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OPINION - Please OUSA, Can We Have Some More?

Posted 11:00am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) website states that “online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA … on university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA’s stance.” This explanation, on top of the fact that Read more...

University Hits Roadblock In Plans to Implement CCTV Across North D

Posted 10:57am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

The University of Otago’s planned CCTV surveillance installation took a hit last week as the university discovered they will likely need resource consent for many of their proposed camera locations. A university spokesperson told Critic that advice from the DCC is that “consent will Read more...

VC Reveals At Least 182 Job Cuts For General Staff

Posted 10:54am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne addressed a packed College of Education Auditorium on Friday 14 July to reveal the changes to be made in their Support Services Review. Hayne first provided background to the review, before revealing that 182 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff will Read more...

Do your bloody recycling properly – DCC

Posted 10:51am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joel MacManus

The DCC is cracking down on residents not chucking the right stuff in the right bins, so they have launched a new crackdown initiative to make sure you’re not throwing your glass out with your plastics. The rate of incorrect rubbish being put in yellow bins has almost doubled in the last five Read more...

How Healthy Is Our Democracy? Otago Academics Make Their Arguments

Posted 10:48am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joel MacManus

We are entering an age of radical politics, where extremism on the left and right will become mainstream and authenticity of personality will trump good policies in the hearts of voters, according to a panel of political experts which spoke at the University of Otago public lecture “How Read more...

University Murders Thousands; Critic Runs Inflammatory Headline

Posted 10:31am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Sam McChesney

Over 70,000 animals have died in research at the  university over the past five years. Figures released to Critic under the Official Information Act show that between 2012 and 2016 the University used 89,680 live animals for research purposes. 71,496 of those (80 per cent) were Read more...

Jacinda Ardern Speaks to Crowd of 120 on Otago Campus Visit

Posted 11:09am Sunday 16th July 2017 by Joe Higham

According to a Colmar Brunton poll on the country’s preferred leader, Labour Party Leader Andrew Little is languishing back in fourth place, at just 5 percent, the lowest result for a leader of the opposition since 2009. Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern placed third with 6 percent of those Read more...

Staff Brace For Redundancies as Support Services Review Proposal is Revealed

Posted 11:01am Sunday 16th July 2017 by Joe Higham

University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne has presented a business case proposal that will outline future organisation and management of support services at the Uuniversity to staff on Friday last week. The meeting, which took place at the College of Education Auditorium, is Read more...

University Approves $26 Million New Music Building and Renovations

Posted 10:55am Sunday 16th July 2017 by Joe Higham

The University of Otago has approved plans to construct brand new recording studios for the Department of Music as well as refurbishing the nearby Music suite, Teaching Wing and Tower Block on the University of Otago College of Education campus. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by Read more...

University Objects to Night’n’Day Liquor License: OUSA President Hits Back

Posted 10:50am Sunday 16th July 2017 by Joel MacManus

OUSA President Hugh Baird has hit back at attempts by the University of Otago to prevent the sale of alcohol at a local liquor store. The University of Otago is objecting to the continuation of the liquor license at Regent Night’n’Day in North Dunedin, but Baird says their efforts are Read more...

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