Mufti cops join the party, albeit sober

New Zealand Police will now be stationing plain-clothed officers in local Dunedin bars. The new initiative came into play last month to ensure bars’ compliance with the regulations of the Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012, which came into effect late last year. The initiative began in Queenstown and will run throughout the Southland and Otago districts in the coming year. The project is part of an effort to target alcohol-related harm in...

OUSA Awards: Hypothermic students rejoice

2014 is the second year OUSA has held the Landlord Awards, previously named the Best/Worst Flat Awards. The change in name is intended to “place pressure on landlords to provide quality rental...

The 1104 By-Election votes are in

Paul Hunt, Payal Ramritu and Jess McLean have been elected to positions on the OUSA Executive after almost five per cent of University of Otago students voted in last week’s by-election. The results...

Otago law students' life on the inside

Law for Change, a national group of over 350 young lawyers and law students, are donating their time to helping with rehabilitation at the Otago Correction Facility. The members are all volunteering...

Piece of Castle to become zone of peace

A Zone of Peace is to be declared covering the region from St David’s lecture theatre to the intersection of St David’s Street/Dundas Street. “It’s a voluntary initiative,” says Sung Yong Lee,...

Editorial

This week, Loulou Callister-Baker’s feature, “Right in the nutcracker” (page 18), proved quite a big surprise to me. While I fully expected the outcome to be a well-justified attack on what I thought was the cis-sexist, misogyny-driven annual Selwyn Ballet,...

Too much screens

Idiosyncratic shows have to train their viewers how to watch them. But as television seasons get shorter, there is less time to do that. At 10 episodes, this year’s Fargo cuts right to the idiosyncratic chase. So, without giving anything away, here are some...

Calvary

Rating: A- Sometimes it can be hard to pick the genre of a movie before seeing it. You can be easily misled by the marketing or, as in this case, a cast comprising several prominent comedic actors such as Brendon Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd and Dylan Moran. The...

Yona Lee - Specific Objects

Blue Oyster Gallery Exhibited until Saturday 26 July Yona Lee is a Korean-born artist (and former cellist) currently residing and working in Onehunga, Auckland. She acquired an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2010, leading to her most recent...

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