Otago Uni Students* Say No to Microbreweries and te ao Māori papers, Yes to Freshers at Pint Night

Posted 4:32pm Sunday 29th May 2022 by Keegan Wells

The results of OUSA’s referendum have been released, with students voting on everything from mental health accessibility and compulsory recording of lectures to Pacific law school entry pathways, compulsory te ao Māori papers and two-week semester breaks.  The exciting admin stuff Read more...

OUSA Referendum Produces 125 Pages of Comments

Posted 8:48am Sunday 10th October 2021 by Denzel Chung

Students voted to reject only one proposal in the recent OUSA referendum: calling for an Exec member to be dedicated to distance and overseas students. Over 100 pages of comments were also submitted by students, including one student who repeatedly posted the Bee Movie script as their comment for Read more...

OUSA Referendum Open For Voting

Posted 3:27pm Friday 1st October 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

This week OUSA’s yearly referendum is up for voting, and it’s time to exercise those sexy democratic rights. The referendum is divided into two sections: wider initiatives and amendments to the constitution. There are plenty of extremely important initiatives this time around, and we Read more...

OUSA Exec Candidates Say, Unanimously, “Please Vote For Me”

Posted 3:00pm Sunday 22nd August 2021 by Fox Meyer, Denzel Chung, and Alex Leckie-Zaharic

In what would prove to be their last chance to greet the voting public before lockdown, OUSA’s candidates for the 2022 Exec took the stage last week to share their plans for the coming year. All of the forums were held in the Main Common Room. The Presidential race was uncontested from day Read more...

OUSA Bore Students with Referendum Questions

Posted 4:08pm Sunday 16th May 2021 by Sean Gourley

In an attempt to send student engagement to an all-time low, OUSA has set their semesterly referendum questions to the most boring issues possible. There are only three engaging questions from the total ten questions provided. They are: “8. Should the University have the power to Read more...

Opinion Piece: On The Upcoming OUSA Referendum

Posted 11:13am Sunday 28th May 2017 by Sam McChesney

A few years back, when the government was pushing through Voluntary Student Membership (VSM), students’ associations across the country were being slammed as leftwing fringe groups. Students’ associations, it was claimed, had no business making political statements on behalf of students Read more...

Execrable | Issue 10

Posted 10:27am Sunday 8th May 2016 by Joe Higham

The week’s executive meeting began with OUSA finance officer Jesse Hall’s financial report for the academic year to date. Laura Harris concluded that the report was a “comprehensive overview” and Hall spoke of how it showed that OUSA are in a “solid financial Read more...

Greece Rejects EU Bailout

Posted 11:23am Sunday 12th July 2015 by Angus Shaw

After rejecting an international bailout, Greece has chosen to play spin the bottle with its financial future. The final results of Monday’s referendum show 61.3 percent voted against and 38.7 percent for the terms of the proposed 29 billion euro bailout.  Greece’s governing Read more...

Choose Your Political Poison

Posted 4:53pm Sunday 4th March 2012 by Callum Fredric

The 58% have spoken, and the MMP voting system is here to stay. But several key aspects of the system are up for review, and the Electoral Commission is calling for submissions from the public. Some of the issues you can give your two cents on include: The threshold for a party to get into Read more...

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