OUSA Execrable

The OUSA executive has suffered a major breakdown in communications according to Administrative-Vice President Jarred Griffiths.  Last week Mr Griffiths released a statement saying communication between himself and President Laura Harris have broken down, following ongoing rumours of an internal coup. The statement addresses the recently developed division on the Executive saying the “internal culture lacks integrity and...

“...and my axe”

The thief responsible for stealing almost 100 exam papers from the University of Otago clocktower building last November has been denied a discharge without conviction.  The 23-year-old woman’s lawyer, Stuart Grieve QC, successfully argued for...

Students vent anger at disruption caused by Dental School demolition

Otago University dental students voiced their outrage during a meeting last week after they were told they would have fewer...

DCC gets AC/DC (cars)

A new initiative by the Dunedin City Council (DCC) is looking to add twenty electric vehicles to the council’s car fleet.  The motion was put forward by Councillor Kate Wilson, and the changes will take place within the next five...

Escalating taxi rank violence causes DCC to get involved

Recent violence at Dunedin’s Octagon taxi rank has prompted the DCC to get involved in order to find a solution to the...

Editorial

As we wind down the semester and head for our latest work holiday somewhere around the equator, we thought we’d reflect on the highlights and lowlights of the semester past.  Hugh: My favourite part of the semester here at Critic was watching Joe...

Matters Of Debate

This column is written by the Otago University Debating Society, which meets for social debating every Tuesday at 6pm in the Commerce Building Affirmative, by By Old Major Most of us probably couldn’t imagine the unbearable pain and suffering...

The Great Maiden’s Blush

Rating: B+ This recent New Zealand film follows two women, Aila (Renee Lyons) and Bunny (Miriama McDowell), as they both embark upon single motherhood. Aila is an isolated older woman, lover of gardens and failed classical pianist. Her desperately wanted...

Nine Photographs - Laurence Aberhart

New Zealand soils are notoriously low in selenium, a mineral that photographer Laurence Aberhart uses (with gold) as a toner when developing his photographs, to create warmth in the shadows. Viewing...

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