linked with a walkway on the first and second floor and as part of this work E Block is getting an upgrade. Apart from the work to create corridors to the Whareora, there are a few bonuses for NASDA such as new dance floors and a new dressing room area.

E Block is now closed to all staff and students and a small number of classes, including ESOL, have been relocated for now.

We can't wait to see the E Block improvements when classes start back in February. 

U Block (Food and Hospitality) is also getting some improvements, however these are more in the line of earthquake damage repairs. U Block is also closed to all staff and students until February 2015.

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09 Dec 2014

Grab One CPIT deal

Check out this great deal on GrabOne for the CPIT Science and Wellbeing Centre. 

Just $36 for a Pre & Post Assessment of Your Body Composition to Track the Progress of Your Diet & Exercise Regime!

http://www.grabone.co.nz/christchurch/the-zone

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04 Dec 2014

New parking website

The Council has today launched a new parking page on our website, aiming to help people find parks more easily in the Central City, and easily access information on things like paying for parking and paying fines.

www.ccc.govt.nz/parking

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24 Nov 2014

Campus Closure

Both CPIT campuses, Madras Street and Ensors Road and all CPIT Campus Connects will be closed Friday, December 5, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm for a staff function.

Exams scheduled for that afternoon will take place. 

Both childcare facilities at Madras Street will remain open.

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21 Nov 2014

Aviva (formerly Women’s Refuge) fundraiser

Aviva (formerly Women’s Refuge) is committed to supporting families in need all year-round but we know people will need our support more than ever during the holidays.

To coincide with the global Giving Tuesday movement, they are raising funds to support the operation of their free 24 hour family violence support and information line (0800 AVIVA NOW) over the holiday period. This 0800 line is an essential service but one that they received no funding for. By supporting Aviva you will be assisting those reaching out for support to become safe or change their lives for the better and you will be helping more families have a safer Christmas.

 

How can you help?        

Aviva is after new or good quality used goods, or vouchers for services that they can auction off on Trademe. Now might be a great time to have a spring clean and get rid of some unwanted items around your house, and at the same time support a great cause.

 

·         Small items or vouchers can be dropped off at the following locations:

o   Madras Campus: Office L232 (inside the library, second floor)

o   Trades Campus: Women’s Advisor / Careers Centre Office in SSB

o   Directly to Aviva community office at 90 Fitzgerald Ave during office hours.

·         For large items, please email fiona@avivafamilies.org.nz with the attached information sheet and a good quality photo.

 

Auction items must be with dropped off by 3pm on Monday 24th November. Auctions will go live on Tuesday 25th November and close Tuesday 2nd December.

 

For more information on Aviva, visit http://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/

For more information on Giving Tuesday, visit http://www.givingtuesday.org/

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19 Nov 2014

Youth volunteers needed!

We’re looking for volunteers aged 15-24 who are practical or creative, flexible and committed, to help us share positive messages with other young people in Canterbury. You could create our website content – including music, art or films, manage our social media streams, take part in and run your own events, or give public speaking a go. You’ll be using your skills in these areas to creatively share the six wellbeing tips on www.addressthestress.co.nz. We’re currently redeveloping the website, and you can also play a key part in its rebranding.

This is a fun, rewarding opportunity, where you can make a difference, learn new skills and meet great people. You’ll receive full training, as well as ongoing support and mentoring from our Youth Engagement Facilitator.

To find out more please visit www.redcross.org.nz/volunteer and fill out the short application form with your details to apply. Please also email helen.apsey@redcross.co.nz and tell us with why you’re interested in the role – your way of sharing this can be unique and take the form of a short film or letter – and what you feel you can bring to the team. Applications close on 28 November. 

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18 Nov 2014

Greater Christchurch bus network changing

​From Monday the 8th December most bus routes in Greater Christchurch will either be replaced or have new timetables. You can find out how your route is affected and view all the new timetables, maps and 2015 school services by clicking here.
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31 Oct 2014

Creative Festival kicks off

Over the next few weeks, the CPIT Creative Festival will be showcasing the work of students from Creative Industries Architectural Studies and TPW with a series of exhibitions and performances.

You may have noticed the RIPE art and design exhibition is now installed in the Atrium ready for public viewing from 11-20 November. EXIT, with designs from the third year Architectural Studies students has already taken over the CPSA.

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30 Oct 2014

Madras St Campus Re-opened

Welcome back everyone!

It’s back to business today as the Madras St Campus has re-opened and classes have resumed as usual.

Yesterday afternoon the campus was closed due to a gas leak on Moorhouse Avenue. CPIT followed the advice of police and fire services and evacuated the campus to ensure everyone’s safety.

 Thanks to everyone for their co-operation.

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29 Oct 2014

Madras St Campus Closed

The Campus has been closed due to a gas leak on Moorhouse Ave.

It could be up to four hours before the gas leak is fixed so as a precautionary measure we are closing the Madras St Campus for today. 

Please check the website for confirmation that the Madras St Campus will be open tomorrow. 

We are working with the police and fire service and we will keep you updated. 

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29 Oct 2014

EBOLA information for students.

CPIT have sought advice from the Public Health Unit in Christchurch regarding our response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The current Ebola Virus Disease is mainly effecting 3 countries in West Africa – Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Even in affected countries, the disease is not common.

The Ministry of Health is advising people not to travel to African countries affected by Ebola.

The Ministry of Health risk assessment currently indicates that it is extremely unlikely that a case of Ebola would be identified in NZ.

Ebola is not easy to catch – it is not spread through the air and is not as infectious as the flu or measles. You can’t catch Ebola just by sitting next to an infected person – it requires contact with infected body fluids (such as blood, saliva, urine or faeces) through broken skin or mucous membranes (such as the mouth or eyes).

Currently emphasis is being placed on border control and management. Applying the principle “abundance of caution”, the Public Health Unit has suggested that CPIT provide the following advice to staff and students:

Anyone planning to travel to Africa, or having close contact with someone who has recently been in Africa, should make themselves known to the CPIT Health & Safety Manager, David Currie, 9408370, curried@cpit.ac.nz so we can provide appropriate information and keep you updated. 

Any such persons who develop any ill health within 21 days of contact or return to NZ, should immediately isolate themselves and call their General Practitioner, the student health centre or the Ministries Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Further information is available on the Ministry of Health web site. http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/ebola-updates

David Currie

Manager, Health & Safety

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17 Oct 2014

Student Experience Survey results

The results are out for the 2014 Student Experience Survey. We had a huge increase in numbers of students completing the survey this year and some very interesting results. Read the full results here.
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15 Oct 2014

Free Microsoft Office for all students

CPIT has made an agreement with Microsoft to provide Office to every one of our students for free!

This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures our students always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more for as long as they’re a student here and the programme continues. 

This offer is available to all students at CPIT. To get your complimentary Office, visit Office.com/GetOffice365 and follow the on screen instructions. 
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01 Oct 2014

Student rec centre assistant needed!

The Recreation Centre staff oversee the smooth operation of the recreation Centre including supporting the establishment of clubs and group activities with the Student Wellbeing Team. The staff assist by developing and delivering sporting, recreational and leisure activities and events to directly engage students from across the institution.
We are seeking an organised and energetic person to assist our Recreation Centre Team Leader with the day to day running of the student recreation facilities.
Working up to 15 hours per week this could be the ideal role to fit with your study or other commitments. Qualifications or working towards relevant qualifications and a high level of customer service and administration skill will ensure you are in the running for this role.
We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz
Applications are open to current CPIT students only.
Applications close Wednesday 15th October 2014
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21 Sep 2014

Free cervical screening is available for the following women:

We provide free cervical screening for the following women:

  • Māori
  • Pasifika
  • Asian
  • All women aged 30 + who have never had a smear
  • All women aged 30 + who haven’t had a smear for at least 5 years

The Health Centre offers cervical screening by professional and caring staff - please telephone 9407566 for an appointment. You are very welcome to bring a support person with you.

If you would like to speak to a nurse for more information, please contact Susan, 9407567
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17 Sep 2014

Drop in nursing services

What : Drop in Nursing Service at Trades each term time  

When : Wed 8.30 am – 4pm and starting Friday 26 September, from 8.30 am  -1.30 pm.

Where : VF123 ( near kitchen)

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11 Sep 2014

Voting? Where to begin...

Still not sure who to vote for?  Check out some of these handy sites to get you started.

On The Fence

Vote Compass

Elections 2014

Remember you can vote all this week and next - Advance Voting at CPIT

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01 Sep 2014

Have your say – CPIT Student Experience Survey

Last year’s results

Last year, you told us that you were very happy with your programmes of study and 96 per cent of you would recommend CPIT to others. You also liked your tutors and other CPIT staff.

You were concerned about your workload, in particular the timing of assessments and the feedback you receive.

However, many of you didn’t respond to last year’s survey. Only 14.3 per cent of you took the opportunity to have your say.

We listened

We heard those that responded and as a result CPIT has worked hard to ensure assessments are spread out over the term.

We have also provided workshops for staff about how best to provide assessment feedback to you.

We’ve also reviewed our student surveys to streamline them and make them more relevant to you.  This has involved the purchasing of a new survey tool.  This tool lets us design it for specific groups, gain instant feedback and provide staff and students with reports soon after the survey completion.  We hope you like the new look.

Now it’s your turn

It’s nearing the end of the year which means it’s time for you to have your say on CPIT. If you’re in your first, final year or only year of study you will be receiving an email inviting you to complete the CPIT Student Experience Survey online. 

Not only is it important that you say your bit so we can make the changes you want – there are prizes up for grabs too! We have a $300 Westfield voucher to give away to one lucky student, and many grocery and coffee vouchers. 

It will only take you a few minutes – so watch out for this in your inbox and go ahead and tell us what you think.

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01 Sep 2014

Blood pressure health promotion

On Wednesday 3rd of September 11:00 – 13:00 the CPIT health centre staff will be doing a health promotion on blood pressure and blood sugar levels in the Atrium.

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20 Aug 2014

Car Parking Changes:

The Madras Street car park will be temporarily closed as a result of the Industry Expo and Open Day. From Tuesday August 26th, half of the car park will be closed while the marquee is erected for the event. On Thursday August 28th the entire car park will be closed for the day, before partial parking resumes on Friday August 29th.

We apologise for any inconvenience the reduced number of spaces may cause. There are available paid car parks near the CPIT campus which we suggest you use during this time. Please refer to this website for suggestions for parking: http://www.wilsonparking.co.nz/go/regions/christchurch-cbd

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20 Aug 2014

Performers needed!

Fancy yourself a good dancer? We need performers for Polyculture Week! 

Auditions will be held for guys and gals interested in performing a Punjabi dance (Bhangra) at a Polyculture event on September 2. 

Auditions upstairs in the Rec Centre tomorrow (Thursday August 21st) from 12.10pm.
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19 Aug 2014

Nestlé Toque d’Or competition

CPIT students Tae Murray, Shannon Tuck and Amori Irvia have won silver medals at the prestigious 2014 Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. 

Tae and Shannon battled it out for over three hours against 11 other teams from around the country to create a three course menu which was served to guests by Amori. Awesome stuff guys!
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15 Aug 2014

Japanese Speech Winners

Congrats to CPIT students Tanetoa Webster and Hao MingLee who took our first and third place at the Japanese Study Aotearoa New Zealand speech contest! 

Tanetoa will receive a return air ticket to Japan, and Hao Ming will receive a $50 Prezzy card.

CPIT will hold a celebration in the near future to celebrate the success properly but in the meantime, congrats! 

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06 Aug 2014

Social Justice important for New Zealand

As someone interested in Social Justice and Social Policy in New Zealand we are inviting you to attend Just Action 2014 on Saturday 23rd August in Christchurch.

How do we live justly in our own community?  Be inspired and challened by our guest speaker from the UK and locals who are making a difference.

Learn more and register here: www.salvationarmy.org.nz/our-community/calendar/just-action-our-backyard 

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04 Aug 2014

CPIT needs your help

We want students to comment on and influence our next few years plan (the CPIT Investment Plan).

Please join us for pizza and discussion this Friday 8th August 12.30 – 2.00pm

RSVP to: Sheryl.Breaylay@cpit.ac.nz or Jo.carter@cpit.ac.nz

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31 Jul 2014

Travel survey - prizes

Thanks to everyone who filled out our travel survey. Prizes went to Maksim Kotlyar ($250 Prezzie card), Abby Te Maiharoa ($50 Prezzie card) and Nicholas Maxwell ($50 Prezzie card).

Congratulations! We had a fantastic response rate which will help us to make travelling to campus easier for you. We’ll report on the findings as soon as they become available. 

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30 Jul 2014

Onesie Day

Thursday July 31st is CPIT Onesie Day as part of The Return! 

Wear your Onesie to campus, upload a photo to the CPIT Facebook page and you could be in to win prizes! 

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29 Jul 2014

Winter Warmer!

Time to keep active and stay warm!

Grab a friend, purchase a gym membership before Aug 8th and get a second membership at half price! 

Conditions: Reduced gym membership must be for a membership of equal or lesser value.

The special will finish at close of business Friday Aug 8th.

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29 Jul 2014

Traffic update

Downer has begun repairing sections of the kerb and channel, footpaths and road in every street in the southernsector of the Central City, between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Ave.

This may include small closures of footpaths, road shoulders and sections of the main carriage way.

Traffic flow and pedestrian access will be maintained. On street parking will be reduced.

Please be alert to changes in the traffic management, follow signage on site and drive to the changed

conditions. 

This work will take six months to complete.
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24 Jul 2014

Security reminder

Just a reminder to be conscious of your security when moving around the campus at night. There has been a recent incident in the neighbourhood, so it is timely to remember to be alert.

If you see anything suspicious please report it to our security guards on 027 540 8076. 

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22 Jul 2014

Health on campus

The Ministry of Health recently got in touch with the TEC to ask all TEOs to be conscious of the increased cases of measles.

Since December 2013 there have been more than 220 confirmed cases of measles in New Zealand, the majority of which have been aged 10-29 years. Since December there have been confirmed cases in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty/Lakes, Taranaki and Hawke's Bay. There are also outbreaks of measles occurring in several countries overseas. So, with students returning to campus after holidays, please be alert to measles symptoms.

                                               

Signs of infection                                           

Prodrome, can include: fever (≥ 38°C, usually the    first sign, lasts 4 - 7 days), cough, coryza, conjunctivitis and Koplik    spots.

Day 3 - 7 of illness: a generalised maculopapular    rash, starting on the head and neck and then spreading to the rest of the    body. This usually develops 14 days after initial exposure, 3 - 7 days after    onset of prodrome.

Incubation period7-18 days from exposure to onset of fever.
InfectivityCases are infectious from 5 days before until 5 days after the rash  appears (10 days total).
Complications Occur in up to 30% of cases and can include: otitis media,  diarrhoea, pneumonia and in severe cases, encephalitis.

Please contact the CPIT Health Centre on 03-940 7566 between 09:00 – 15:30 if you have any questions re the above. After Hours please contact Health Line on 0800 611 116 if any concerns re this.

 

 

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22 Jul 2014

Discounted health care for CPIT students

Enrol at CPIT Health Centre to receive low cost (and sometimes free) health care whilst you are studying at CPIT.

Call 9407566 for more information or call in to pick up an enrolment form.

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21 Jul 2014

The YOGA Return

Students! Free beginners yoga starting this Thursday 24 July!

12 – 12.50pm Recreation Centre studio

Flexibility, fitness and focus!

With Breeze Robertson, I.Y.T.A.

No experience necessary!

Mats provided – just turn up!

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16 Jul 2014

Timetable and room availability information

Following feedback that it would be very useful to have easier access to timetable and room availability information. When logged into a CPIT computer you can check the availability of rooms at CPIT via the Student info link. You can also access this link on the Your Study page.

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15 Jul 2014

Focus group for $30 voucher

We are doing work on Information & Systems and would like to have a student focus group.

The focus group will be on Tuesday 22nd July from 2pm-4pm in L202. Students will be given a $30 voucher as a thank you for participating. 

  • Improving the student experience
  • Aligning the student experience to effective technology and information
  • 2 hour session to walk through opportunities to improve our technology, processes and information across the student journey.

If students are interested in participating, they can email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz to register.

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10 Jul 2014

Traffic update

As early as Monday 14 July, contractors will start work on the replacement of earthquake damaged wastewater pipes on Tuam Street (between Madras and High streets). At this time, they will also continue works on Madras Street (between Tuam and Lichfield streets).

From Monday 14 July, Tuam Street (between High and Madras streets) will be reduced to one way traffic flowing east.

At the same time, Madras Street will return to one lane flowing north until the works are complete.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the street at all times.

Downer will also be doing some investigative work at night.

They will first be working in the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street. This work will be at night only - between 6pm and 7am.

At the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street there will be lane reductions but flow will be maintained. There will be no pedestrian crossing on the Countdown Mall  corner. Pedestrians will have to use Manchester Street  crossing.

At the intersection of Moorhouse Avenue and Manchester Street there will be no left turn from Moorhouse Avenue into Manchester Street.  There will be no pedestrian crossing on the PaknSave corner. Pedestrians will have to use Colombo Street crossing.


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09 Jul 2014

Scaffolding in Rakaia Centre

Facilities are currently changing some high level light fittings around the stairwell in the Rakaia Centre. The only way to do this is to scaffold, so you may notice some disruption in the area. 

The work will be finished on Friday 11/7.
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08 Jul 2014

Engineering and Architectural building to replace F Block

The CPIT Campus Master Plan is a programme of construction and refurbishment which will support CPIT’s training delivery into the future and contribute to the economic recovery of Christchurch.

The first projects are underway with the Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) and three new buildings at the Trades Campus well underway.

The next project is the new Engineering and Architectural Studies building (K Block), which will replace the current F Block. This has been identified as the best location following extensive strategic planning in the context of the overall programme of extensive new construction and refurbishment work across the campus.

The new building requires access to engineering workshops in E Block and a site where disruption from construction will be minimal. At 6,500sqm, this new facility is the biggest single investment of CPIT’s Campus Master Plan investment and will help to train the architects and engineers who will contribute to the recovery of Christchurch.

F Block has suffered significant earthquake damage and has not been occupied since September 2011. A Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) assessed this building at 25% of the building code. Significant cost was identified in bringing the building to 67% of the code, the level that the CPIT Council requires all CPIT buildings to reach.

The Returned Services Association (RSA) and the Ministry of Education have been consulted and they have no issues with demolition of this building. To recognise the history of this building, memorial brass plaques will be removed and donated to the RSA.

CPIT has also committed to creating a memorial garden for F Block and the location of this will be decided in relation to the overall campus landscaping plan.

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01 Jul 2014

CPIT Trades Campus Renamed

CPIT's Trades Campus, formerly known as TII, has been renamed.

Te Kãkui Manukura ( CPIT's Leadership group) has agreed to officially rename TII as “CPIT Trades”. This was done to incoporate both campuses together working as “One CPIT”.

The new name will be rolled out progressively across CPIT, so from now on you may hear it referred to as CPIT Trades or see new signage or notices with the change.

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27 Jun 2014

System outage July 6

System Outage ALL DAY 6th July 2014, beginning at 8am

The replacement of CPIT’s firewall will result in a number of systems being unavailable. Internal and external access will be compromised to all campuses (including Campus Connect sites), Moodle, Equella, Student email, Techlabs, Cisco Academy, Library systems and databases, Adobe Connect and onsite Wireless Access, plus other miscellaneous systems.

During the outage, significant and crucial testing will be carried out throughout the day which may result in CPIT-hosted systems being intermittently unavailable.

Full services are expected to be restored by 8am, Monday, 7th July 2014.

Another reminder notice will be posted towards the end of next week on the CPIT Campus Life website. Please communicate this to your colleagues and classmates.

If you have any concerns or uncertainty about applications or systems you are intending to use on the 6th July, please contact the ICT Division by emailing ICTServiceDesk@cpit.ac.nz, or call us on (03) 940 8800.

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16 Jun 2014

Take survey and win a $250 gift card

Bike? Bus? Car? Walk? 

How YOU travel to CPIT will help us make decisions about transport as part of the new Campus Master Plan. 

Please, take the 2014 CPIT Travel Survey

YOU could win a $250 voucher (first prize) or two runner up prizes of $50 gift cards.

It takes just 5 – 10 minutes to complete. But the long term effects will be felt for years to come as we try to make your time at CPIT even better - easier, more convenient and healthier. 

Make sure YOUR voice is heard on travel issues. 

Please, take the 2014 CPIT Travel Survey

It’s really important to us. And the results will affect YOU too. 

Thanks,
From Abbley’s traffic engineers and CPIT

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13 Jun 2014

Lifehack looking for candidates

Lifehack is accepting applications for candidates to join their five-week Lifehack Labs programme.

This entrepreneurial pre-accelerator workshop encourages young New Zealanders to make a positive impact on society with business development skills that will create economic growth.

The five-week programme includes a retreat weekend, exploration, research, design and creation of prototypes, and finishes with a final presentation of the developed projects.

Lifehack is originally funded by the Prime Minister’s social media innovations fund and is currently being supported by the Ministry of Social Development, as well as a range of mentors and tutors experienced in design, development and entrepreneurship.

Successful candidates will have their accommodation paid for in Wellington, they will not be charged any fee and any startups that are created through Lifehack Labs will not be charged equity.

 Apply at http://labs.lifehackhq.co  Applications close 29 June 2014.

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12 Jun 2014

Madras St Carpark closure

Please note due to the Have a Go Day on Friday 13 June the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.00am-12.30pm. Reserved car parks still available to access.

Nicola Maxwell liaison@cpit.ac.nz

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10 Jun 2014

System Outage ALL DAY 15th June 2014, beginning at 8am

The replacement of CPIT’s firewall will result in a number of systems being unavailable. Internal and external access will be compromised to all campuses (including Campus Connect sites), Moodle, Equella, Student email, Techlabs, Cisco Academy, Library systems and databases, Adobe Connect and onsite Wireless Access, plus other miscellaneous systems.

During the outage, significant and crucial testing will be carried out throughout the day which may result in CPIT-hosted systems being intermittently unavailable.

Full services are expected to be restored by 8am, Monday, 16th June 2014.

Another reminder notice will be posted towards the end of next week on the CPIT Campus Life website. Please communicate this to your colleagues and classmates.

If you have any concerns or uncertainty about applications or systems you are intending to use on the 15th June, please contact the ICT Division by emailing ICTServiceDesk@cpit.ac.nz, or call us on (03) 940 8800.

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09 Jun 2014

Candyfloss and redbull!

The Student Volunteer Army will be outside the CPSA on Wednesday June 11 from 12pm til 1pm giving away candyfloss.

Red Bull will be there too giving away cans of Red Bull!

 If raining, this will be held inside the CPSA. 


 

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09 Jun 2014

Selfies in the library!

The CPIT library is running a selfie competition. Take a selfie of yourself and or your friends in the Library between Monday June 9 til Friday June 27 and post it on the Facebook page with the hashtag #libraryselfies. Win one of three very tasty boxes of chocolates! A winner will be drawn every week.

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04 Jun 2014

Madras Street Car park closure

Please note due to the Have a Go Days on Friday 6 and Friday 13 June the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.00am-12.30pm. Reserved car parks still available to access.

Nicola Maxwell liaison@cpit.ac.nz

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29 May 2014

Chicken Pox: Health Centre message

If you develop any of the symptoms below, please do not attend class and consult a medical professional:

· Fever (temperature), aches and headache often start a day or so before a rash appears.

· Rash. Spots appear in crops. The spots develop into small blisters and are itchy. They can be anywhere on the body and sometimes also in the mouth. Several crops may develop over several days. Some people are covered in spots; others have only a few.

· Cough, sore throat, and feeling sick are common.

The incubation period for chicken pox ( the time it takes from exposure to the virus and development of symptoms) is 10 – 21 days.

Please feel free to contact the Health Centre for any advice/information.

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28 May 2014

Moodle/Equella outage

Due to a software upgrade there will be a brief Moodle/Equella outage on Friday 30th May.

Moodle and Equella will be unavailable for a maximum of 30 mins on Friday between 4pm and 4.30pm.

Apologies for the inconvenience. If this will directly affect you or any of your classes, please contact esupport@cpit.ac.nz

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28 May 2014

Student Employment Survey

Need a job? Got a job? Not worried?
Whether you’re employed or unemployed we want to know your thoughts on Student Employment!
Take this quick 2-3 minute survey and be in to win 1 of 50 $50 Prezzy Cards!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5J9SPP5

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28 May 2014

Win with World Smokefree day!

To celebrate World Smokefree Day on May 31, Smokefree Canterbury are giving smokers who want to quit the chance to win a $250 grocery voucher. 

To enter just go to www.smokefreecanterbury.org.nz  

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27 May 2014

Paid mentoring programme!

Hi my name is Louise, Secondary Tertiary Pathways Advisor. We intend to set up a mentoring programme for 2014 with some Christchurch Secondary Schools and are looking for 2nd to 3rd year CPIT students – you will be paid for your work.

We are looking for students who are:

· Currently enrolled in at least a 2 year full-time programme (or equivalent) at CPIT

· Have an interest in motivating others and in working with a diverse range of people

· Able to set goals and achieve these using straightforward action plans

If you are keen, Contact louise.edmonds@cpit.ac.nz

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26 May 2014

Free Women in Trades lunch!

Free Women in Trades lunch.

Thursday 29th May

12pm in VF110/111 in the Student Services Building

Come along, meet other women in trades, and enjoy some good food.

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26 May 2014

Survey and win!

Go in the draw to win one of two $25 The Warehouse vouchers. Take a 10 minute survey and tell us how you like to listen to your music. Click here: http://radiosurvey.weebly.com/

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20 May 2014

Join NZUSA!

NZUSA has established a series of Learner Advisory Panels. This initiative aims get a forum of students online to comment about their experience with various education issues.

We are looking for students from CPIT to be included in this national initiative.

You can sign up to this initiative through this google doc form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12kFEWFK0FsZ7zXgSBtOeFSVnOwoD4eqRwstzG4CyVsA/viewform

The funding for this project has come from Ako Aotearoa (the National Centre for Teaching Excellence), NZUSA who are providing resources, and Squiz NZ who are proving all the technical support for the online programme.

It is a project being run in conjunction with a variety of government agencies.

NZUSA will be responsible for overall co-ordination of the groups. There will be ten panels of 20 members. NZUSA will be communicating with you mostly online in targeted discussions (most likely four before the end of this year). Through doing this we are aware that you are a busy student and we don’t want to detract from your learning. We want no more than 1-2 hours of your time over the five days the discussion will be open.

While we can’t directly pay you for your work on this panel, we are hoping that you’ll be motivated by wanting to experience the benefits of knowing that you can express your opinion and be influential about education issues in a meaningful constructive forum. This will be appropriately acknowledged.

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16 May 2014

Help us!

We need people for focus groups to help us make future decisions about CPIT! 

If you're available next Tuesday morning or afternoon, or Wednesday from 9am til 10am, and you're aged between 16-18 or 25-30 we want you! 

You will be rewarded for your efforts with food and movie passes. If you're keen email sandy.crane@cpit.ac.nz 
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14 May 2014

Free texture waves!

Models are required for FREE texture waves on Tuesday 20 May from 10am!

Aoraki Polytechnic hairdressing students need clients for their texture waves.

The service will take three hours and students will be supervised.


If you're keen or to make an appointment call Chris McFetrish on 9408603.
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12 May 2014

Found- Westpac card!

Anybody missing a Westpac eftpos card? No name on it. Found outside ICT building this morning. If it belongs to you, please call in to Health Centre to collect.

Susan - 7566
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09 May 2014

Unwanted shoes wanted!

We can find new homes for your unwanted shoes or recycle your retired sneakers.

No matter what state you sneakers are in we will take them and send to the United States to a programme called the NIKE GRIND where they recycle your shoe to build sports fields. Shoe are taking up too much room in our landfills and releasing the chemicals into rivers and poisoning our wild life while they break down.

Bring your shoes on the 12-20th May in the recreation centre and we will take them from you thanks to Rebel Sports Riccarton. 

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09 May 2014

Roadworks delayed

Due to Madras Street high water levels, a de-watering pump is needed to
reduce these levels.

The de-watering pump will move in a northerly direction up Madras Street during the duration of the works. This will delay our planned works for about one to two weeks.

The de-watering pump will be in use 24 hours a day and will produce a low humming noise.

If you have questions please call 0508 718 719 or email Christchurch.comms@macdow.co.nz

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06 May 2014

SYTW with these job listings

Spend your time wisely by looking for a job!

If you're looking for a job to kill some time or to save some money, check out our new job listings page for some ideas!

Read more >

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02 May 2014

Māori and Pasifika Health Promotion Day, 7 May

Come along to our Māori and Pasifika Health Promotion Day on Wednesday, 7 May at 10am – 2pm.

All students and whānau are invited to the Māori and Pasifika Health Promotion Day. Venue is Te Puna Wānaka, Wharenui.

As well as attendance from the following agencies, the Health Centre nurses will be offering BP and Diabetes checks and there will be competitions and healthy food giveaways.

  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Appetite for Life
  • Pacific Trust
  • Aukati KaiPaipa Smoking Cessation
  • Breast Screen South
  • Cate Graze – Personal Trainer
  • Cervical Screening ( will be offering free clinics and booking women for 16 May session at HC)
  • Green Prescription
  • Family Planning
  • Heart Foundation
  • Alcohol and Drug Helpline
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23 Apr 2014

Traffic restrictions

Traffic restrictions: Madras, High and St Asaph streets, Central City - wastewater replacement

What: Replacement of the earthquake damaged wastewater main to support construction of the Anchor Projects and vertical rebuild.

Where: Madras, High and St Asaph streets, Central Business District, Central City.

When: As early as Monday 28 April to mid-July 2014

Traffic impacts-

During Stage one we will work at the intersection of Madras, High and St Asaph streets. Madras Street will be reduced to one lane flowing north and St Asaph Street will be reduced to one lane flowing west. This work will take approximately two weeks. We will then move along High Street, working within the road closure. This work will take approximately two weeks.

During Stage two Madras Street will be reduced to one lane flowing north. This work will take approximately four weeks.

During Stage three Tuam Street will be reduced to one lane flowing east. This work will take approximately three weeks.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on at least one side of the road at all times.

Standard work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm.

There will be increased noise, dust and vibration levels associated with this work.

Call McConnell Dowell on freephone 0508 718 719 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at: christchurch.comms@macdow.co.nz. Emergency calls will be diverted outside these hours. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work in your street.

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16 Apr 2014

Easter Opening Hours

CPIT be closed from the Good Friday, April 18th until Wednesday April 23rd. Campus will be open on April 23rd and 24th from 8am until 5pm. 

For Anzac weekend we CPIT will just be closed on Anzac day (25th April).

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11 Apr 2014

Cheap haircuts and foils!

Aoraki Polytechnic's Hairdressing and Beauty clinics run out of Paxus House and they are offering their services to all CPIT students and staff.

Many services are available but training haircuts are $5, while foils are from $10. Hair ups are from $10.

Phone today for an appointment 0800 426 725
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11 Apr 2014

Reminder- security!

Just a friendly reminder! Please be extra careful with your personal belongings and do not leave them unattended on Campus at any time. If your items are stolen insurance may not pay if you have not taken care and been responsible for your property.
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11 Apr 2014

How do you listen to your music?

How do you listen to your music?

Have you tried iheart or any other internet music sites?

If you’re interested in sharing your views and experiences with iheart, or internet radio in general,

Come along to a fun focus group on Thursday 1st May at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

To register your interest, send your name and a contact phone number to radiofocusgroups@gmail.com

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08 Apr 2014

Beginners yoga

Want to try yoga? This is a beginners level class of stretching, breathing exercises and relaxation to make you feel better and function better (in a nutshell). 
Tuesdays 5.15 - 6.30, Rec centre studio (upstairs).
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03 Apr 2014

The CPIT Tech Girls

A new group has been formed on Campus for women studying ICT.

The ‘CPIT Tech Girls’ aim to create a friendly female community to help support, connect, and promote women in ICT both at CPIT and in the wider community. 

The group has big plans including bringing in inspirational speakers, providing scholarships, hosting educational events and starting a mentoring programme. 

The group is looking for new members. You don't have to be studying ICT at CPIT to join the group; anyone with a tech interest is welcome.

For more information on CPIT Tech Girls email cpittechgirls@gmail.com or visit the Facebook group

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02 Apr 2014

ICT Interns

We're looking for two ICT interns to join our team for a part time, fixed position until December 2014.

 
We have opportunities for two CPIT students to join the ICT Division for paid work experience of 13 hours per week until December 2014, with time split evenly between the Audio Visual and Service Desk teams.
 
Student applicants must be enrolled in a two (2) or three (3) year programme at CPIT and have completed the equivalent of 1 year full time study towards the qualification.
 

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Applications are accepted via the online application system only. Please ensure you attach your CV and Covering letter to this online application form.

 
Applications close Sunday 13th April 2014
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01 Apr 2014

Graduation DVD's available for sale

Graduation ceremony DVDs are available for sale for $19.95 plus GST. When submitting your order, you must provide your name, payment details, delivery address and also whether you wanted morning or afternoon.

Please email davidm@shipleys.co.nz for your copy.

You can also watch both the graduation ceremonies online:

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27 Mar 2014

Free physio!

If you have an ACC related injury, you can have a FREE physiotherapy assessment and treatment via the Health Centre. 

Jeremy, the physio works from the Recreation Centre each Thursday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Please contact the Health Centre on 7566 to book an appointment.

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25 Mar 2014

Student Access to MS Office

Microsoft now offers Office 365 ProPlus at no charge to enrolled students. This is incredible news for students as they can now take advantage of all that Office 365 ProPlus has to offer. Go to the IT Help pages for further details - http://campus.cpit.ac.nz/support-for-you/IT-help/office365proplus/

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24 Mar 2014

Edible Book Competition

CPIT students and staff are invited to create 'edible books' - a witty or imaginative interpretation of their favourite book that is edible, or food in the shape of a book. Entries are then displayed, photographed, judged or devoured.

Prizes will be awarded for the best entries in the following categories:

  • People's Choice
  • Best Interpretation of a Book
  • Funniest Entry
  • Most Delectable Entry
  • Most Imaginative Entry 

All entries must be submitted to CPIT Library between 8.30am and 11am on Tuesday 1 April either through registering online or in person on the day 

Register online for the Edible Book competition.

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21 Mar 2014

Graduation update

All tickets and graduation guides are now in the mail so those graduating will receive them shortly.

Due to a record number of people graduating this year, the maximum number of tickets anyone will receive is 5. There will be no extra tickets.

Congrats graduates! 

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20 Mar 2014

Calling all Architectural Designers to be!

Calling all Architectural Designers to be! It is just under two weeks before award winning Japanese Architect Koh Kitayama lands in NZ to begin his series of seminars around the country! One of the most anticipated speakers of the year, Koh is in Christchurch on April 4 at the Transitional Cathedral. Student tickets have been discounted to almost half price at $34.50 each. Visit the ADNZ website to book your seat and for more information http://www.adnz.org.nz/events/feature/30

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18 Mar 2014

Autumn Graduation

CPIT's Autumn Graduation will be held on Friday March 28, 2014 at CBS Arena. This year we have a record number of people graduating and we are still processing tickets and graduation guides. These will be in the mail by Thursday, March 20.
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14 Mar 2014

Nursing & Pre Health Info Sessions

CPIT is holding information sessions on Nursing and Pre-Health. At the Nursing session, students can find out all they need to know about studying nursing at CPIT in Christchurch. The Pre-Health session will help students decide if they need to undertake more study to meet entry requirements for Nursing, Midwifery, Medical Imaging, Human Nutrition, Laboratory Science, Physical Activity & Health Promotion and Sport & Exercise Science.

Nursing Information sessions for 2014:

Tuesday 18 March

Nursing Information Session: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Pre-Health & Science Information Session: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Thursday 19 June (CPIT Open Day)

Nursing Information Session: 4.30pm - 5.30pm Pre-Health & Science Information Session:

3-3.30pm, 4-4.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch

Tuesday 5 August

Nursing Information Session: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Pre-Health & Science Information Session: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: N104, CPIT Madras Street Campus, Madras Street, Christchurch.

Please pass this information on to anyone interested in Nursing or Pre-Health and Science. To find out more, call 0800 24 24 76 or visit www.cpit.ac.nz

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14 Mar 2014

Become a board rep!

The Academic Board is looking for two student representatives. You will be a full Academic Board member. It’s a voluntary, unpaid role but will look fantastic on your CV and be a great chance to have a say in the way CPIT is run.

The Academic Board advises the CPIT Council on matters relating to courses of study or training, awards and other academics matters. The Board is made of CPIT’s CE, Kay Giles, the Academic Director, the Kaiarahi, Heads of Departments, Academic Staff, the Director of Education & Applied Research, delegates from a range of committees and two Student Representatives.

You will need to attend the Academic Board meetings. They are on Thursdays and are roughly every 5-6 weeks. The next meeting is 10th April. Most of the time, the meetings are 10am-12pm. Occasionally, some meetings will be 9am-12pm. There are about 9 meetings a year. You will also need to read material that’s sent out prior to the meeting.

Email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz if you're interested in being involved!
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12 Mar 2014

Fresh hot from Instagram

Want your Instagram photo showcased on Campus Life? Showoff your photos from in and around campus on Campus Life by adding the hashtag #CPIT on your Instagram photo and it'll show up on our feed.
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10 Mar 2014

Call all choreographers, dancers and actors

The University of Canterbury's Indian Student Association is organising their annual production and they're looking for any student who are keen to be apart of it. So if you are between the ages 16 and 25 then this is for you.

Bryan Aitken a former Associate Artistic Director and original company member of The Court Theatre, Christchurch, Bryan has worked as an actor or director for most of New Zealand’s major Theatre Companies. He has been awarded a QEII Arts Council Major Travel Grant, a Trustbank Arts Excellence Award, and the 1990 Commemorative Medal for his work with youth. If you're keen to be a part of the production and you are a committed person please come along to the cast call this Sunday 9 March at 6pm at kirkwood village - room KF08.

Calling all choreographers, dancers and actors! People who are keen to be a part of backstage crew and production crew are welcome to.

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07 Mar 2014

Welcome month challenge & bungee

There will be a Horizontal Bungee outside the CPSA Building today at lunchtime. Come down and try it out and while you’re there, sign up for the Welcome Month Challenge happening this afternoon.

The Challenge starts at 12:30pm and finishes with free pizza at 3pm. You get a free shirt and can win great prizes, including swimming with the dolphins! 

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06 Mar 2014

Madras St Car park closure

Just a warning- on Friday March 7th the Madras St car park will not be able to be used. Only those with reserved parks will be able to enter. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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04 Mar 2014

Research participants wanted!

ICT is looking for students to be involved in a research group for the design of Office 365 (which is an online software & services suite that CPIT is switching to).

They are looking for two groups of between 6-8 students to come along to a 2 hour session on Friday 14th March. Participants will be given a $30 Westfield voucher.

You do not need to have any particular knowledge or be computer savvy – the idea behind these groups is to make sure the design is useable for everyone.

The sessions on Friday 14th March are: 12pm-2pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm

 Please email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz if you would like to be involved.

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04 Mar 2014

Stop smoking and win!

WERO is a stop smoking competition for teams with a chance to win cash prizes for a chosen charity or community group. Any 10 smokers can form a team. Each competition is run over three months, giving plenty of time for teams to stop smoking.

 

HOW WERO WORKS

- 10 people who smoke form a team and register on www.wero.me
- Each team finds themselves a coach (Kaihautu) to keep them motivated and a stop smoking support worker (Kaiwhakatere) who can offer additional support
- Each team member gives a simple breath or spit test to confirm they are still a current smoker at the start of the competition
- Team members help motivate and encourage each other to stop smoking as early in the competition as possible
- Kaihautu update the smoking status for each team member weekly on the www.wero.me team page
- The Leading teams are tested at the end of competition to confirm how many have stopped smoking and find the winner.

 

HOW TO WIN

The team with the most members not smoking at the end of competition wins! Team members are asked ‘Have you smoked even a puff in the last 24 hours?’ This is based on the last smoking status shown on the team page, and confirmed with a biochemical test.

PRIZES

1st prize: $5,000
$500: Team in front at four weeks
$500: Team in front at eight weeks
$500: Team that used the website the most.
Pregnant Mums prize category
Spot prizes awarded throughout the competition
Prize money can only be awarded to a registered New Zealand charity or community
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03 Mar 2014

Help build a new playground!

Come one, Come all!

West Spreydon Primary School needs a new playground.

Over the past month volunteers (professionals and your average Joe) have been building together a brand spankin' new playground for the West Spreydon school kids.

They have all the tools and equipment, they just need more hands.

If you are free this Saturday March 8 between 8am-3pm come along and help out.

Your help, even for an hour or two, will be greatly appreciated. To sign up come to clubs day on the 5th of March between 12pm and 1pm or email your interest here: cpitsva@gmail.com

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28 Feb 2014

Road Works - March/ April update

19 March 2014: 
Pipelining work is starting today (Wednesday 19 March). See the works notice - Manchester Street south and surrounding streets, Central City, wastewater repair. (PDF: 0.8MB)    

Southward will be one way today from Manchester Street to Madras Street. There will be no on street parking from 19 Southwark Street east and you will not be able to turn into Southwark Street from Madras Street.  

Madras Street will be two lanes, however between Allen Street and Southwark Street there will be no on street parking. There will still be access to the CPIT car parks.  

On Thursday 20 March - work will continue on Madras Street while two lanes of traffic will be maintained there will be no on street parking between the food court and Allen Street.

Work will also be done in Allen Street. Allen Street will remain two way but with no on street parking around the work site. The traffic management in Southwark Street and Allen Street will only be for one day.       
 

14 March 2014:  
During March and April 2014 SCIRT will be repairing the damaged wastewater pipe on Dundas Street (from 17 March) and Fitzgerald Avenue (this will start once the work at Dundas Street work is completed).

Pipelining work is starting in Madras Street and will progress to Manchester Street and adjacent streets.  

See the works notice - Central City - East of Colombo Street, repair of damaged wastewater system (PDF:1MB).   

28 February 2014:
We’d like to let our staff and students know about the upcoming road works on Madras Street and Barbadoes Street (between St Asaph Street and Moorhouse Avenue) beginning 3 March.

Street parking will be limited during the works and traffic lanes may be reduced, narrowed or closed.

The work on Barbadoes Street will affect traffic flow from Monday 3 March. There will be no street parking available on Barbadoes Street.  

On Tuesday 4 March and Friday 7 March work will be completed in Coventry Street. This will affect the street parking directly opposite Williams Street – there will still be access to the car park on Coventry Street.

See Works Notice – Barbadoes Street, Central City – South, wastewater repair (PDF: 0.6MB)

The work on Madras Street begins on Monday 3 March (stage 1) opposite the food court. This will reduce car parks on the sides of the road around the site for approximately two weeks. Access to the CPIT car park will have signage to make the entrance clear. Speed will be reduced to 30km/h.  

Stage 2 work will begin from Monday 17 March and car parking will not be available for another four weeks.

See Works Notice – Madras Street, Central City (PDF: 1MB)

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26 Feb 2014

Tell us your thoughts!

Have your say! CPIT are expanding our student service based on Microsoft’s Office365 and need your input. Tell us what you think of the CPIT online services which you use and how we might enhance your learning experience through Office365. Take the survey here:www.surveymonkey.com/s/cpit-student-survey

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25 Feb 2014

Volunteer with puppies!

Did someone say puppies?!!!!!

Correct. CPIT SVA would love some keen volunteers to help out in the "Paws in the Park" Sunday 16th of March at the Groynes.

Your service will help raise funds and awareness for Project 2nd Chance appeal.

There are all sorts of duties and you can bring a friend to help volunteer with you!- Spaces are limited

Sign up by emailing your interest here: 'cpitsva@gmail.com' 

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24 Feb 2014

Are you ready for graduation?

If you have completed your qualification with us here at CPIT and think you're eligible to graduate, you should have received your graduation pack by now. If this has not arrived, please email your full name, student ID number, the qualification you studied and current postal address to info@cpit.ac.nz.
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20 Feb 2014

Beware of academic fraud

The originality of your work as a student is of paramount importance and it’s with this in mind that we wish to bring to your attention the dubious actions of an overseas company. We’ve been advised that this company is making contact with recently enrolled students to offer what appears to be cheating services (essays written on behalf of students for a fee).

The service offered by this US-based company is academic fraud. We don’t accept work submitted on-behalf and naturally we want to protect you from fraudulent activity which could put your success at risk. If you’re approached by an individual or company offering this kind of service, please report it to CPIT’s academic director Shirley Wilson (shirley.wilson@cpit.ac.nz).

Companies like this prey on students who are struggling with their studies. If you find yourself in this position, please ask for help. We have many services that can support you to achieve your study goals and staff are always willing to help.

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20 Feb 2014

Wastewater Main Repairs

SCIRT will be repairing damaged wastewater mains on Ferry Road between Williams Street and Barbadoes Street as well as on St Asaph Street between Fitzgerald Avenue and Colombo Street.
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18 Feb 2014

Meningococcal disease awareness

 

What it looks like

At the start of the illness, meningococcal disease can look like influenza (flu) or a cold, but it can then become worse very quickly. Sometimes a person can feel unwell and then feel better again before becoming very ill, very quickly. Like influenza, meningococcal symptoms include fever, headache, sleepiness and joint and muscle pains, but there can also be some more specific symptoms, such as a stiff neck, dislike of bright lights, vomiting or a rash consisting of reddish-purple pin-prick spots or bruises. 
How to treat it

Meningococcal disease is very serious and needs urgent medical treatment. Illness may develop slowly over one or two days, or may develop quickly over just a few hours. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms so you can get medical help straight away – whether it’s day or night. It can be treated with antibiotics, but early treatment is critical. Especially because diagnosis can be difficult early in the illness, meningococcal disease can be fatal despite antibiotic treatment.

How to prevent it

Limiting Exposure - Meningococcal disease can be spread from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing. To help stop meningococcal bacteria from spreading, cover your nose or mouth with your arm when you sneeze or cough, and wash and dry your hands after using the toilet and before and after preparing food.
Immunisation - This is the most effective way to avoid catching meningococcal disease. There are a number of meningococcal vaccines currently available which protect against some, but not all, strains of the disease, for up to five years. However, none of them provide long-term protection, or protect against meningococcal B, the strain responsible for around half of meningococcal disease in New Zealand. The MeNZB vaccine offered between 2004 and 2008 provided short term protection against the New Zealand group B meningococcal disease strain, but not other strains that presently pose a threat. 
Most students, even those who have completed the full course of MeNZB vaccines, are therefore not protected against meningococcal disease. Some students and parents will wrongly assume that they or their child are protected because they have completed all of their scheduled immunisations. 
Vaccines that protect against meningococcal disease are not funded as part of the National Immunisation Schedule. However, vaccination is recommended for young people living in shared hostel/boarding accommodation. Students and parents can talk to their GP or practice nurse about whether immunisation to protect against meningococcal disease is right for them. 

Anyone with a severe flu-like illness should see a doctor without delay, whether they have been vaccinated or not. No vaccine can protect against 100% of meningococcal disease, and there are other serious illnesses that begin in a similar way.

The Ministry of Health has detailed information on its webpage about meningococcal disease here: http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/meningococcal-disease
Further information aimed at students is available here:http://www.getimmunised.org.nz 
Contact your local Public Health Unit at CPIT, contact 03 940 7566

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14 Feb 2014

Want to earn while you learn?

CPIT's Marketing Department are looking for two 3rd Year Design students who want to build on their portfolio and gain valuable real-world skills mentored by experienced senior designers.

MARKETING INTERNS (x2)

Paid work experience for 3rd Year Design Students

  • Earn money while gaining amazing work experience
  • Impress future employers with a diverse creative CV portfolio
  • Expand your design skills with the opportunity to work as part of a busy creative studio
  • Gain valuable real-world skills mentored by experienced senior designers

Skills we are looking for . . .

  • Creativity, flair and innovation in design
  • Good technical skills and understating of appropriate design packages
  • Friendly, fun “can and will do” attitude
  • Good time management skills

Skills you will gain . . .

  • Valuable insight into working in a commercial creative design studio environment
  • Valuable skills employers are looking for in a design graduate
  • Practical experience and understanding in designing to the target audience and the creative brief
  • Strong technical skills in working in appropriate design packages
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to building relationships with internal and external clients.

Two intern positions available

Intern 1

Averaging 2 days per week (equaling up to 13 hours paid work experience per week), totaling 800 hours for the year. Flexibility around hours and days of work dependent upon your timetable, holidays, exams, etc.

As our design intern you will be required to work collaboratively as part of the Creative Brand Team and be required to produce online and offline creative solutions as directed and supported by the Senior Creative Designer or Creative Brand Manager.

Intern 2

Averaging 1 day per week (equaling up to 7.5 hours paid work experience per week) equaling up to, totaling 300 hours for the year. Flexibility around hours and days of work dependent upon your timetable, holidays, exams, etc.

As our design intern you will be required to work collaboratively as part of the Marketing Team, mostly working on creative solutions to support our Student Services activity, designing flyers, posters, web banners, tickets for student events and the student Campus Life website.

HOW TO APPLY

We accept applications via our online application system. For a job description and to apply online please visit http://www.cpit.ac.nz/about-us/work-at-cpit. Please include an example of your student portfolio as an attachment along with your CV and Covering Letter. Any questions should be directed to Human Resources on 03 940 8623 or human.resources@cpit.ac.nz

To apply you must be enrolled as a 3rd year CPIT Design student.

Applications Close Sunday 2nd March 2014

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11 Feb 2014

International Student Orientation

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

FRIDAY 21st February 2014 at 12.00pm

IMAGITECH THEATRE (A134)

CPIT welcomes international students and provides a comprehensive orientation session to inform you of the specialised support services and facilities that are available to help you reach your academic goal!

· Receive your welcome pack

· Meet the staff and other international students

· Learn about study in New Zealand – how it is different to studying in your home country

· Learn how to maximise your chances of success

· Understand the requirements and your responsibilities when studying on an international student visa

· Know where to go for help

As an international student you MUST attend orientation. If you are unable to attend this session you will need to make an appointment with one of the International Student Advisors. Appointments can be made by emailing:

lyn.crossan@cpit.ac.nz OR denise.hannam@cpit.ac.nz

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10 Feb 2014

Calling all good Samaritans...

Calling all good Samaritans...

On the 21st and the 23rd of February, UC SVA is holding a Colour Run; a run that requires a lot of organising and enthusiastic helpers. You have the option to pay $55 to enter this Christchurch Colour Run 2014 OR volunteer, thus be a part of this awesome event FOR FREE! CPIT is giving students a chance to help the Christchurch community and coincide with UC SVA on this colourful day(s). Follow the link below and purchase your FREE ticket. Don't forget to write "CPIT" beside your name on purchase. There are various stations you can choose to volunteer for either before or on the day. See you all there!!

http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/search/?search=christchurch+color+run 

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04 Feb 2014

Wastewater main repairs

SCIRT will be repairing the damaged wastewater main on Ferry Road between St Asaph Street and Fitzgerald Avenue with work beginning Tuesday 4 February for about 10 days subject to favourable weather and onsite conditions.    

Read the works notice (PDF: 1.4 MB) for more information.   

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31 Jan 2014

Campus Master Plan

Campus Master Plan - Feel the vibrations? Compacting groundwork on the new Whareora – Science and Wellbeing facility site at Madras Street through February may cause ground vibrations. See www.cpit.ac.nz/master-plan.

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31 Jan 2014

Like our Library FB page and win!

'Like' our Facebook page ASAP and the next ten CPIT students or staff will receive either DVD or movie tickets for Alice in Videoland.

www.facebook.com/CPITLibrary

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31 Jan 2014

Student health services

Want to enrol at the Health Centre for your medical care whilst are studying at CPIT? The Health Centre has low cost fees for medical/nursing services with some services no cost at all.

Students can call into the Health Centre any time during opening and complete an enrolment form.

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12 Dec 2013

Campus Christmas closure

The CPIT campus will be closed for Christmas from 3pm on Monday December 23. The campus will re-open from 8.30am on Friday January 3.


Enjoy your holidays everyone!  

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04 Dec 2013

Want to win an iPad Air?

Enter your video submission now on http://woobox.com/98oxyz, share it and get your friends to vote.

The competition works for Instagram, Vine and YouTube. #SpendYourTimeWisely now!

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03 Dec 2013

Free Breakfast!

Our Student Wellbeing Team has done it again! They're offering a free pre-exam breakfast for you at the Rakaia Atrium from 8-9am.

All you have to do is bring your student ID. See you there!

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02 Dec 2013

Campus closure

Both CPIT campuses, Madras Street and Ensors Road and all Campus Connects will be closed this Friday, December 6, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

All exams scheduled for the afternoon of Friday December 6 will take place. 

Both childcare facilities at Madras Street will be open. 

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29 Nov 2013

Congratulations ladies!

Two of our New Zealand Broadcasting School students have won this year's Christian Broadcasting Association scholarships.

Congratulations Kaitlin Ruddock and Mei Yeoh for winning the scholarships!

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27 Nov 2013

Get paid to have fun!

We’ll pay you to have fun! CPIT is looking for enthusiastic and confident students to be our 2014 Student Ambassadors.

If you’re interested in applying to be a CPIT Student Ambassador register your details by emailing liaison@cpit.ac.nz.

To see what they get up to check out some of our current student ambassador profiles at www.facebook.com/CPITNZ/notes 

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26 Nov 2013

Win, win win!

We've already had some great entries into our#Spendyourtimewisely video comp. Vote for your favourite here: http://woobox.com/98oxyz. Or, if you think you can do better add your own! Just capture you or your mates doing something hilarious, crazy or amazing and submit it. You could win an iPad air! 

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22 Nov 2013

Free breakfast!

To help you feed your brain and fill your stomach before exams CPIT is running free breakfasts in the atrium.

Come along to the Rakaia Centre from 8am til 9am on Monday November 25, Wednesday November 27, Monday December 2 and Wednesday December 4 to fuel your mind.

Cereal, fruit and yoghurt will be available to students. Bring your student ID.

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21 Nov 2013

Have your say and win!

HAVE YOUR SAY - CPIT STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY

It’s almost the end of the year which means it’s time for you to have your say about CPIT. If you’re in your first or final year, you’re invited to complete the CPIT Student Experience/Programme Satisfaction Survey online through http://pss.cpit.ac.nz/login.php

Not only is it important that we hear from you so we can make changes– there are prizes up for grabs too! We have a $350 Westfield voucher to give away to one lucky student and $50 grocery vouchers too.

It will only take you a few minutes – so go ahead and tell us what you think.

LAST YEAR’S RESULTS

Last year you told us that you were very happy with your programmes of study. 97% of you would recommend CPIT to others. You also liked your tutors and other CPIT staff.

You were concerned about your workload, in particular the timing of assessments and the feedback you receive.

However, many of you didn’t respond to last year’s survey. Only 22.3% of you took the opportunity to have your say.

WE LISTENED

We heard you and CPIT is working to identify where workload issues are happening in each programme.

We are also providing workshops for staff about how best to provide assessment feedback.

And we are reviewing our student surveys to streamline them and make them more relevant to you.

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21 Nov 2013

Classic car exhibition

Students! Come along and see our Classic Car Exhibition Exhibition and BBQ at the Trades Innovation Institute on Friday November 22 from 12-1pm.
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14 Nov 2013

Health Centre Update

The Health Centre doctor will be finishing for Christmas break on Thursday 5 December. If you need a prescription for medication over the holidays, please make sure you either make a request in plenty of time via the Health Centre nurse or book an appointment to see the doctor.    
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13 Nov 2013

Film, Share, Vote

We have just launched the #SpendYourTimeWisely video contest on Facebook. Go and check out CPIT's Facebook page to find out how to enter and the Ts and Cs and be in to win an iPad Air!

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12 Nov 2013

We're here to help!

CPIT Health Centre staff are available for support and counselling for any student affected by the Philippines disaster.

Please contact the Centre on 7566 if you would like to make an appointment to see a counsellor, nurse or doctor. 

You are also very welcome to drop in to the Centre to talk with a nurse, in the first instance.

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29 Oct 2013

Are you 24 or under?

If you're 24 or under don't forget to fill out the 'What's Up: Youth Wellbeing Survey' & be up for the prize draw for an ipad mini! and other great prizes. It should only take about 12 minutes, at www.cera.govt.nz  

The survey asks questions about wellbeing, the effects of the earthquakes, and what you think is important in the recovery. Your responses will be used when CERA makes decisions about the needs of young people - and will also inform decisions about the longer term future of Greater Christchurch. Since you're likely to be future leaders, parents, employers and employees, we think it's really important that you have a say on the recovery now.
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24 Oct 2013

Prizes for this week for the Wellbeing Game teams

Setup a team event, and email proof to Kerstin.dofs@cpit.ac.nz (by Friday 12pm).  We are giving away two $50 baskets of goodies. Your team's name will go in the draw for each event setup.  So the more you do, the greater chance of winning.

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24 Oct 2013

Free ACC Physio sessions

CPIT's Health Centre is offering free ACC physiotherapy sessions starting Thursday 24 October at the Rec Centre between 11.45am - 1pm. 

Please contact the Health Centre on 7566 to book an appointment.

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24 Oct 2013

Student notebook cover competition

This is your chance to design the cover of the 2014 Student Notebook, which will be seen by 10,000 fellow students plus the winner receives a $200 Westfield voucher. You have until 6 Nov – find the templates and brief here:

http://campus.cpit.ac.nz/student-life/student-notebook-cover-competition

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18 Oct 2013

RefleXion needs your help!

The RefleXion team are working hard on their Festival of Transitional Architecture installation, but they need some help!

Workshops today, Saturday and Sunday from 10am at Pallet Pavillion site: help needed to build formworks - sandwiches and drinks provided along with amazing creative environment.

Monday and Tuesday from 9am at Te Puna Wanaka: help needed to paint some super cool 5.5m long cardboard tubes (like Cardboard Cathedral ones) with Maori stories (design will be provided, nothing to be invented).

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17 Oct 2013

Follow up to security alert

As a follow up to the security alert we posted yesterday the Police have advised today that they have made an arrest and an offender faces three charges relating to three separate incidences of indecent behaviour on the Madras Street campus.

It is a timely reminder that, in keeping everyone safe on the campus, we need to all be alert and report any suspicious behaviour to our security staff. 

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16 Oct 2013

Security Alert

We are aware that there have been several incidences recently of indecent exposure on the Madras Street campus. If you see anything suspicious please advise our security staff in the Rakaia Centre or phone 027 540 8076. If you are unfortunate enough to be confronted by one of these people you should immediately call the Police on their emergency phone number 111.

The police are very keen to catch these offenders. Their advice is to put your safety first and walk away but if you are able to note the offender’s facial features, clothing or any other distinguishing features you will be able to help police with their investigation.

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16 Oct 2013

Have your say - CPIT Student Experience Survey

It’s nearing the end of the year which means it’s time for you to have your say about CPIT. If you’re in your first or final year, you’re invited to complete the CPIT Student Experience/Programme Satisfaction Survey online through http://pss.cpit.ac.nz/login.php

Not only is it important that we hear from you so we can make changes– there are prizes up for grabs too! We have a $350 Westfield voucher to give away to one lucky student and $50 grocery vouchers too.

It will only take you a few minutes – so go ahead and tell us what you think.

Last year’s results

Last year you told us that you were very happy with your programmes of study. 97% of you would recommend CPIT to others. You also liked your tutors and other CPIT staff.

You were concerned about your workload, in particular the timing of assessments and the feedback you receive.

However, many of you didn’t respond to last year’s survey. Only 22.3% of you took the opportunity to have your say.

We listened

We heard you and CPIT is working to identify where workload issues are happening in each programme.

We are also providing workshops for staff about how best to provide assessment feedback.

And we are reviewing our student surveys to streamline them and make them more relevant to you.

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10 Oct 2013

StudentCard Deals

· Savings Challenge - "The Savings Challenge is here! Find out how you could WIN up to $1000 in cash by clicking here!"

· 2014 StudentCard - "Get sorted early with your 2014 StudentCard, available now! Click here to register and start saving right through the new year."

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08 Oct 2013

Message from Student Job Search

It's now free to call SJS from your mobile phone on 0800 757 562. 
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07 Oct 2013

Lunchtime walks

Get active! Starting this week - Lunchtime walks every day from 9 October - 1 November for staff and students. Meet in the Atrium at the Welcome Desk at 12.15pm.
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02 Oct 2013

Beginners yoga starting 15 Oct

Want to try yoga but scared you're not flexible/can't do yoga? A new beginners yoga class is starting at the Rec Centre on 15 Oct and will run Tuesday nights 5.15 - 6.30pm.

Take it nice and easy, have a laugh, de-stress, learn some breathing exercises and have a good stretch too. 

Yoga is great for relaxation, flexibility (of course), strength and mental focus. Whatever your motivation, join in and try it out!

See the Santosha Facebook page for more information including fees.

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18 Sep 2013

Tribal system maintenance

We are making improvements to Tribal this Friday 20 September so it won't be available between 7am - 1pm. Make sure you are logged off the Tribal system on Thursday evening.

We will keep you posted when the system is back up and running.

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16 Aug 2013

Enrolments counter at Madras Street Campus - New Hours

From Monday 19 August, the opening hours for the Admissions & Enrolments area at Madras Street will be changing to:

· Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm

· Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

During peak enrolment periods the hours of opening will be extended to 6.00pm Monday through to Thursday.

The Admissions and Enrolments hours at TII will remain unchanged at this stage.

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14 Aug 2013

Change to your student email account

Your student email account is changing from Monday 19 August.

Throughout next week (19– 23 August), the CPIT student email system will be switching over from Live@EDU to a new system: Office 365. You will see a change to your account by the end of Friday 23 August but you may see a change sooner.

IT Help

CPIT looks after your new Office365 email account. If you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact the ICT Service Desk: email ictservicedesk@cpit.ac.nz or phone 03 940 8800.

Questions you might have

Will I be able to access my email account while this is happening?

Yes certainly - this should not cause any disruption to you accessing your email.

Will my email address change?

Your student email address will stay exactly the same: username@student.cpit.ac.nz

How will I access this new email system?

To access your new Office 365 email and calendar system click on the 'Student Email' link on this website.

You could also bookmark this link and log in this way (this link works now and after the upgrade): https://www.outlook.com/student.cpit.ac.nz

Why is the system changing?

This change is happening because Microsoft is switching off the old Live@EDU email service in September. We have to change as a result.

Anything I need to do?

Update internet explorer

If you are still using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 please upgrade to a later version. Office365 is compatible with Internet Explorer version 8 or higher. It is compatible with all other browsers.

Update your security info

To make it easier to reset your Microsoft account password if you forget it during or after the upgrade - it might be worth adding an alternate email address to your current Live@EDU account. For information on how to add an alternate email address, see Microsoft’s ‘Why do I need to add security info?

Anything else I need to know?

You will also have a SkyDrive and Messenger Account

After the upgrade you will also have a SkyDrive account. To access this go to https://skydrive.live.com/ 

This account will have the same username (username@student.cpit.ac.nz) and initial password as the Office365 account. CPIT will have no administration rights over this personal account so we will be unable to reset the password for you.

Please go to https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx to reset the password for your SkyDrive and Messenger account after the upgrade.

Email password no longer synchronised with your CPIT password

At the moment your CPIT password is synchronised with your student email, however, this is no longer available after the Office365 upgrade. The password will initially be the same one you use at CPIT but any changes you make at CPIT after the upgrade will not be passed through to Office365.

New features coming later

In addition to email, Office365 will eventually include some new exciting features such as file sharing, instant messaging, and online meetings. Watch this space for further information as it becomes available.

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24 Jul 2013

Moodle 2 is live

The upgrade to Moodle 2 has been successful. We hope you like the fresh look. You can use Moodle 2 in the same way you always have but with a few nice new features, like having your own home page. 

If you are having any issues please contact the ICT Service Desk. Email ICTServiceDesk@cpit.ac.nz or call 03 940 8800. 

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