Three fables of Dunedin's forgotten flatters

Posted 5:49pm Sunday 14th April 2013

Over the years, Dunedin has been home to hundreds of thousands of students from across the globe. Earlier this year, a friend discovered a basement full of historic letters and books that, taken together, paint a picture of the lives of some of Dunedinís previous inhabitants. Armed with some Read more...

Failient | Issue 07

Posted 5:49pm Sunday 14th April 2013

1) Salientís sixth issue was on the theme of ďCommunicationĒ. So when they devoted two full pages to an interview with a guy who gave a masterclass in how to use lot of words to say absolutely nothing, maybe it was an attempt at irony. Sample answer: ďIf you recognise the sacredness of every Read more...

Victoria Victorious in Research Rankings

Posted 5:49pm Sunday 14th April 2013

In its trademark bureaucratic and inaccessible style, the Tertiary Education Commission has published the results of its 2012 Quality Evaluation. The evaluation, which is the first since 2006, ranked the research performance of over 6,300 tertiary staff across the country. Despite the influx Read more...

Anonymous Jerk Knocks Over Cones

Posted 5:49pm Sunday 14th April 2013

An unknown vandal systematically knocked down two lines of road cones set up to protect the path on the Museum Lawn while it was being repaved. The crime was committed on Thursday night, which is regarded by many as one of the two main drinking nights of the week. Alcohol may have been a Read more...

Editorial | Issue 07

Posted 5:49pm Sunday 14th April 2013

Dunedin exists on a different plane from the rest of the world. Itís a magical place, where money appears in your bank account every Tuesday, you can sleep until midday every day of the week, and there are very few consequences for anything you do. No other town has the same sense of charm Read more...

Editorial | Issue 06

Posted 4:40pm Sunday 7th April 2013

Iím always up for a solid money-making rort. My car is adorned with dozens of parking receipts, designed to deter parking wardens from checking whether I have actually paid for parking on a given day. If I do pay for parking, I only buy 10 centsí worth, limiting my liability to a $10 ďexpired Read more...

Eraserhead

Posted 5:43pm Sunday 17th March 2013

The Worst Film Ever Made I physically attacked my flatmate after he made me watch this film. Eraserhead is a cult film. But not cult in the good sense like Pulp Fiction or The Big Lebowski. Cult in the bad sense, like Destiny Church. As with Bishop Brian Tamaki, director David Lynch has Read more...

ODT Watch | Issue 04

Posted 5:43pm Sunday 17th March 2013

Rest in peace, bitch. And now, the worst pun of the year to date: Perhaps aware that they'd taken things too far, the ODT published a montage of readers reacting to the pun: BNZ is smashing the glass ceiling, and the ODT's photographer got all the female Read more...

Editorial | Issue 04

Posted 5:43pm Sunday 17th March 2013

Themed issues are so 2012. But retro is making a comeback, so welcome to the Fashion Issue. Know what else is in right now? Gay marriage. Parliament just voted in favour of the bill at its second reading. Good for them. I would have voted in favour too. But I canít help feeling Read more...

ODT Watch | Issue 03

Posted 4:23pm Sunday 10th March 2013

On Tuesday, the day before the Dunedin cricket test was due to start, the ODT decided to tempt fate. Rain washed out the entire first day of the test. As this column went to print on Wednesday night, the exact magnitude of the ODTís fuckup was yet to be determined. And now, Read more...

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