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RBNZ claim that unemployment is too low part of 'neoliberal policy regime' - academic

Monday 30th May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |
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Last week, the Reserve Bank released its May Monetary Statement, which included the claim that unemployment is too low. We caught up with Brian Roper, Head of Politics at the University of Otago, to understand why low unemployment is considered a bad thing.

AUSA set to leave NZUSA

Monday 30th May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

The Auckland University Students Association is set to leave the New Zealand Union of Students Associations. R1News looked into what the severing of ties means, and the history of Student Unions in Aotearoa. 

OUSA President Melissa Lama on the Albany St Upgrade

Monday 30th May 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

The proposed changes as a part of the long-overdue Albany street upgrade have been released to the public for consultation, and feature increased bus services, cycleways, and fewer carparks. R1 News spoke to OUSA president Melissa Lama about how these changes will affect students. 

Off to Market

Friday 27th May 2022 | Amiria Pianta-Price | R1 News Reporter |
Zac Hoffman | R1 News Reporter |

We spoke to Otago Farmers Market Manager Michele Driscoll about what's in season at the moment, facts about parsnips, what watermelon radishes are, as well as honey and other spicy preservatives available at the market.

COVID's impact on the global and local art market, with Otago Arts Society President

Thursday 26th May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

COVID-19 has impacted almost every sector of society, especially global markets and sales. One industry which has adapted significantly throughout the pandemic is the global art market. Recently, a collection of eminent works of art were acutioned for record prices at Sotheby's, the world's largest art marketplace. Notable sales include a Mark Rothko painting which sold for $48,000,000 and a self portrait by Andy Warhol which sold for $18,000,000. R1 News reporter Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson spoke to Otago Arts Society Pesident Doug Hart about how the art market has adapted over the past three years, and the impact of the pandemic on theaccessibility and appreciation of art.