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Local Produce | Riot Gull

Posted 6:57pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Jamiema Lorimer

In the early nineties, the riot grrrl scene started in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. It united feminism and punk ideologies through music, fostering a gender-inclusive DIY subculture. Riot Gull are one of Ōtepoti’s newest bands, their name a play on that movement. Critic sat down with the Read more...

Certified Freak, Seven Days a Week:

Posted 6:50pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Being a student is great for many reasons, one of which is that every day of the week is an excuse to party. After extensive research (a few years of study), Critic Te Arohi has compiled an official ranking of the best nights of the week to go out. Grasp your fleeting youth with both hands, and make Read more...

Hold the Cone:

Posted 6:47pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Sean Gourley

The life cycle of a road cone in New Zealand is similar to our own life cycles. We are born in a place no one has heard of, we spend vast amounts of time sitting in the middle of nowhere doing next to nothing, and from time to time we get filled with alcohol and get absolutely smashed at parties. Read more...

The Best BYO Wine Pairings

Posted 6:44pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Keegan Wells and Annabelle Parata Vaughan

The ancient Egyptians got a lot of things right. The angles of their pyramids, the fact they even built pyramids (inarguably sick), and maybe most importantly, the fact they liked to absolutely smash back wine. One painting of a New Year’s feast includes a woman saying “give me eighteen Read more...

Opinion: Going off the pill changed my life

Posted 1:48pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

When I was 17 years old, I became part of the 88% of Kiwi women of eligible age who are on the oral contraceptive pill. At the time, I didn’t really question what I was putting in my body, as I understood that taking the pill was one of the next natural steps in becoming a woman. But earlier Read more...

The Great Divide:

Posted 1:45pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Keegan Wells

Some people feel incredibly opinionated about using only pads or only tampons and renounce the other as if it went against their family values. Two people, who swear by each of the sanitary products, sat down with Critic Te Arohi to state their case, lay their facts out, and walk away without Read more...

A Bloody Good Time

Posted 1:38pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Getting your period is a major milestone during puberty. After years of sex ed talks and seeing your friends and family get it, finally having your period can be scary, exciting and also just straight up gross. Here are a few of the weird, wonderful, messy and icky parts of periods, as told by some Read more...

A Big Olí Deep Dive into IUDs

Posted 1:35pm Sunday 22nd May 2022 by Keegan Wells

An IUD, or Intrauterine Device, is a physical contraceptive that sits inside the uterus – not to be confused with IEDs, which are bombs. They can be either hormonal (going by names such as Mirena or Skyla) or non-hormonal (going by the creative name Copper, which is what it is made out of). Read more...

Opinion: Please, go to gigs

Posted 8:45pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Dunedin is a city that bleeds music, but in recent years, our gig culture has faltered. And I’m worried that we’re going to forget what it meant to us in the first place. Because students mostly cycle out every three years, if we lose something for three years straight, there Read more...

Behind the Sound:

Posted 8:43pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Behind every live gig, song, or album is a wide range of people whose jobs are crucial to curating the final product. One of these jobs is the role of sound engineers, whose technical skills, attention to detail, and ability to feel the beat bring the music we love to life.  Chances are if Read more...


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