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Aaron Hawkins: Mayor of Ōtepoti, antagonist of Dunedin News. Before his career in local government took off, Aaron was the Music Director and Breakfast Show Host for Radio One 91FM, and the Music Editor for Critic. 14 years later, it’s safe to say that Radio One and Critic now has a sexier, smarter, and humbler person working in these positions: me. Besides the launch of my political career, Aaron and I have shared the same career...

Don't do the 30 Day Squat Challenge

Ever since Dame Queen Nicki Minaj’s music videos emerged, I think a piece of all of us dreamt of having an ass so fat, so bodacious, that we would cry in the shower while doing a mere 15 squats naked to achieve what she has. Or maybe that was just me. Drenched in sweat from the gym that I do the bare minimum at, I looked in the mirror and thought, damn, I gotta fix this mess. Somehow my brain took me back to 2015 and I remembered the...

Proctorial Justice Stocks Just Vibing in University Storage

The University has the Proctorial Justice stocks tucked away in storage, and it looks like that’s where they’re staying. The stocks were removed during the first weeks of 2019, when they were loaned out to the Otago Museum as a feature in their Dare to Be Wise exhibition. The exhibition featured various items of importance in the history of the University as a celebration of its 150th anniversary.  A University spokeswoman...

Noise Complaints on the Rise Since Lockdown

Picture this: you’re having a rave with your ten friends. Yeah, it’s loud, but this is North Dunedin ffs. Not like anyone’s gonna call noise control at 10:30 on a Saturday. But then, as you’re blasting Poi E and dancing alluringly in view of the breathas across the fence, a noise control officer shows up. It’s over. Dejected, you take the little piece of paper from the noise control officer and turn the music...

Students Are Considering Leaving Otago Uni Over “Invasive” Exam Software

As of publishing, a petition that calls for the removal of ExamSoft software from Otago examinations has raised almost 600 signatures. Students are reportedly so unhappy that they are considering transferring University. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Pat Cragg, denies many of the petitioner's claims. Multiple students have called the software “problematic” and “invasive”. They are unhappy with the...

Horoscope

Aquarius  Jan 20 - Feb 18 This year is flying by and so are your opportunities to make long lasting friends that you don’t exploit.  Your song to stream this week: Privilege - The Weeknd   Pisces  Feb 19 - Mar...

A-Z OF DUNEDIN ARTISTS

Adelaide Cara: Alternative Pop Bad Sav: Alternative Rock Captain Saturated Planet: Indie Rock Death and the Maiden: Alternative Rock Élan Vital: Dark Disco Flyspray: Post-Punk Gulls: Ambient Electronica  Hot Donnas: Alternative...

University Libraries Reopen

The University of Otago has reopened many libraries across campus with new social distancing measures in place. At the time of writing Central, Science, and Roberston libraries have fully reopened with new social distancing measures. Libraries initially...

Cops Get Back-up From Aviation Security to Monitor Parties

Aviation Security (AvSec) officers have joined Campus Watch and police in foot patrols on the streets of North Dunedin. The...

Private Residential Colleges Accidentally Made Bank From Wage Subsidy

Otago’s private residential colleges claimed a combined total of $789,893 under the Covid-19 wage subsidy. Turns out a chunk...

The University Knows Which Wifi Router You Are Closest To

The University will use the wifi network on campus to contact trace students and staff. Apparently they have always been capable...

OUSA Exec Almost Asked Students A Question That They Don’t Want to Ask in Referendum

In a 4:15pm emergency executive meeting last Tuesday, the Executive realised that they had no memory of creating or agreeing to...

Moaningful Confessions

So, our tale begins in the US, where I was staying with my parents over the summer holidays. During that time I had the perfectly rational horny thought to check out some American tinder boys. After...

Bone Apple Teeth: Custard: Soup, but make it dessert.

There are times in life when you don’t want to make a meal for yourself, but you also want to cook something. There are...

Vape Review

Who needs Covid-19 when you can get self-induced Bronchitis from vaping too much over quarantine? If you’re gonna inject...

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