Rec Centre

Monday-Sunday

UC Staff and Students can bring a friend for free to try our classes and use the gym (T&Cs apply)

Wall of Gratitude

Monday-Sunday

Add a comment to the board, spread kindness and grab yourself a free choc

Outside Te Rua Makerspace on Level 2 Puaka-James Hight

Running 72

Tuesday-Friday

Running 72 responds to the absurd 2020 statistic that showed 72% of deaths by suicide in Aoteroa/New Zealand were men, by holding a relay for life in the centre of the UC campus for 72 Hours non-stop. Last year, the legends in our community ran 6454 laps, a total of 11,617km, and raised over $15,000 for the Lads Without Labels charity.

Running 72 is about the people. He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata- What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people. Last year we asked a couple of these people their why and this is what they said.

It’s for these people and our community that we are embarking on this adventure again, starting on Tuesday the 27th of September at 4pm, let’s strap on those shoes and hit the pavement together.

You do not have to be a good runner by any means. In fact, you don’t need to be a runner at all. Running 72 is about community and showing up for each other. Running-72 is ours.

C-Block Lawn

Take a mate for coffee

8am-12pm

Turn up at the cafe counter with your mate and get 2 medium hot drinks for the price of one! From opening to 12 Noon at Nuts & Bolts, 1894, Ancestral & Therapy.


Valid for any medium sized hot drinks* - the cheapest order is the free one.

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

*Additional cost for Milk alternatives & syrups

Nuts & Bolts, 1894, Ancestral, Therapy

Nutrition for Wellbring Seminar

12pm-1pm

Over the last few decades, scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: Our current modern food environment is affecting our mental health. In this talk, Prof Julia Rucklidge will discuss what we know about food choices and stress and resilience, simple ways to improve your diet and when supplementation might be necessary, with a focus on shifting from medicalizing distress to building resilience.

Julia is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing at the University of Canterbury and the Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Lab and co-author of The Better Brain.

She has become well known for her research investigating the interface between nutrition and mental health, having published over 150 empirical papers, frequently featuring in the media on her work and being the recipient of numerous local and international awards. In 2020, she created a free EdX online course for the public on mental health and nutrition. Her 2014 TEDx talk has been viewed close to 5 million times. Julia is passionate about translation of research to practice and making nutritional interventions for the brain mainstream.

Please note seating is limited so please register for this event HERE

Meremere 105

Social Yarn

12pm-2pm

Drop in social crafting session. Chats, knitting, crochet, cross-stich, embroidery and more. Experts, beginners and all in-between welcome.

Te Rua Makerspace

Garden to Table

1:15pm-2:15pm

Please come and join us in the community garden for a cooking demonstration “From garden to table”

We will walk you around our garden and show you what herbs and greens you can grow and use in your own kitchen at home. You can take notes during the walk to learn what greens compliment other foods.

Tina and Jam will demonstrate and easy pesto and chicken / tofu salad recipe that you can try and also take the recipe home with you.

Please bring wet weather gear (umbrella) if rain is pending and warm clothes.

Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu | Waiutuutu Community Garden

Crafternoon

2pm-3pm

Crafternoon is a drop-in crafting session to take as little as 5 minutes Just show up for: Weekly challenges or crafting! For current UC students and staff.

Te Rua Makerspace

Wellbeing Expo

12pm-2pm

BBQ, Live Music, Kapa haka, Stallholders, Canine Friends, Prize Draws

Attend the expo and scan the QR code available at the event and be in to win great prizes

Tī Kōuka & The Amphitheatre

Paint along with Bob Ross

4pm-6pm

Come along for a stress free and social painting session following along the chill vibes master Bob Ross. No painting experience required, all skill levels welcomed and encouraged! All painting supplies are providing so just bring along a positive attitutude and discover your creativity!

Te Rua Makerspace

The Inner Critic Seminar

12pm-1pm

Tai Tupou is a public speaker, mental health advocate and youth mentor.

Tai was the cool guy at school, the popular figure with nothing to worry about, except that inside a nagging doubt ate away at his self-esteem and sense of identity. Tai decided to turn his hidden anxiety into a positive statement and speaks to everyday people, communities and businesses about mental health and how he overcame so many obstacles to do what he does now.

Please note seating is limited so please register for this event HERE

Meremere 105

Make with us: Slime

12pm-1pm

Make your own slime!

Te Rua Makerspace

Meditation in the Garden

1:15pm-1:45pm

Bring warm comfortable clothing, a smile and yoga mat or blanket (one will be provided if you do not have one).

If wet the event will be held in Room of Requirement, Haere-roa

Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu | Waiutuutu Community Garden

Crafternoon

2pm-3pm

Crafternoon is a drop-in crafting session to take as little as 5 minutes Just show up for: Weekly challenges or crafting! For current UC students and staff.

Te Rua Markerplace

Zen Zone

10am-2pm

Come relax get your hands busy and mind relaxed.

Te Rua Makerspace

Tips and Tricks to keep on top of the Black Dog Seminar

12pm-1pm

Come and listen to ultra-marathon swimmer George Glover, and his next 300km endeavour to raise funds for NZ youth mental health in conjunction with Lads without Labels. George with share tips and tricks along the way on how he keeps on top of his Black Dog, and strategies to help make eating your ‘frogs’ easier.

C Block Lawn

Waiutuutu Community Garden Working Bee

12pm-4pm

Join our working bee at Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu (UC Community Garden) every Friday afternoon 12-4pm (Winter hours), 1-5pm (Summer hours).

Everyone is welcome and no experience is required - it's a lovely space to do some gardening, harvest some kai to take home, drink tea and connect with others in nature.

Te Ngaki o Waiutuutu | Waiutuutu Community Garden

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