What You Need To Know: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

I f you type “TPPA” into a search engine, the first result will probably be the website of It’s Our Future NZ, a hub for anti-TPPA activity in New Zealand, decorated with a handy countdown to the next action organised against the agreement. The second will probably be Greenpeace’s webpage viciously condemning the agreement. What you might not find, however, is much information about what you’re actually searching for in the first...

DCC Goes Green

T he Dunedin City Council has presented its Sustainability Audit Subcommittee with a draft proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to cut emissions by five per cent of 2013–2014 levels before 2019. The plan comes as the DCC prepares to...

Execrable

T o kick off the second executive meeting for 2015, President Paul Hunt warned that the proceeding 40 minutes would be the final “warm-up meeting” for the year. In the future, “more substantial issues” are to be covered. That said, business this week was...

Fruit and Vege Scheme Goes Bananas

A ll Saints’ Anglican Church is aiming to “prepare well” for the deluge of interest in their new fruit and vegetable distribution scheme. The scheme involves the supply of various fruits and...

OUSA and VUWSA Hit With NZUSA Bill

A fter its withdrawal application last November, OUSA has received a bill from NZUSA (the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations) for $22,500. The bill, which is half of the 2015 membership...

Editorial

I love people having a good rant and getting things off their chest. Go for gold, say what you want. What’s difficult though is when people take offence and then decide to use that as a platform to insult people back or think it makes them a better person. I...

Crush on Campus

Each week Critic wants to hear from you if you’re struggling to approach the man or woman of your dreams. Does she always sit on that front row seat and give the lecturer far more attention than you’re comfortable with? Does he stroll past your window each...

Björk - Vulnicura

Rating: 4/5 E xperimental pop star Björk has proven more than once that she’s capable of making gorgeous, genre-defying albums. Sadly, the last time she made one of those was in 2001 with Vespertine. Sure, the three albums she has released since then...

Selma

Rating: 4/5 Fuck you, America, I have a dream! In 1964, the American Civil Rights bill was passed and African-American citizens had the right to vote. Except that black citizens were systematically and violently denied access to register and vote. Selma...

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