2023 Castle Clean-Up Sees a “Whole New Generation” of Volunteers

Posted 3:07pm Sunday 2nd April 2023 by Anna Robertshawe

Returning for its fourth year, the Castle St clean-up on Friday, March 24, saw around 200 students congregate in the Dunedin sun to participate. Hosted this year by the student-led group Hold Onto Your Friends (HOTYF), the clean-up is aligned with the Sophia Charter, dedicated to Sophia Crestani. Read more...

Huzur Teases Castle St on Paddy’s

Posted 3:37pm Sunday 26th March 2023 by

St Paddy’s partiers were teased by a brief appearance by Mustafa and his Huzur Kebab truck on Friday, March 17. Mustafa, owner of North Dunedin’s beloved Huzur Kebab, told Critic Te Ārohi that he got the idea to park up on Castle for the day from a DCC official who agreed it Read more...

The Seven Wonders of Castle Street

Posted 2:52pm Sunday 19th March 2023 by Iris Hehir

The Seven Wonders of the Natural World are incredible and inspiring demonstrations of nature’s power, eclipsed only in recent years by better things like the internet and the Crunchwrap Supreme™.   But you don’t have to travel to the Amazon to be awestruck by natural Read more...

The Untold Story of the Mysterious Castle Street Tagger

Posted 3:05pm Friday 19th August 2022 by Anna Robertshawe

It was a dark and stormy night, but the Re-O parties were in full swing. DnB raged, bottles were smashed back, students galloped around North D, fuelled by alcohol and a desperation for good (or at least numbing) times. A familiar story. That is, until one visitor from “up north” changed Read more...

North D Flats Receive an Unwanted Interior Makeover

Posted 1:05pm Sunday 31st July 2022 by Keegan Wells

Several Castle St flats have been broken into recently. Unlike most break-ins, nothing was taken: instead, they’ve received an unwanted interior design makeover, with a face being spray painted on the inside. The culprit is still at large. On the Saturday night of Re-O Week, the residents Read more...

Mysterious Naked Tree Not So Mysterious Now

Posted 2:33am Sunday 8th May 2022 by Keegan Wells

A little over a month ago we reported on a mysterious tree that showed up in a student’s bed on a Saturday night. Our crack detective team turned up no leads until the case was blown wide open by an anonymous online confession. Seth reported finding a large tree branch in his bed after a Read more...

Mysterious Castle Street Shitter(s) Strike Again

Posted 2:34am Sunday 8th May 2022 by Anna Robertshawe

Castle Street residents have been confronted with the emergence of human shits on their cars and driveways. Little is known about the identity of the culprit(s), or their motive.  The first incident occurred on Saturday 10 April, on what had been a seemingly normal night of debauchery on Read more...

Castle Residents Pitch In To Clean Up Their Street

Posted 12:32am Saturday 23rd April 2022 by Ruby Werry

At noon on a Friday, most breathas would have still been sprawled in bed, wincing at the sunlight streaming through their ratty curtains. But on April 8, several hundred students instead had brushes and rubbish bags in hand, cleaning up the streets of North D.  The group of students, mostly Read more...

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...

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