Survivor NZ: Dee shits in the ocean, Tony shits the bed

  Sam is a Survivor superfan, which means he’d be voted off first if he ever played. This is his weekly blog on Survivor New Zealand strategy.   At some point in Survivor, you need to become a threat if you want to win. If you’re seen as a passenger, then barring an amazing final speech (Sophie Clarke) or an opponent everyone hates (Natalie White and Russell Hantz), you will be slayed for your passive play. But...

The 2017 Capping Show

Dunedin transformed into Funedin this week for the opening night of the Capping Show, which Critic believes is the best one we’ve ever seen. If you’ve ever wanted to see a Nazi going through the letters of the alphabet while performing oral sex on a woman, you’re in luck. A friendless pair of new flatters find some old mushrooms in their flat and go on a wonderful journey with the Cat in the Cap through Funedin, which is just...

Homemade Potato Chips

You know those days when the thought of putting a bra on to go get snacks cripples your very existence? Today is one of those days. Good god Uber eats would go off in this town! Alas, we don’t have it, nor does Countdown deliver one bag of kettle chips. No, we must venture out to get snacks or go without - until now. 
The day I discovered how to make potato chips in the microwave was quite probably among the best of my life. It was...

The Vegetarian

Read this book and you’ll be put off meat for several weeks (not the worst thing in the world). Winner of the Man Booker International Prize and the Yi Sang Literary prize, this is Han Kang’s first book to be published in English and I am oh so grateful for it. Written in three parts, it is quick and easy to get through. The first section titled ‘The Vegetarian’ focuses on Mr. Cheong, a generic working man in South...

This Is Your Haven

It is 11 May 2017. Tomorrow, an epic lineup of electronic musicians will deliver their ambient, industrial, and techno beats to a dance-starved audience at Dunedin’s artist run space, None Gallery. The lineup includes UK techno producer, Ansome, and...

A Rainy Day Gallery Guide

Cold weather getting you down? Check out these hidden gems around campus for some art and culture to warm you right up.   De Beer Gallery Special Collections For our first pick you don’t even have to leave the library! Head on over to...