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25 Nov 2014

Diversity awards reflect our changing population

Pegasus Health awarded scholarships to four CPIT nursing students from refugee and migrant backgrounds last week, which were each worth $1500 plus mentoring opportunities.

“The depth of understanding and learning shown by all applicants was outstanding,” Wayne Reid, Refugee and Migrant Health Manager, Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd said. “Our workforce needs to reflect our population; this is one way of showing support.”

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First year students Ai Niida from Japan and Nida Alizadah from Afghanistan, second year student Adebimpe George from Nigeria and final year student Inwha Lee from South Korean received the awards.

Pegasus has offered health scholarships to Māori and Pacific students for several years. However this is the first time that the primary health provider has offered them to students from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Caption: [from left] CPIT nursing students Ai Niida from Japan, Adebimpe George from Nigeria, Inwha Lee from South Korean and Nida Alizadah from Afghanistan received Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds scholarships from Pegasus Health (Charities) Ltd to help with their studies. 

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21 Nov 2014

Earth wall showcases sustainability

A group of CPIT students have built an earth wall to showcase sustainable building methods.

The 17 School of Architectural Studies students were learning about earth construction as part of their Sustainable Rating Tools and Natural Materials course. 

Tutor Dr Kerry Mulligan says the elective course was developed to give students an understanding and experience in alternative forms of construction. “You don’t see earth construction on a regular basis and people don’t know much about it. It’s sustainable, it’s durable and it’s strong.”

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On the course students learn about how to find materials, what kind of ratios of materials are needed and the regulations around their use.

As part of the course, the second and third year architectural students have spent five weeks building an earth wall. It showcases four different types of earth construction- cob, rammed earth, adobe bricks and light earth.

“The wall is made from all natural, local materials. If we had to take down the wall for some reason we could re-use almost all of the materials,” Mulligan says. “We wanted to show people what’s possible to create using the earth.”

Student Ben Russell says he has enjoyed the course and gained valuable knowledge. “It’s hands on and a lot of fun. You can get muddy and get stuck in there, but you’re also learning about something totally different,” he says. “It’s not a well-known construction type in New Zealand. I think it’s exciting to learn about because the future is all about sustainability.”

Student Tessa Russell says she enjoyed the experience because it was “not just about building”. “You learn about sustainability and a whole other way of life. It’s such a broad course it really makes you think about the wider context of sustainable building.”

The earth constructed wall is currently on display at CPIT. Mulligan encourages staff and students to come and see the wall, located in the courtyard outside A and E block.

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07 Nov 2014

ON SONG winners announced

Budding musicians Lukas Mayo and Marcus Burton have won the coveted APRA song-writing award in the ON SONG competition CPIT.

The ON SONG evening, held on November 6th as part of CPIT’s Creative Festival, showcased Bachelor of Music students’ outstanding song-writing talent as students performed live.

The APRA MusicArts Award was donated by APRA to recognise the best song written in the MusicArts programme for the year. The judges were Lyttleton song writing icon Lindon Puffin and Brad Banks from The Dukes.Lukas Mayo and Marcus Burton took home the award for their song entitled “Lying under trains”. They received $250, a trophy, plus the honour of having the prestigious APRA brand attached to their CV.

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CPIT MusicArts director Liam Ryan says ON SONG was a new partnership between APRA and CPIT MusicArts, designed to foster song writing in Christchurch. “APRA are the royalty collecting agency for Australasian song writers. They are also an advocacy group for New Zealand musicians.”

This award was part of a wider partnership including the APRA Songwriter in Residence programme which was rolled out for the first time when musical legend Warren Maxwell visited CPIT earlier this year.

Only CPIT students were eligible to the ON SONG Award competition. However, in 2015 APRA are also working with CPIT MusicArts to promote a nationwide songwriting competition scheduled for the middle of 2015. The QuickSong competition will be announced early 2015.

The cash prize and a trophy will be presented at the MusicArts BEAT event on December 3.

ON SONG was one of the first events in CPIT’s Creative Festival, which also includes fashion catwalk show PITCH, live music concert BEAT, visual arts exhibition RIPE, celebration of Maori culture HIHA and interior design exhibition VISUALISE from now until the beginning of December.

See http://www.cpit.ac.nz/news-and-events/upcoming-events/creative-festival?utm_source=Homepage&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Creative%20Festival%202014#

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03 Nov 2014

CPIT provides skills for brilliant radio career

The new content director of New Zealand's largest independent broadcaster credits CPIT with providing him the skills for a brilliant radio career.

Leon Wratt, who has been recently appointed Group Content Director for all the music brands at MediaWorks, attended CPIT’s broadcasting school from 1990 to 1991. MediaWworks is a New Zealand-based television, radio and interactive media company which owns TV3 and FOUR, as well as 18 local and national radio stations including The Edge, More FM, Mai FM and The Rock.

 

Wratt says he became interested in radio while growing up in Blenheim and came to study at CPIT because “it was, and still is, the best radio broadcasting course in New Zealand”. “It gave me a chance to try all areas of radio before having to settle on a preferred employment direction.”

Wratt has had an impressive career in the radio, including becoming the Programme Director of The Edge when he was 22 years old and has worked at MediaWorks for 23 years. He is now in charge of radio content across all of MediaWork's national and local music stations.

Wratt shared his best piece of advice with CPIT’s current broadcasting students looking at heading into the industry. “Follow what drives you and what you are passionate about,” he says. “In the end, that will more likely lead to success and happiness in your chosen profession.” 

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28 Oct 2014

Tourism students cruise through course

CPIT’s travel and tourism students have gained invaluable hands-on experience on one of New Zealand’s biggest cruise liners.

For the first time, 18 CPIT students who are completing a one year travel course were able to experience an onboard visit on the Dawn Princess superliner.fad

The students boarded the Australian-based Princess Cruise Liner at Auckland on its first trip to New Zealand for the summer season and received a familiarisation tour lead by the cruise director and had a question and answer session about working on board. They were also hosted to a ‘high tea’ style lunch.

CPIT travel co-ordinator and tutor Tracey Coulthard says the hands on experience was invaluable to the students. “It was a ‘wow’ experience; one that you cannot put a price on. It was great seeing the students eyes light up firstly with the environment and then with the cruise director’s personality which captured them from the minute they meet.”

Since the Christchurch earthquakes it has been harder for students to gain industry experience on cruising, as no ships have entered Lyttelton Port since the quake. “Ships have come into Akaroa. However, the students haven’t been able to go on board and gain that hands on experience due to it being a tender port,” Coulthard says. “We have taken students out in jet boats to get up close to the cruise ships but it’s not the same as going on board. Since we were up in Auckland on the annual educational trip, which is part of the programme of study, this was a fantastic opportunity for them to pursue”.

CPIT’s travel and tourism course includes a cruise component and many students become travel agents, selling cruises. Coulthard says since cruise ship holidays is one of the fastest growing markets it was important for students to experience the product first-hand before going to work in the industry.

Students told her the experience let them know how hard staff worked behind the scenes and inspired them to work in the industry even more. “Now we are back the students are looking at a broader array of jobs and likewise some have applied for positions advertised working for cruising specialists,” Coulthard says. “They really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot about what staff do on a cruise ship.”

While this was the first time the Australian-based Princess Cruises had taken students onboard for training purposes, Coulthard hoped this new industry relationship would allow the experience to become a regular thing. “We’d love to make this a regular occurrence for our students,” she says. 

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23 Oct 2014

CPIT at the heart of FESTA

A heartbeat sensor triggering a light display is at the centre of CPIT’s installation for the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) this year.

CPIT Bachelor of Architectural Studies students Rachael Berry and Haidee Woods are part of a team of 18 second-year students working on the installation for FESTA’s City Ups event on Saturday 25 October.

 For architectural studies students, the chance to bring designs to fruition is a highlight of the process. “We come up with the concept then we get to build it and people get to see it – that’s quite different to working in the studio,” Haidee said.

Steel frames and elastics make up an interactive structure that is inspired by the way the people have kept Christchurch going through challenging times, the students said. A light display forms the centre of the installation and is triggered by a sensor picking up heartbeats of people who pass through. Meanwhile the entertainment is as varied as Japanese drumming, hip hop, belly dance, swing, cha-cha and Indian dance.

Dubbed the “city of the future”, City Ups involves over 250 students from CPIT, Unitec and The University of Auckland who will take over two blocks of the central city with design, performance, cafes and much more, creating vibrant urban spaces, colour and activity.

FESTA was created in response to the changed environment in Christchurch. It aims to activate city spaces and draw people into the city centre with installations, entertainment, art exhibitions, hands-on workshops, sustainability events, children’s activities and events that defy easy categorisation - such as the Grandstandium Launch at the Retro Sports Facility.

Learning to work with such a large group was a steep learning curve, Rachael said. “You quickly learn that being organised is the best way to remain calm. Planning is really important.”

The students appreciate the preparation that had made it possible for them to be part of FESTA. “I am really impressed that people have been able to create the opportunity to so do this, getting the consents, allowing things to happen in empty sites – it is a lot of work,” Rachael said. 

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08 Sep 2014

CPIT hosts Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup has come to CPIT.

The Indian New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) hosted its “Business Beyond Barriers” seminar at CPIT on September 4. On display at the seminar was the Cricket World Cup.

The seminar, entitled ‘Innovation, Education and Sport’ provided an opportunity for all sectors to connect within the context of a stronger partnership between India and New Zealand. 

Among the speakers at the event were Trade Commissioner to Mumbai, Kevin McKenna, New Zealand Cricket World Cup media and PR manager, Philip Clark, and Canterbury Development Corporation Workforce Manager, David Shearer. CPIT chief executive Kay Giles also spoke at the meeting.

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CPIT International Director Beth Knowles says the meeting was a great success. She says India is CPIT’s fastest growing source country for international students and membership with the INZBC helps CPIT to build relationships with employers, many of whom are exporting to India. 

“Many of our Indian students arrive with a degree and are keen to gain applied skills to help them find employment both in New Zealand and overseas. Our relationship with INZBC is very important to assist CPIT with placement of students in the industry for cooperative education projects that help them gain valuable skills that assist them to transition to employment,” she says.

“The Indian business community in Christchurch are also actively involved in the INZBC and provide a network of support to our students who participate in cultural and social events in the city.”

Knowles says it was an added bonus for CPIT to be able to briefly host the World Cup.

“It’s exciting to see it and it’s a sign of great things ahead for the Christchurch community.”

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23 Jul 2014

Making it in the music industry

Be unique, be sincere and be proficient, says prominent New Zealand musician Warren Maxwell. That’s the advice he has been giving promising young musicians for 10 years and he will give CPIT Musical Arts students the same advice when he visits on a four-day Songwriter in Residence next week – along with stories and advice from deep inside the New Zealand music scene.

His advice comes from success backed by lots of hard work; his bands - Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and the Little Bushman have defined several decades of New Zealand music.

“I see a lot of bands following trends,” he says. “I did myself when I was younger. But if Trinity Roots, started to sound too much like Bob Marley or JJ Cale, then we would try to put a twist on it, sometimes a Kiwi twist.

“Think outside the square. Why not, for example, put a bass clarinet with a mandolin over dubstep? Be different.”

Maxwell saw the industry open up and change about when he started out some 25 years ago and that was a good thing for people who wanted to make interesting music he says.

“There was that decade in the ‘90s that was interesting. It seemed to be the beginning of the demise of major labels and the evolution of indie records. Since recording began, the major labels have spoon fed us what we listen to, but now the market is open at the push of a button on a laptop. It has enabled us to explore other genres & apply to our own compositions.

“Audiences appreciated it - Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s – we don’t have to be formulaic, we can be true to our music and create new genres.” The experiment continues with the reformation of Trinity Roots a few years ago. “We have a new drummer and are writing a new album. It’s an evolution from where we left off.”

It’s one thing to be different, but Maxwell urges aspiring musicians to be really capable to and spend some time studying their instrument or voice (he completed a Bachelor of Music at Massey University). With voice, its more about being sincere & delivering the meaning of the song.

“Be different and be amazing. Be really proficient on your instrument or vocals. Not everyone needs an institute. I did, because I lacked the discipline of practise. The priority is becoming proficient so I strongly recommend study. Being with like-minded people five, six, seven days a week, you exchange albums, you exchange philosophies; there is a lot of benefit to being in that environment for two or three years. And we came out with a bit of paper that gave us more colours for the palette.”

He doesn’t claim that making music will be easy though. “Tertiary study is just the beginning; it’s the 10 years after when you have to hone your craft.”

He also encourages young musicians to go deeper, especially with their lyrics. “If I hear, ‘we’ve got to love each, we have to unite,’ I just switch off. We have to go deeper. That’s what I’m hoping to bring to CPIT, pushing deeper.

“It will be a rigorous bootcamp with philosophy, hands-on-composition. There will be a structure but within that, there will be realistic application. I feel for the students – they will be frazzled,” he promises.
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16 Jun 2014

Behind the scenes

The CPIT team is in London, Europe and Dubai filming a TV commercial with successful graduates working overseas.

Check out these behind the scenes shots and keep your eyes peeled for the ad on TV!

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27 May 2014

Madras St Carpark closure

Due to Secondary School students attending Have a Go Days on Friday 6 June and Friday 13 June 2014, the Madras Street car park will be closed from 6.30am-12.30pm.

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Wellbeing

Ways to Wellbeing

By Storm Geldenhuis on 13 Nov 2014

Exams, assignments, test… This can be an overwhelming time of year. The good news is that there are excellent, and easy, strategies you can use to help you manage your wellbeing.

One of these strategies is to use the Five Ways to Wellbeing, supported by the Mental Health Foundation. Including these five actions into your daily life has been proven to improve wellbeing.

Connect

Connect with your friends, whānau, community, and classmates. Some ideas of ways to connect could be to have a coffee with your friend, have a BBQ with your family, or watch a movie with your flatmates.

Give

Giving can include so many things. You could donate old clothes to a charity or support your friend. Even just letting a car into traffic is a way of giving. Everyone has something to offer.

Take Notice

Take a moment to look at the spring flowers or go for a walk in nature. Enjoy the taste of delicious food. Admire the moon. Reflect on your experiences.

Keep Learning

This is an easy one to do at CPIT! You could also learning a new recipe or how to play an instrument. Challenge yourself.

Be Active

Exercise is a brilliant way to make yourself feel great and boost your endorphins. Take breaks from study by going for a walk and refreshing yourself. You could go for a walk or join a sports team. Kick a ball around with some friends or go swimming. Head over to the Recreation Centre and lift some weights. Try a yoga class!

Think about ways that you can include these actions in your life and improve your wellbeing – not only during times of stress but every day.

Injections, blood and life-threatening diseases

By Amy Cullimore on 03 Oct 2014

Many people ask me why I chose nursing for my career, they ask why I want to be around blood, why I want to do shift work and why I wash “old people” all the time. Just to clear it up, this is not what nursing is all about! The easiest way to describe my choice is because nursing is exciting and unpredictable.

The most exciting skill I’ve learnt so far in my nursing training would be giving injections. I will always remember walking into class, being shown a powerpoint on how to give injections then practising it on my classmates! It was quite daunting at the start and I thank my wonderful friends who feared for their lives that day! But seriously, it was really exciting learning in-depth skills that not many other people have the opportunity to experience.

My second week of my surgical placement this year I would say was also really interesting. I cared for a patient who had been diagnosed with a rare life-threatening disease that is estimated to affect one in a million people in the world! It was a huge learning curve for me nursing a surgical patient, let alone one with a rare disease which only one doctor on the ward knew about.

Walking into the ward knowing that everything can change within a split second is what ultimately makes nursing exciting. 

Nursing is unpredictable and rewarding and that is why I want it as a career!

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NZ Women's Suffrage

By Storm Geldenhuis on 19 Sep 2014

The 19th September marks 121 years since women were given the right to vote in New Zealand. We were the first country in the modern world to grant women's suffrage. The vote in 1893 followed two decades of fierce campaigning by women like Kate Sheppard and Mary Ann Müller and organisations like the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

A number of attempts were made to pass bills enabling women to vote. The first attempt was made by Julius Vogel, the 8th premier, in 1887 which came close to passing. A petition, of 31,872 signatures, to grant women's suffrage was presented to parliament in 1893. At the time, this was the largest petition ever collected in Australasia. Support for women's suffrage was strong.

In 1893, a government strategy to stop a women's suffrage bill from passing backfired. Premier Richard Seddon convinced a councillor to change his vote to block the bill. This manipulation, however, angered two previously hostile councillors and inspired them to change their votes in favour of passing the bill. The bill passed 20-18 and was signed into law on the 19th September 1893.

This was an incredible moment in New Zealand, and international, history. Canterbury played an important role with both the leader of the women's movement, Kate Sheppard, and the leader of the parliamentary campaign, Sir John Hall, being Cantabrians.

We can continue this proud tradition by voting in our elections. In the 2011 general election, only 74.21% of the population voted. This was the lowest voter turnout since the 1887 election. However, as of the 17th September, advance voting for the 2014 elections is already over 400,000 votes cast. This compares the overall number of advance votes in 2011 of 334,558. This is an excellent increase in voter participation so let's keep that going.

You can still vote today and tomorrow. If you haven't enrolled, you can still vote. Just take your ID with you to the polling station.

How to deal with study stress

By Ruth Johnson on 10 Sep 2014

There is a point before any test or essay I have to complete where it all gets too much. I start to panic, my brain can’t function and I quite often start to cry. After five years of high school and almost two years at CPIT I know this time well. I have also figured out how best to deal with it.

First things first, take a break. This is often the last thing you think to do, because you are panicking about getting things done. However, unless you relax a little and calm down you aren’t going to get much done very quickly. Eat something, go for a run, watch a little TV; do something you know relaxes you and doesn’t require much brain power.

Once you are relaxed, work out a plan of action. One thing I like to do is work backwards from when the test is or from when the essay is due. Sounds kinda strange, but it works for me. A plan will allow you to see how you can make what seemed like an impossible task an hour ago, possible.

Lastly, try as best you can to not to get too stressed. It’s definitely easier said than done but stress only wastes time and makes you unproductive. Try and be focused but relaxed in study situations and you are sure to see better results.

Make an application that stands out

By Ruth Johnson on 04 Sep 2014

Many programmes at CPIT are competitive to get into; they only take a certain number of people and you won't automatically get in if you meet the entry requirements. The Bachelor of Nursing programme is like this and because they receive so many applications there isn’t an interview. Therefore, you need to really make an impression on the written application and stand out!

One part of the application that is really important to selectors is the personal statement. In this you have to state why you want to be a nurse and personal qualities and personal qualities and life experiences you have that will enhance your application. I found this to be the part of my application that took the longest and really required some thought.

I had to really think about my intentions in applying and what experiences I had already had that could make me a better nurse. In this part I mentioned places in the world I had travelled, sports I played, as well as different organisations I volunteered for. I basically had to sell myself and show what kind of a person was, which is a hard to task to do in just 300 words!

Probably my biggest piece of advice in applying would be to take your time, don’t just rush through with your application. Take the time to really think about what you are going to say in order to make a good impression.

Choosing what to study was my blind leap of faith

By Catherine Barker on 11 Aug 2014

When I was in high school planning to start NCEA, it was stressed to me by my teachers that the subject choices I made would affect any potential career I wanted to have. However, at the time I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

Looking back, although the subjects I took were helpful, no matter what choices I had made wouldn’t have changed where I am now. I've now learnt that there is no particular time that a magic switch goes off in your head and suddenly you know your life's purpose nor should there be. Some people know early on, but for others (like me) it’s all part of the learning process.

Choosing what to study was my blind leap of faith. I hoped that by following my strengths and studying something I was interested in, I’d discover my passion and things would just fall into place.

And I was right.

I’m two thirds of the way through my Bachelor of Applied Management (Sales & Marketing / Event Management) and while sometimes I still spent many hours contemplating where this will take me, every semester brings new challenges and introduces me to opportunities that I had never known existed.

As I start preparing for my final year, I’ve had to consider which of the many opportunities out there I would like to follow so that I can make the most of my time in the industry project.

After some research, consideration of my past work experience, the range of courses I’ve completed and a very supportive mentor I can now confidently see myself one day managing my own business. I hope to provide specialised support to other SME’s or charities, in regards to implementing events as a successful part of their marketing plan.

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Getting Quizzical

By Claire Ellena on 24 Jul 2014

Armed with a semi-intelligent team I took part in the pub quiz last night. It was so much fun with lots of laughs had by all. Let’s just say we were not the best but we had fun doing it. The pizza at Winnie Bagoes is amazing – that Moroccan Lamb, highly recommend it.

What did I learn last night:

·         -Winston Churchill was a bit of a dick

·      -    A Narwal is a legit animal

·        -  I know nothing about history

·        -  And overall my pub quiz skills are a little rusty.

I am contemplating making a pub quiz part of my weekly or fortnightly routine after that, tune the skills a bit. Next big thing to look forward to, Onesie Day next week. Who wouldn’t take the excuse to be comfy all day??

The Return- moshing, makeup and mistakes!

By Claire Ellena on 22 Jul 2014

What a way to kick off The Return! The I Am Giant gig last week was so much fun. For those of you who didn’t go, you definitely missed out. I learnt two important lessons last night, the first being that high heels and a mosh pit do not mix. Thankfully for me (and also quite embarrassingly at the same time) there happened to be a cute guy behind me who caught me as a jump ended with a slide and my face heading for the floor. Not a graceful introduction to someone new that’s for sure.

The second lesson I learnt was that minimal make up at a gig is ideal, especially if you’re planning on dancing! The sweaty hot mess of a dance floor is not the place for layers of make up as it starts sliding off your face…noted for next time.

I had such a fun time and am definitely looking forward to the rest of The Return. Need to get a team together for the pub quiz, that’s my next challenge.

 

 

Claire Ellena, 23, Marketing Advisor

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Te wiki o te reo Māori 2014

By Ariana Patiole on 21 Jul 2014

E rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai ki te ao ātaahua, arā, te ao Māori.

Ko tēnei te wiki o te reo Māori, mai i te Rāhina 21 ki te Rātapu 27 o Hōngongoi 2014. Ko te kupu o te wiki te kaupapa o tēnei tau. Ko tēnei te wero, me ako koe ki tētahi kupu hou ia wiki, ia wiki, mō ngā wiki 50. Ko tēnei te wiki tuatahi.

He wāhi pai a CPIT mō te ako i te reo Māori. Kei te pai mēnā kātahi anō koe ka ako ki te reo Māori, ka matatau kē rānei; ānei te whare matauranga mōu.

Kaua e āwangawanga, kaua hoki koe e mataku ki te ako ki tēnei reo. Mā te whakaharatau ka tū koe hei aumangea.

Ka kotahi tātou kia whakanui i tēnei reo waiwaiā. Haere mai ki te ako hoki i tēnei taonga.

Whakarongo ki ngā reo waiata reka. Mātakitaki ki ngā mahi kapahaka ā ngā ākonga o Te Puna Wānaka. Tirohia ngā toi Māori, ngā raranga, ngā tā moko me ētahi atu mea mai i ngā tangata Māori rongonui.

Mauria mai tō menemene me tō manawa aroha ki tēnei wiki o te reo Māori. Kia pai tō haerenga ki te ako i tō tātou taonga rangatira.

He hono āwhina tēnei mō te kupu o te wiki (All 50 kupu: kupu).

Māori language week 2014

Greetings to you all who honour us at this present time. Welcome to the beautiful world of Māoridom.

This is Māori language week from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th of July 2014. The theme is: the word of the week. The challenge is to learn a word each week starting from Monday 21st July for a continual 50 weeks to help you to learn the language.

Here at CPIT you will educate yourselves in the Māori language, whether you are new to this, a beginner or an expert, it does not matter; this will be the house of knowledge where you begin.

Do not be worried or scared when learning this language. With practice you will strengthen your skills and become the champion you are.

We gather as one to celebrate this beautiful language. Come and participate while learning. You will be entertained by the mesmerising melodies and performances of Te Puna Wānaka students. Encounter the Māori arts from distinguished guests who will visit throughout the week.

Bring along your smiles and your warm hearts and embrace your journey in learning this national treasure of New Zealand.

See above link (tēnei) to start your quest in learning a new word each week for 50 weeks.

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Building up knowledge

By Jared McCulloch on 14 Jul 2014

One of the great things about CPIT is the relationship the institute has with numerous industries across all courses; and around 50 students studying at the Trades Campus were lucky enough to have a visit from some of the top electrical firms in New Zealand.

The information day was run by Corys Electrical, alongside TransNet and Ecco Pacific, introducing students to some of the leading tools and equipment available in the market today.

This is the first time Corys Electrical has come along to CPIT and they believe it was a great opportunity to talk with students who'll be working for contracting firms in the near future and are looking at purchasing equipment for their trade.

Corys Electrical Area Sales Manager Craig Hall said they introduced students to the new innovative products right now, which they'll soon be using in the workplace.

Craig Hall said their company stock everything from safety equipment and electrical gear right down to coffee and toilet paper, everything 'tradies' need to get the job done.

TransNet brought along their portable trailer, displaying some of the products and gear they provide.

Area Manager for TransNet Jim Tait said it's crucial to interact with future tradespeople, to help support them with knowledge about their services and showcasing their gear.

Ecco Pacific South Island Development Manager Derek Camm displayed a wide range of top quality tools from here in New Zealand and from overseas countries such as Australia and Germany.

Derek Camm said having the relationship with the students and industry firms means they can easily support each other which he believes is vital.

CPIT prides itself to work alongside industries across New Zealand, providing students with the information and learning tools they need - see what I did there - to get the best out of their studies; and to finish up the visit, Corys Electrical provided students lunch with a free sausage sizzle – nice one guys!

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10th Dec 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm
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V112 (stuednt service building) Trades campus, Sullivan Ave
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The Wellbeing Game

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14th Oct 2014 8:00am - 31st Oct 2014 11:59pm
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17 days, 15 hours and 59 minutes
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Nationwide
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The goal of The Wellbeing Game is to accumulate happiness, one hour at a time.
The Game is based on the 'five ways to wellbeing' which are connect, take notice, give, keep learning and be active.

You play the game online. Sign up in teams.

It's easy to play:
Keep track of the amount of time you spend each day on activities that use the '5 Ways to Wellbeing'
Use the game to enter the time you spend on these activities.

Spot Prizes: Email studentevents@cpit.ac.nz with your team name and a contact for your team and be in to win spot prizes.

The Wellbeing Game was developed by Healthy Christchurch and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand following the Canterbury earthquakes, and is now played nationwide
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Trades Student Voice BBQ

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15th Oct 2014 12:00pm-1:00pm
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1 hour
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Trades campus, Sullivan Ave
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Pop along and enjoy a FREE BBQ outside the Autobay/by the basketball courts.

Chat to Jo (student voice coordinator) and Sue (Womens advisor) about 'student life'.  We want to find out what we do well at CPIT and what you think we could do better.

This will kick start monthly student voice sessions where you can pop by and talk to us, enjoy a free feed and share with us what student life is all about
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Advance Voting at Madras Campus

START/END
8th Sep 2014 10:00am - 19th Sep 2014 4:00pm
DURATION
11 days and 6 hours
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You don't have to wait until the 20th to Vote.  Head down to the Atrium in the Rakaia Centre to advance vote.  Mon - Fri 10am -4pm  from the 8th September through to Fri 19th. 

Don't I have to be in my electorate? No, you can head down today and cast your vote.

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Advance Voting at Trades Campus

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15th Sep 2014 10:00am - 19th Sep 2014 4:00pm
DURATION
4 days and 6 hours
LOCATION
Trades Campus, Sullivan Ave
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You don't have to wait until 20 September to Vote.  Head down to the Student Services building to advance vote.  Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm  from 15 September through to Fri 19. 

Don't I have to be in my electorate? No, you can head down today and cast your vote.
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Polyculture Week Exhibition

START/END
1st Sep 2014 8:00am-5:00pm
DURATION
9 hours
LOCATION
Rakaia Atrium, Madras Street Campus
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Polyculture Week is CPIT’s annual celebration of cultural diversity by bringing people together to enjoy performances, music and food.

As part of Polyculture Week we're hosting an exhibition in the Rakaia Atrium to showcase artifacts from around the world.

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0800 24 24 76
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Research Month

START/END
4th Aug 2014 8:30am-5:00pm
DURATION
8 hours and 30 minutes
LOCATION
CPIT
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Applying innovation

CPIT's Research Month is a showcase of staff and students' research expertise relevant to industry, community and education.

We've got a lot of research presentations happening throughout the month so make sure you check out Research Month for programme and details!

Research Month is running between 4 - 28 August.

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0800 24 24 76
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ArtBox Exhibition: Sarah Anderson - Botanical Fandango

START/END
21st Sep 2014 12:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
Corner Madras St and St Asaph St.
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is a collaboration of works by Sarah Anderson. The images exhibited in Botanical Fandango have all been fashioned from vegetables and other botanical specimens. They have been observed and recorded by the artist during various stages of decomposition, and through a process of drawing and re-imagining, a series of ‘creatures’ have evolved to create this suite of paintings. The works explore the concept of memento mori -remember you will die, which was a familiar motif in C16th & C17th paintings. Issues around food, death, decay and transversely the joy of life are evident, the exuberance and implied motion these works exude clearly indicate a sense of dance – reinforced by the choice of titles and returning again to referencing the dance of life & conversely death. Exhibition will run from 10 September - 5 October.

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info@cpit.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Sarah Anderson - Botanical Fandango

START/END
20th Sep 2014 12:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
Corner Madras St and St Asaph St.
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Free

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ArtBox's exhibition this month is a collaboration of works by Sarah Anderson.

The images exhibited in Botanical Fandango have all been fashioned from vegetables and other botanical specimens. They have been observed and recorded by the artist during various stages of decomposition, and through a process of drawing and re-imagining, a series of ‘creatures’ have evolved to create this suite of paintings.

The works explore the concept of memento mori -remember you will die, which was a familiar motif in C16th & C17th paintings. Issues around food, death, decay and transversely the joy of life are evident, the exuberance and implied motion these works exude clearly indicate a sense of dance – reinforced by the choice of titles and returning again to referencing the dance of life & conversely death.

Exhibition will run from 10 September - 5 October.

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info@cpit.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Sarah Anderson - Botanical Fandango

START/END
19th Sep 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
Corner Madras St and St Asaph St.
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is a collaboration of works by Sarah Anderson.

The images exhibited in Botanical Fandango have all been fashioned from vegetables and other botanical specimens. They have been observed and recorded by the artist during various stages of decomposition, and through a process of drawing and re-imagining, a series of ‘creatures’ have evolved to create this suite of paintings.

The works explore the concept of memento mori -remember you will die, which was a familiar motif in C16th & C17th paintings. Issues around food, death, decay and transversely the joy of life are evident, the exuberance and implied motion these works exude clearly indicate a sense of dance – reinforced by the choice of titles and returning again to referencing the dance of life & conversely death.

Exhibition will run from 10 September - 5 October.

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info@cpit.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Sarah Anderson - Botanical Fandango

START/END
18th Sep 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
Corner Madras St and St Asaph St.
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is a collaboration of works by Sarah Anderson.

The images exhibited in Botanical Fandango have all been fashioned from vegetables and other botanical specimens. They have been observed and recorded by the artist during various stages of decomposition, and through a process of drawing and re-imagining, a series of ‘creatures’ have evolved to create this suite of paintings.

The works explore the concept of memento mori -remember you will die, which was a familiar motif in C16th & C17th paintings. Issues around food, death, decay and transversely the joy of life are evident, the exuberance and implied motion these works exude clearly indicate a sense of dance – reinforced by the choice of titles and returning again to referencing the dance of life & conversely death.

Exhibition will run from 10 September - 5 October.

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info@cpit.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Sarah Anderson - Botanical Fandango

START/END
16th Sep 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
Corner Madras St and St Asaph St.
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is a collaboration of works by Sarah Anderson.

The images exhibited in Botanical Fandango have all been fashioned from vegetables and other botanical specimens. They have been observed and recorded by the artist during various stages of decomposition, and through a process of drawing and re-imagining, a series of ‘creatures’ have evolved to create this suite of paintings.

The works explore the concept of memento mori -remember you will die, which was a familiar motif in C16th & C17th paintings. Issues around food, death, decay and transversely the joy of life are evident, the exuberance and implied motion these works exude clearly indicate a sense of dance – reinforced by the choice of titles and returning again to referencing the dance of life & conversely death.

Exhibition will run from 10 September - 5 October.

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info@cpit.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Sarah Anderson - Botanical Fandango

START/END
17th Sep 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
Corner Madras St and St Asaph St.
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is a collaboration of works by Sarah Anderson.

The images exhibited in Botanical Fandango have all been fashioned from vegetables and other botanical specimens. They have been observed and recorded by the artist during various stages of decomposition, and through a process of drawing and re-imagining, a series of ‘creatures’ have evolved to create this suite of paintings.

The works explore the concept of memento mori -remember you will die, which was a familiar motif in C16th & C17th paintings. Issues around food, death, decay and transversely the joy of life are evident, the exuberance and implied motion these works exude clearly indicate a sense of dance – reinforced by the choice of titles and returning again to referencing the dance of life & conversely death.

Exhibition will run from 10 September - 5 October.

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info@cpit.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76

BEAT - CPIT Creative Festival

START/END
3rd Dec 2014 8:00pm - 3rd Jan 2015 11:59pm
LOCATION
Allen Street Rock Club, 32 Allen Street, Christchurch
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BEAT - CPIT Creative Festival

START/END
3rd Dec 2014 8:00pm - 3rd Jan 2015 11:59pm
DURATION
31 days, 3 hours and 59 minutes
LOCATION
Allen Street Rock Club, 32 Allen Street, Christchurch
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FREE - all ages

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For all muso's out there, CPIT's Music Arts presents an entertaining cabaret style evening featuring live local and instrumental performances.

With many Jazz School graduates highly sought after within New Zealand's music community, Beat is a sure-fire quality night out.

Let this group bring their jazz and funk styles and some new flavour to your eager ears.

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Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

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29th Nov 2014 7:30pm-10:30pm
DURATION
3 hours
LOCATION
Hagley Park North, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch City
PRICING

FREE

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Multi- award winning songstress Ladi6 and Kiwi music sensation Broods are the headline acts for the 21st anniversary performances of Coca- Cola Christmas in the Park.

Internationally acclaimed recording artist Ladi6 will perform at Christchurch's Hagley Park on Saturday 29th November while brother-sister hit duo Broods take the stage at the Auckland Domain on Saturday 13th December.

They'll be joined by Silver Scroll award winner Tami Neilson, Nyree Burt, Barry Southgate, Lavina Williams, Andrew Papas, Ria Hall, backing vocalists Anna Grahame, Paul Fagamalo and Yuli Quay and a talent packed line-up of celebrated singers, dancers and musicians.

Show producer Jade Turrall says, "This year's show will deliver the same great mix of crowd favorites and current hits, but there'll be a lot of color, energy, bigger sounds and a more contemporary look and feel."

In Christchurch, the event will be hosted by MORE FM's Gary McCormick and Simon Barnett and TV3's John Campbell will MC the Auckland show.

This year Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is supporting Youthline in their work to create communities in which young people develop and thrive.

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2014 Youth Summit - The Urban Landscape

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11th Dec 2014 8:00am - 12th Dec 2014 5:00pm
DURATION
1 day and 9 hours
LOCATION
Rehus Marae, CHCH, Otautahi
PRICING

FREE

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Are you aged 15-25 years old??

Interested in green spaces and places, water issues, conservation and the urban environment?

Join us and other like-minded people for two days of empowerment and creativity.  inspirational speakers, workshops, noho marae and field trips Thursday 11th - Friday 12th December 2014.  Rehua Marae, Christchurch Otautahi

This is a FREE event.

Registration and more information - www.ecan.govt.nz/youthsummit

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 jocelyn.papprill@ecan.govt.nz

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ArtBox Exhibition: Linda James - Man running

START/END
14th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St
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ArtBox's exhibtiion tis month is by Linda James.

Linda's paintings are of men running and pivot around one of Eadweard Muybridge’s running men in his Human Figure in Motion series. The English photographer Muybridge pioneered work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion picture production in America in the 1880’s. He captured images of motion using trip wires and multiple cameras.

Linda has connected this to images of running men taken from newspapers collected over the last ten years.She uses Muybridge’s photograph as her fulcrum – a point of balance to present these works as an installation of paintings based on photographs (the captured image).

Linda connects Muybridge’s photographic images, Reuter satellite images travelling around the world, with the slow labour of the painting process. The installation explores the circular nature of time and space, and the connections between the past, the present, and the future.

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ArtBox Exhibition: Linda James - Man running

START/END
12th Oct 2014 12:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St
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ArtBox's exhibtiion tis month is by Linda James.

Linda's paintings are of men running and pivot around one of Eadweard Muybridge’s running men in his Human Figure in Motion series. The English photographer Muybridge pioneered work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion picture production in America in the 1880’s. He captured images of motion using trip wires and multiple cameras.

Linda has connected this to images of running men taken from newspapers collected over the last ten years.She uses Muybridge’s photograph as her fulcrum – a point of balance to present these works as an installation of paintings based on photographs (the captured image).

Linda connects Muybridge’s photographic images, Reuter satellite images travelling around the world, with the slow labour of the painting process. The installation explores the circular nature of time and space, and the connections between the past, the present, and the future.

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0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Linda James - Man running

START/END
11th Oct 2014 12:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St
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ArtBox's exhibtiion tis month is by Linda James.

Linda's paintings are of men running and pivot around one of Eadweard Muybridge’s running men in his Human Figure in Motion series. The English photographer Muybridge pioneered work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion picture production in America in the 1880’s. He captured images of motion using trip wires and multiple cameras.

Linda has connected this to images of running men taken from newspapers collected over the last ten years.She uses Muybridge’s photograph as her fulcrum – a point of balance to present these works as an installation of paintings based on photographs (the captured image).

Linda connects Muybridge’s photographic images, Reuter satellite images travelling around the world, with the slow labour of the painting process. The installation explores the circular nature of time and space, and the connections between the past, the present, and the future.

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0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Linda James - Man running

START/END
10th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St
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ArtBox's exhibtiion tis month is by Linda James.

Linda's paintings are of men running and pivot around one of Eadweard Muybridge’s running men in his Human Figure in Motion series. The English photographer Muybridge pioneered work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion picture production in America in the 1880’s. He captured images of motion using trip wires and multiple cameras.

Linda has connected this to images of running men taken from newspapers collected over the last ten years.She uses Muybridge’s photograph as her fulcrum – a point of balance to present these works as an installation of paintings based on photographs (the captured image).

Linda connects Muybridge’s photographic images, Reuter satellite images travelling around the world, with the slow labour of the painting process. The installation explores the circular nature of time and space, and the connections between the past, the present, and the future.

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0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Linda James - Man running

START/END
8th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St
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ArtBox's exhibtiion tis month is by Linda James.

Linda's paintings are of men running and pivot around one of Eadweard Muybridge’s running men in his Human Figure in Motion series. The English photographer Muybridge pioneered work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion picture production in America in the 1880’s. He captured images of motion using trip wires and multiple cameras.

Linda has connected this to images of running men taken from newspapers collected over the last ten years.She uses Muybridge’s photograph as her fulcrum – a point of balance to present these works as an installation of paintings based on photographs (the captured image).

Linda connects Muybridge’s photographic images, Reuter satellite images travelling around the world, with the slow labour of the painting process. The installation explores the circular nature of time and space, and the connections between the past, the present, and the future.

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0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Linda James - Man running

START/END
9th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St
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ArtBox's exhibtiion tis month is by Linda James.

Linda's paintings are of men running and pivot around one of Eadweard Muybridge’s running men in his Human Figure in Motion series. The English photographer Muybridge pioneered work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion picture production in America in the 1880’s. He captured images of motion using trip wires and multiple cameras.

Linda has connected this to images of running men taken from newspapers collected over the last ten years.She uses Muybridge’s photograph as her fulcrum – a point of balance to present these works as an installation of paintings based on photographs (the captured image).

Linda connects Muybridge’s photographic images, Reuter satellite images travelling around the world, with the slow labour of the painting process. The installation explores the circular nature of time and space, and the connections between the past, the present, and the future.

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0800 24 24 76

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ArtBox Exhibition: Jane Barry - Chameleon

START/END
14th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is by Jane Barry.

Jane's works on paper are a blend of monoprint and engraving, further embellished with hand applied Indian ink and elements of collage. Rice paper printed by press from the applied impression of varied texture and textile, torn and cut and re-assembled to become mosaic-like.

This series of work evolved into an enigma of attired human and bird-like forms. An idea of transformation, reinvention and/or disguise. The merging with or emergence from our surroundings, whether by form or other, determined through disposition, spirit, aesthetic and character. They are a nod to something a little theatrical, a bit of glamour: to the chameleon in all of us. (see image - JB Bird of a feather).

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 2 November.

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ArtBox Exhibition: Jane Barry - Chameleon

START/END
12th Oct 2014 12:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is by Jane Barry.

Jane's works on paper are a blend of monoprint and engraving, further embellished with hand applied Indian ink and elements of collage. Rice paper printed by press from the applied impression of varied texture and textile, torn and cut and re-assembled to become mosaic-like.

This series of work evolved into an enigma of attired human and bird-like forms. An idea of transformation, reinvention and/or disguise. The merging with or emergence from our surroundings, whether by form or other, determined through disposition, spirit, aesthetic and character. They are a nod to something a little theatrical, a bit of glamour: to the chameleon in all of us. (see image - JB Bird of a feather).

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 2 November.

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0800 24 24 76
info@cpit.ac.nz

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ArtBox Exhibition: Jane Barry - Chameleon

START/END
11th Oct 2014 12:00pm-4:00pm
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is by Jane Barry.

Jane's works on paper are a blend of monoprint and engraving, further embellished with hand applied Indian ink and elements of collage. Rice paper printed by press from the applied impression of varied texture and textile, torn and cut and re-assembled to become mosaic-like.

This series of work evolved into an enigma of attired human and bird-like forms. An idea of transformation, reinvention and/or disguise. The merging with or emergence from our surroundings, whether by form or other, determined through disposition, spirit, aesthetic and character. They are a nod to something a little theatrical, a bit of glamour: to the chameleon in all of us. (see image - JB Bird of a feather).

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 2 November.

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0800 24 24 76
info@cpit.ac.nz

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ArtBox Exhibition: Jane Barry - Chameleon

START/END
10th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is by Jane Barry.

Jane's works on paper are a blend of monoprint and engraving, further embellished with hand applied Indian ink and elements of collage. Rice paper printed by press from the applied impression of varied texture and textile, torn and cut and re-assembled to become mosaic-like.

This series of work evolved into an enigma of attired human and bird-like forms. An idea of transformation, reinvention and/or disguise. The merging with or emergence from our surroundings, whether by form or other, determined through disposition, spirit, aesthetic and character. They are a nod to something a little theatrical, a bit of glamour: to the chameleon in all of us. (see image - JB Bird of a feather).

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 2 November.

MORE INFO

0800 24 24 76
info@cpit.ac.nz

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ArtBox Exhibition: Jane Barry - Chameleon

START/END
9th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch
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ArtBox's exhibition this month is by Jane Barry.

Jane's works on paper are a blend of monoprint and engraving, further embellished with hand applied Indian ink and elements of collage. Rice paper printed by press from the applied impression of varied texture and textile, torn and cut and re-assembled to become mosaic-like.

This series of work evolved into an enigma of attired human and bird-like forms. An idea of transformation, reinvention and/or disguise. The merging with or emergence from our surroundings, whether by form or other, determined through disposition, spirit, aesthetic and character. They are a nod to something a little theatrical, a bit of glamour: to the chameleon in all of us. (see image - JB Bird of a feather).

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 2 November.

MORE INFO

0800 24 24 76
info@cpit.ac.nz

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ArtBox Exhibition: Jane Barry - Chameleon

START/END
8th Oct 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
DURATION
6 hours
LOCATION
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch
PRICING


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ArtBox's exhibition this month is by Jane Barry.

Jane's works on paper are a blend of monoprint and engraving, further embellished with hand applied Indian ink and elements of collage. Rice paper printed by press from the applied impression of varied texture and textile, torn and cut and re-assembled to become mosaic-like.

This series of work evolved into an enigma of attired human and bird-like forms. An idea of transformation, reinvention and/or disguise. The merging with or emergence from our surroundings, whether by form or other, determined through disposition, spirit, aesthetic and character. They are a nod to something a little theatrical, a bit of glamour: to the chameleon in all of us. (see image - JB Bird of a feather).

Exhibition runs from 8 October - 2 November.

MORE INFO

0800 24 24 76
info@cpit.ac.nz

Notices

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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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