75 turn out to protest Animal Research Centre

Around 75 people attended a protest on Saturday July 13 against the $50 million animal research centre being built on the University of Otago campus. The protest took place at the facility building site on Great King street. It was reportedly peaceful, with no police attendance required and campus watch simply looking on. Protesters held signs of healthy animals for the duration of the protest, before turning them around at the end to reveal hurt...

Meningitis case serves as reminder

Brittany Arthur, an Otago Polytechnic nursing student in her final year, died last Saturday after an acute case of meningococcal meningitis.  Arthur had been out for dinner, celebrating her...

New World employees vow to continue fight for pay parity

Protests at Centre City New World over a $2 an hour pay gap between North Island and South Island stores have resulted in multiple...

Nationalís Lost Luggage Bill ≠ó a worthless, cynical attempt to waste everyoneís time

National MP Nuk Korako has proposed an entirely ineffective and meaningless Bill in parliament that will do absolutely nothing, is...

Otago possible contenders

The Mitre 10 Cup kicked off over the weekend, with Otago taking on the neighbours from over the border, Southland. Whilst the game took place after Critic went to print, we’re praying that the team managed a win and are nursing a solid hangover this...

Editorial

Throughout this news week, a lot of debate has centred around Prime Minister John Key and his comments against legalising cannabis here in the ‘land of the long white cloud’. The debate has reared its little head after the NZ Drug Foundation...

ODT Watch

Cannabis activist sits.  Cannabis activist rolls over.  Cannabis activist performs tricks for your entertainment.   Ah context, you are a fickle beast.    Unfortunately   This is a bit like...

La Crepe

If you love good vibes and yummy crepes you can find them both at the La Crepe stall at the Saturday Morning Farmers Market. Disclaimer: I have worked for Christophe and Marie flipping crepes at the market for more than a year and a half now, only a fraction...

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

Rating: A+ Learning to play board games is usually a single-evening affair. You may spend an evening learning the rules, and every evening thereafter you will be developing your own strategy around those rules. What enables you to develop a strategy is the...

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