The PROJECT is kicking off their 2017 speaker series with Justin Milano of Good Startups in the USA. Join us at AUT tomorrow, 28 Feb, to hear from Justin IRL! Click through to grab your tickets now...

Project17 Auckland: Justin Milano - Four Pillars for Entrepreneurial Success
The company behind #TigerTemple, where bodies of cubs were found in freezers, wants to open another venue. Our team in Thailand are working to stop them. Keep an eye out for updates.

Company behind cruel Tiger Temple plans to open a new venue
Did you notice the new mural at ArtBox? Artist Vaimaila Urale’s worked with Ara students to bring her artwork TYPEFACE to life.
CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art

Idea + skills + gallery >> artwork @ Ara
The 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium 2017 at United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand is OPEN for registration!

We are looking for competent and compassionate student leaders with the following qualities to join us in this Leadership Development in Social Change:

1. Student Leaders who have demonstrated strong leadership potential and aspire to constantly learn from others to better...
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If your pet goes missing it's important that you try a variety of methods to get them back home safely and don't just rely on one method to work. We recommend the following:

• Update your details.
Make sure your contact details are up-to-date on the microchip register and your local council's dog registration database. The vets and the SPCA will scan incoming animals for a microchip and check...
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Lost an Animal - SPCA New Zealand
Forest & Bird
yesterday at 23:27. Facebook
Our natural heritage, held in public reserves, is being turned over to developers for private gain. When habitats are destroyed, plants and animals you won't find anywhere else in the world have a very real chance of being lost forever. We must protect nature, not evict it. Grace

Nature is not for sale
Fact: We’re in the midst of a housing crisis.
Fact: There are thousands of homeless Kiwi families being put up in motels on government grants, 25 times more than the Government projected.
Fact: Despite all this, National has failed to invest in housing, and they’ve sold off state houses while others have sat empty for years.

Fact: Labour will end the state house-sell off, we'll build...
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Accommodation blowout shows Govt's failure on homelessness
Did you try some of the treats and activities at the OUSA International Food Festival? About 2,000 people attended the festival on Saturday and it is said to have been the most popular yet!
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Food offerings go down well
The symbol of film’s highest achievement, the golden statuette Oscar, is getting a makeover for the 2017 Academy Awards.

The film academy announced that a New York foundry is restoring features of the original 1929 design to the Oscar statuettes using digital scans and 3-D printers.

#Oscars2017 #AcademyAwards

3-D printing will produce Oscars statuette | ShareAmerica
yesterday at 21:23. Facebook
It's 'Sea-Week' - a great time to appreciate what amazing creatures fish really are

Not just cold creatures: Fish 'have FEELINGS and can even recognise human faces'
Nick Smith waved his blue wand and wadeable rivers miraculously turned into ones you can swim in. All it took was a little fiddling with the standards.

Is Nick Smith Minister for Magic?
Junk Free June
yesterday at 20:16. Facebook
Alcohol can be pretty bad for you... it increases the risk of heart disease, cancers and can easily cause weight gain. Learn more about safe levels of drinking from our friends at the Cancer Society NZ - Wellington Division.

Alcohol and cancer
UNICEF New Zealand
yesterday at 19:47. Facebook
Every parent knows how tough it is to hear their child cry out in pain. It's a terrible feeling.

Right now, throughout #Africa, there are millions of children crying out in pain.

They are starving to death, in the world's first #famine for six years. But we have the chance to save them.

Donate here -> help.

#southsudan #somalia UNICEF

Famine in Africa: The looming disaster we can't let happen again
Massey University
yesterday at 19:08. Facebook understands Palmerston North Hospital placed a do-not-resuscitate order on a patient recently, without their family's consent. Reporter Nic McBride spoke to Professor Jenny Carryer from Massey's School of Nursing - she said it's not a black and white issue, but ideally, it should be discussed with patients and their family.

Hospitals slap do-not-resuscitate orders on patients without consent
University of Otago
yesterday at 17:27. Facebook
What are the legal and social implications of artificial intelligence? Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan, Director of the University’s New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies unpicks this issue:
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‘Smart robots’ and the law
yesterday at 20:04. Facebook
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Arnja Dale, was recently on Radio New Zealand discussing calf-roping at rodeos and why the SPCA believes they should be banned.

"We feel very strongly that New Zealand needs to join other countries such as Australia, the US, the UK, and even certain cities in New Zealand because calf-roping subjects young and naive animals to unnecessary pain and distress."

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Calf-roping at rodeos criticised by govt officials
It’s Faculty Orientation week! New students should have received their Orientation booklet in the mail – if not, don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of spares on the day. We’re welcoming students from all faculties throughout the week – check out for more information and we’ll see you at your faculty powhiri!

Orientation for new students
One of the biggest drivers of water pollution is industrial dairy. Several new irrigation schemes planned around NZ will only make the problem worse: [ Link ]

NZ reputation hurt by declining water quality, tourism industry says
"The living fabric of the world is slipping through our fingers without our showing much sign of caring."

Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century
Massey University
yesterday at 06:23. Facebook
Share your best orientation pictures with the hashtag #MasseyOweek and be in the draw to win 1 of 9 $50 food or fuel vouchers - competition ends at midnight on Friday, March 3rd - so c'mon, get uploading!

Bring on O week! #MasseyOWeek - Massey University