Ski Club “Coup” Nearly Sweeps Exec Elections

Posted 2:20pm Sunday 2nd October 2022 by Denzel Chung

Your student leaders for 2023 have been voted in. Less than 10% of the student population bothered to cast their ballot. Ski Club members, who had heard that many roles were uncontested, stacked the ballot with their club. They took home five positions, and ousted the returning Vice Read more...

(Continued): Every Local Election Candidate, Summarised

Posted 7:25pm Sunday 18th September 2022 by Critic

Running for Dunedin City Council (DCC) Andrew Whiley Team Dunedin Running under the centre-right Team Dunedin ticket, Andrew spruiks his experience “speaking on, representing and supporting all communities across the city”. He wants to ensure “everyone has the opportunity to Read more...

Ecology Student Runs for Otago Regional Council

Posted 6:31pm Friday 2nd September 2022 by Denzel Chung

Full disclosure: Elliot is Features Editor at Critic Te Ārohi. Rest assured that we grilled them exactly how we would grill any other council candidate. Elliot Weir, a student doing their Masters in Ecology, is also running for a spot on the Otago Regional Council (ORC). As far as Critic Te Read more...

Concerns About “Hidden” Anti-Vaxxers In Local Elections

Posted 6:42pm Friday 2nd September 2022 by Denzel Chung

Local body elections are not often known for being hotbeds of fake news and nastiness, but there are fears that the post-Covid world has changed this. Critic Te Ārohi spoke to Kayli Taylor, a former Otago student now working at the Disinformation Project, to try and cut through the Read more...

OUSA Exec Candidates Say, Unanimously, “Please Vote For Me”

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 22nd August 2021 by

In what would prove to be their last chance to greet the voting public before lockdown, OUSA’s candidates for the 2022 Exec took the stage last week to share their plans for the coming year. All of the forums were held in the Main Common Room. The Presidential race was uncontested from day Read more...

David Clark | Issue 20

Posted 12:58pm Sunday 21st August 2016 by David Clark

Australians deem it important enough to make it an offence if you don’t vote. Across the ditch you get levied with a fine if you fail to cast a vote. I’ve often thought a reward to recognise the time and effort taken might be better—maybe a $50 tax-credit? Even without these Read more...

Real Change’ remains unchanged: Exec elects to say ‘bye’ to by-Elections

Posted 2:31pm Monday 15th August 2016 by Joel MacManus

2016 is shaping up to be the first year in over two decades in which no OUSA by-elections have taken place. According to records of meeting minutes and annual reports, the last Executive group to make it through an entire year without a by-election was the group from 1994. The last year in which no Read more...

Money Buys Happiness, But Not Elections

Posted 7:07pm Sunday 1st April 2012 by Callum Fredric

It’s a common myth that money buys elections – in New Zealand at least, this is simply not the case. Evidence from several NZ elections has shown no real link between party spending and votes received. In the 2011 election campaign, the six biggest spenders were (in order): National, $2.3m; Read more...

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