Proctology

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 25th May 2014

This week’s visit to the Proctor saw students fronting the cost of their drunken antics by way of joy rides in the ambulance, trips to the dry cleaners and stolen lunches. While many end up at A&E on a Saturday with little recollection of how their injuries were sustained, the Proctor was Read more...

Poppa's sale complicated by lease extension refusal

Posted 2:07pm Sunday 25th May 2014

The future of another student institution is up in the air with Poppa’s Pizza on the market and the current landlord unwilling to comment on its future after the lease’s expiry. The existing lease is set to terminate in December 2016, with the current operator, Steve Munro, saying, “I’ve done my Read more...

Execrable | Issue 12

Posted 4:32pm Sunday 18th May 2014

The Executive meeting held on 13 May came with ample discussion on the upcoming referendum and a variation on the agenda. In an Executive round up, Hamish was looking into getting a committee together regarding TED Talks in Dunedin. Nick was “frothin’” after agreeing to a repayment plan in Read more...

Guest Editorial | Issue 12

Posted 4:32pm Sunday 18th May 2014

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt this year, it’s that student politics can be fraught with emotion and personal agendas. The OUSA Executive meetings have often been multi-hour affairs and are frequently punctuated with emotion, interruptions and largely inefficient discussion points. While the group Read more...

Proctology - The extreme campus cop makeover

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Despite Critic’s prying attempts to unveil the usual ridiculous student antics, the Proctor had little to share and reasoned that “everybody’s got their heads down and their bums up with exams coming up.” However, the Proctor said he was sad to see that Campus Cop Max Holt is leaving his post to Read more...

Summertime internship offers jobs and sex

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 11th May 2014

The Sexy Summer Jobs internship programme has created almost 100 full and part time positions in Dunedin businesses since beginning in 2008, and according to DCC Business Developer Advisor Chanel O’Brien, that number is expected to rise to 120 jobs by June. Established in 2008 by the Read more...

Emergency Execrable | Issue 11

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 11th May 2014

An emergency Executive meeting was called at 4pm last Thursday to finalise details and questions for the upcoming OUSA referendum, which resulted in the entire process being moved back, highlighting the unorganised nature of its planning. The meeting began with Ruby addressing the Executive, Read more...

Charitable organisation ignites community contribution

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Student-run charitable organisation Ignite Consultants has taken out this year’s Supreme Award at the TrustPower Dunedin Community Awards, ahead of a number of competitive entries in Dunedin’s not-for-profit sector. The honour will also see Ignite Consultants represent Dunedin at the National Read more...

Execrable (Feat. Vice Chancellor Harlene Hayne) | Issue 10

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

The OUSA Executive meeting held on 29 April was attended by the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne, whose presence may have rendered the Executive slightly less audible than in previous meetings. During her visit she said she didn’t “think we should be afraid to knit the Read more...

1271 Students give OUSA some satisfaction

Posted 4:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

The 2014 OUSA Student Satisfaction Survey has revealed the general sentiment towards OUSA and the services they offer, as well as the general student impression regarding the importance and use of those services. With 1,271 student responses, the survey shows that OUSA continues to please students Read more...

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Claudia Herron

News Editor 2014