Local Produce: Scott Tisdall Is Making Potatoes Instafamous

Posted 1:20am Monday 19th April 2021

Scott Tisdall is an Otago student who moonlights growing moonlight potatoes on his family farm. Using Instagram as a platform, he is gradually expanding his operation to bring locally grown potatoes to the tables of starving students. Last season, he gave 33% of his profits to the cancer society. We Read more...

The Slinks: Kings of Flat Parties

Posted 5:24pm Sunday 28th March 2021

The Slinks are an up and coming band on the Dunedin scene. Starting out in 2019, they’ve worked their way up from playing at the humble Crown Hotel to playing gigs as far out of town as Queenstown. They have two EPs out on Spotify: The Slinks and Come On Now. We checked in with them to see Read more...

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Field Trips of Otago Uni

Posted 4:35pm Sunday 28th March 2021

Critic asked students about the highs and lows of their University field trips over the years. We sorted through the field trips, past and present, and compiled this choose your own adventure, so students with boring degrees that don’t involve field trips can find out what life is like outside Read more...

Why Are There So Many Shit Drugs in Dunedin This Year?

Posted 12:15pm Sunday 21st March 2021

Molly took one and a half Red Bull pressies at Electric Avenue. She couldn’t sleep for 36 hours. In the following days she had one of the worst come-downs of her life.  “I'd spent the money so I took it. I would not have paid for it if I’d known it wasn’t Read more...

Student Fined $300 for Eating a Pie

Posted 11:52am Sunday 21st March 2021

A local student has been slapped with a $300 fine after eating a pie in the Night ‘n Day Regent line on St Patrick's day.  “I think it’s fair enough on their part to give me a fine but I did not expect it to be a ridiculous amount of money,” said Greg*, who admits Read more...

Student Fined $300 for Eating a Pie

Posted 1:04pm Friday 19th March 2021

A local student has been slapped with a $300 fine after eating a pie in the Night ‘n Day Regent line on St Patrick's day.  “I think it’s fair enough on their part to give me a fine but I did not expect it to be a ridiculous amount of money,” said Greg*, who admits Read more...

Indoctrinating Myself With Life FM

Posted 9:57pm Saturday 6th March 2021

FM Radio is like your mate’s parents who you didn’t realise are quite Christian until you started talking about strip clubs in front of them: easy to get along with until Jesus enters the picture. For a bit of a project in O Week, I forced myself to listen to our country’s most Read more...

BP Tormented By Shitposting Page

Posted 8:19pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Shitposting page The boys are what has started a campaign to bring down international oil giant BP by tormenting them on Facebook. On 9 February, at 6.30pm, The boys are what opened their campaign with a post that said “good evening, fuck BP.”  Over following weeks, The boys are Read more...

Student Union Turns Landlord

Posted 5:25pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Otago University Student’s Association (OUSA) is converting the space above University Book Shop, on Great King Street, into six separate apartments.  A resource consent from the DCC showed that OUSA will build three two-bedroom apartments and three one-bedroom apartments in the space. Read more...

Shitposting Page Turned Cultural Ambassador for New Zealand

Posted 12:00pm Tuesday 7th April 2020

Last Saturday, premier shitposting Facebook page, Could be keen, streamjacked an American music review page, Rock it or knock it music review, with instructions to “hijack [their livestream] by requesting them to listen to drum and bass.” The music reviewers’ initial reaction to Read more...

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Sean Gourley

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