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Feed My Flat: the budget friendly meal kit initiative made for students, by students

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

Feed My Flat is a non-profit initiative out of the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Otago, which provides weekly meal kits to students on a budget. For $85 per week, they’ll provide the recipes and ingredients to feed four people for three dinners; thesix-person meal kit which will cost you $130 per week. R1 News reporter Seb Rice-Walsh spoke to Kimberly Ti, Human Nutrition student and one of the people behind Feed My Flat.

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.