Local Produce: Dollhouse Theatre Company

Posted 2:23pm Sunday 8th May 2022

Dollhouse is a new Ōtepoti-based theatre company, founded by Ryan Hartigan and Jordan Wichman. It was created to fill the space between community and professional theatre, a gap that many recent grads struggle to cross. Jordan completed her honours year of her Bachelor of Performing Arts in Read more...

Local Produce: Emily Alice

Posted 2:39pm Sunday 1st May 2022

Emily Alice, the band, is Emily Kerr-Bell (vocals), Josh Botting (keys), Toby Roseman (guitar), Josh Tuiavii (drums) and Sol Wyatt (bass). Critic Te Arohi chatted with the band about their upcoming music, their studies and being inspired by the sounds surrounding them growing up. The band formed Read more...

Local Produce: Ben & Karen of Hangover Helper

Posted 2:50pm Sunday 24th April 2022

Karen and Ben are the minds behind Hangover Helper, a capsule-based hangover cure and business. Fittingly, the duo met on the rinse, one fateful night way back in their first year. Following their graduation last year, they combined their powers, Karen’s Commerce studies and Ben’s Health Read more...

Dunedin Gig Venues

Posted 2:42pm Sunday 24th April 2022

how is it so steezy for you to be so acquainted with dunedin venues he asked pills and durries hung from my lips as i answered ‘cause dunedin venues have been steezy to me no one told me how  student bar shut-downs  translate to grief my lips search for yours  in Read more...

Local Produce: Mads Harrop

Posted 2:22pm Saturday 9th April 2022

When internationally touring (Aussie) bands make it to Ōtepoti, there’s always a grisly battle (respectful recognition) amongst our local talent vying for the spot of opener. Mads Harrop is one of these successful contenders, her biggest break yet opening for the notorious The Chats last Read more...

Local Produce: By Grace Beads

Posted 6:06pm Sunday 27th March 2022

If you’re looking for some fun and fresh accessories, then By Grace Beads is your saving grace. Critic caught up with Madaleine, the creator behind this cute handmade jewellery business to find out how she came up with the idea, and what her creative process is. Madaleine is in her second Read more...

Local Produce: Asia Martusia King and The Ugly Club

Posted 3:01pm Sunday 20th March 2022

It’s every prospective students' dream: coming to the University of Otago, flatting on Castle Street, and dating a nice bird. Not a human girl, a bird. Like a literal bird. No? Not quite your speed? Well, if it is, you can do exactly that in ‘The Ugly Club’, a video game Read more...

Local Produce: BEONY

Posted 1:23pm Sunday 13th March 2022

BEONY’s latest track ‘GREY SWEATPANTS’, an ode to the final days of summer, dropped last weekend. Critic caught up with BEONY to talk about the twinkly track, summer flings and moments of inspiration in the bathroom. BEONY is the musical project of clinical dent tech student Read more...

Local Produce: Lillian

Posted 5:03pm Sunday 6th March 2022

Over the summer, Ōtepoti singer-songwriter Lillian released her debut album ‘Cerulean’, which navigates feelings of heartache and hope. Critic caught up with Lillian to chat about her new music. Socially distanced, of course. Lillian Gibbs is in her fourth year, currently Read more...

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