Students Not Convinced By Government’s ‘Pet-Bond’ Policy

Posted 10:28pm Friday 26th April 2024 by Gryffin Powell

In a spate of new changes to renting legislation, the National coalition Government announced a new pet bond policy which claims that it will make rentals easier to find for pet owners. The pet bond of two weeks of rent aims to make landlords more accepting of the risk of letting a pet live at their Read more...

Do it your fucking self: How to Unfuck your Vacuum

Posted 4:52pm Tuesday 5th March 2024 by Sam Smith-Soppet

Picture this: you’ve been riding the bender-coaster that is Flo and O-Week, you roll out of your bed on the wrong side of midday, and in a rare sober moment for you (or any student), you realise that your flat is a tip. A bombsite, even. Sure, you rush around and do your laundry, but the Read more...

Goops, I did it again! An idiot’s guide to stain removal

Posted 4:11pm Monday 19th February 2024 by Lotto Ramsay

Happiness is fleeting, we all die, and nothing is truly permanent. Nothing, that is, except for stains that you don’t get out in time (fuck you especially, red wine). O week is full of shenanigans that can ruin your clothes, soft furnishings, and possibly your future. Luckily, Critic is no Read more...

Google Form Flat Quizzes: How Much Heat Can You Handle?

Posted 1:28pm Sunday 5th March 2023 by Iris Hehir

When tensions are highest in a flat, everyone agrees to the bad idea of doing an anonymous Google Form quiz. It’s a fact of life. However, like with all good things in life, you can choose the spiciness level of these questions. From complimentary props to sulk-inducing burns, here’s Read more...

Why Dunedin Boys Live in Shit Houses

Posted 2:50pm Monday 15th August 2022 by Anna Robertshawe

It’s a man’s world, and we’re all living in it. Unless, of course, you’re a Dunedin boy. Then there’s a chance you’re not living anywhere.  The flatting scene in Dunedin is one-of-a-kind. One could compare it to an episode of Survivor, where competing Read more...

All-Male Flat on their 15th Application

Posted 1:31pm Monday 15th August 2022 by Anna Robertshawe

All-male flatting groups are struggling to find a place to live next year. A few have blamed their bad luck on gender discrimination – with stereotypes continuing to haunt boys on the lookout for flats. “It’s the most demoralising thing: turning up to a flat viewing as a group Read more...

SCANDAL! Man Opens Door!

Posted 1:59am Saturday 9th July 2022 by Denzel Chung

An Edinburgh Realty tenant was left feeling “infuriated” after a tradie unlocked her bedroom door to complete some repairs while she was asleep.  Marie* rents in the Station Apartments complex, a set of 5 studio apartments on Anzac Avenue managed by Edinburgh Realty. At first Read more...

Overworked, Under Pressure:

Posted 6:23pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Fox Meyer

Dunedin’s emergency services are like the roofs of Dunedin flats: they’re not built to support everyone at once.  Already short-staffed, overworked, and overwhelmed by the pressures of Covid, emergency responders and campus caretakers are buckling under the pressure of student Read more...

SHOCKER: Study Finds “Students Shivering inside Cold, Damp Homes”

Posted 1:38am Saturday 9th April 2022 by Zak Rudin

A recent study conducted by Otago Uni has found that many students live in miserably cold, damp and mouldy homes. Most students also don’t know that StudyLink can help with massive power bills.  The nationwide study, led by Dr. Kimberley O’Sullivan, was conducted by He Read more...

The Great Exec Quarterly Report Round Up

Posted 5:59pm Friday 1st April 2022 by Keegan Wells, Denzel Chung, Zak Rudin and Fox Meyer

Thrice a year, the OUSA exec team submit reports on what they’ve been up to. We’ve summarised those here for your convenience.   President: Melissa Lama Melissa has been absolutely killing it. She’s done 44 interviews with various media outlets and attended to her Read more...

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