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UNICEF New Zealand
yesterday at 23:30. Facebook
As the conflict drags on, children in Syria continue to pay the highest price. "This is a country of 22 million people, half of whom are children. There is a growing resignation in 2016 that home no longer exists for them." We need to reach vulnerable children in Syria this winter ➜ bit.ly/syria-winter

Thousands of Syrians flee Aleppo, to uncertain futures.

Speaking from UC, where John Key gained a Commerce degree, Head of Political Science and International Relations Bronwyn Hayward says his resignation "changes everything for New Zealand politics".

John Key resignation: Surprise among Christchurch business, rebuild and political leaders

Passionate about health and fitness? And would you love to help others to improve their health and well-being? Our Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion) could be the answer for you!

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

You may be passing by significant Māori heritage sites every day without even realising it

New Māori heritage sites added to Unitary Plan

“You are neither sick nor crazy. You are going through a crisis, and you are reacting in a normal way to an abnormal situation.”
If you know someone who is struggling with or been impacted by the 14 November quakes and aftershocks, it's really important to remember this (and maybe remind them their reaction is perfectly fine).

For those of you who have been affected, and are handy to...
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Support available after 14 November earthquake - Work and Income

Congratulations to Professor Harald van Heerde, who has been ranked in the top 10 in the world for marketing research by the American Marketing Association. Not only is he a world-class researcher, but he's also known for giving up his time to mentor students and colleagues.

Marketing professor ranked in world's top 10 - Massey University

Staff came from behind to equalise in the last minute – taking the score to 2-2 – in the inaugural staff versus students blind football match played on the Dunedin campus yesterday to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
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Blind football draw for staff team

NASA's chief astronaut, Chris Cassidy, traveled to Brazil to share stories about space exploration with kids from Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro's largest favela.

Astronaut shares unlikely key for space missions | ShareAmerica

Rebuild Christchurch
yesterday at 21:51. Facebook
Ōtākaro Limited has issued a Request for Proposal to design the North Frame Pedestrian Bridge in Christchurch’s central city.

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

TAKE ACTION: [ Greenpeace.nz Link ]
Genesis Energy has been granted consents to replace Huntly Power Station’s coal-fired Rankine units at any time it likes for the next 20 years.

This is a Government-owned power company that is spending millions to expand the use of the dirty fuels we must stop burning if we’re going to avoid climate catastrophe.

Genesis and their buddies in the industry...
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Gas turbines are 'absolutely the wrong direction' - Greenpeace

Media Design School
yesterday at 23:09. Facebook
Our second MDS short film of the week, Principium, follows an ominous space vessel which drastically changes the universe one planet at a time.

Directed by Chris Hagfors Dahlmo, Principium by Team Moonstone was developed by six third year 3D Animation and Visual Effects students.


Although it's great news that Pharmac have decided to fund Perjeta for advanced breast cancer patients, it's awful that the 160 New Zealanders who have already started treatment won't have access to it.

Breast Cancer Foundation slams Pharmac's funding exclusions

Auckland Council
yesterday at 18:00. Facebook
In case you missed it! A community fridge has popped up right in Auckland's city centre

Community fridge installed in the middle of Auckland's CBD

University of Otago
yesterday at 17:44. Facebook
Madhuriksha and Muniksha Reddy have been on a journey together ever since they were born a few minutes apart 21 years ago. This month they enter another chapter on that journey when they both graduate with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.
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Double celebrations as twins graduate

New to New Zealand
yesterday at 05:34. Facebook
You have probably heard that New Zealanders can be a bit crazy, and they're very proud of their ingenuity! Here are 10 of the craziest New Zealanders, and how they've made history :)

Top 10 Most Brilliantly Insane New Zealanders

Auckland Council
yesterday at 06:00. Facebook
Congratulations to Emma Takataka, winner of the Auckland Council Community Star Award at The Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards.

Auckland Council Community Star Award

University of Otago
yesterday at 06:22. Facebook
In her latest 150-year Otago anniversary blog post, Dr Ali Clarke uncovers the history behind admitting the first female students to Otago.
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Admitting women

Friday was results day for many students – congratulations to everyone who received good news! If you didn’t get the results you were after, all is not lost. Check out your options for a January start at Summer School – you may be able to make up for lost time and get things back on track.

Summer School | University of Canterbury

The festive season has arrived at UC, with the opening of ‘Best Wishes’ in the Matariki Gallery!

UC exhibition celebrates art of the Christmas card

New to New Zealand
12/04/2016 at 21:13. Facebook
It is International Volunteer Day! Today we celebrate everyone who volunteers their time to help better our communities locally and globally.
Let's give volunteers everywhere a round of #GlobalApplause!
– post a in the comments below to show your support :)

International Volunteer Day