That being the case, it’s always a pleasant surprise when you happen upon a Kiwi brand doing the social media thing in hilariously correct fashion. So Idealog decided to take a moment to celebrate that rarest of antipodean flowers: the humorous Kiwi social media channel.
- Invercargill City Libraries and Archives
Whether it’s donning Steve Buscemeyes in celebration of Steve Buscemi’s birthday, riffing on Adele’s latest song or this hilarious mash-up of Drake’s Hotline Bling with the ecstasy of returning library books on time, the staff at Invercargill City Libraries and Archives make the day-to-day challenges and an Invercargillian librarian seem both meme-worthy and meta as hell.
I mean just look at this:
Image via Facebook
- Civil Defence Waikato
Over the last day or two, the slightly volcanic White Island (50 km off the coast of Whakatane), has been a little more active than usual. Don’t use Google News to investigate though – go straight to the source with this salty update from Civil Defence Waikato:
"So White Island has been given a level 1 alert - this means that it's a bit upset but not heaps upset. The science people have been over on the island checking out the volcano farts, and they note that it's just a bit farty. No need to worry about these volcano farts, the GNS Science peeps are always checking it out and will be like ‘holy smokes guys, it's getting cray’ if it does get cray. #VolcanoFart #VolcanoPoo"
- Real Groovy Auckland
While Real Groovy doesn’t necessarily exhibit the same energy as Invercargill City Libraries and Archives and Civil Defence Waikato (just what are they getting up to in there?) the company still manages to project a laid-back, hip vibe, overflowing with chill.
- Honourable overseas mention
The Solihull Police Twitter feed is, at times, pure police-procedural magic, often featuring such zingers as:
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