ODT Watch | Issue 15

ODT Watch | Issue 15

Otago's strengths are the ODT's strengths

ODT reveals the Otago region’s most boast-worthy facts and figures … Which apparently don’t amount to much. The article highlights several, uh, “strengths” including that the average income for Otago households is $1,000 less than the rest of New Zealand, life satisfaction is lower compared to the national average and only 52 per cent of all school leavers achieve university entrance.

After downing a few too many brewskis, this jilted lover was filled with several brilliant ideas for revenge on an ex-partner. The first of which was to call said ex-partner a mere eight times. When the calls and abusive messages elicited no response the mastermind was hit with an even better idea: sneaking into her apartment while she was out and overloading her washing machine, causing it to flood. No judgement though; we’ve all had those moments of booze-induced genius that turn out to be severely dumbass in the sober light of day.

Gandalf: “After I form the Fellowship, can we go to Mount Doom? We really need to destroy that ring. But first, let me take a selfie.”

This gem of a story describes the birthday presents an ODT journalist got for his birthday. The “knee-gobbling gaggle” (whatever the bloody hell that means) of birthday presents he received includes a rubber loom bracelet, a Rod Stewart biography and Microwave Warm Sox. ODT is going beyond scraping the barrel for articles.
This article first appeared in Issue 15, 2014.
Posted 6:52pm Sunday 13th July 2014 by Kristen Stewart and Allison Hess.