On the Radar

Radar is a monthly magazine-style online video about events happening in and around CPIT.

Welcome to the March edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

On the Radar this month we:

  • listen in as Sports Broadcaster Andrew Saville inspires NZBS
  • speak to CPIT student Chris Lowe - he spent 600 hours crafting a functioning wind tunnel
  • visit Japan Day
  • went to see our new Student Volunteer Army at the Colour Run in Christchurch

 

Welcome to the February edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

On the Radar this month we:

  • watch Musical Arts graduate Henare Kaa perform with some of Christchurch's best musicians
  • visit Youth Guarantee graduate Blake Clifford at one of Christchurch's best restaurants
  • we take our social media to the next level at CPIT's Open Day
  • go to Trades Innovation Institute to check out the cost effective and relocatable houses built by our Trades students

Welcome to the November edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

On the Radar this month we:

  • watched the Lead Your Future performance at the Court Theatre organised by Sela Faletolu
  • checked out ArtBox's new expansions
  • had secondary school teachers come to CPIT to see our offerings
  • went to our annual Pitch fashion show
  • shouted out for more women to step up for the Christchurch rebuild.

Welcome to the October edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

On the Radar this month we:

  • talk to Mat Goodman about the impact of bottled water usage
  • get amongst the go-cart projects in CPIT's engineering workshops
  • watch Australian street artist Vans the Omega kick off the Oi You! Big Walls project
  • visit FESTA to see our Architectural Studies students' installations.

Welcome to the September edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

On the Radar this month:

  • our Food and Hospitality tutor David Spice is on a sweet mission to bring more bees to Christchurch
  • CPIT team brings home Toque d'Or
  • our photography student lands a job documenting a project for Christchurch Arts Festival
  • our International students make the most of their time in Christchurch.

Welcome to the August edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

On the Radar this month:

  • NASDA are rehearsing sensational '60s rock musical Hair - we drop in on a rehearsal
  • Dr Ruth Zanker is on a mission to improve local TV for children
  • Painting and decorating students give the Mairehau Primary School hall a once-over
  • We go to the launch of a very unique new building in CPIT's neighbourhood - the Cardboard Cathedral.

Welcome to the July edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • we dropped in on our Kaiārahi Hana O'Regan as she inspires the people behind the rebuild of Christchurch to give Māori a go
  • we visit some early adopters of technology enhanced learning
  • find out GEN Y nurses need
  • we check out a rock concert organised by a social work student

Welcome to the June edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • we visited the Youth Guarantee students
  • we talked to Mark Harris the CEO and President of GESA
  • checked out Midday Monday concert featuring Naomi Watson
  • we embraced Sign Language Week and met up with Disabilities Coordinator Christine Brennan.

Welcome to the May edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • Attic radio station was launched
  • we attended a tutor art exhibition
  • checked out the sports science workshop for secondary school students
  • learned about international business and the Christchurch rebuild.

Welcome to the April edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • we talk to the winners of the New Zealand Week Fashion competition in Malaysia
  • find out that kapa haka is not just about tradition
  • line up for Easter buns hot from the oven
  • we find out why finishing a qualification is a little bit like rowing from Australia to New Zealand.

Welcome to the March edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • we unveil CPIT's earthquake commemoration sculpture 'Song song'
  • we chat to TV personality Ben Boyce,
  • attend the much anticipated ArtBox launch
  • we explore cultural regeneration at the Chinese Photography exhibition at the Rakaia Atrium.

Welcome to the February edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • we help design awesome public spaces for Christchurch
  • Dunedin's Sara Hill, moves into O House
  • we check out CPIT's new 3D printer
  • one of our Student Ambassadors take us around for CPIT's Open Day.

Welcome to the October edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • legendary musical theatre star Elaine Paige visits CPIT's National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts
  • LUXCITY lights up Christchurch for one night; we visit the CPIT installation
  • we help make lunch at the Salvos with CPIT hospitality tutors.

Welcome to the September edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • get inspired with nurse Edwin (Eddy) Elia at the Spring Graduation ceremony,
  • we celebrate 25 years of the Next Step Centre for Women,
  • find out why He Toki ki te rika (Māori Trades Training) is popular with industry, and
  • watch the highlights from the Polyculture Festival.

Welcome to the July edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • We go to Debut for some serious fashion inspiration
  • We check out New Zealand's most talented young skillspeople competiting at Worldskills
  • We chat with Minister of Women's Affairs Jo Goodhew about women in trades.
 

Welcome to the June edition of Radar, with the latest news and events from CPIT

This month:

  • We visit the New Zealand Broadcasting School Students who got to use 15 million dollars worth of Skysports equipment filming a live hockey game recently.
  • We go on set for the Erin Simpson Show at CPIT
  • We join hundreds of students making study decisions at the Coca Cola Careers Expo
  • We celebrate Samoan Language Week at CPIT.

Welcome to the May edition of Radar, with the latest news and events at CPIT

This month:

  • Singer/songwriter Anika Moa launches NZ Music Month at CPIT
  • Bachelor of Engineering Students' exciting final year project takes them into the red zone  
  • Outdoor Education graduate Josh Neilson has turned his passion for the outdoors in his beautifully shot film 'Transcendence'
  • National School of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) students are busy rehearsing for their performance of Anne Boleyn opening on 26 May. 

Welcome to the April edition of Radar, with the latest news and events at CPIT

This month:

  • A new Chinese resource centre opened at CPIT.
  • Architectural Studies students were awarded at Ellerslie International Flower Show.
  • Secondary School students compete in CPIT's industry standard labs at the Year 13 Science Competition.
  • We talk to All Blacks conditioning coach Dr Nick Gill who was the keynote speaker at the Autumn Graduation ceremony.

Welcome to the March edition of Radar, with the latest news and events at CPIT.

This month:

  • Anthony Leighs, Director of Leighs Construction, is a proud Cantabrian and CPIT graduate whose company has managed projects including the Re:start container mall in Cashel St. Anthony was back at CPIT to award the first Leighs Construction scholarship.
  • The exciting new EPIC campus ICT hub development will mean great opportunities for ICT graduates. We talk to Colin Andersen from Effectus Ltd and ICT student Kirsty McInnes
  • We join in the fun and games at Woolston Primary where CPIT TOA Sports students are teaching Sports for Life.
  • And we get a taste of CPIT's 2012 Orientation Week.

At the start of 2012 there is already plenty happening on and around campus

  • We tour CPIT's Open Day including an exclusive performance by The Loons Circus Theatre Company.
  • CircoArts graduate Sam Wills talks about his internationally acclaimed show 
  • The Boy With Tape on His Face, which was a sell-out success at the recent Stronger Christchurch World Buskers Festival.
  • Engineering technology graduates Sam and Harshana introduce us to their potentially life-saving final year projects.
  • And we visit the stirring launch of the new Pasifika Trades Training programme.

On the Radar in December

  • It’s CPIT’s Creative Festival and we visit the Art & Design students’ Road Cone exhibition at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
  • Chief Executive Kay Giles talks about the recent announcement of 100 new scholarships for 2012.
  • Outdoor Education student Hamish Coldicott talks about his plans to tramp and camp the entire West Coast of the United States of America.

Title music thanks to the CPIT Jazz School.

On the Radar in October

  • We talk rugby fever with CPIT’s sports science department
  • Art & Design student Jonny Waters gives us a preview of CPIT’s upcoming Creative Festival
  • We check in on Canterbury Tertiary College secondary students at CPIT’s Sullivan Avenue trades campus
  • Director and CPIT tutor Richard Bell takes us behind the scenes for the making of CPIT’s new TV ad 'Blank Canvas'

Title music thanks to the CPIT Jazz School.

On the Radar in September

  • Ngai Tahu’s Mark Solomon talks about He Toki ki te Rika - an ITP and Iwi-led, collaborative Māori Trade Training initiative to build Māori capability in the building and infrastructure industries in Canterbury
  • The Jazz School Goes Home, with CPIT Head of Performing Arts Tom Rainey
  • Around the world in four lunchtimes, celebrating CPIT's diversity with the Polyculture Festival
  • The Graduation celebration with broadcaster Stacey Morrison

Title music thanks to the CPIT Jazz School.

On the Radar in August

  • The world’s smallest folding electric bicycle at CPIT’s Engineering Expo
  • Westpac Young Designer finalist Georgia Currie’s Debut and MisteR takes on fashion week
  • A visit from South Korea
  • Māori and Pasifika Language Weeks
  • Chief Executive Kay Giles talks about the rebuild

On the radar this month 

  • The Creative Hub and why displaced arts organisations have found a new home at CPIT.
  • CEO Kay Giles talks about the PIN conference in Canada.
  • Celebrity chef Johnny Schwass is in the Pantry.
  • Bobby Kennedy from Opshop at the Chartfest festival.
  • Architecture student Nathan Punton talks about the Gapfiller project at CPIT.
  • Trades tutor Richard Gorrie talks about Habitat for Humanity.

Music thanks to the CPIT Jazz School.