Uni Flats Still Has “Draconian” Wi-Fi Policy

Posted 10:48pm Thursday 7th March 2019

Despite residents paying normal rates for internet use, Wi-Fi at Uni Flats is provided by the University network, which is subject to “draconian” restrictions, in the words of former student Anton Hovius. During University ‘working hours’ (Monday to Friday 8.30am-12pm, Read more...

Uni Flats Residents Unhappy with Unexpected Landlord Visits

Posted 10:34pm Thursday 7th March 2019

Uni Flats residents have complained of unannounced visits from landlords and Property Services. Uni Flats is the University of Otago’s housing service for international students, where a local ‘Kiwi Host’ lives with a group of international students. Its goal is to “ensure Read more...

No One Disciplined for Initiations in 2018

Posted 9:20pm Thursday 28th February 2019

In a marked drop from 2017, zero initiation-related events reached the Proctor’s Office last year. In 2017, seventeen students were excluded from University for initiation-related incidents, following an initiation at Cumberland Street flat Debacle that was called “sadistic,” Read more...

Psychedelia Brings You: Earth Tongue

Posted 8:10pm Thursday 28th February 2019

Wellington couple Gussie Larkin and Ezra Simons are heavy-psych band Earth Tongue. After touring much of Europe, shooting music videos in their Wellington living room and writing their album set for release this June, there is no sign of slowing down for the psychedelic fuzz duo. Critic sat down Read more...

General Student Offending on the Decline, Sexual Offending Up

Posted 9:57pm Thursday 21st February 2019

The University Proctor’s 2018 Discipline Report saw overall offending down but the first sexual offences referred to the Provost since 2015. With total offending down from 2017 by 14% overall, rates of fire, glass breaking and theft are the lowest they’ve been in years. This continues Read more...

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Nina Minogue

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