The Phone Games You Havenít Thought About Since 2013: A Review

Posted 11:32pm Sunday 18th April 2021

The year was 2012. The Prime Minister was everyone’s favourite blokey Uncle John (just your average BBQing, beer-drinking multi-millionaire investment banker with a Hawaiian holiday home). “Going into debt” meant a $5 loan from my parents for Maccas in town. Lunchtimes seemed to Read more...

University Wants A New COC

Posted 9:09pm Sunday 18th April 2021

For the first time in 10 years, the University has proposed changes to the Code of Student Conduct and the Discipline Statute. The proposed additions include specific prohibitions for sexual misconduct, online harassment and initiations. The Uni is proposing to have the power to force who breach Read more...

Thousands Protest About Climate Inaction

Posted 8:51pm Sunday 18th April 2021

Around 1,500 people — ranging from high-schoolers to pensioners — marched from the Dental School to the Octagon on April 9th, Ōtepoti’s contribution to the nationwide School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C). Despite the Covid-19 lockdown forcing the cancellation of last year’s Read more...

Almost Half of Hyde Lottery Winners Donít Follow Through

Posted 10:13pm Saturday 10th April 2021

802 students did not claim Hyde tickets in the most recent lottery, with work and money stopping many from going.  OUSA Events and Operations Venues Manager Jason Schroeder said that: “Overall there were 4,694 lottery registrations. The initial lottery returned 1,922 winners. Not all Read more...

Myanmar Fundraiser Yeeted From Campus Then Promptly Un-Yeeted

Posted 9:48pm Saturday 10th April 2021

The University initially refused to allow an on-campus food fundraiser for activists in Myanmar, but reversed its decision after a “strongly-worded email” from OUSA President Michaela Waite-Harvey. The fundraising Burmese students were shocked when Property Services said their food Read more...

Goodbye, Harlene

Posted 9:35pm Saturday 10th April 2021

It was a Friday afternoon that no human alive will ever forget. 19 March 2021, the day that Great and Glorious Vice-Chancellor Doctor Professor Vada Harlene Hayne ONZM BA MS PhD left our beloved University. Temperatures plunged as the Sun hid its face in sorrow. Angels wept in the skies up above. Read more...

Myanmar Fundraiser Yeeted From Campus Then Promptly Un-Yeeted

Posted 11:39am Wednesday 31st March 2021

The University initially refused to allow an on-campus food fundraiser for activists in Myanmar, but reversed its decision after a “strongly-worded email” from OUSA President Michaela Waite-Harvey. The fundraising Burmese students were shocked when Property Services said their food Read more...

Landlords Using Op-Shops As Dumping Ground

Posted 6:59pm Sunday 28th March 2021

The manager of an op-shop has accused landlords of using their shop to dump waste, but the head of the Otago Property Investors’ Association (OPIA) said students are mainly to blame.  April Topi-Elliot, who has managed the SPCA Op-Shop in North East Valley since it opened 5 years ago, Read more...

Stonerís AI Creation Sounds Like Adorable Childrenís TV Show

Posted 5:31pm Sunday 28th March 2021

Maybe it was an internet rabbit hole, where at 3am on Tuesday morning you stumbled on a video of an M&M serenading you with a Japanese ballad. Maybe it was Kim Jong-Un singing “Witch Doctor”. Or maybe, if you are actively involved in Dunedin News (i.e. over 50), you saw mayor Aaron Read more...

Subeditor Delegated Very Important Task of Putting an Overly Long Title on Tedious OUSA Article

Posted 2:53pm Sunday 28th March 2021

Once a quarter, Critic Te Arohi put themselves through the punishing process of reading and summarising the OUSA Exec’s reports for you, our readers. We do it because the only emotion we’re capable of feeling at this point is pain and we kind of like it we feel a strong sense of duty and Read more...

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