Party Restrictions “Ridiculous”

View Street’s controversial “Backpackers” flat was forced to cancel a planned party last week, despite getting initial approval from the Dunedin City Council and local police. The “Backpackers’ Ball,” a tradition of several years, was scheduled for Friday 17 June. However, after complaints from residents, one of whom had to be forcibly removed from the police station, permission to hold the party at the...

Aoraki Students “Worried” about Proposed Merger

Aoraki Polytechnic is considering closing its Dunedin campus in a possible merger with Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology.  Founded in 1987, the polytechnic describes itself...

Mitsubishi Apologises for Torture of Prisoners

An apology has been issued by Japanese corporation, Mitsubishi, for its use of American prisoners of war during World War Two. The prisoners were used for forced labour at Mitsubishi factories...

Government Speeds through Transport Bill

The House went into urgency last week following fears that thousands of speeding tickets issued through local councils were invalid.  The Land Transport (Speed Limits Validations and Other...

Keeping Track of the Highlanders in Black

By the end of August, the 43-man All Blacks squad needs to be further narrowed down to the 31 players who will head to England for the World Cup. Only five of the Super Rugby title-winning Highlanders...

Editorial

I don’t know what spurred you on last week, but the letters we received were actually important. They were about things that you could be demanding changes to. An unfair disciplinary system, threats to increase a fine if you appeal a decision (and...

Something Came Up

It’s been a vicious winter so far with very low temperatures, frost and snow! Some of our northern visitors are experiencing a new affliction, which presents itself as raised areas of skin, particularly on fingers and toes. Affected areas will appear...

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Bowls

I first tried out this recipe with a lamb roast. Awkwardly,  though, my flatmate unplugged my slow cooker so she could use the coffee grinder (very understandable) but forgot to plug it back in (the caffeine had not yet been consumed, brain function...

Interview with Virginia Heath

Critic: When going through all the Scottish film archives, did you have specific things in mind when choosing what you would use, and how did you know which footage to pick? It was a fluid process. I wanted an overall theme of love and loss, which relates...

EVENT GUIDE

MON 3: Critic presents Art Week The Union Hall, University of Otago | The 2015 Art Week aims to bring the Otago Campus alive for the week of the 3rd through 7th of August. The week also provides students an opportunity to sell and display their work with the main event: Student Art Exhibition & Sale. The week will also host the ever popular Gallery Crawl and if you want some inspiration why not sign up for the Artist/Writer Speed Dating event!

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