Dunedin Renamed Shangedin, Shanghai of the South

Posted 7:01pm Sunday 30th March 2014

The University of Otago has secured a groundbreaking relationship with a Chinese University, which is likely to grant access to China’s lucrative medical research sector. Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University consistently ranks among the top five universities within mainland China and after signing a Read more...

Antarctica On the Brink

Posted 5:30pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

New Zealand has never enjoyed a prime position in the international arena, and most of us are rather content with this. Our antipodean status has let us foster interest in unattended corners of the globe, and place great stress upon the importance of conservation. We have shot to the forefront of Read more...

ODT Watch | Issue 02

Posted 4:35pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Considering the level of racial diversity seen in Dunedin, it comes as no surprise that our fine region’s “African Chief” looks like a mixture of Prince Charles and Hamish Keith. What is most alarming about this scenario: that the prostate examinee was enjoying it more than the Read more...

Uni spends $600,000,000 on infrastructure

Posted 4:44pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Dunedin’s construction industry stands to benefit from more than six hundred million dollars in expenditure by the University on infrastructure, as well as the creation of hundreds of jobs. Chief Operating Officer John Patrick revealed the gargantuan figure at the University Council’s meeting Read more...

Student allowance numbers plummet

Posted 4:44pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

The number of students receiving the student allowance in Dunedin has dropped by 23.8 per cent between 2012 and 2013. According to opponents of allowance entitlement cuts, the numbers indicate that Government policies are having a serious impact on the student populace of Dunedin in particular. Read more...

Uni bank-rolls thugby

Posted 6:57pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

OUSA has expressed its support for the University’s sponsorship of the Highlanders rugby union team, despite the University facing backlash from the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) who branded the sponsorship as a “gimmick.” TEU deputy secretary Nanette Cormack elaborated on the Union’s Read more...

Vaporisers and edibles only on campus

Posted 6:57pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

The introduction of a campus-wide smoking ban on 1 January 2014 has harmonised the University with others throughout the country, but many appear to be side-stepping the ban and gutters outside campus have been clogged with cigarette butts. The policy does not outline any smoking-friendly Read more...

NZUSA Given Yet Another Reprieve

Posted 4:26pm Sunday 6th October 2013

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations’ (NZUSA) future is secure, after both OUSA and the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) decided to remain members of the ailing national body. The two organisations, which each pay an annual NZUSA membership levy of Read more...

Hayne Joins the One Per Cent

Posted 2:29pm Sunday 29th September 2013

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has condemned the recent trend of pay rises among Vice-Chancellors in universities nationwide. An annual report by the State Services Commission has revealed that at least six Vice-Chancellors across New Zealand received pay rises between 2012 and 2013. The Read more...

NZUSA Finally Runs a Campagin

Posted 1:47pm Sunday 22nd September 2013

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has joined a Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing in an attempt to stop a nationwide tax on copper-based ADSL broadband services. The move comes after Telecom spinoff Chorus successfully lobbied for taxes on copper-based services to Read more...

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