Otago Daily Times Runs Paid Articles From Chinese Government

On July 28, the Otago Daily Times ran a sponsored article from a media outlet controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and have since published at least three more. The original article, titled “Chinese-built modern railway leads to brighter future for Kenya,” has nothing to do with Otago. First published online, it was then printed as an advertorial the following week, on page six of the ODT in the “General and...

All-Male Flat on their 15th Application

All-male flatting groups are struggling to find a place to live next year. A few have blamed their bad luck on gender discrimination – with stereotypes continuing to haunt boys on the lookout for flats. “It’s the most demoralising thing: turning up to a flat viewing as a group of guys and seeing girls there. You might as well not even bother looking round the flat as it's as good as gone,” said second-year Tom,...

Aussie Skateboarder First in World To Hill-Bomb Baldwin

On August 1, Zak Mills-Goodwin became the first ever person to bomb Baldwin Street on a skateboard. He thinks he managed to hit speeds of 70km/h, but didn’t want to confirm anything on the record since speed limits can still be broken on skateboards.  Zak, an Australian, has been doing downhill skateboarding for around 10 years. In Aotearoa for a ski holiday with his partner Emma, bombing the world’s steepest street...

Protest Against Noise Complaints Receives Noise Complaint

Around 150 people occupied the Octagon on Sunday August 7 to support Dunedin's iconic Crown Hotel and oppose Dunedin City Council (DCC) regulations which they say have been threatening Dunedin’s live music scene. Ironically, they were even slapped with a noise complaint for their trouble. Appropriately for a protest planned largely by musos, despite the seriousness of the situation, the protest had more of the vibe of a gig. The...

First Joint Māori-Pasifika Leadership Hui Held

Last weekend, Te Rōpū Māori and the Otago Pacific Island Students’ Association joined forces to tautoko the tauira leaders of tomorrow. The kaupapa (event), the first student-led initiative of its kind at Otago, was attended by over 100 tauira (students) and various guest speakers. Melania Napa'a, President of the Tongan Students Association, said that the kaupapa was “not only to empower our young leaders, but...

Third-year Otago Student on New Season of Heartbreak Island

Local legend Manaaki Hoepo is one of five Kiwis to be featured in the latest season of Heartbreak Island, which premieres tonight....

Academic Who Withdrew From Sustainability Panel Speaks Out

Last week, Critic Te Ārohi reported on the criticism faced by an Otago Uni panel discussion about “Inequality in...

Memorial Service Held to Remember Hiroshima

A sombre group of around 30 people gathered at the Museum Reserve Peacepole on Saturday August 6, to mark 77 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Ashley Macmillan from the Department of Peace...

Mitre10 Zoo Sponsorship Conspiracy Revealed!

Mitre10 – sponsor of the Zoo – has been embroiled in a scandalous controversy. The hardware store profits from home improvement projects, sales of house plants, and sales of “car oil...

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