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Crusaders vs Hurricanes pre-match function - Friday 25 May 2018

We welcome you to join our alumni pre-match function before the Crusaders v Hurricanes game on Friday 25 May 2018. Come along and catch up with fellow alumni over a buffet dinner, then head over to the stadium to enjoy the game.

Guest speaker Virginia Le Bas (Crusaders Personal Development Manager) will give a talk about her experience with the Crusaders, and will run a short Q & A with some of the players. Your ticket for this event includes a silver ticket to the game.



Friday 25 May 2018
5:15pm Doors open
5:45pm Buffet dinner*
6:45pm Guest speaker
7:00pm Head across to the stadium at your convenience

The Lady Blossom Lounge
Level 3
Metropolitan Stand
Addington Raceway

Cost: $60 (includes dinner and a silver ticket to the Crusaders vs Hurricanes game)

Register online here by Friday 11 May 2018 (Tickets will be give our at the event, please make payment when you register).

For further information about the raceway and where to park, please check the Vbase website here.

*Please note, the buffet includes tea, coffee and water. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the bar at your own cost.

Enquiries or questions to:

Alumni & UC Foundation Reception - Wellington 21 June 2018

The Vice-Chancellor, Dr Rod Carr invites you along to our Alumni & UC Foundation reception on Thursday 21 June 2018. On behalf of the UC Foundation, he would like to thank you for your support of the University and take the opportunity to update on the latest from UC.

Our guest speaker for the evening is UC Alumna Jane Tolerton, historian and author.

Jane Tolerton is one of New Zealand's most notable authors of historical material and talk will be on:

A Canterbury history war - over women's suffrage

Kate Sheppard and William Pember Reeves (both from Christchurch) fought a 'history war' over how New Zealand women got the vote in 1893. She said it was a long, hard struggle. He said women woke up one fine September morning and found themselves enfranchised.

Kate Sheppard has won that history war; today the prevailing story is that Parliament could not hold out against the huge petition of 1893. But perhaps too many laurels have been handed to Kate Sheppard. Men's books tend towards the Reeves side while women's are in her corner.

Having put women into World War One with Make Her Praises Heard Afar (Booklovers, 2017), Jane Tolerton puts men into the suffrage struggle. 'New Zealand has a better story to tell as far as gender equity goes in our narratives of both women's suffrage and World War One,' says Jane. In this talk she explores the role of men in the success of women's suffrage - and (more briefly) women in World War One.

Jane has a BA in History and American Studies and a diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: The Wellington Club
Kumutoto Room
6th Floor
88 The Terrace
Cost: Free

Register online here by Monday 11 June 2018

Please contact Leonie Partridge at if you have any questions.