The Best and Worst Flats in Dunedin

Posted 2:34pm Sunday 10th October 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

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...

Castle’s Lockdown-Breaching Party Was “Bound to Happen”

Posted 2:54pm Sunday 22nd August 2021 by Fox Meyer

“It was just like any other Saturday night in Dunedin, but it was on a Tuesday, which is why it felt quite bizarre when the police came in wearing full face-masks.”  Such is the scene set by Emilio*, a second-year Castle Street resident, as he described the inside of the flat Read more...

Six60 Goes Landlord

Posted 1:26am Saturday 31st July 2021 by Fox Meyer

Six60 have bought their old flat and will be renting it out to Performing Arts students. The four new tenants each year will receive a $10,000 scholarship and mentorship from the band. Official numbers on rent weren’t clear, but current tenants pay $205 each per week. The flat is Read more...

Cutlers Already Offering 2022 Castle St Leases

Posted 1:15pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Cutlers is the first real estate company to release a flat list for Castle Street this year. For many upcoming flatters, it’s the same shit, different year. A group of this year’s freshers, having declared themselves besties for life just a few weeks into the year, will sign a flat Read more...

St Paddy’s Was A Wholesome Time

Posted 2:22pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Denzel Chung

On the ground reporting from Critic Te Arohi showed that, despite the ODT reporting “a night of St. Patrick’s Day carnage,” students largely commemorated the death of the patron saint of Ireland in a wholesome way.  In keeping with the time-honoured traditions of yore, a Read more...

Activist Urges More “Bongs On The Ground” Activism

Posted 2:26pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Denzel Chung

Bert Holmes, a veteran environmental and cannabis law-reform activist, has called for more “loud and proud” cannabis activism by students on campus, saying “that’s how we got to where we are today.”  In an interview with Critic Te Arohi, Bert, now coordinator of Read more...

Are Mullets Sexy? The Castle Street Perspective

Posted 1:18am Sunday 14th March 2021 by Asia Martusia King

Mullets have a long history. The world’s first mullet was depicted on a metal deity figurine unearthed in an English car park, dating back to 1st-century AD (After Drip). Roman warriors with mullets were engineered for battle, their hair styled out of their eyes and difficult to grab. Murder Read more...

Proctor Chokes Freedom of Expression with COC

Posted 2:28pm Friday 24th February 2012 by Charlotte Greenfield

A student flat has received a warning from police over the controversial name of their flat. As is common practice among scarfie flats, the residents of 584 Castle St erected a sign to announce their flat’s identity to the North Dunedin community. This particular group decided to name their Read more...

Burning Down the Castle

Posted 1:57pm Friday 24th February 2012 by Bella Macdonald

Otago students have returned to the streets of Dunedin in full force. Following an impromptu street party and several couch fires last Monday at around 10.30pm, police arrested six students involved on Castle Street. A crowd spilled out from a flat-warming and gathered around the fires, Read more...

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