The Best and Worst Flats in Dunedin

Posted 2:34pm Sunday 10th October 2021

Last week, Critic Te Arohi and OUSA ran a competition to find the best and worst flats within Dunedin. Thanks to our sponsors, the almighty Delivereasy, the winners netted themselves some sweet $200 vouchers, while the runners-up received $100 vouchers. Our judges were local Labour MP Rachel Read more...

Slice of Heaven? Your summer guide to the shit towns of Otago and South Canterbury

Posted 9:33am Sunday 10th October 2021

Shit towns are the pride of our nation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of a “shit town”, it’s a town where literally everything is shit. But visiting a shit town is a cultural experience to find out how the other half live, so it’s a must Read more...

Opinion: Stop Playing so Much DnB at Parties

Posted 12:17am Saturday 2nd October 2021

It’s a Saturday night. The breathas and beezys are out in North Dunedin. The only thing accompanying them is a box of piss, their trusty vape, and promises to themselves that they are going to break. The notorious party streets are full of people and the rumbling, shaking sound of drum and Read more...

L Hotel: Dunedin’s triple threat trio

Posted 12:14am Saturday 2nd October 2021

Ōtepoti band L Hotel are known for many things. Pint Night gigs, being objectively cool blokes, playing covers, and releasing all round good tunes. The trio, which consists of former reality TV star and bassist Dave Borrie (Taurus sun), drummer Fred Richardson (Leo sun), and guitarist Jono Read more...

Power Ranking Night ‘n Day’s Tuesday Deals

Posted 12:10am Saturday 2nd October 2021

As poor students, there is nothing we love more than cheap food. Luckily, Night ‘n Day provides such a service with their monthly Tuesday deals. A few years ago, they used to only be $2, but thanks to capitalism, prices have since been on the increase and now sit more around the $3 to $4 Read more...

Local Produce: Isaac Chadwick

Posted 3:41pm Sunday 26th September 2021

Isaac Chadwick is a new creative who has recently launched onto the Dunedin scene. He is an aspiring filmmaker, session musician and surfer who is successfully moulding all of his interests into artistic projects. Critic sat down to chat with him on his new projects and what it’s like being a Read more...

PRINS: what it’s like being a solo female artist in Aotearoa’s music industry

Posted 3:39pm Sunday 26th September 2021

Alannah Prins, known by her stage name PRINS, is one of Aotearoa’s latest musical sensations. An electro-pop artist based in Christchurch, she is set to embark on a nationwide tour in the coming months. Critic sat down to chat with her on the tour, her new music, and what it’s like Read more...

How to Improve Your Tinder

Posted 3:18pm Sunday 26th September 2021

Whether you’re on it for a joke, or to find love, a quick root, or a dealer, we’ve all downloaded Tinder at some stage or another in our lives. However, sometimes matches and messages lead to nothing. But for the breathas who are wanting a Saturday beezy, or the lonely folks just wanting Read more...

“What percentage are you?”

Posted 3:47pm Sunday 12th September 2021

Why the colonial concept of blood quantum doesn’t define indigenous people  By Annabelle Vaughan People sometimes ask weird questions, that’s how life is. However, for many Māori here in Aotearoa, or any indigenous person, a common question we often receive is “so Read more...

A Brief History of Ngāi Tahu: Things you should probably know about the land you’re on

Posted 3:21pm Sunday 12th September 2021

If you’ve come to study at Otago University from up North, picked fruit in the sweltering heat of Central Otago, gone skiing on the slopes in Wānaka, or gone stargazing at Lake Tekapo, it’s important for you to know about Ngāi Tahu. Ngāi Tahu, also known as Kāi Tahu, Read more...

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