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I BOUGHT A COMBO TICKET, BUT I HAVEN’T GOT MY TICKETS YET?

You should receive a confirmation of your purchase via email from Eventbrite. Please note that you
will receive an individual ticket for EACH event and these will be sent at least 48 hours before the
event.

Please make sure that you have entered the correct email address when completing your order or
you will not receive your tickets.

CAN'T MAKE IT?

Sucks to be you. Head to tixel.co.nz to sell you ticket. You MUST sell your ticket this way. No gifting it to a mate, no dodgy Facebook trades. You must use Tixel because...

YOUR TICKET / STUDENT / OFFICIAL ID NAMES MUST ALL MATCH:

If they don’t – head to tixel.co.nz to list / sell / swap your ticket

WHEN WILL ONLINE SALES CUT OFF?

All online sales end 1 hour before the event starts, if the event has not sold out prior. As always,
don’t be the one who left it too late. All our orientation events are predicted to sell out.

WILL THERE BE DOOR SALES?

Door sales will only be available if the event doesn’t sell out beforehand. If this is the case, only EFTPOS will be available. As it is often unlikely there will be door sales, we recommend purchasing tickets early to avoid disappointment.

CAN I ATTEND IF I’M UNDER 18?

Since folks like to enjoy a few quiet drinks here and there during the festivities, we will be restricting
entry to 18+ year olds. Everyone must have a valid proof-of- age ID on you: you will be checked. (NZ
driver’s license, current Passport, HANZ R18 card).

CAN’T YOU JUST PROVIDE WRISTBAND THAT IDENTIFY ME AS A 17 YEAR OLD?

Unfortunately our liquor licence does not allow anyone under the age of 18 into our venues without
a parent or legal guardian, full stop!

WHAT ALL AGES EVENTS DO YOU HAVE?

International Lunch | Kia Ora Bro | Ori Market | Book Shop Brekky | Lunch on the Lawn | Clubs Day | Twilight Food Market & Movie | SVA Big Give

I MANAGED TO LOSE MY CANTERBURY CARD. CAN I STILL ATTEND?

Head to UC Security and get another Canterbury Card. (It will cost you $35 if you lost one, but you’re
going to have to do it anyway…) UC Security are open 24/7, so no excuses for not getting a new one! If you turn up to the gate without one, we'll just send you over there anyway... Don't forget you will also still need to bring your R18 photo ID.

I MAY HAVE LOST MY R18 ID. HELP.

Check with us at UCSA reception and UC security for lost property. If it’s well and truly lost then you
won’t be able to attend. This is out of our control, soz! The UCSA is located in the Undercroft or UC
Security (114 Ilam Road)

I’M GETTING MY FULL LICENSE SO DON’T HAVE MY ID RIGHT NOW. WHAT HAPPENS NOW DETECTIVE?

The best option is to plan ahead and order a HANZ18+ card for $20. Alternatively if you have a
passport you can use that. If you don’t have photo ID, we won’t let you into the R18 event, sorry …
that one’s out of our hands too!

I’M STILL NOT 18 YET.

That’s ok because next year you’re gunna have a ball of a time. Until then, sorry this event is R18. If
your birthday is on the day you're all set! Make sure you’ve got your photo ID and your student ID
too.

I’M NOT A CURRENT UC STUDENT, CAN I STILL COME?

You can purchase a non-student individual ticket, however you must be in attendance with a UC
Student. You are their plus one! If you don’t have a mate there to vouch for you then you won’t get
in! Note: Combo tickets are only available to UC Students.

AT THE EVENT

IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT TICKET, YOU DO HAVE TO BE A CURRENT UC STUDENT TO GET IN WITH IT:

So make sure you’ve got a current valid Canterbury Card on you at the gate – otherwise you won’t be getting any further. If you don’t have a student ticket, just make sure the name on your ticket matches.

YOU’VE GOT TO BE 18 OR OVER TO ATTEND:

Sorry, but since folks like to enjoy a few quiet drinks here and there during the festivities, we will be restricting entry to 18+ year olds. Everyone must have a valid proof-of-age ID on you: you will be checked. (NZ driver’s license, current Passport, HANZ R18 card).

GATES CLOSE 2 HOURS INTO THE EVENT:

While being fashionably late can be appropriate sometimes, for this event it is not the case. Much like military curfews and childbirths, being late can lead to you having a bad time – so if you turn up more than two hours into the event, you will not be let in.

DON’T SMUGGLE IN HEROIN:

… or cocaine, or marijuana, or ecstasy, or speed, or crack, or – okay, so, cut a long story short: no drugs. Or party pills. No alcohol, either; though you needn’t worry, it’ll be on offer once you’re inside the gates. And leave the weapons at home, too – that means no bringing a real sword to go with your Conan the Barbarian costume. No bazookas, either, though we’ll be pretty damn impressed if you manage to source one. Remember there’s a Liquor Ban in effect too, so don’t be wandering the streets with any beverage or you’ll have a $250 fine to deal with.

YOUR STUFF MIGHT GET CHECKED:

As much as we’d like to take you all on your word that you’ll follow the above directive, the conditions of your ticket mean you consent to a reasonable search of your person and any items you have with you.

THERE’LL BE FOOD – EAT IT:

There’ll be an array of fine delicacies available, so make sure you try a little. We’re not trying to fatten you up for some kind of nefarious plan to harvest student-refined fat as a form of alternative biofuel to run the secret UCSA reactor – I mean, that’d be crazy – but having some eats in your stomach will keep you pumping through the events. It’s a good idea to have a bit of food beforehand too, especially if you’re having “just a couple” at pre-drinks.

THERE’LL BE FREE WATER – DRINK IT:

Keeping hydrated is what all the cool kids are doing these days. Also “crumping,” but I’m not quite sure what that is, and I think it scares me a little.

NO PASS OUTS:

This one was a little confusing, but turns out it doesn’t refer to fainting. Though you probably shouldn’t do that, either. No, it means that once you leave the event, you can’t get back in.

GET INTO IT, NOT OUT OF IT:

Have fun, be safe, enjoy yourself. This event is to be remembered, so make sure you can remember at least a part of it. And if you’re smashed beforehand you won’t get in. If you get smashed, you’ll be asked to leave.

DON’T BE A DICK:

Seriously, dude. We’re all tired of that shit. It’s not going to be a repeat of your mate Gazza’s flat warming. Plus, the year has just begun. You really want to be banned from all events held here?

GETTING TO & FROM THE EVENT:

Have a plan of how you will get to and from the event.

AND REMEMBER TIXEL.CO.NZ - ONLY WAY TO TRANSFER YOUR TICKET!

If you didn't get this from Eventbrite or Tixel, you're probably not getting in.

ELECTRIC AVE

WHERE DO I GO?

You must head to The Foundry first to get scanned in and get on the bus to go to Hagley Park.

CAN’T I JUST GO STRAIGHT TO HAGLEY PARK?

Nope. Your ticket WILL NOT be accepted at Hagley Park. No exceptions. You must head to The Foundry first.

WHY NOT?

Because you’re on a special student ticket, therefore this is the deal! Don’t worry though, once you’re in the venue, its business as usual!

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