Gone Rogue! Host Flat of Ball Wrecked

Posted 8:18pm Sunday 26th May 2024 by Harriette Boucher

A renowned Castle Street flat (let’s call them ‘The Elephant’*) were in shock after finding 14 smashed windows, pieces of their walls, heaters, and their fire alarm ripped out, in the wake of their annual ball.  The annual ball that has reportedly been running since 2015 Read more...

Massive Organisational Effort Keeps Hyde Out of the Headlines

Posted 9:46pm Friday 26th April 2024 by Hanna Varrs

A combination of food and security supply created a Hyde St Party on Saturday April 20th (4/20 leshgo) that went “relatively smooth” according to residents. Critic Te Ārohi takes their word for it, having opted for the gonzo journalistic approach that landed us in the thick of the Read more...


Posted 4:15pm Monday 24th July 2023 by Hugh Askerud

What a lady, what a night. A sentiment I’m sure many found themselves uttering as they progressed further and further into the maddeningly obscene antics of the Re-O Week scene on Castle. Yes, Re-O Week came to live up to the hype we all expected, providing all sorts of thrills and spills for Read more...

Inside that 800-Person Backpackers Party

Posted 2:47pm Sunday 5th March 2023 by Anna Robertshawe

On the Wednesday night of O-Week, View Street throbbed with DnB and pheromones as hundreds of third year students migrated to Backpackers flat for a “sports-themed” host. It was shut down by police in protective gear, and widely criticised online as a “dangerous 800-person Read more...

Crooked Spoke Throws Spring Bike Party

Posted 7:27pm Sunday 18th September 2022 by Zak Rudin

The Spring Bike Party (not to be confused with Springbok Party) hit the streets of Ōtepoti last Friday night. Featuring bikes rigged with sound systems and lots of street dancing, it had “the vibe of a school disco and the agility of a snail”. The party consisted of around 50 people Read more...

Agnew Street Party Re-Cancelled

Posted 1:18pm Saturday 14th May 2022 by Keegan Wells and Fox Meyer

Students’ attempts to run the Agnew Street party themselves this year have been abandoned. Even though sponsors had been found, security had been considered and morale was high, security concerns raised during a meeting on 9 May resulted in the plan being cancelled. The meeting was attended Read more...

Covid Rule Changes: What do they mean for Students?

Posted 5:07pm Sunday 27th March 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

Big changes were made to the Covid-19 rules last Wednesday, from the end of QR codes and vaccine passes to outdoor gathering limits being waved goodbye as soon as this week. But how will this affect students? Critic Te Arohi decided to dive into the new rules to find out.  At a press Read more...

Mysterious Tree Shows Up Naked in Studentís Bedroom

Posted 5:11pm Sunday 27th March 2022 by Keegan Wells

It’s not often a Saturday night ends with you finding a stranger in your bed. It’s even rarer when that stranger is a tree branch. Returning to his Cumberland St flat at 1:30am, Seth was getting ready for a good night’s rest when he noticed a “weird, dark bushy figure on Read more...

Weird and wonderful ideas for when youíre stuck on your next hosting sesh

Posted 4:57pm Sunday 6th March 2022 by Ruby Werry

Throwing parties is hard. It requires lots of planning, and induces plenty of anxiety. You find yourself thinking: Will people come? Will they have fun? Will people think my idea is cool and original? Or will it be boring and will I be socially outcast forever?  Never fear, Critic is here! Read more...

Red Light Ragers

Posted 3:40pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Annabelle Vaughan

If you’re anything like me, chances are you spent all summer yearning and lusting after Flo and O. Those dreams came crashing down for all of us on January 28th when Red Light was announced, putting limits on gatherings and restrictions in place.  Look, I get it. This shit’s Read more...

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