Daily Archives: January 19, 2010

RWC 2011 starts to boil

Tweet from @thedistiller
room4rent.co.nz is live! Check it out :) http://bit.ly/84KYVl

Room4rent.co.nz is a website that provides a platform for homeowners to rent out their homes, or rooms in their homes, to tourists for major events such as the Rugby World Cup 2011.

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The Distiller

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Dunedin City Council meetings 20-21/01/2010

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### ODT Online Wed, 20 Jan 2010
DCC begins budgeting process
By David Loughrey
Dunedin city councillors will today open the city’s accounts, beginning what is bound to be a contentious process of setting both the budget, and the annual rates increase. But day one of that process – its political ramifications more acute in an election year – will be done away from the public eye.
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Public welcome.

Dunedin City Council meeting
Thursday 21 January 2010
Commencing at 9.00 AM
Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers

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Agenda – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 58.4 kb, new window)

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 49.3 kb, new window)
Community Housing 2010/2011 Operational Budget

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 385.0 kb, new window)
Review of the Delivery of Building Control Services

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 72.6 kb, new window)
Performing Arts in Dunedin – Options for the Future – Update

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 71.7 kb, new window)
2010/2011 Draft Annual Plan Consultation Plan

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 52.5 kb, new window)
Logan Park Development Project

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 2.1 mb, new window)
Depreciation Funding – Water and Waste Services

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 532.0 kb, new window)
Community and Recreation Services Heritage Assets

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 342.8 kb, new window)
2010/11 Rating Method

Report – Council – 21/01/2010 (PDF, 104.5 kb, new window)
Solid Waste Kerbside Recycling, Landfill Gas Collection Capex,
Enviroschools Funding

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First, Dubai World took a dive, then the lifts got stuck

at Burj Khalifa

Now, the fairytale has overheated: “With only seven of the planned 19 peaks completed and the artificial glaciers only partially frozen…”

### http://www.theonion.com January 14, 2010
Dubai Debt Crisis Halts Building Of World’s Largest Indoor Mountain Range
DUBAI—Representatives from the emirate of Dubai announced with disappointment this week that its recent debt crisis has forced developers to halt construction on the city’s long-planned 22-mile-long indoor mountain range. The culmination of a decade’s worth of ambitious and expensive building projects, Dubai’s estimated $100 billion debt officially brought work on the artificial mountain range to a stop on Tuesday.

“This is a very sad day for the emirate of Dubai,” Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum told reporters at a press conference held inside the gold-plated anti-gravity chamber in his palace.

“Although I believe it is the basic right of all who visit us to be able to scale to the top of a 15,000-foot-tall manmade snowcap, these tough economic times have made it an impossibility. Never before has our proud municipality faced such a grave crisis.”
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Dunedin celebrates blue-sky thinking.

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