The Best and Worst Flats in Dunedin

Last week, Critic Te Arohi and OUSA ran a competition to find the best and worst flats within Dunedin. Thanks to our sponsors, the almighty Delivereasy, the winners netted themselves some sweet $200 vouchers, while the runners-up received $100 vouchers. Our judges were local Labour MP Rachel Brooking, OUSA President Michaela Waite-Harvey, Culture Mayor Aaron Hawkins, Critic Editor Erin Gourley, and Acting Vice-Chancellor Helen...

What's your NewstalkZB headline?

Favourite colour + star sign + second letter of first name + fashion decade = headline   Your Favourite Colour Red - ‘Outrageous’: Orange - BREAKING: Yellow - Kate Hawkesby: Blue - Opinion: Green - ‘About time’: Purple - Heather du Plessis-Allan: Pink - ‘How dare they’: Black - Mike Hosking: Other - Bold plans:   Your Star Sign Aries - The never-ending deluge...

An Interview with @dunedinsoftbois

Meet the admin of @dunedinsoftbois, an Instagram account showcasing Ōtepoti’s finest bachelors. Their mission is to expose the ghastly Tinder messages from the vintage-sweater-wearing, Marlboro-smoking, e-girl yearning fuckboys who understand David Lynch more than you ever will. They started the account one fateful day three years ago. After leaving a relationship and getting Tinder, Dunedinsoftboi’s admin found that (to no...

Tuvalu Language Week

Talofa! It was Tuvalu language week from Sunday 26 September to Saturday 2 October. To learn a bit more about Tuvalu and its language, I talked to Nancy, Fagasele, and Riiti, three beautiful Tuvaluan students here in Dunedin.   How would you describe Tuvalu for people who don’t know anything about the culture/country? Nancy, who is of Tuvaluan and Fijian descent, said that “Tuvalu is the smallest atoll in the Pacific and...

Fijian Language Week

Bula brass! Fijian language week was from Sunday 3 October to Saturday 9 October, my personal favourite because Fiji is my homeland. I talked to some of my Fijian matavuvale (family) down here in Dunners to learn some more about my own culture, and to learn about their experiences being stunning brown baddies in the cold.   How would you describe Fiji for people who don’t know anything about the culture/country? “Fiji is...

Local Produce: Elliot Gray

Elliot Gray is an ex-Otago student who creates planters in the shape of various genitalia as a side hustle. His business has been a huge success, with a penis-themed post reaching millions on Facebook. Elliot 3D prints the pots. His interest in 3D printing started while he was studying IT at Otago. He says: “I was always interested in 3D printing since it first came to light. Funnily enough, I spent my course related costs on a machine...