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“Fuck Covid,” Says CEO Offering Free Posters For Bands

Posted 12:48pm Wednesday 13th October 2021 by Denzel Chung

Phantom Billstickers, the street poster company, is offering Aotearoa’s bands and live performers free posters to promote their gigs post Covid-19.  In a press release, Phantom stated that it “wants to see live performances roaring back once Covid restrictions end. So Read more...

Melissa Lama: Who Is She?

Posted 9:12am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Erin Gourley

“My life involves lots of different worlds,” says Melissa Lama. “There’s the Pacific community, I’m a mum, there’s student politics, and I study. I do it to myself but I wouldn’t change it, it’s who I am.” Melissa is your 2022 OUSA President. Read more...

Michaela Says Goodbye

Posted 9:10am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Erin Gourley

After a year as President and a year as Welfare and Equity Representative, Michaela Waite-Harvey is moving on to bigger and better things next year. Like “just studying” at Otago, instead of being a student politician. “I’m not going to completely excommunicate myself from Read more...

Mr Whippy Relaunches in Dunedin

Posted 9:05am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Denzel Chung

The one and only Mr Whippy has hit the streets of Dunedin. They launched with a bang on Saturday, giving out 600 free soft-serves in The Octagon. The Dunedin business is owned by husband and wife team Steve and Linda Mitchell, who also operate Mr Whippy vans in Central Otago. “We’ve Read more...

Lisa’s Mysterious Arms

Posted 9:01am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Denzel Chung

A strange poem fixating on the arms of Olympic kayaker Lisa Carrington has been popping up on posters around Dunedin in the last week. The poem, “Lisa’s Arms,” reads best aloud. Here it is:   I want her arms. Imagine lying in those arms. Lisa’s Read more...

Asbestos Removed from Zoology Building

Posted 8:58am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

A technical report from July detailed that there is dangerous asbestos in some of the University’s heaters. The original heaters were removed, but many still operate in other buildings. The University did not respond in time for comment on this article. After hearing about asbestos in the Read more...

It Is Almost Chatime, My Dudes

Posted 8:55am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Asia Martusia King

The elusive Chatime, which has been edging students with its fabled branch in the Link since early this year, has said that it will finally open this October. The store, based on walk-bys by Critic staff, now looks pretty well set-up. They even have fake plants above the booths and a Read more...

OUSA Referendum Produces 125 Pages of Comments

Posted 8:48am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Denzel Chung

Students voted to reject only one proposal in the recent OUSA referendum: calling for an Exec member to be dedicated to distance and overseas students. Over 100 pages of comments were also submitted by students, including one student who repeatedly posted the Bee Movie script as their comment for Read more...

Uni Admits Misleading Staff on Shift Breaks

Posted 8:47am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Elliot Weir

Three weeks ago, we reported on widespread employment law breaches and sexual harassment amongst kitchen staff at University-managed halls of residence kitchens. Some staff then requested the mandated shift breaks that we outlined in the piece and were misled by management. When staff in one hall Read more...

LadBible Reports On OUSA’s Blues and Golds

Posted 8:43am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Fox Meyer

OUSA’s Blues and Golds awards are “in recognition of the sporting, cultural and service achievements of current University of Otago students,” said still-president Michaela Waite-Harvey. This year, Laurel Hubbard took home Best Sportswoman. Strangers on the internet, who Read more...


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