There are a lot of exciting changes happening in retail across the University. Find out what's coming up below.
New café in Business School
We are pleased to announce a brand new café concept coming to the OGGB foyer in 2018. After another successful procurement project, “The Deli”, operated by Spotless, has been confirmed into this space and will provide a unique faculty dining experience. More information will follow in the New Year.
The new concept was carefully selected by a panel of University staff and students, after reviewing a range of proposals and considering feedback from the wider University community.
The Deli will continue the recent developments in University food and retail offerings, add vibrancy to the campus, and align to the University’s goal of a high quality and engaging campus environment.
The current Excel café will operate until Thursday 7 December, having offered excellent cuisine for many years. A temporary offer will be in place from Monday 11 December, with the new café opening early in 2018.
If you have any feedback, please email us.
Fresh Fruit & Veges now at Market Place
Fresh fruit and vegetables will be available in the Quad (City Campus) as part of Market Place, which is held fortnightly on a Thursday during semester. Provided by a local, student-led supplier, the produce is available as individual items or in $10 and $20 bags.
Market Place has everything from second-hand books and craft stalls to fresh produce and food trucks offering a variety of cuisines.
For more information about this fortnight's vendors click here.
Introducing ubiq (formerly UBS)
Formerly UBS, ubiq is the rebranded and newly renovated bookshop on City Campus, which can be found on level 1 of the Kate Edger Information Commons.
Did you know that ubiq buy and sell second-hand textbooks that have been prescribed for the current semester at the University of Auckland up to a pre-determined quantity? More information can be found in store.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
Location: Kate Edger Information Commons, Level 1
Ha!Poke arrives at the HSB Courtyard
Pronounced ‘poh-kay’, the cuisine hails from Hawaii and is brought to the University by two Californian brothers with a passion for healthy and sustainable food, who are also the brains behind Mexicali Fresh.
Poke is made up of superfoods, salads, raw fish and other proteins - perfect brain power food! They will also be offering seasonal soups and broths, along with nutritious breakfast bowls.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm
Location: HSB Courtyard, 10 Symonds Street
Budgie Meal of the week
The 'Budgie Meal' has recently been reintroduced to campus. It's a concept that was first used at the University of Auckland in the early 1990s, offering staff and students on a budget the opportunity to purchase a substantial meal from an array of cuisines across campus.
The majority of our retailers now have a Budgie Meal available on their menus. The meals are $6.50 or under and consist of protein, vegetables and carbohydrate.
Keep an eye out for the Budgie icon at your favourite retailers. A 'Budgie Meal of the week' will be announced on the What's On Facebook page each Monday.
Healthy vending arrives on City Campus
The Grab Goodness machine is a result of Campus Life staff working closely with nutritionists and registered dietitians to find healthier alternatives to snacks on campus.
Every product has a Health Star Rating of 3.5 or greater. The star system encourages people to make healthier choices: the more stars, the better the nutrition profile.
Products include popcorn, Bluebird thins, bliss balls, smooch balls, cranberry mix, raw nuts, steak bars, Fresh & Fruity pouches, cheese and crackers, Homegrown pouches, coconut water, Charlie's fruit smoothies, and more.
The Grab Goodness machine is easily spotted with its green branding, and operates by card transactions only.
Find it now in the Quad!
Fresh coffee is brewing on campus
Follow the scent of freshly roasted coffee to the Mojo kiosk in the HSB Courtyard. Mojo offers an extensive coffee menu, along with freshly baked goods and soft drinks.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am-6pm (Semester) 8am-4pm (Semester break).
Location: HSB Courtyard, 10 Symonds St.
Please email us with any feedback