Student Exec Turn In Second Quarterly Reports

Is it that time already? OUSA second quarterly reports are in (most of them), and we’re here to give you an insight into what our student dictators have been doing/not doing in the time you’ve been pilfering snacks from your parents' pantry. Buckle up for a rootin’ tootin’ ride down the roller coaster of bureaucracy which Critic Te Ārohi has painstakingly suffered through to give you these summaries (less is more,...

SPCA Investigates Claims of Expo Animal Abuse

A recent ‘Exotic Pet Expo’ in the North East Valley has caused community uproar as allegations of false advertising and animal abuse pour in from community members. Organiser Amelia Seales, who has run the event twice before, has firmly denied any wrong-doing.  The expo, held on the weekend of July 5th, had been advertised as an educational event fit for a fun family outing for just $8 per person. The Facebook event page read,...

Introducing your Critic Bachelor: Joel Tebbs

Age: 21 (turning 22 soon!) Occupation: DeliveryEasy Carbon Accountant Star sign: Leo (swoon) Degree: BSc in Energy Management, BCom in Finance  Celebrity Crush: “I lowkey don’t have one.” That’s a green flag, if we’ve ever heard one  His friends describe him as: Adventurous, extroverted, and cares about people  Last STI check: The start of this year (“Nothing to be worried...

Daddy Grant Graces the Vice Chancellorís Throne

July 1st marked Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka’s freshly minted Vice Chancellor Grant Robertson’s first day on the job. The former OUSA President and Deputy Prime Minister has had a busy first couple weeks of welcomes, meetings, and media attention, telling the Uni Council at his first meeting last Tuesday that he’s looking forward to “getting on with the job past the welcome phase.” Grant squeezed in some time...

OUSA Referendum Results Are In

The OUSA referendum was at the end of last semester. All enrolled Otago Uni students were emailed a link to an online survey to have their say on what OUSA should focus their efforts on. Questions were able to be submitted by students prior to being put to vote, and after some to and fro (with many of Critic’s suggestions sadly binned) the final list included 21 questions. 1572 of you responded, voting yay or nay to each.  Critic...

Otago Uni Releases Statement on Free Speech

In a flying start at his first Uni Council meeting last Tuesday, new Vice-Chancellor Grant Robertson (GRob for short) approved the ‘University of Otago Statement on Free Speech’. Free...

OUSA Criticises Residential Tenancies Amendment Act

The OUSA Student Exec recently submitted on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in opposition to its proposed introduction of...

All Aboard the Contiki School Bus

If seeing one more TikTok of Euro summer will send you over the edge, travel company Contiki has revealed they’re now offering ‘Contiki University’ branded trips, offering eight...

OUSA Student Support Has New Digs

OUSA Student Support shifted locations early last week, vacating its building on Ethel Benjamin (behind Clubs and Socs) and moving into the old National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies – a...

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