The Best Unpublished OUSA Exec Quotes

The Best Unpublished OUSA Exec Quotes

Critic has to sit through all the OUSA Exec meetings, which are mostly either horrendously boring or absurdly tense. However, in between there are some ok moments. 

So Critic presents: the best quotes from Exec meetings that never made it into articles. 



“It feels kind of culty” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome, OUSA President, on the OUSA Exec.


“We love environment stuff” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome. 


“We’re not losing money anymore” - Steve Willis, Otago University Chief Operating Officer. 


Steve Willis “sits on every committee known and not known” - Kirio Birks, Postgraduate Officer (Part One).


Colleges Meeting “was not boring at one point” - Norhan El Sanjak, Colleges Officer. 


“Check my spelling errors; as Critic confirmed, I’m stupid” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome.


“The University’s name department’s pretty poor” - James Heath, Education Officer and 2018 President-elect. 


“I’m quite funny” - Norhan El Sanjak.


“It pisses me off looking at you [Critic reporter]” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome. 


Policy Committee was “Horrendously tedious” - Cam Meads, Administrative Vice-President.


[Context: Cam was bullying (read: flirting with) Caitlin]

“Don’t we have a question against bullying in the referendum?” - Caitlin Barlow-Groome.

“It hasn’t passed yet” - Cam Meads.


“If the buildings burn down, guess what, you guys are paying” - Debbie Downs, OUSA CEO. 


“English is still a language” - James Heath.


“I’ve been pretty much sleeping since [the last meeting]” - Tiana Mihaere, Tumuaki Te Roopū Māori.


“We kinda got to the bottom of the fact that I get some money” - Tiana Mihaere.


Tamati [Coffey] gave a speech while everyone was “mildly intoxicated; it was well received” - Tiana Mihaere.


“It was a Rollercoaster of a FEC [Finance and Expenditure Committee] meeting” - James Heath.


On what he’ll be doing at the OUSA Paint and Sip event: “I’ll be sipping the paint” - Cam Meads.


Met to “plan the planning committee” - Tiana Mihaere.


*Joel MacManus, Critic Editor, pulled the finger to Caitlin Barlow-Groome, OUSA President, when she didn’t give us speaking rights in an exec meeting, yet again.*


“They don’t have speaking rights, but they do have eating rights” - Debbie Downs.


“People don’t love me in colleges” - Norhan El Sanjak.


“Am I letting important stuff slip by? Am I not telling you guys stuff? Who knows?” - Abigail Clark.

This article first appeared in Issue 26, 2018.
Posted 6:54pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin.