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Heaps of West Coast Land to be Reclassified

Posted 2:03pm Wednesday 22nd June 2022 by Denzel Chung

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is set to reclassify 600,000 hectares of protected “stewardship” land on the West Coast - the size of over 3 Rakiuras (Stewart Islands). DOC says that this will provide stronger protections for its natural and historic features, but some worry that Read more...

Israeli Funding Condemned by Doco-makers

Posted 1:37pm Wednesday 22nd June 2022 by Denzel Chung

A group of filmmakers participating in the DocEdge documentary film festival have written an open letter over its acceptance of sponsorship funding from the Israeli Embassy in New Zealand.  The embassy is supporting the screening of the film “Dead Sea Guardians,” an Israeli Read more...

Guard who Dispensed "Sauce Fines" Apparently Unlicenced

Posted 12:05pm Saturday 18th June 2022 by Denzel Chung

The security guard who allegedly called a student “stupid” and “selfish” after issuing her a $300 fine for “stealing” a packet of tomato sauce no longer appears to be working at Night N’ Day or Pak ‘N Save, where he was also employed.   This Read more...

Fake News Tourbus Chased Out of Dunedin

Posted 1:37pm Saturday 4th June 2022 by Denzel Chung

A nationwide tour by Counterspin, a group promoting Covid-19 misinformation and often violent rhetoric, was forced out of Dunedin city after sustained public pressure caused several hosts to pull out.    The nationwide tour, titled “Let’s Not Forget,” had stopped in Read more...

Uni’s Emissions Boss Responds To Govt’s Emissions Reduction Plan

Posted 4:58pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Zak Rudin

Last week, the Government released their first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) since passing the Zero Carbon Act in 2019. Critic Te Arohi spoke with Craig Cliff, the Uni’s Net Carbon Zero Programme Manager, on the impact of the plan and whether it goes far enough to address the existential Read more...

Kind Company Rebrands To “Kindred”

Posted 4:55pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Zak Rudin

Around two weeks ago, Kind Company, a vegan cafe on George Street, became Kindred. They’re now a “mostly” vegan cafe that serves some meat and dairy. Critic Te Arohi spoke to Penelope, the owner of Kindred, about the change. Penelope, told Critic Te Arohi the rebranding was an Read more...

“Storm Hyde St” Event Page Gets the Axe

Posted 4:52pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Keegan Wells

A pisstake of a Facebook event page has been taken down after its creator received a stern talking to by the Campus Cop, who was worried it could “put the future of Hyde Street in jeopardy”. The page encouraged students to storm Hyde Street, as “they can’t stop us Read more...

Dunedin Jobs Facebook Group Invaded by Camgirls, Spammers

Posted 4:49pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Sean Gourley

A local Facebook group meant for promoting job opportunities has been swamped by spam and ads promoting WhatsApp camgirls.  Dunedin Jobs, which boasts almost 18,000 members, is a “a group that facilitates posts for everyday jobs for everyday people”. More recently, they seem to Read more...

PHARMAC Simplifies Criteria To Access HIV Prevention, Treatment

Posted 4:48pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Denzel Chung

PHARMAC, Aotearoa’s national drug-funding agency, will simplify the criteria for patients wanting to access pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV (PrEP). The changes, which will take effect from 1 July, are being labelled as “a massively positive change for [the LGBTQI+]  Read more...

Ōtepoti hosts Festival of Anarchy

Posted 4:34pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Zak Rudin

On Saturday 21 May, from midday to sundown, people congregated at 111 Moray Place for the Ōtepoti Festival of Anarchy (or A-Day, as the cool kids call it). Despite the cold, the festival delivered on providing food, music, workshops and free stuff. What more could you ask for? Critic Te Arohi Read more...


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