Why the Hyde Themes Were Removed From Event Page

Posted 9:32pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

The list of Hyde themes was taken down from the event page after students raised concerns that some of the themes were offensive and inappropriate. In particular, students who spoke to Critic were concerned about the “Travellers and Gypsies” theme.  “It was a bit annoying Read more...

Shocking: Students Donít Engage With Student Politics

Posted 9:48pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Runze Liu

Despite efforts by OUSA, students continue to be indifferent towards its governance. OUSA leaders are tasked with making policy to ensure everything runs smoothly. This includes event planning, keeping the Uni from screwing students over, and providing safe(r) intoxication Read more...

Clubs Might Get Funding for Food Instead of Just Sports

Posted 9:28pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

OUSA is proposing to remove the divide between sports and cultural clubs at its upcoming Student General Meeting (SGM). Motion number five on the agenda is “that the Grants Policy be expanded to include some grants for food”. Academic and cultural clubs are pissed about the current Read more...

Beerfest For JAFAs Went Well

Posted 10:19pm Saturday 10th April 2021 by Fox Meyer

The Auckland Beerfest run by OUSA went well. “We think there’s about 3,600 people here,” said OUSA Events Manager Jason. He spoke over a background of rambling guitar and slurred conversations. “OUSA gets some funding from the uni, but we are constantly having to find new Read more...

NZUSA and You

Posted 9:39pm Friday 26th March 2021 by Runze Liu

The OUSA pays $45,500 (1.16% of their total revenue) as membership fees to the NZUSA according to their 2021 budget. So, what the hell is the NZUSA? Is it a local ripoff of the country that brought you David Hasselhoff drunkenly eating a hamburger off the floor? Maybe it’s the New Zealand Read more...

Subeditor Delegated Very Important Task of Putting an Overly Long Title on Tedious OUSA Article

Posted 2:53pm Sunday 28th March 2021 by Denzel Chung

Once a quarter, Critic Te Arohi put themselves through the punishing process of reading and summarising the OUSA Exec’s reports for you, our readers. We do it because the only emotion we’re capable of feeling at this point is pain and we kind of like it we feel a strong sense of duty and Read more...

Trans Student Raises Concerns About Otago University

Posted 9:29pm Friday 26th March 2021 by Erin Gourley

A trans student at Otago has raised concerns about the lack of gender neutral bathrooms and the use of deadnames in University systems. Ethan*, a trans student, said that “student wellbeing should be prioritised on campus, to ensure we are in the best state to learn. A lack of vital Read more...

Netsky Still Headlining Ori Despite Pūkana Controversy

Posted 9:33pm Friday 26th March 2021 by Denzel Chung

Belgian DJ Netsky will still be headlining OUSA’s Ori 2021 concert, despite sharing a video on Instagram showing people mocking the pūkana at a post-America’s Cup celebration party. In a statement shared with Radio One, OUSA President Michaela Waite-Harvey acknowledged that Read more...

Drug Safety Club Back in Talks With OUSA

Posted 2:31pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Fox Meyer

The Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) club and OUSA are working together to get the club affiliated. Affiliation would allow the SSDP to take advantage of OUSA’s resources and reach a wider audience, objectives supported by both parties. Originally, OUSA denied SSDP their application Read more...

Student Hardship Fund Remains Hard

Posted 2:37pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Fox Meyer

Pūtea Tautoko supported 12.5% of all students enrolled last year. Plans are underway to ensure the hardship fund continues into 2021. Last year, the Pūtea Tautoko coffers were filled by $2 million directly from the University, around $500k donated by staff, alumni and friends of the Read more...

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