Fees Increase for International Students Despite Protest

70 students showed up to the University Council meeting today in protest of raising international student fees, but the University Council voted to raise the fees anyway. The Council will raise the fees in a new way. For international students returning to Otago, their fees will be "grandparented" (i.e. linked) to their fees this year and limited to a 2% increase on 2021 fees. But for new international students, some fees...

Shosha Selling Cream Canisters Again, Now With Paperwork

Shosha has started selling cream canisters again, after removing the product from their shelves on 16 May due to concerns about recreational use. The vape store has put measures in place to make sure that their customers are using them for “hospitality/baking/catering purposes” after “advice from [their] lawyers”, said Shosha’s Operations Manager Nabhik Gupta. Purchasers will have to sign a form...

The Spat Behind Music for the People’s Relocation from New New New

A very public falling-out between a venue owner and a local artist on Facebook has seen Starters stepping up to the plate to save the Music for the People gig, which is taking place this weekend. Person Will, Music for the People’s organiser, put New New New founder Ian McKinlay on blast in the Dunedin Music Facebook after the brewery confirmed they could not host the gig. Will covered a past history of the brewery’s alleged...

Aquanauts: Diving has never looked so good

From 11 June to 20 June, the Screaming Rooster will play host to something a bit different. Aquanauts, a pop-up art exhibition about the history of diving, has been set up by eight Communication Design students from Otago Polytech.  Rosa Nevison, Hanna Anstiss, Emily Bell, Emily Montgomery, Ella Todd, Libby Ward, Katy Mackay, and Aimee Smith have all played a part in developing the immersive experience. The project started out as an idea...

Centre City New World Allegedly Denied Leave Requests for Exams

Dunedin's Centre City New World denied students’ requests for leave to sit exams, according to a student working at the supermarket. The supermarket owner denies this claim.  An employee had applied for leave three weeks in advance for a University exam, said an anonymous student who reached out to Radio One. To their shock, however, the request was denied by their manager, who said “too many people already have...

Peace-loving Professor Pans Parliamentarian for Lukewarm Take on KILLER ROBOTS

Last Wednesday, Hon Phil Twyford gave a lecture on disarmament in Archway Two. It was mostly attended by politics nerds and mature...

“I’ve changed,” Sobs Veggie Boy in Teary Tell All Interview

The cheapest coffee in town will now cost more than a coin, as Veggie Boys raises its price by a dollar. A regular is now $3,...

A SORDID TALE OF SQUALOR: Landlord Binned Bottle Collection … Or Did He?

A student had their bottle collection wrecked by a landlord who “did not believe they were still on the property at the...

Yikes! Blood Donations Still Restricted for Trans Women and Gay Men

The New Zealand Blood Service are "planning a review" of their approach to gay and transgender donors. A trans...

University RAGE at Heavy Handed Government Policies, Polite Bureaucrat-Speak Mask Comes OFF to Reveal COMPLETE BREAKDOWN of Relationships at Education Coalface

Last week Critic wrote about OUSA’s submission on the Government’s new policy around tertiary students, and the gist...

National Coordinator of Thursdays in Black: SHOCK RESIGNATION

The Coordinator of Thursdays in Black Aotearoa, Jahla Tran-Lawrence, has resigned. Thursdays in Black Aotearoa will have a...

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