The Captain Cook Tavern is back, but not as students will remember

Even Dunedin’s sweet summer children who have not yet survived a winter will still have heard praise of the revered pub, which was forced to close in 2014 due to legal matters. However, other factors such as students favouring a cheap trip to the liquor store for a Scrumpy or a box of Cindy’s (god bless) and a crackdown on Otago’s scarfie culture certainly contributed to the 154-year-old pub closing its doors. The future for...

Campus Watch turns up heat on fire safety in flats

Landlords should be responsible for ensuring working smoke alarms in student flats says Deputy Proctor Andrew Ferguson. The comments come following last week’s flat fire in the 6/60 flat on...

MP believes hospital food steering in the wrong direction

Make sure you keep yourself healthy in Dunners this winter, because if you’re unlucky you might be sent to our glorious...

NZ fisheries have caught 24.1 million more fish than they reported

A collaborative study has discovered that New Zealand fishery catches are 2.7 times more than previously reported. The study...

A quick preview of Roland Garros

The 115th edition of the French Open begins in Paris on Monday, signalling the start of the second tennis major of the year. The long-awaited tournament will be noteworthy for a number of reasons,...

Editorial

It's been a long time between drinks, but The Cook has finally re-opened its doors. However, gone are the days of boat races in the garden bar and vomit in the urinals (although that may still happen) with the bar now being renovated into what’s...

Cull's Column

Council recently received a report about the 2016 Orientation period. It included feedback from the University of Otago, the Otago University Students Association (OUSA), Otago Polytechnic Students Association and Dunedin Police. The report’s...

Florence Foster Jenkins

Rating: A In the middle of a very stressful week, and nearing the end of a pretty hectic semester, seeing a heart-warming film about a rich woman who couldn’t sing turned out to be exactly what I needed.  Florence Foster Jenkins creatively...

Why Do We Need...Automated vehicles?

Automated vehicles, colloquially known as self-driving cars, are arguably the greatest technological innovation to date that will have the largest impact on the broadest range of people. Pop culture...

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