Auckland Council
yesterday at 22:49. Facebook
Celebrate our global village at the 18th annual Auckland International Cultural Festival. Apply to be part of this event now: [ Link ]
Auckland Council
yesterday at 21:19. Facebook
University of Waikato
yesterday at 21:26. Facebook
We're loving the Singapore lights ✨ Waikato exchange student, Emma Carroll, is currently studying at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and seen here enjoying the night lights of the city.

She tells us Singapore was originally known as 'Singapura', which literally means 'lion city' ???? Luckily for Emma, this pretty gold lion is the closest she's come to a live one. Follow our...
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SPCA New Zealand
yesterday at 20:35. Facebook
Only as heavy as a block of butter, and as small as the palm of your hand, little Thickshake was found by himself wandering the cold concrete playground of an industrial area.

His meows were only answered by echoes, or drowned out by machines. He was weak, too young to be alone, and hungry. He didn’t stand a chance.

Thankfully, Thickshake was found and brought to us at the SPCA. He now...
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Forest & Bird
yesterday at 20:26. Facebook
Scientists have just returned from a four-week long expedition to the Kermadecs where they were studying the underwater hydrothermal systems. They discovered animals in places never seen before, found 20-metre tall chimneys full of copper, lead, zinc and gold, plus a fluid being pumped out of the vents at around 312 degrees Celsius - which is a new record high. Aren't the Kermadecs amazing?...
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University of Otago
yesterday at 21:22. Facebook
University of Otago
yesterday at 21:21. Facebook
Hands-On at Otago is designed to support and show interested students what researchers do, why they do these things and to encourage talented young New Zealanders to consider further study as a step in their career pathway. We do this by bringing them to Otago, New Zealand’s oldest and most attractive university. Otago University has an international reputation for excellence in scientific...
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Congratulations to Tony Scott and the team behind the Memorial Firefighter Stair Climb in Auckland, recipients of a to the City from Ocean Beach County in Oregon.

The New Zealand Fire Service
WIN! Let us know what technology you use on campus in this short survey and be in to win a Vic Books voucher. [ Link ]
We've got 10 double passes to this weekend's Laneway Festival NZ at Albert Park to give away! To enter, follow SnapUoA on Snapchat and check out our story for more details!

Fine print: Giveaway is open to the University of Auckland students only. Winners will be notified by Snapchat message by 4pm, Friday 27 January. Tickets must be collected from the gate on the day.
Conscious Consumers
yesterday at 06:29. Facebook
All our accredited businesses go through an appraisal process so that you guys know that when you see our logo, that our accredited businesses are walking the walk. Be part of creating a movement of global citizens challenging the status quo. DOWNLOAD the FREE Conscious Consumers App, add your values, and find businesses doing there part. SIGN UP HERE [ Link ]
Check out these awesome pics from the 14 students currently in Bangkok on UCArts’ six-week Thailand Internship programme! Hosted by Mahidol University, the students are gaining a unique insight into Thai culture; working at a range of organisations, as well as taking day trips and weekend excursions in and around Bangkok. Big thanks to the students for sharing their photos! To see more, visit
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New to New Zealand
yesterday at 06:21. Facebook
Thanks to Joshy Robinson for sharing this wonderful #NZSummer photo with us! It was chosen as this week's cover photo :)
Do you have a #NZSummer photo to share with us? It could be chosen next!
Auckland Council
yesterday at 06:00. Facebook
Ardijah, Rob Ruha, Troy Kingi and Adam Whauwhau are headlining Waitangi Day Family Celebrations. Don't miss this fun day out for the whole whānau! [ Link ]
Massey University
yesterday at 06:45. Facebook
So-called green biofuels might not be as good for the environment as scientists hoped, according to Massey research. Algae can be used to produce a form of green crude, with the possibility of freeing societies and nations from their reliance on fossil fuels, yet this seemingly natural wonder has a dirty secret.
Read more about Professor Benoit Guieysse's research here: [ Link ]
SPCA New Zealand
yesterday at 04:15. Facebook
Our friends at Purina New Zealand are helping us find Harry a home :)

On behalf of Harry we say, "thanks, Purina!"
yesterday at 04:11. Facebook
We have a lovely feline we would like to introduce you all to: this is Beauty, and we think she suits her name perfectly.

This wee darling was hanging around a neighbourhood with seemingly no fixed abode. She was pregnant and all alone, and kept appearing at her finders home clearly wanting to join in with the fun.

They did all they could to locate her owners, but as none could be found they...
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We might not be the only ones after your blood this season. Don't forget to up the bug repellant! And if you've been overseas, be sure to check our travel tool before you donate: [ Link ]
Rebuild Christchurch
yesterday at 02:21. Facebook
Buskers in the newly reopened Arts Centre Quad. Have you been out to check out the buskers?