All King James's Horses & All His Men

Posted 11:56am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Charlie Hantler

With the NBA regular season wrapped up for another year, and packed with intriguing storylines and stat-lines, we now enter the business end of the season: the playoffs. Do or die ball. After Russell Westbrook and James Harden’s MVP battle, LeBron James maintaining his normal standards, and Read more...

Nationalfs eKiwis firstf Immigration Rule Labeled Meaningless By Labour

Posted 11:36am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by George Elliott

Under the government’s new immigration rules the classification of temporary high and low skilled workers and their residency eligibility will be determined by income, regardless of their industry position. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced last week that temporary migrants Read more...

Struggle? In 2017?

Posted 11:23am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Tyler West

Look at that, four months have passed already! It’s been an active year thus far; students are still getting themselves into strikes, riots, killings, and occasionally a victory. So maybe it’s worth keeping half an eye on what those damned young radicals are up to an island, country, or Read more...

New Zealand Unprepared for Future Climate Refugee Crisis in the Pacific

Posted 11:03am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Sofie Hagland Børseth

Climate experts are saying that climate change could trigger a future refugee crisis in the Pacific if New Zealand does not start a mass migration soon. Professor in Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Otago Dr Nicolas Cullen said that the communities in the Pacific are vulnerable to Read more...

Uni Strives To Be A Leader On Environmental Issues With New Plan

Posted 10:55am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Joel McManus

The University of Otago announced a new plan last week to increase environmentally sustainable practises throughout the institution over the next four years, something it hopes will showcase its “desire to strengthen our efforts towards sustainability, becoming genuinely world class in how we Read more...

Will the University Have Any Staff Left After Yet More Redundancies?

Posted 10:52am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Joe Higham

Otago University’s Support Services Review is reaching the end of its ‘Solution Design’ phase, coming as rumours have been circulating that as many as 300 jobs will be lost once the final ‘Implementation Stage’ begins.  However, Otago University Human Resources Read more...

Tinder, Wine, & Sleeping Naked Prove Popular in Dunners

Posted 10:46am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Joel McManus

Otago residents are more likely than any other region in New Zealand to be looking for love on Tinder, be munching crunchy peanut butter, and smashing back some Central Otago Pinot Noir, according to the results of a nation -wide census.  The Vogel’s Big Little Kiwi Census surveyed Read more...

Female Workers Set for Historic Pay Rise After Government Announces Pay Equity Settlement

Posted 10:40am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Mikade Barns-Graham

Unions, organisations, and workers in the disability, care and support industry enthusiastically welcomed the recent announcement of the Government’s pay equity settlement last week. After 20 months of negotiations between the government and unions such as E Tu union, New Zealand Read more...

Keeping tabs on the Exec | Issue 8

Posted 10:36am Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Joe Higham

Congratulations to the executive for their work and participation with Relay For Life, an event that saw Otago University Vice Chancellor Harlene Hayne and Arana College Warden Jamie Gilbertson shave off OUSA Colleges Officer James Heath’s hair. This year’s OUSA contingent at Relay For Read more...

Outpost of Empire: The Far Right in New Zealand Up to the 1920s

Posted 11:40am Sunday 9th April 2017 by Tyler West

For the most part, New Zealand has missed the kinds of ultra-reactionary mass movements that typified fascist, and otherwise hardline nationalist, politics during periods of crisis in other countries. Classical fascist movements, or contemporary populist chauvinism (such as, say, Read more...

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