Behind the Counter: Employment Law Breaches, Bullying, and Sexual Harassment in Uni Hall Kitchens

Posted 1:56pm Monday 20th September 2021 by Elliot Weir

CW: sexual harassment, homophobia, sexism, and racism. Kitchen staff are a key part of the first-year experience in residential colleges. They dish up mashed potatoes and chicken cordon bleu for hundreds of already-drunk freshers on a Thursday night, and take their dishes from them afterwards. Read more...

Fruits Of Our Labour: Is Seasonal Orchard Work All Itís Cracked Up To Be?

Posted 2:08pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

With the borders at a close thanks to the ripper of a year that was 2020, orchards across New Zealand cried out for help. Many Otago students answered the call to be a “Harvest Hero” and embarked on their agricultural adventure. For some, it didn’t turn out to be the experience Read more...

EDITORIAL | Students Were Exploited In Orchard Work

Posted 4:11pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021 by Erin Gourley

Orchards called on uni students to make money picking and packing. Students were not prepared for the exploitative working environment they walked into.   When students set off for the orchards of Central Otago and beyond, it had been a rough year already. A lot of businesses limited the Read more...

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