“Fuck Covid,” Says CEO Offering Free Posters For Bands

Posted 12:48pm Wednesday 13th October 2021

Phantom Billstickers, the street poster company, is offering Aotearoa’s bands and live performers free posters to promote their gigs post Covid-19.  In a press release, Phantom stated that it “wants to see live performances roaring back once Covid restrictions end. So Read more...

Mr Whippy Relaunches in Dunedin

Posted 9:05am Sunday 10th October 2021

The one and only Mr Whippy has hit the streets of Dunedin. They launched with a bang on Saturday, giving out 600 free soft-serves in The Octagon. The Dunedin business is owned by husband and wife team Steve and Linda Mitchell, who also operate Mr Whippy vans in Central Otago. “We’ve Read more...

Lisa’s Mysterious Arms

Posted 9:01am Sunday 10th October 2021

A strange poem fixating on the arms of Olympic kayaker Lisa Carrington has been popping up on posters around Dunedin in the last week. The poem, “Lisa’s Arms,” reads best aloud. Here it is:   I want her arms. Imagine lying in those arms. Lisa’s Read more...

OUSA Referendum Produces 125 Pages of Comments

Posted 8:48am Sunday 10th October 2021

Students voted to reject only one proposal in the recent OUSA referendum: calling for an Exec member to be dedicated to distance and overseas students. Over 100 pages of comments were also submitted by students, including one student who repeatedly posted the Bee Movie script as their comment for Read more...

Kmart Dunedin — Lost Legacy or Waste of Space?

Posted 12:02am Saturday 2nd October 2021

It used to be a rite of passage for students in the new year: the big flat furnishing shop at Kmart in Meridian Mall. Lines of students would hike piles of everything from duvets to dish racks to toasters and toilet roll holders down George Street. Cars overflowing with pillows and vacuum cleaners Read more...

Four Otago Uni Lecturers Take Out National Awards

Posted 4:02pm Friday 1st October 2021

Well-known “Anatomy Mum” Dr Latika Samalia has taken out Aotearoa’s top tertiary education teaching award. In a remarkable Otago Uni power move, three of the other eight national award winners were Otago staff members as well. At the Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Read more...

New Model for Student-Uni Collaboration Launched

Posted 3:15pm Friday 1st October 2021

Student associations and the Government have developed a new model for collaboration between students and tertiary institutions. It is hoped that this model will better reflect the diversity of the student community, and eventually reshape how students and tertiary institutions communicate and Read more...

Live Music In The Age of Covid-19

Posted 3:32pm Sunday 26th September 2021

Covid restrictions have been putting Dunedin’s live musicians under pressure, needing to adjust to a new normal of small gigs, even tighter finances, and lots more time spent online. Critic Te Arohi spoke to local musicians Boaz Anema and Zi Shaw, as well as sound engineer and music scene Read more...

NZUSA Renews Calls for Universal Education Income

Posted 2:56pm Sunday 26th September 2021

A group of 48 students’ associations across Aotearoa, led by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA), Te Mana Ākonga, Tauira Pasifika and the National Disabled Students’ Association, have renewed calls for the Government to extend students a Universal Education Read more...

Silverline Says Consent Workshop About “Sex and Relating”

Posted 2:49pm Sunday 26th September 2021

Silverline, a student-led mental health initiative, has been called out for saying a sexual violence prevention workshop was about “sex and relating”. On Thursday September 16, student Kayli called attention on Twitter to a Facebook post by Silverline, promoting a Student Job Search Read more...

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