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First ever image of black hole revealed

Tuesday 24th May 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter |

Last week, the world caught its first glimpse of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. Sagittarius A Star is the second black hole to ever be imaged. The feat was accomplished by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration - a global network of observatories working collectively to observe with black holes. R1 News's Seb Rice-Walsh spoke to University of Otago Astrophysicist Jonathan Squire about black holes and the incredibly difficult task of imaging them.

Critic Kōrero with Lotto Ramsey

Monday 23rd May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

This week on Critic Kōrero, Quintin speaks to Critic Te Arohi staff writer Lotto Ramsey on Issue 12 - the Menstruation Issue - and their article on transmasculine menstruation.


Green Party announces DCC, ORC candidates for local body elections

Monday 23rd May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

The Green Party has announced its candidates for the DCC and ORC for the 2022 local body elections. Mayor Aaron Hawkins is running for a second term, and Councilor Marie Laufiso is running for both Mayor and Council on the DCC. Outsider Alan Somerville is the Party's candidate for Otago Regional Council; R1 News reporter Quintin Jane spoke to him about his reasons for running.

Budget 2022 brings new Ministry for Disabled People

Monday 23rd May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

Budget 2022 saw a raft of policy announcements, including close to one billion dollars for disability advocacy. This funding will see the creation of a new Ministry for Disabled Peoples. We spoke to co-president of the Otago Disabled Students Association Sean Prenter about what this new Ministry can do for the disabled community.

Ricardo Menéndez-March: new immigration policy may not be equitable

Monday 23rd May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

Aotearoa will fully open to the rest of the world from the end of July, with international students, cruise ships, and migrant workers welcomed back into the country. This comes with changes to immigration policy, which Green Party Immigration Spokesperson Ricardo Menéndez-March says may not be equitable.