Artists, Activists, Ambassadors: when Aramoana Declared Independence

Posted 6:03pm Friday 1st April 2022 by Sean Gourley

Over forty years ago, passionate residents of a small settlement, just 20km along the coast from North Dunedin, founded the Independent State Aramoana. While it never became anything close to an genuine independent nation, they fought tirelessly against the government to prevent an aluminium smelter Read more...

Te Waipounamu:

Posted 6:36pm Friday 1st April 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Te Waipounamu is home to Ngāi Tahu, the mana whenua of the land. It’s full of a rich history and culture, with endless stories to be told, and is one of the most beautiful places in Aotearoa, perhaps even the world. Oftentimes as students, we can get sucked into the vacuum that is Read more...

Slice of Heaven? Your summer guide to the shit towns of Otago and South Canterbury

Posted 9:33am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

Shit towns are the pride of our nation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of a “shit town”, it’s a town where literally everything is shit. But visiting a shit town is a cultural experience to find out how the other half live, so it’s a must Read more...

Liminal Spaces of Dunedin

Posted 3:13pm Sunday 22nd August 2021 by Sophia Carter Peters

I have lived in Dunedin for long enough to be bored by Castle Street (AKA more than one year), and in that time, I’ve realized this town has some weird-ass buildings. Anyone who has set foot inside Archway Lecture theatres knows what I mean. Why are there so many entrances, but so few Read more...

Uni Owns Shares in Weird Mouth-Clamp Device

Posted 12:55am Monday 9th August 2021 by Denzel Chung

Otago University, along with two researchers responsible for the DentalSlim Diet Control Device, holds shares in the company holding the global patent for the DentalSlim mouth-clamp.  The device uses magnets to clamp a patient’s jaw shut. It is designed to help weight-loss efforts. It Read more...

Otago possible contenders

Posted 10:56am Sunday 21st August 2016 by Hugh Baird

The Mitre 10 Cup kicked off over the weekend, with Otago taking on the neighbours from over the border, Southland. Whilst the game took place after Critic went to print, we’re praying that the team managed a win and are nursing a solid hangover this morning.  The Otago team named this Read more...

Anonymous Threat: Campus Will Remain Open

Posted 7:21pm Tuesday 6th October 2015 by Josie Cochrane

The University of Otago will remain open tomorrow as police investigate an anonymous gun threat made towards the Dunedin campus.  The original post was made on Monday 5 October 2015 via social media site 4chan, an online bulletin board where users can anonymously post comments and Read more...

Anonymous Threats at Vic and Otago

Posted 1:23pm Wednesday 7th October 2015 by Josie Cochrane

At the University of Otago, class attendance is down by at least 50 percent today, following a gun-related threat. Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) "absolutely support" the university's decision to remain open. OUSA CEO Debbie Downs says, “If you close today, Read more...

Vigil for Pigs Shot at Otago

Posted 10:40am Sunday 27th September 2015 by Laura Munro

Animal rights activists held a silent vigil at Dunedin’s vivisection laboratory last week after learning live pigs were shot in the head during back-spatter experiments.  Back-spatter is the term given to blood and tissue that issues from the entry wound caused by a bullet and moves Read more...

Ex-Cop Announced as New Otago Proctor

Posted 10:47am Sunday 27th September 2015 by Joe Higham

Ministry of Justice official and former police officer Dave Miller has been announced as the university’s new proctor. Miller is to replace Simon Thompson, who held the position for 15 years and retired on 25 September. Miller will begin his tenure on 28 October. Miller, who is finishing Read more...

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