OPINION: A Decade On, VSM Bill Still Looms Over Students

Posted 3:57pm Friday 1st October 2021 by Elliot Weir

Ten years ago, a controversial bill was voted into law that stripped student associations of their universal funding, leaving their futures in the hands of universities. Ten years on, should the bill be repealed? Centuries ago, in 2009, ACT MP Heather Roy introduced the Voluntary Student Read more...

Student Loses $750 at Casino After Hyde

Posted 12:56pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Sean Gourley

An Otago student managed to lose $750 within half an hour at the roulette tables at Grand Casino (previously Dunedin Casino) on the evening of the Hyde Street Party.  Fresh out of his Teletubby costume, Chip* was having a jug at the Bog before his mate had the bright idea of going to the Read more...

24 Hours on Hyde: Before and After Dunedin’s Biggest Day Out

Posted 2:45pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

Friday, April 16, 5pm 'Twas the night before Hyde, when all through the street No sounds could be heard, not even a yeet. Everyone seemed to be tucked away in their flats, gearing up for the annual Hyde Street Keg Party. This year’s party was highly anticipated, with many hoping Read more...

Hyde Resident Concerned About Party’s Music Funding

Posted 10:07pm Saturday 10th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

A Hyde resident was surprised to discover that OUSA does not fund the music or staging at the Hyde Street Party. Organising the DJs and music is left up to the residents. “Imagine the party without music,” Amelia said. “I was astounded.” OUSA’s CEO, Debbie Downs, Read more...

Almost Half of Hyde Lottery Winners Don’t Follow Through

Posted 10:13pm Saturday 10th April 2021 by Denzel Chung

802 students did not claim Hyde tickets in the most recent lottery, with work and money stopping many from going.  OUSA Events and Operations Venues Manager Jason Schroeder said that: “Overall there were 4,694 lottery registrations. The initial lottery returned 1,922 winners. Not all Read more...

Optimistic Student Clicks ‘Going’ To Hyde Street Before Ticket Release

Posted 3:11pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by The Critical Tribune

Displaying optimism that borders on audacity, Jessica shocked her friends and the broader Dunedin community by clicking ‘Going’ to the Hyde Street Facebook event on the Tuesday that the party was announced.  “Unbelievable. It’s just rude,” said another hopeful Read more...

Hyde St Residents “shocked” After Assaults

Posted 10:28am Sunday 5th March 2017 by Joel MacManus

Residents on Hyde St have described feeling “shocked” and “unsafe” following a spate of assaults on the street in O-Week, culminating in three arrests being made.  A total of four assaults allegedly occurred around the student area in the early hours of the morning of Read more...

New proctor supports Hyde Street, already student favourite

Posted 10:24am Sunday 10th July 2016 by Joe Higham

After his predecessor was in the job for a brief four months, Dave Scott was appointed as his replacement, a job he considers a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” Despite there being a host of similarities between his previous role in the police force and his new role, he told Critic that Read more...

The Roof Collapse That Changed Hyde’s History

Posted 10:56am Sunday 20th March 2016 by Joe Higham

The annual Hyde Street Keg Party has become infamous, not just in Dunedin, but much, much further afield as well. The demand for tickets this year has been unprecedented. After the servers crashed, the first batch of 1,000 tickets were sold out in 45 seconds, and OUSA were experiencing over 11,000 Read more...

OUSA Fucks Off Students Once More

Posted 11:09am Sunday 20th March 2016 by Henry Napier

Last Tuesday students expressed their frustration following the crash of the OUSA server during the Hyde Street party ticket sales which were due to start at 9 am. OUSA have reported that they received over 7000 page reload requests per second during the initial ticket offering at 9am which shut Read more...

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