Joel MacManus

Joel MacManus is the Chief Reporter for the Otago University Students Association magazine Critic - Te Arohi and not quite a qualified lawyer

Dec 2, 2017

How a student journalist brought out the Trump in Winston

As a journalist at a student magazine, Joel MacManus wrote a straightforward report on a speech given by Winston Peters. In return, Peters called him a moron and questioned whether he deserved to be in university.

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Oct 17, 2017

Meet the couple who tried to get sperm on Reddit

Eighteeen months ago, an anonymous couple posted on Reddit's New Zealand forum with an unusual request: they wanted sperm, any sperm. Joel McManus tracked them down to ask them why.

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Sep 13, 2017

'I'm incredibly unpopular': meet the wrestlers fighting as 'The Young Nats'

In a strange collision of wrestling and electioneering, Joel MacManus talks to 'Mr. Burns', the pro wrestler behind the parody billboards taking the internet by storm.  

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Apr 8, 2017

Party hard: 12 hours of drunken excess at Dunedin’s Hyde Street Party

For at least 22 years, the Hyde Street Party has been a highlight of Dunedin's scarfie social calendar, a dawn to dusk marathon of drinking, dancing and general debauchery. This year's party took place on Saturday April 1 and Joel MacManus was there for the whole thing.

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