Daily Archives: December 22, 2009

DCC appoints Highlanders’ Board representative

Dunedin City Council – Media release
DCC Appoints Highlanders’ Board Rep

Last reviewed: 22 Dec 2009 12:00pm

At its last meeting of 2009 the Dunedin City Council approved the appointment of Kereyn Smith as its director on the Highlanders’ Board.
Ms Smith has extensive experience in the high performing sports field. She is currently CEO of the NZ Academy of Sport South Island as well as Vice President of International Netball Federation Ltd. She is also a trustee of the Carisbrook Stadium Charitable Trust and a past General Manager of the Hillary Commission for Sport, Fitness and Leisure.
Mayor Peter Chin comments: “Kereyn Smith’s appointment offers a high level of administrative experience and an elite performing sports dimension to the Highlanders??? Board together with a strong focus on community engagement. She is an ideal appointment to represent the Council, and therefore the community’s, interest on the Board.”

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

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### ODT Online Wed, 23 Dec 2009
First woman on Highlanders board
By David Loughrey
Kereyn Smith’s appointment to the Highlanders board has broken new ground for rugby in the South – she is the franchise’s first female director.
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Biomass power generation

### Dezeen December 21st, 2009 at 1:19 pm
BEI-Teesside power plant by Heatherwick Studio
By Rose Etherington
London designer Thomas Heatherwick has designed a biomass power station for the bank of the river Tees in the UK. Called BEI-Teesside, the building will be covered in panels planted with indigenous grasses. Fuel will be delivered by boats along the river.
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Jim Harland: “The council isn’t broke.”

Councillors need to be aware of ratepayers on fixed incomes.

### ODT Online Tue, 22 Dec 2009
DCC looks at spending
By David Loughrey
As Dunedin ratepayers face an 8.7% rates increase for the next financial year, and an even steeper increase the following year to pay for a list of multimillion-dollar projects, a four-person team has interviewed every manager at the Dunedin City Council, asking them to justify their spending.
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