Students targeted by energetic beverage cult to earn millions

“If you could not fail, how big would you dream?” These are the words presented on Vemma’s website to entice young people to join the Vemma brand and sell Verve energy drink products. Vemma is an “ultra-premium, liquid formula that provides the vitamins, minerals and nutrients for greater health and wellness.” Verve, the carbonated version of the Vemma formula, claims to be a healthy alternative to typical energy drinks and was created “to...

Defending the kingdom

In what is surely a landmark decision with regards to international environmental law, on Monday 31 March 2014, after years of protests and diplomatic disputes, the International Court of Justice ruled that Japan’s whaling programme in the Southern Ocean is...

University freeloads hospital tenancy for 30 years

The Southern District Health Board is seeking to formalise a lease agreement with the University for the Medical Faculty’s use of Dunedin Hospital buildings amidst pressure to upgrade Hospital...

Hooper fights fake weed "makes picnic ... not bothered"

Opponents of legal highs have gathered in protest around Dunedin in the hope of banning the sale of the drugs throughout New...

Monarchy cook up plan to diversify crown assets

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent visit to Dunedin has been revealed to be part of a wider push by the Monarchy to diversify their portfolio of investments abroad. A night of travel away from...

Mini Bacon and Egg Pies

There may or may not be an embarrassing video on the Internet about me making pies. You could say I am somewhat of a bacon and egg pie expert. Last year, I frequently made and delivered these beauties to my favourite Critic employees, Sam, Alex and Dan, for...

Tycho - Awake

Rating: A- Tycho is Scott Hansen, a San Francisco based visual artist and producer. Having released music since the early 2000s, it wasn’t until 2011’s Dive that Hansen’s music started gaining considerable attention. Awake, like Dive, is a sleek,...

Science, Bitches

Invisibility would be an awesome superpower. Are you socially avoidant? Just throw on your handy invisibility cloak and you’re good to go! And maybe you don’t want to hide. Maybe you just want to conceal your peanut butter so your flatmates will stop stealing...

Hi Dr. Nick

Hi everybody, Winter is coming. The white walkers are approaching, the Lannisters are sending their regards, and everybody you’ve grown attached to is being killed in the most gut wrenching of ways. Fuck you, George R. R. Martin. As winter approaches, not...

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THU 17: The 91 Club and Quest Present: Boots Riley (USA), Scalper (LDN/AKL), and DJ Goldstein Chick's Hotel | 8pm doors. Free entry with your 2014 Onecard or $10 without. Chick's Magic Bus leaves Countdown at 7.30pm, uni library at 7.35, returns to town after the show, and is free to ride with your 2014 Onecard. Red Bull drink specials on the night.

THU 17: Sonny Carver Mou Very | Free entry, music from 9pm.

THU 17: First Year Party Night w./ The Maine Coons Refuel | Free entry from 9pm.

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