University To Finally Provide Late Night Study Spaces To Students

The University of Otago has responded to student demand for more late night study spaces on campus. From 22 May to 21 June the St David lecture theatre concourse and surrounds, as well as the upstairs, will be available 24 hours with student swipe card access. From 29 May to 18 June the Union building and Link will be open until 2am, with security staff monitoring student behaviour and welfare. However OUSA’s 24-hour study space, which...

Students Outnumbered By Pizzas at OUSA Student Forum

OUSA’s annual Student Forum took place on Monday 22nd May, providing a chance for students to ask questions in relation to the 11 questions included in the upcoming referendum, due to begin from 9am on 29 May. The event is notoriously poorly attended, and this year saw even the amount of pizzas delivered to lure students outnumber the attendees. Those that did turn up were, on the whole, engaged and asked several questions to OUSA Admin...

Critic Booze Reviews

Wild Buck is beer from the good old days, when men were men, a spade was a spade, and it was possible to buy property in Auckland. There’s a genuine argument to be made that Wild Buck was specifically designed to be the most scullable beer in the country.  Understanding the brewing science behind Wild Buck’s scullability means knowing a little about the history of beer culture in New Zealand. In the late 1800s the most...

Cookin' Up Love

Each week, we lure two singletons to The Captain Cook Hotel, give them food and drink, then wait for their reports to arrive in our inbox. If this sounds like you, email critic@critic.co.nz. But be warned--if you dine on the free food and dash without sending us a writeup, a Critic writer will write one under your name. And that won’t end well for you.   Seeley Booth Started with pre drinks with my flatmates. Rolled up...

Labour Confronting Important Issues

The Labour Party has added to its promises for the upcoming election with another set of policy announcements centred around the growing housing debate and the issue of mental health in New Zealand....

The G.O.A.T. Series Part Two: Women’s Edition

Following on from the men’s edition, we now turn our focus in on the women’s sport and their greats. Names such as Venus and Serena Williams, Flo-Jo and Irene van Dyk spring to mind, due...

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