How to Hypothetically Chuck a Hāngi Pit in Your Flat Yard

Hāngi is iconic; the food that connects us to our ancestors, the best treat for all. Most importantly, forget your expensive, overhyped ham - Hāngi is the best Christmas dish, prove me wrong. Hāngi, as we all know, takes a huge amount of work. You have to dig a hole, find the perfect rocks, get firewood, peel kumara for what feels like a million years, the list goes on. But digging a hole at home is one thing, getting away with...

Hoarders: The Stories Behind Student Election Steals

It’s the most wonderful, most polarizing time of 2020. Election season. Every three years, election hoardings from different political parties pop up around Dunedin, displaying the politicians vying for your vote (which you should definitely cast). But North Dunedin is probably not the best place to put up a hoarding, as they become subjected to the same abuse, graffiti, and theft as any other innocent item which exists within this suburb....

Local Produce: L Hotel

Up-and-coming band L Hotel, who formed a powerhouse threesome from previous band the Shitz, have recently been hitting Dunedin stages and blessing our ears with funky covers we all know and love. Critic caught up with bassist and ex-Radio 1 host Dave Borrie after a job interview. He did not get the job. The band describes their formation as rising from the ashes of a band called the Shitz “which some of you may have listened to”....

Most Predictable OUSA Election in Years

Michaela Waite-Harvey won the OUSA presidency convincingly. The results were announced in the Main Common Room last Thursday. There are five current Exec members continuing on in their roles or taking new positions in the 2021 Exec. Michaela is moving up from Welfare and Equity Representative to become President in 2021. She won with 69.25% of the vote, over contender Sammy Bergen’s 30.75%. “It feels really humbling to be able...

Everyone on Campus Can Get Weed

Critic asked 34 students: if your life absolutely depended on it, could you suss weed within the hour? Every single person, bar one, said yes. However, Critic would like to point out that that single “no” could’ve asked any one of the other 33 people in the room. Every single one of them had just indicated that weed was no more than an hour away. We’re pretty sure that if your life was on the line, you’d be...

Dave From Maharajas

Some people say their hero is their mum. Some say Steve Irwin. Personally, I’d go with Dave from Maharajas. The dashing young manager is just as much a superhero as any of the rest. He upholds the law, serves the community, and doesn’t ask for...

Moscato, Rosť, Moscato Rosť: Do They Taste the Same?

Dessert wine, you gotta love her. Perfect for a cheeky necking before a night out, or something sweet you can sip while watching...

Wet Ass Phreshers

Last week, a mate and I were peacefully eating curry at Taj Mahal. Two hours later we were drinking alongside a gaggle of well-suited, piss-drunk first years, taking shelter from the midnight rain under a Leith Street bridge. Critic returned to the bridge to...

The Capping Show Lives to See Another Audience

Against all odds, The Capping Show has returned for its 126th year, yeeting the bar for student sketch comedy into the stratosphere. This year’s show, Flatatouille, followed a rat named Remy...

ExamSoft Flagged 80% of Exams for Review Last Sem

6670 out of the 8188 exams conducted on ExamSoft were “flagged for review” in Sem One. ExamSoft was the remote invigilating software used for all of the Health Sci exams and some...

OPINION: All Students Should be Eligible for Another Grade Bump

Wednesday 12 August, 2020. A new Covid-19 community cluster is found in Auckland, and New Zealand is faced with the prospect of...

The Single Most Interesting Point from Each Exec Report

The OUSA Exec have to write reports about what they have done in each quarter of the year in order to continue being paid. This is...

Scarfie Weather First to Predict Snowfall

After announcing his departure from campus, Scarfie Weather was back online last Thursday (24 September) with a hot take: “I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw snow on Tuesday down to sea...

New Scholarship Money for International Postgrads

A new scholarship appeared on the University’s website this week that would provide $10,000 in tuition fees towards one year of study for select international postgrad students. The Otago...

Students Struggling to Find Employment

Students are struggling to find jobs this summer. This may be related to the oncoming recession. 79.7% of students who responded to Critic’s online survey said that they were finding it...

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