An Inconvenient Tooth

Posted 12:06pm Monday 11th September 2023 by Fox Meyer

Labour has announced a plan to provide free dental care by - in part - training more dentists, but students in the country’s only dental school are asking: who’s going to teach them? Free dental care could return $1.60 to the economy for every dollar spent, according to last Read more...

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins: On the Tertiary Sector, Student Life, and Protesting

Posted 9:44pm Tuesday 18th July 2023 by Annabelle Parata Vaughan

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins represents one thing: hope. At least, hope for rangas and hope for people from The Hutt that, despite the circumstances they were born into, they too can achieve their dreams. While he now has the biggest job in the country, it wasn’t long ago that Chippy was just Read more...

Labourís Leadership Change a Magnificently Risky Move, But One That Could Pay Off

Posted 11:08am Sunday 6th August 2017 by George Elliott

I was preparing to write a piece about how Andrew Little should not resign as leader of the Labour Party until after the election, an election that they would surely lose. It was too late to change things up, I thought. Things were looking dire for Labour. The polls showed them in the low Read more...

Latest Poll: National Rises, Labour Fails BSNS103

Posted 10:50am Sunday 24th April 2016 by Joel MacManus

In the new One News-Colmar Brunton poll, Labour fell by two points to 28% while National rose three to a new high of 50%, and leader Andrew Little took a painful slide in the preferred Prime Minister rankings to 7%, coming in third behind Winston Peters. In an attempt to explain this, I refer to Read more...

The defamatory guide to NZís political youth wings

Posted 5:04pm Sunday 22nd April 2012 by Callum Fredric

To put a more positive spin on this article, think of it as a guide to help you decide which political youth wing you would be best suited to. Hereís a description of the stereotypical member of each of the youth branches of NZís political parties: Young NatsHoping to get hooked up with some Read more...

Summer Political Roundup

Posted 3:39pm Friday 24th February 2012 by Callum Fredric

Summer isnít all backyard cricket, beer and barbecues. In fact, New Zealandís politicians have been working hard all summer to take away your freedom to engage in those activities. Hereís a roundup of what happened while you were away over the break ... Tea tapes Biggest letdown of 2012. The Read more...

Dr Clark & Mr Woodhouse

Posted 3:03pm Saturday 25th February 2012 by Callum Fredric

Critic invited Dunedin based MPs Dr David Clark, and Michael Woodhouse to Eureka for a cheeky pint, and a chat about their student days, their politics, and their new roles in parliament. (Full Interview Transcript available at Critic What was your time as Otago Read more...

Dr Clark & Mr Woodhouse Interview Transcript

Posted 3:10pm Monday 27th February 2012 by Callum Fredric

22 February 2012 C = Critic | D = David Clark | M = Michael Woodhouse Callum: Can we start off with both of you having a bit of a chat about your time at Otago? What you studied, where you flatted, did you go to halls, etc. David: I came here at the start of the nineties, Read more...

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