Give Nothing to Racism: A Year On.

On 15 March 2019, a white supremacist terrorist walked into a mosque during Friday prayer and gunned down 51 innocent people, injuring 49 more. It was the kind of news that sent a whole nation into shock. Most people remember exactly where they were when they heard the news, and will remember for the rest of their lives. There was nation-wide action, with a government recall of automatic weapons. The Give Nothing to Racism (GNTR) campaign,...

Hospo Hell

Getting a part-time hospitality job is like being a first year in a hall. Not all do it, but for most people it is an inevitable and expected part of the University experience. From the outside, casual waitressing, bartending, cleaning, and serving, all seem like perfect, simple side-hustles to our 40-hour study weeks. However, Dunedin has a nefarious underbelly of seedy hospo employers, little job security, harassment, abuse of power and just...

American Exodus

March 14th: Eight confirmed cases of Kiwi Covid. Jacinda Ardern announces that all overseas arrivals in New Zealand must self-isolate for 14 days. Hundreds of American students in New Zealand watch as their country descends into a toilet-paper wasteland. In Aotearoa, these students are mostly worry-free: happy to be with their friends, ready to support their family from afar, and glad to be isolated on this remote island. Purely by chance,...

How to Survive a Potential Post-Corona Dunedin Hellscape

Welcome to the future.  In this new life, we’ll be faced with many challenges: there may be toilet paper shortages,...