October 2015 Referendum Results

Under advisement from our lawyers, the 2016 OUSA Exec has temporarily removed the 2015 Returning Officer's Report pending further consultation.

Do you support OUSA increasing the amount of funding it provides sports teams and international clubs?
Yes 61.07% | No 30.85% | Abstain 8.08% | Total: 953

Do you support OUSA increasing the amount of funding it provides to groups who promote causes students have a specific interest in (e.g. child poverty, environmentalism)
Yes 71.56% | No 23.89% | Abstain 5.14% | Total: 953

Do you support the OUSA executive’s attempts to reform NZUSA?
Yes 58.76% | No 21.09% | Abstain 20.15% | Total: 953

Should OUSA retain or withdraw membership of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association (NZUSA)?
Yes (Retain) 56.22% | No (withdraw) 29.99% | Abstain 13.79 | Total: 957

Do you support OUSA’s role in continuing the Hyde Street Party?
Yes 76.62% | No 19.52% | Abstain 3.86% | Total: 958

Do you support OUSA’s involvement in the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival?
Yes 60.8% | No 31.13% | Abstain 8.07% | Total: 954

Should the OUSA Budget be accepted in its entirety?
Yes 58.07% | No 13% | Abstain 28.93% | Total: 954

Should OUSA alter the structure of its Executive?
Yes 37.08 | No 38.97% | Abstain 23.95% | Total: 952

Which of the following alterations to the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) Executive is most desirable?
Yes: Adding one full time Vice President to replace the current part-time positions of Administrative Vice President, Finance Officer and Campaigns Officer.
No: Adding one part time Vice President of Internal Affairs, one part time Vice President of External affairs and a part time generalist executive position to replace the current part time positions of administrative Vice President, Finance Officer and Campaigns Officer.
Yes 38.34% | No 30.04% | Abstain 31.62% | Total: 952

> Download the 2016 OUSA Budget PDF here

> Download the Pros and Cons PDF here

 

2016 OUSA Executive Election - Results

PRESIDENT Votes Percent
Laura Harris 1520 35.26%
Paul Hunt 1173 27.21%
Nina Harrap 945 21.92%
Payal Ramritu 447 10.37%
No confidence 226 5.24%

ADMIN VP Votes Percent
Jarred Griffiths 1939 45.23%
Bronwyn Bailey 1655 38.6%
No confidence 364 8.49%
Lync Aronson 329 7.67%

FINANCE OFFICER Votes Percent
Jesse Hall 1361 31.93%
Ciaran Cullen 1311 30.76%
Toa Sailusi 1271 29.82%
No confidence 319 7.48%

EDUCATION OFFICER Votes Percent
Alexia Cochrane 2247 52.91%
Matthew Schep 979 23.05%
Diego Santagati 615 14.48%
No confidence 406 9.56%

WELFARE OFFICER Votes Percent
Bryn Jenkins 2029 47.89%
Payal Ramritu 1754 41.40%
No confidence 454 10.72%

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS OFFICER Votes Percent
Mariana Te Pou 378 83.44%
No confidence 75 16.56%

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICER Votes Percent
Rachel Goh 232 84.67%
No confidence 42 15.33%

CAMPAIGNS OFFICER Votes Percent
Sean Gamble 2245 53.07%
Freya Sawbridge 1635 38.65%
No confidence 350 8.27%

RECREATION OFFICER Votes Percent
William Guy 2290 54.36%
Matt Ross 1336 31.71%
No confidence 587 13.93%

COLLEGES OFFICER Votes Percent
Bayden Harris 3425 81.30%
No confidence 788 18.70%

 

Online Referendum Results: 25-28 May 2015

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

Total

Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2014 be received and accepted?

 

97.14%

 

2.86%

 

560

Should the Otago University Students’ Association Annual Report for 2014 be received and accepted?

 

97.68%

 

2.32%

 

560

Should PricewaterhouseCoopers be appointed as Auditors for the Otago University Students’ Association for 2015?

 

90.2%

 

9.8%

 

561

Should Anderson Lloyd be appointed as Honorary Solicitors for the Otago University Students’ Association for 2015?

 

92.72%

 

7.28%

 

563

Relevant documents for download:

> Explanatory notes for May 2015 Referendum
> OUSA Financial Statement for 2014
> 2014 President’s Annual Report

Online Referenda and Student Forums

Online referenda are one of the many ways you can have your say through OUSA. Whether it's about university policy or a wider issue, you can change OUSA's stance.

Online referenda are used to guide OUSA policy; it's a direct online vote allowing every University of Otago student to have their say.

Student forums provide an opportunity for students to discuss the questions that will be in the Online Referenda. You can also submit your own questions/motions for online referenda. For example, if you think OUSA should support or oppose the Stadium, you can submit a referendum question so that students can have a say.

How to Move a motion
For more information contact secretary@ousa.org.nz or refer to the OUSA Constitution.

 

April 2015 By-Election - Education and Campaigns - RESULTS

Please note that these results are provisional pending the expiration of the period in which candidates may appeal decisions of the Returning Officer during the voting period.

Candidates

Education Officer

Votes

Zachariah Roy Al-Alami

309

Laura Harris

298

Anton Hovius

183

No confidence in these candidates

44

TOTAL

834

 

Campaigns Portfolio Executive Officer

Votes

Nick Findlay

298

Sean Gamble

295

Henry Napier

201

No confidence in these candidates

34

TOTAL

828