Final figures for OUSA’s General Election drive

Posted 11:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

As final figures come in, Dunedin North booth votes show an overall boost in votes by 11 per cent for the 2014 General Election versus the 2011 General Election. This follows a $28,000 budgeted spend by OUSA towards an enrolment and voting campaign this year. OUSA spent $20,127 more on Read more...

The Mapuche: The People of the Land and their struggle to retain it

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Sharing their home with a six billion dollar timber industry, the Mapuche people of Aracaunia are the poorest in Chile. After centuries of land wars and inequality, the Mapuches, meaning “people of the land,” are beginning to break the silence, uniting to fight to get their land back and get the Read more...

Otago students ignite dunedin in all the right ways

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

A group of 20 Otago students have injected their time and talents into Dunedin not-for-profit organisations as part of the Ignite Consultants program, blowing away expectations from the organisations involved. In the presentations evening held at the Dunedin Art Gallery on Wednesday 24 Read more...

Otago Blues and Golds awards

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The University of Otago celebrated the success of sporting, cultural and service achievements at the annual Blues and Golds awards ceremony on Thursday 25 September at the University Rowing Club. OUSA Recreation Officer Henri Faulkner welcomed everyone to the event before introducing MBA Read more...

University rankings fall

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The University of Otago has slipped down four places, now ranked 158th in this year’s QS World University rankings. However, the University is defending the decline, blaming it purely on higher investments made from other universities. The QS World University Rankings are an annual league Read more...

Otago Employability Program wants you to get a job

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

Otago University Careers Centre has developed an employability program to give students more career options to compliment their studies and become ready for the working world. After attending a conference in 2013, the Otago Career Centre realised the benefits of having a more extensive Read more...

Unaccounted leave leaves accountant unaccounted for

Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014

A former University of Otago student has been removed as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants after giving false medical certificates to his former workplace and a fake reference to a recruitment company. At his hearing on 5 August 2014, Simon Michael Collins was Read more...

$10,000 street art fund not enough

Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014

Dunedin’s first Street Art Festival is set to take place in October. With a $10,000 Dunedin City Council grant for more artwork, organisers have raised a further $5,000 to bring international street artist Dal East to the festival. The contributions of 11 artists have been confirmed to attend Read more...

Poppa's promises nothing else but new things

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014

The official handover of Scarfie icon Poppa’s Pizza took place on Monday 4 August. The new General Manager, Chiv Hamjra, promises, “it’s just a change of owners, nothing else,” despite plans to introduce “new things.” Considering Hamjra’s four-and-a-half-year stint at Pizza Huts around Read more...

Planetarium being considered for Otago Museum

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Otago Museum is planning to introduce a planetarium as part of the $3.5 million long-term upgrade to the establishment. The Planetarium, if approved by the Museum’s board, will showcase the southern skies in a large, state of the art, indoor dome that would have the ability to project 2D and Read more...

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