Infringing on the Fringe Festival

Posted 2:01pm Saturday 9th April 2022 by Ruby Werry

The Dunedin Fringe Festival, as the website states, aims to “bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists”. The line-up saw big names in comedy like 7 Day’s Ben Hurley and Billy T nominee Jack Ansett come to entertain the Read more...

Local Produce: Oscar Thomas

Posted 6:39pm Friday 1st April 2022 by Ruby Werry

Oscar Thomas is a 21-year-old wildlife photographer and author, studying Zoology and Ecology here at Otago University. Oscar is a Blake Ambassador, and a recipient of Otago’s True Young Explorers Scholarship. His book, “A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of New Zealand'' was Read more...

This World is on Fire:

Posted 5:48pm Sunday 27th March 2022 by Sean Gourley

In a world that seems to be sliding further and further into the shit every day, Critic checked in with students to see what terrified them most about their future existence on this fuck-up of a planet. Most of the questioning was conducted on St Paddy’s to ensure that participants spoke from Read more...

Luude’s remix of Down Under changed my opinion of Drum and Bass

Posted 3:54pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Last year I published a scathing opinion piece about how we need to stop playing so much drum and bass music and why the genre is inherently shit. The article copped a lot of hate and elicited an angry response from Dunedin’s breatha population, but it went on to win an award, so suck on that. Read more...

Red Light Ragers

Posted 3:40pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

If you’re anything like me, chances are you spent all summer yearning and lusting after Flo and O. Those dreams came crashing down for all of us on January 28th when Red Light was announced, putting limits on gatherings and restrictions in place.  Look, I get it. This shit’s Read more...

Cafe Study Spots

Posted 3:46pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Often, the university libraries can somehow make you feel both agoraphobic and claustrophobic, bored and overwhelmed. More times than not, you’ll find yourself staring at the dull ceilings of Central hating every moment that passes by. With the announcement of online classes, as well as the Read more...

Becoming the Alpha Flatmate

Posted 3:52pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Sophie Hursthouse

There’s always an Alpha Flatmate. From the get go, it’s always about them, their schedule and their drama while the rest of the flat is demoted to peasantry. Never mind the fact that being the Alpha Flatmate is a sure sign of a manipulative, sadistic, and egomaniacal personality. Anyway, Read more...

Local Produce: Hazmat Monkey

Posted 3:57pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Zak Rudin

Dunedin’s newest up and coming eclectic musical duo “Hazmat Monkey” have just released their self-titled double album. The album is the first to feature their all-original music, and is truly a force to be reckoned with.  Hazmat Monkey first emerged in 2020, when two jazz Read more...

Tuvalu Language Week

Posted 2:54pm Sunday 10th October 2021 by Susana Jones

Talofa! It was Tuvalu language week from Sunday 26 September to Saturday 2 October. To learn a bit more about Tuvalu and its language, I talked to Nancy, Fagasele, and Riiti, three beautiful Tuvaluan students here in Dunedin.   How would you describe Tuvalu for people who don’t know Read more...

Mako Road: On their upcoming tour, the makings of ‘Stranger Days,’ and post-show rituals

Posted 2:06am Monday 9th August 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

Four-piece indie rock band Mako Road have been making festival headlines and blasting through radio airwaves across New Zealand for a couple of years now. Their debut album, ‘Stranger Days’, has just been released and the group is set to tour around New Zealand this month. Critic Te Read more...

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