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COVID-19 Uni Resources Megathread

COVID-19 Uni Resources Megathread

KEY SITES STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH COVID-19 UNI NEWS. As we continue to adjust to the 'new norm', coronavirus is the lens we're looking through. In times of isolation, it can be easy to forget that there are a WEALTH of resources, people...

To Exchange Or Not Exchange: The Ultimate Decision Guide

To Exchange Or Not Exchange: The Ultimate Decision Guide

GOING ON EXCHANGE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE. THIS GUIDE COVERS THE IMPORTANT ASPECTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING THE LEAP! As the new year approaches, for many it is time to delve into new resolutions, experiences and challenges. One of the biggest...

Does This Spark Joy? How to Be Tidy(ish)

Does This Spark Joy? How to Be Tidy(ish)

IT’S A DILEMMA AS OLD AS TIME ITSELF. HOW DO YOU GO FROM BEING A MASSIVE SLOB TO LOOKING AT LEAST VAGUELY PUT TOGETHER? For many of us uni students, being organised is not only a chore, it’s also a huge chunk of time away from the hectic nature of our society and the...

How To Watch ‘CHERNOBYL’ For FREE

How To Watch ‘CHERNOBYL’ For FREE

WATCH THE HIGHEST RATED TV SHOW ON IMDB FOR FREE. Critics say it's the best TV show of 2019 and we want YOU to watch it. Looking for something to watch in-between all the exam studying? After the disastrous results of GoT, I feel like it's time to redeem our souls...

Best Coffee Deals and Study Spots in Auckland CBD

Best Coffee Deals and Study Spots in Auckland CBD

How good is studying at a cool looking window seat where everyone can see you with your MacBook, AirPods, and frappe while you complete Buzzfeed quizzes and post about how screwed you are for exams. The only problem? The CBD is packed with cafes, and not knowing the...

Best Tips And Tricks On Scoring Cheap Petrol

Best Tips And Tricks On Scoring Cheap Petrol

Insider tips for how to score the cheapest petrol in New Zealand. 2020 is off to a rough start guys, the past couple months have been absolutely wild to say the least.  However, it's always best to look on the bright side of life, and there is one good thing to...

11 Must-Have Gadgets for Uni Students

11 Must-Have Gadgets for Uni Students

WHETHER YOU WANT TO SAVE TIME, STAY TIDY, OR JUST SHOW OFF. Whether you’re an ex-Year 13 fresh out of high school or a senior citizen who’s a seasoned pro at university life, you’re no doubt eager to upgrade your living area with some much-needed...

The Best Valentine’s Day Deals For Those On A Budget

The Best Valentine’s Day Deals For Those On A Budget

As Valentine's Day is approaching fast, I've begun to see SO many events on social media popping up advertising extravagant evenings at absolutely ridiculous prices. It's as if the world forgot we're not all on six figure salaries, go figure.  I decided...

Fried Chicken – The ULTIMATE NZ Road Trip

Fried Chicken – The ULTIMATE NZ Road Trip

Love fried chicken? This ultimate fried chicken guide will take you to some of the best fried chicken places in Aotearoa. Fried chicken joints are the lifeblood, soul force, and essential ingredient to all human happiness, and they need YOU to eat their delicious...

Guide to Waiheke Island – One Day Travel Plan

Guide to Waiheke Island – One Day Travel Plan

Overseas travel may be off the books right now, but why not plan a few local trips? It's less admin to plan, and there's the added bonus of supporting New Zealand businesses - especially those that relied heavily on tourism. My guide to Waiheke Island is an easy...

Easy Recipes for Exam Season

Easy Recipes for Exam Season

Perhaps you have acquired some new cooking skills in the kitchen during lockdown (hands up if you tried to make bread), but sometimes you need quick meals with minimal clean up. Take note, because these 3 easy recipes for exam season will get you through the toughest...

Favourite Eateries In Auckland

Favourite Eateries In Auckland

Good job New Zealand! We're smashing the curve and leading by example in the world's endeavour to contain and control Covid-19. It's been a crazy couple of months, and as a reward Aunty Cindy blessed us with the reopening of eateries. As great as this is, and trust me...

Marketing Internship – Clearhead

Marketing Internship – Clearhead

Mental health startup, Clearhead is looking for their next marketing superstar! This marketing internship is a rare chance to get a taste of the fast paced & innovation focused industry of health tech. About Clearhead Clearhead is an online, one-stop-shop...

Tū Ako Scholarship – Get your course fees reimbursed!

Tū Ako Scholarship – Get your course fees reimbursed!

This is a sponsored article by the New Zealand Defence Force. TL;DR Scholarship by the New Zealand Army. Get up to $40,000 of your course fees reimbursed and a starting salary of $60,050 when you become an Army Officer. Have you graduated or you're getting close to...

Student Investing Starter Pack

Student Investing Starter Pack

The sharemarket is an area many students are curious about. It provides an opportunity to boost saving goals. If it is within your means, there's no better time to start investing than NOW. This is a 'Student Investing Starter Pack' for those who want to delve into...

How To Spend Time By Yourself 101

How To Spend Time By Yourself 101

Student guide on how to spend time productively when you are home alone. So...for whatever reason you are housebound. Maybe there's a thunderstorm outside, maybe your mates cancelled on your weekend roadie at the last minute, or maybe you are even locked inside due to...

ON: Pitch LIVE Zoom Mentors

ON: Pitch LIVE Zoom Mentors

Are you ready for New Zealand's largest entrepreneurship livestream for 2020? ON: Pitch LIVE is NOT only the finals of Niesh's startup ventures competition, ON: Pitch. It's also YOUR chance to network with some of the BIGGEST entrepreneurs & BEST mentors we know....

ON: Pitch 2020 Prizes

ON: Pitch 2020 Prizes

ON: Pitch 2020 has OVER $30,000 worth of prizes to be given away! For the second year running, ON: Pitch will be providing startup teams with the necessary tools to kick off their business! All YOU need to do is submit an idea that solves a real problem for real...

ON: Pitch 2020 Application

ON: Pitch 2020 Application

ON: Pitch is BACK! In 2020 we have a prize package worth over $20,000 for the winners. We're looking for the next BIG idea to win the Ultimate Startup Package with $5000 seed capital, a FREE office space, legal guidance, a brand story package, industry-leading mentors...