One Day, Five Sports and Food Poisoning

Posted 10:11pm Sunday 24th September 2023 by Zak Rudin

The classic trifecta is skiing, surfing and rock climbing or mountain biking. But just three technical sports were not enough for students Anya and Eugene - the pair were set on achieving the elusive “fivefecta” about a week ago. That’s five events, if your two leftover brain cells Read more...

Golf in Dunedin: Par or Subpar?

Posted 1:39pm Saturday 9th April 2022 by Keegan Wells and Fox Meyer

Ah, golf. It’s got quite the reputation. Maybe you think of it as that thing that your mates do maybe once a week to feel like they’re putting their business degrees to use. Or maybe it was your parents’ substitute for child care after they picked you up from Christ’s College Read more...

New American Football Club in Dunedin

Posted 1:44pm Sunday 20th March 2022 by Keegan Wells

Fans of American football, rejoice! A club has just been set up in Dunedin. They’re open to pretty much anyone who’s keen to play a bit of hand-egg , or chuck the ol’ pig-skin around, or whatever those Yanks say.  American Football Otago was established just a few weeks ago Read more...

Fringe Sports for a Fringe Town

Posted 3:14pm Sunday 6th March 2022 by Elliot Weir

Many students have grown tired of dragging themselves to Unipol and have instead taken up one of the many “new” sports that have become increasingly popular and accessible in the last two years. Critic talked to people involved in these rising stars of the Dunedin sports scene to find Read more...

Freshers Do Sport, Critic Makes Up Results

Posted 8:24pm Thursday 19th April 2018 by Joel MacManus

The season kicked off last Saturday for the turgid, semi-competitive shambles that is the inter-college sports league. Critic did not send a reporter down to watch any of the games, because if we wanted to watch a whole lot of sweaty freshers yell and bump into each other, we’d just go to Read more...

10 Aggressively Bold Sports Predictions For 2018

Posted 4:34pm Saturday 24th February 2018 by Charlie Hantler

It’s a true pleasure to be bringing you the shittiest sports chat in the country for another year. It’s been a huge summer for sport, with Fed confirming himself as the men’s tennis GOAT, the Black Caps pasting some mediocre opposition, and the big dogs in leagues such as the NBA Read more...

Kabbadi for Dummies

Posted 11:43am Sunday 8th October 2017 by Charlie Hantler

One of the greatest sports of all-time has burst onto the world scene in recent years. Every year around June the sporting world gets really shit - The NBA, NFL and NHL are all in their off-seasons, while baseball is enjoying its stupid mid-year break. All us sports nuts are stuck with two options Read more...

When Does Super Become Anything But?

Posted 10:32am Saturday 30th September 2017 by Charlie Hantler

“In this fall, this is very tough, in this fall I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.”   On 8 July 2010, LeBron James altered the NBA landscape. Not in any minor way – he does that on a daily basis, but in a significant way that we are Read more...

Farah Palmer Cup Kicks Off With Canterbury Winning 20-7

Posted 11:36am Sunday 17th September 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

The provincial women’s rugby competition, the Farah Palmer Cup, kicked off last week. The Otago Spirit team took on Canterbury at Linfield Park in Christchurch at noon on Sunday the 3rd. Fortunately the morning rain had cleared by the time the game started. Supporters packed the sideline, Read more...

Critic Previews the English Premier League

Posted 11:10am Sunday 20th August 2017 by Charlie Hantler

As John Terry embraced Antonio Conte and hoisted the trophy high in May this year, many thought this was the beginning of a legacy. Chelsea had all-but walked the league after the charismatic Italian, Conte, altered their formation to 3-5-2, a month into what was starting to be a worrying campaign. Read more...

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