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Bee Aware Month 2020

September in Aotearoa New Zealand is Bee Aware Month, so Bee a Hero and help our bees!

Bees are the tiny superheroes of the natural world. They keep our planet growing by pollinating native plants, our gardens and our food crops - and bees need our help! They face many challenges including habitat loss, diseases, parasites, pesticide poisoning and the effects of climate change. Bee a Hero this Bee Aware Month and help our Kiwi bees by growing bee-friendly plants, supporting beekeepers and spraying safely.

For information on events being organized throughout September, ideas on how to help our bees, and free resources including child-friendly activities, visit

Dunedin Candidate Forum

OUSA is hosting a forum of Dunedin Candidates for the 2020 General Election! Come and get educated on your local condidates and would-be constituents, and understand what the candidates will be doing for you if they get elected!

∙ Dr Ben Peters - TOP candidate for Dunedin (TOP)
∙ Michael Woodhouse MP (National)
∙ David Clark (Labour)
∙ Jack Brazil (Greens)
∙ Robert Griffith (NZ First)

📍 Main Common Room
⏰ 4:30pm - 5:30pm

C*nnabis Panel

The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) is running a panel on Wednesday 30th September at 3pm on the C*nnabis Legalisation and Control Bill Referendum that you get to vote on in the upcoming election!

Panelists include the Right Honourable Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Patron of the Helen Clark Foundation, and Commissioner at the Global Commission on Drug Policy; Tuari Potiki (Kāi Tahu, Kati Māmoe, Waitaha) who is the Director of the Otago University Office of Māori Development and Chair of the New Zealand Drug Foundation; Dr Reremoana (Moana) Theodore (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa), who is a researcher at the University of Otago and co-Director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research. This panel will be moderated by the OUSA President and Political Rep. Make sure you're registered to vote, so you can have your say! Head to to make sure your details are up to date and register if you haven't already.

Why Eat Bugs? How eating bugs can help save the planet

Have you ever considered eating bugs? Bugs have recently become increasingly popular as a sustainable source of protein. Could this be the new weird and wonderful future of protein powders, fancy restaurants, and foodie trends? Come along on Thursday 8th October at the Dunningham Suite on the Top Floor of the Dunedin City Library for an exciting evening to find out more about bugs as food. The event features talks from speakers Dominic Agyei (from the University of Otago) and Malcom Diack (Otago Locusts) attending. There will also be exhibits, a Q&A session, and some tasters to try if you’re brave enough!

Ticket are $10 from

$3 Dollar Lunch

The nutrious and delicious $3 lunches at OUSA Clubs and Societies are back and running every day from Monday to Friday, from 12pm - 2pm in the Evison Lounge. The providers of $3 lunch are not-for-profit community groups including Hare Krishna Dunedin and Community Sai Youth who are individually registered with the DCC.

The $3 lunch menu is as follows:

Monday: Pasta
Tuesday: Creamy curried veggies and rice
Wednesday: Soup with fresh bread rolls
Thursday: Curried lentils and rice
Fridays: Mild lentil and potato curry on rice

There are options to purchase additional food items like butter chicken (available Friday only), samosa's, bliss balls, apple crumble or chocolate pudding!

Dunedin Curtain Bank

Are you struggling to stay warm? Curtains make a significant difference to the warmth of a home; a third of all heat loss in an un-insulated home occurs through windows. Even double-glazed windows let out more heat than un-insulated walls. The Dunedin Curtain Bank is a community organization that up-cycles unwanted and unused curtains, lines them, and distributes them to those in need for just $5 per pair. Located at 174 Princes Street, they also accept donations of usable curtains for distribution.

Bags for Good

Bags For Good is a community-led project of the Just Atelier Trust, which works to reduce landfill by repurposing pre-loved textiles into good quality reusable bags, celebrating good design and craftsmanship to ensure maximum re-use. Bags For Good brings together people who care about reducing waste, minimising single-use plastic, sharing skills, simple acts of kindness, and supporting local community, and holds regular working bees at 88 Vogel Street. Everyone is welcome and there is something for everyone, whatever your previous experience. This is also a great opportunity for home sewists to pop in and top up their supplies, ask any questions, or drop off any fabric, thread, etc you may have surplus in your stash. Help save the world from the clutches of the plastic bag!


Looking to buy things you need while helping a good cause? ReStore on the corner of Gordon and Vogel Streets is there if you’re looking for something a little different, retro or cheaper including clothes, kitchenware, furniture, books and more. Make your income go further by shopping with ReStore which helps raise money for the Malcam Charitable Trust and for Habitat For Humanity.

Thursdays in Black

Thursdays in Black is a student-led movement working towards a world free from sexual violence, and runs events raising awareness and providing education around the issue of sexual violence on campus. Sexual violence is a significant problem on tertiary campuses, but a different reality is possible. All students and staff of the University of Otago are invited to stand together, and wear all black, some black, or a Thursdays in Black badge, every Thursday to show support and solidarity for survivors of sexual violence. The way to change statistics about sexual violence is to: see, acknowledge, understand and address these issues. If you would like to get more involved, message the Thursdays In Black Facebook page or email You can also donate to Thursdays in Black Otago via Givealittle, to help them continue their advocacy and education.

Free Oral Health Service for Adolescents (Teens)

Don’t forget that dental treatment is free up until your 18th birthday, regardless of whether you're at school or in paid employment. Basic dental care includes an annual check up, oral health advice, examinations and dental X-rays (if necessary), preventative treatment, fillings, and extractions. Please note though that orthodontic treatment (like the straightening of teeth using braces) is not provided. To receive free basic dental care, Adolescents (teens) are required to enrol with a provider, and most of the dentists in Dunedin offer the free under 18 dental service - all you have to do is just call them up and ask!