Party for Nepal Shakes off the Fines

A house party held to raise funds for the crisis in Nepal had its fine for “unreasonable noise” revoked by the Dunedin City Council (DCC). The party, held at the “Melocasa” flat on the corner of Union and Queen streets on 14 May, was organised to raise funds for Nepal after two major earthquakes hit the nation. Security and food were provided at the event, which was organised by students Sam Fraser and Zac Fraser....

Polytech Faces Hardest Test Yet

The Otago Polytechnic is consulting on a proposal to implement “just cause” drug testing for students in high-risk courses. Consultation occurred between staff at the Otago Polytechnic...

Religious Education Heads to High Court

A complaint about the unfair treatment of a 9-year-old girl whose family opted her out of a Bible in Schools programme has escalated into a High Court battle that could see religious education...

Budget 2015

What is the Budget? The budget is the annual allocation of government funds to state services and initiatives. The allocation covers all government spending from social welfare to health. Every year a budget is announced that shows the government’s...

Winter Is Coming. So Is the End of the Super Rugby Season...

The Hurricanes look to have sealed their home advantage for the Super Rugby finals as they are 14 points clear at the top of the...

Editorial

At the time this went to print, Budget 2015 had just been released. While Twitter was swarming around the various announcements made about social welfare, health and education funding, it’s important that we take a step back to reflect on what this...

David Clark

You can’t build an economy on houses, dairy and natural disasters alone. The government’s chance to get back on the front foot lay in last week’s budget. They’ve told us they will fail for the seventh time to achieve a surplus, despite...

Paper Planes

Rating 1/5 Why do I care about Dylan’s paper plane quest? After 96 minutes, this question has not been answered. Paper Planes is about an average 12-year-old Australian boy called Dylan (Ed Oxenbould), whose dead mother imparted to him the gift of...

Study Tunes

Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85–92 Richard D. James’ first record as Aphex Twin has been hailed as “the birthplace and the benchmark of modern electronic music” (Warp). An odyssey of dreamy techno, SAW is the perfect...

FACEBOOK

Radio 1   OUSA