Four Walls still M.I.A.

In the wake of Critic’s recent article on Four Walls Property Management, the current tenants of a Leith Street property have come forward with allegations of poor communication in regards to broken appliances and delayed payment for pest extermination. They say action was only taken after they threatened going to the Tenancy Tribunal. The current tenants of a Leith Street property allege that when they first moved into the property...

I Sat in the Library and Reviewed Some Textbooks for Fun on a Friday Night

There’s not a whole lot of positive shit I can say about academic textbooks. They’re heavy, boring, and smell like an old folks home. That said, I did enjoy wanking to page 44 of our Biology textbook back in Year 7 and Year 8, and maybe a few times in Year 9. Aside from that, and the time my friend Flax rolled us joints out of Econ textbook paper, my experience with textbooks have been decidedly negative. To narrow down the number...

Dusty Dunedin Delicacies: Critic’s Guide to Hangover Food

Saturday night was wild. Kick ons went hard, but your mate’s party went harder. The night was fuzzy, but judging by the amount of seedy “up2 x” messages you sent and lack of cards in your wallet – it must’ve been a good night. You wake up on Sunday with a light amount of vomit beside you. You don’t know how you got home. Your head is pounding. You need sustenance. You crave a meal that fills the void of...

Critic Office Broken Into Twice

The Critic office has been the target of two break-ins over the past month, with two non-students, reportedly highschoolers with links to youth gang the “Vit-Cs”, facing court action over the second break-in. At the first break-in, which happened over a month ago, the thieves stole some beers and OVIs from the fridge, as well as a slab of V and a backpack that was leaning against the fridge that had a laptop in it, but ignored...

“Excessive” Police Presence at Graduation Party Called “Racial Profiling” By Students

Māori students are calling the police presence at a graduation party “excessive” and “racial profiling” after 7 police and noise control officers turned up to a 30-40 person event. On Friday 10 May a group of 30 to 40 Māori students gathered at a flat to celebrate graduating from University with friends and family. At 7pm they had their first warning from noise control. Around midnight, two noise control...

Editorial: The Menstruation Issue One Year Later

This time last year, Critic made international news. There were Slovak opinion pieces and arguments on French radio. There were stories in Reuters and CNN rung the editor at 2am. That’s right,...

OUSA Call DCC Parking Proposal “An Absurdity”

Last week OUSA made a submission to the DCC, calling the proposed Tertiary Precinct and Jetty to Police Street parking changes, which would see paid-meter parking rolled out to more streets in the...

Students Sent to Proctor for Hayward College-Themed Meme Pages

Last week two Facebook meme pages, “Hoyword College Memes” and "Hoyword Confessions, were unpublished from the...

The Future of Thursdays in Black in Question

It’s been well over a year since NZUSA lost a $1.4million contract with ACC to fund sexual violence prevention campaigns on university campuses. They were awarded it on the back of the mahi...

Eight Cases of Flatmate Violence Reported to OUSA Student Support This Year

OUSA Student Support has dealt with eight cases of flatmate violence reported by students so far this year. Acting Manager of...

Third Year Pharmacy Students Miss Out on Hospital Placements

Changes to the Bachelor of Pharmacy programme mean thirty-two third year students will miss out on placements in hospitals this...

Fish and Chips and Feminism with Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is cool. During our Sunday afternoon interview, the feminist writer ordered fish and chips, gave me all of the chips, and offered me wine twice.  We launch right into rape...

Auckland Students’ Association President Resigns

AUSA President Anand Rama has handed in notice of his resignation just nine weeks into his first semester as head of the organisation. In a Facebook post after his resignation, Rama said he was not...

UoO Moaningful Confessions

Had a sexual encounter that was unusual, scandalous, or spicy? Send in your moaningful confession to critic@critic.co.nz     One night after some drinks at a mate’s...

Critic Booze Reviews

Those who can’t make friends, write booze reviews. Those who can’t drink beer, drink Billy Mavs. Billy Mavs is, in a nutshell, a bogan drink for classy people. Did you attend Kings...

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