‘Captive market for addiction maybe or scapegoats?’ asks Otago student

Received from Anon
Fri, 29 May 2015 at 3:56 p.m.

Letter from Anon 29.5.15 bl

█ Critic Editorial | Issue 12
Stereotypical Poison – We’re Bigger Than That
Posted 10:20am Sunday 17 May 2015 by Josie Cochrane
At the time we sent this issue to print, 3300 people had signed a petition demanding an apology from TVNZ for its “biased report on Dunedin students” during the Sunday show over a week ago. TVNZ won’t apologise. What it’s done is no different to what we all do.

Related Posts and Comments:
26.5.15 Student involvement in Dunedin drinking culture
17.5.15 Social media messages after Sunday TVNZ (10 May)
12.5.15 View Street, seen from Moray Place
11.5.15 Don’t for Chrissakes play down effects of liquor barons #DUD
11.5.15 Aftermath of Sunday TVNZ on ‘Party Central’
● 8.5.15 Sunday TVNZ #Dunedin —10 May TV1 at 7:00 pm
2.4.15 University rolls down, Harlene not the only problem….
28.3.15 University of Otago landscaping
22.3.15 University of Otago: More national and global publicity #HydeStreet
18.2.15 University of Otago: Toga Party 2015 #video
16.2.15 University of Otago can’t beat broadcast news and social media #image
● 11.11.14 Dunedin’s draft local alcohol policy (Lap) —submissions, real story….
8.5.14 Student Proof Carpet – New Zealand #video
15.2.14 University of Otago: Starter questions for Harlene
10.2.14 University of Otago major sponsor for Highlanders
9.1.14 Facadism: … University of Otago warps Castle Street
19.8.13 Cull on senility (firing up graduates)
24.7.13 University: Leith flood protection scheme and landscaping
31.5.13 University of Otago development plans
25.3.13 UoO: NEGATIVE PRESS: Weekly disorder in Dunedin campus area
20.2.12 University of Otago student orientation
17.2.12 Salvation Army: The Growing Divide
17.12.11 Stadium + Cull love = University of Otago + OUSA party
23.11.11 Judge Oke Blaikie finally said it
9.11.11 DCC has PR problem

█ For more, enter the terms *university*, *harlene*, *alcohol*, *publicity*, *hyde*, *party*, *octagon mud* or *student* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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10 responses to “‘Captive market for addiction maybe or scapegoats?’ asks Otago student

  1. Anonymous

    Just a wee observation on Critic – it dropped ODT Watch from #12. A little “sponsorship” from the Smiths? Maybe a new “editorial direction” suggested by Stuart? Sure it’s been a little tame lately but I hope it’s not another example of a media service being dumbed down.

    • Elizabeth

      It certainly reads as tame nowadays – not taking the form I expect from a student newspaper.

      • Hype O'Thermia

        I think it’s more about the cv building process. Being associated with the raucous old Critic of the past is like posting pissed and wading through vomit at a couch-burning photo on facebook. This is the age of playing a sport and doing voluntary work for charity and accompanying decile 1 kids on adventure camps not primarily because you really want to but because you have to work on your cv, it’s a competitive employment world post-university.

  2. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Sun, 31 May 2015
    Harassment stimulates discussion
    By Carla Green
    When Maddy Hall was catcalled during an evening jog, she decided to start a conversation about it – with the catcaller himself, and on social media. One evening this month, when Maddy Hall was going for a run near her Castle St office, she heard somebody shout something at her. “It took me a little while to figure out what he said … but it was definitely, ‘You look hot’. And for the next 25 minutes of my run, I couldn’t think about anything else. I couldn’t relax,” she said.
    Read more

  3. Elizabeth

    What sort of student/non student dropkicks have set up this one, and with whose help from liquor industry.

    ### ODT Online Thu, 11 Jun 2015
    Thousands set to show at street party
    By Vaughan Elder
    The residents of Agnew St are reviving the street’s annual keg party and more than 5000 people have indicated they will attend. Police, the University of Otago and the Otago University Students’ Association are aware of the party, but it is not clear whether they will move to have it canned.
    Read more

  4. Canned Party!

    Can you eat it?

  5. Elizabeth

    11.8.15 ODT: Student rep escapes further action
    An intoxicated Otago University Students’ Association representative who allegedly abused staff at a BYO restaurant will have no further action taken against him by the university. Police were called when education officer Zachariah Al-Alami allegedly refused to leave the premises after a disagreement over a $96 bottle of wine at an OUSA executives’ dinner on July 23.


    Critic details the problem. How can the University NOT discipline an OUSA Exec member who acted this way in a public restaurant. The Otago Proctor and OUSA President Paul Hunt are less than convincing!

    Early this year after TVNZ’s Sunday episode, “Party Central” aired, OUSA took a hard stance on how students were represented in the media.

    ### critic.co.nz Posted 10:22am Sun, 9 Aug 2015
    Police Called to OUSA Executive BYO
    Restaurant Staff Abused by Education Officer

    By Laura Munro
    OUSA Education Officer Zachariah Al-Alami is not facing disciplinary action after he was forcibly removed from a Dunedin restaurant for violence towards staff. The incident occurred at an executive dinner on 23 July 2015. […] The morning after the incident, the restaurant’s owner called the proctor about Al-Alami’s behaviour. The proctor contacted Al-Alami the following week and no fine was imposed. The restaurant said that due to prior incidents, the executive were warned when making their booking that they “had an issue with [OUSA’s executive] last year” and were asked to be on their “best behaviour”.
    Read more

  6. Elizabeth

    Proctor Simon Thompson aka “Sunshine”.

    ### ODT Online Tue, 18 Aug 2015
    Student misbehaviour – blame it on the sunshine?
    By Carla Green
    Fine weather could to be blame for a spike in student disciplinary cases in February and March this year, University of Otago proctor Simon Thompson says. Numbers given to the Otago Daily Times under the Official Information Act show Mr Thompson’s office dealt with 86 more cases of student misbehaviour in the past six months than over the corresponding period last year.
    Read more

  7. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 10 Sep 2015
    Partygoer injured in fall from balcony
    By Chris Morris
    A Dunedin man received facial injuries after falling from an upstairs balcony during a North Dunedin party, emergency services say. The incident occurred about 10pm yesterday, during a gathering at a Dundas St address, Station Officer Justin Wafer, of the Willowbank Station, said.
    Read more

  8. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Thu, 24 Sep 2015
    New proctor ‘excited by the challenge’
    By John Gibb
    Dave Miller [54] has packed a great deal of experience into his long career with the Dunedin police, including serving in Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands, and responding to the mass shooting at Aramoana. He is now looking forward to his next challenge, as University of Otago proctor, working closely with Otago students.
    Read more

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