Diesel or Die

Posted 12:18pm Sunday 23rd July 2017

Houses were left open, bodies of the undead lying in the stairways, semi-naked beside the corpses of burnt couches in front gardens, and on barely intact balconies. As the bus slowed, turning to pull in behind a Toyota Starlet that had its front windows smashed and “Sink it Cunt” Read more...

Controversial Warehouse Work-Experience Programme Expands

Posted 11:04am Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Ministry for Social Development (MOD) announced the expansion of the ‘Red Shirts in Community Programme’ that will now provide work experience opportunities to almost 1,000 16-24 year olds. The programme hit the headlines recently due to the absence of pay throughout the entirety Read more...

OPINION - Please OUSA, Can We Have Some More?

Posted 11:00am Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) website states that “online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA … on university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA’s stance.” This explanation, on top of the fact that Read more...

University Hits Roadblock In Plans to Implement CCTV Across North D

Posted 10:57am Sunday 23rd July 2017

The University of Otago’s planned CCTV surveillance installation took a hit last week as the university discovered they will likely need resource consent for many of their proposed camera locations. A university spokesperson told Critic that advice from the DCC is that “consent will Read more...

VC Reveals At Least 182 Job Cuts For General Staff

Posted 10:54am Sunday 23rd July 2017

University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne addressed a packed College of Education Auditorium on Friday 14 July to reveal the changes to be made in their Support Services Review. Hayne first provided background to the review, before revealing that 182 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff will Read more...

Is $200/week Enough To Buy The Under 23 Vote In The Election?

Posted 10:43am Sunday 23rd July 2017

The Opportunities Party (TOP) last week extended its Universal Basic Income (UBI) policy to all New Zealanders aged between 18-23. Set at $200 per week (after tax), the youth UBI is “designed to give all young New Zealanders a safety net of income to allow them to pursue their Read more...

Editorial | Donít Blame Societyís Problems on Individuals - Help The Homeless

Posted 10:20am Sunday 23rd July 2017

As winter continues to hit Dunedin with everything it has, the reality of New Zealand’s housing issue is magnified. Many of us are very fortunate in that we are not constantly plagued by the same chill that others are exposed to on a daily basis, but with that position comes with an Read more...

Jacinda Ardern Speaks to Crowd of 120 on Otago Campus Visit

Posted 11:09am Sunday 16th July 2017

According to a Colmar Brunton poll on the country’s preferred leader, Labour Party Leader Andrew Little is languishing back in fourth place, at just 5 percent, the lowest result for a leader of the opposition since 2009. Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern placed third with 6 percent of those Read more...

Staff Brace For Redundancies as Support Services Review Proposal is Revealed

Posted 11:01am Sunday 16th July 2017

University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne has presented a business case proposal that will outline future organisation and management of support services at the Uuniversity to staff on Friday last week. The meeting, which took place at the College of Education Auditorium, is Read more...

University Approves $26 Million New Music Building and Renovations

Posted 10:55am Sunday 16th July 2017

The University of Otago has approved plans to construct brand new recording studios for the Department of Music as well as refurbishing the nearby Music suite, Teaching Wing and Tower Block on the University of Otago College of Education campus. The project, which is scheduled to be completed by Read more...

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