Writer 2022

The University of Otago’s annual creative writing competition for students and staff this year, for the first time, also welcomed entries from alumni. Entrants were given the opportunity to harness their creativity and write a short story or a poem inspired by this year’s theme “Brave New World”. The theme allowed for wide-ranging interpretations while acknowledging the many circumstances operating that break us from our past and oblige us to reconsider the world and our place in it. The ‘Writer’ competition was established in 2019, as part of the University’s 150th celebrations. This year’s judge is New Zealand writer and Otago staff member Craig Cliff.

Writer 2022 - Full Episode

This year’s winners read and discuss their works with co-organisers Lisa Dick and Nicola Cummins, with judge’s comments from Craig Cliff.

Lennox Tait

The winner of the student poetry section was Lennox Tait. Lennox reads his untitled poem which flipped the theme and explored Braving New World, the supermarket.

Jessica Bent

The winner of the student fiction section was Jessica Bent. Jessica reads her story “My Friend the Stranger”.

Prof Abby Smith

The winner of the staff poetry section was Professor Abby Smith. Abby reads her poem “Falling, Falling”.

Gini Jory

The winner of the staff fiction section was Gini Jory. Gini reads her story “A Discovery; Donor Unknown”.

Giles Graham

The winner of the alumni poetry section was Giles Graham. Giles reads his poem “It Was Not The New World I Feared”.

Rebecca Styles

The winner of the alumni fiction section was Rebecca Styles. Rebecca reads her story “Stock Levels”

Treasurer Talk

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In this series, senior accountancy students from Otago University answer some of the most common book-keeping and accounting questions.


Rockin’ With Eddie

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Voice of Aroha

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Replayed the following Wednesday @ 12pm

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This 10 week series showcases the young local songwriting talent in Dunedin. Each act performs their original songs and tell us about their musical journey from their first instruments, to their latest and upcoming gigs.


This project was made possible thanks to:

A huge thank you to the Otago Polytechnic Film and Television
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