Here Comes the Bride

Posted 2:32pm Sunday 15th March 2015

Some do it on a beach. Some do it in the backyard. Some even do it in church. From the smallest of intimate celebrations to the largest and most raucous of affairs, a wedding is undeniably a special moment in a couple’s life. This article delves into the nuttier of nuptials across the Read more...

Cumberland Courts No More

Posted 6:26pm Sunday 1st March 2015

C umberland Courts, affiliated with Castle Street’s Cumberland College, are no longer running. James Lindsay, Director of Accommodation Services, said “the properties are being administered by UniFlats for 2015” — this is a university operation that mostly houses single-semester international Read more...

No bones about it, there are some top supervisors

Posted 11:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

The Supervisors’ Awards, instituted by the OUSA and the Graduate Research School, aim to recognise and celebrate excellence in PhD, thesis or dissertation supervision. This year, Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald of the Anthropology & Archaeology Department was awarded the grand prize of 2014’s Read more...

New Zealand universities have work to do

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings have ranked the University of Otago in the 251–275 bracket. The score continues Otago’s steady decline in the rankings over the last few years. Last year, the university was placed in the 226–250 position. In 2011, it was in the 201–225 lot. Read more...

City council efforts to recover its vehicles elusive

Posted 1:49pm Sunday 5th October 2014

Controversy continues over the Dunedin City Council’s $1.5 million Citifleet fraud case, with the DCC saying that it will be difficult to recover any of the vehicles sold to individual buyers, as most buyers seemed to have purchased the vehicles in good faith. The DCC found themselves in the Read more...

Student apathy not helped by OUSA

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

The OUSA Executive has been elected for 2015, but a lack of advertising for nominations and minimal campaigning has resulted in a nearly 40 per cent drop in votes this year. The OUSA Executive represents the wider population of students on major issues throughout the year. Despite this, Read more...

Black cats jazz up the Teachers' College

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The Otago Dance Association (ODA) is preparing for another major event in Dunedin’s dance calendar, with the annual ODA Dance Showcase scheduled for later this month. The Black Cat Cabaret aims to showcase the variety of dance styles of its members, “from burlesque to ballet, contemporary to Read more...

“Study Dunedin” enforces image that no one does anything but study here

Posted 11:52pm Sunday 7th September 2014

The Dunedin City Council is launching a new brand in the hopes of combating decreasing international enrolment numbers. Study Dunedin, or Project Export Education Uplift, is one of six projects launched within Dunedin City Council’s Economic Development Strategy, designed to re-brand the region in Read more...

Dunedin City Council at centre of $1.5 million fraud investigation

Posted 5:55pm Sunday 31st August 2014

The Dunedin City Council has been left reeling after a $1.5 million fraud scheme was uncovered within the council’s Citifleet department earlier this month. The alleged fraud involved $1.5 million of missing proceeds from the sale of 152 council cars. According to Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, the Read more...

Aoraki faces worst student numbers in the country

Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014

Aoraki Polytechnic continues to record a decline in student numbers, according to figures released by the Tertiary Education Commission. The figures show that Aoraki is losing students at a faster rate than any other New Zealand university or polytechnic. In 2013, numbers dropped from 915 to Read more...

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