Opinion: Otago Fucked Up with Covid-19

Posted 1:48pm Thursday 26th March 2020

The University of Otago fucked up their response to Covid-19.  Otago’s approach was: we’re waiting for the government to tell us to shut. As soon as they tell us, we’ll do it, but we will not second guess the government. The University wanted to stay open until the last Read more...

Everything is Cancelled Including Keep Cups

Posted 12:45pm Sunday 22nd March 2020

Dispensary Cafe is refusing to fill keep cups because of Covid-19. Both Dispensary cafes (the cafe on Albany Street and the cafe in the Dunedin Hospital) have implemented the new policy. The new policy was implemented on Monday 16 March with a notice attached to the cabinet and the counter of the Read more...

Exchange Students Given Ultimatum to Return to Otago

Posted 12:29pm Sunday 22nd March 2020

The University of Otago gave New Zealand students on exchange overseas two days to decide whether to return to study in New Zealand in light of Covid-19. Alex, who was on exchange in Texas, received emails recommending she return because flights were being dramatically cut, saying there was a Read more...

Students Working in Hospo Fear for Their Jobs

Posted 8:38pm Thursday 19th March 2020

Students working at cafes, bars, and restaurants are worried that their workplaces will close as a result of Covid-19. “Although I know it’s smart for bars to close and large social gatherings to be reduced, it's my job and I don't know if I’m going to get any Read more...

AUSA Copies OUSA’s Covid-19 campaign

Posted 6:44pm Thursday 19th March 2020

The Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) has launched a covid-19 campaign that reuses ideas from OUSA, Critic, and the internet.  AUSA President George Barton admitted that AUSA had copied the ideas. He said in defence that “if we're going to look for originality Read more...

ASA Withdraws From NZUSA

Posted 8:23pm Thursday 12th March 2020

The Albany Students’ Association (ASA) has given notice of its withdrawal from New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). This is the first withdrawal from NZUSA for 2020. ASA represents the students who study at the Massey University campus in Auckland. They are an Read more...

OUSA Gets Its Reo On

Posted 8:21pm Thursday 12th March 2020

OUSA is paying $7,900 to translate its constitution into te reo Māori: approximately 20,462 words. The current OUSA Executive were handed this task from the previous Executive. Last year, the Exec voted to include a clause in the Constitution that required the Constitution to have both a te Read more...

University of Auckland Introduces Code of Conduct

Posted 8:16pm Thursday 12th March 2020

The University of Auckland has introduced a Code of Conduct (COC) to regulate the behaviour of both staff and students.  The Code is designed to foster a “safe and inclusive” University environment. It sets out four pillars of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, kotahitanga, and Read more...

Students Can Now Check Whether the Exec are Doing Work

Posted 7:07pm Thursday 12th March 2020

The OUSA Executive have agreed to tell students what they have been up to on a fortnightly basis. Historically, the Exec only do this once every three months. Students and Execies alike have been calling for an accountability policy for some time. In the past two years there have been calls for Read more...

Starters Swindles Students with Speight’s Stamp Card

Posted 1:43pm Saturday 7th March 2020

It was a gloomy day in Tent City when Caroline was swindled by Starters. Tents stretched skyward; freshers milled around on the grass lawn in front of the Museum; Speight’s t-shirts hung overhead; the Starter’s logo, emblazoned on a black tent, stood out. It was eye-catching. Caroline Read more...

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