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The workers were told at a meeting today, LivingSpace (the accommodation block in Castle Street, used to be Glendermids) has been sold to the university.
It was the only profitable one of the chain, propping up the lousy Invercargill/Christchurch ones.
The company has been in receivership for quite a while, during which the Dunedin business was steadily busy and AFAIK profitable.
Wtf is the university doing with yet another (no rates I suppose) building? More student accommodation? Landlords will be thrilled.
Could be a challenge to the harbourside accommodation block too.
Cleaning staff have been given the heave-ho.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
### ODT Online Sat, 11 Aug 2012
Editorial: High price for convenience
Many people will shake their heads in disquiet about the Otago Regional Council’s decision to spend nearly $1 million building a temporary council chamber in its Stafford St car park. Perhaps the councillors and chief executive know something we do not, but it seems poor use of precious ratepayer money when the primary reason appears to be convenience.
It is always important that councillors remember they are serving ratepayers and residents of the region, and that they should do so with a minimum of fuss or ostentation. At the same time, it should be acknowledged that, although there are calls for the council to be disestablished or merged into unitary authorities, it does have significant roles.
26.6.09 ORC headquarters
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Dunedin Venues Management Ltd chief executive David Davies said the building of Forsyth Barr Stadium was going to plan and it was set to be handed over at the end of July.
### ODT Online Wed, 1 Jun 2011
Cup organisers confident
By Steve Hepburn and Hamish McNeilly
One hundred days from the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup, organisers say they are on track with tournament preparations. Travel companies handling accommodation for teams and fans had sourced hotel rooms as far afield as Queenstown, Oamaru and Gore on Dunedin match days, Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton said.
Dunedin City Council Rugby World Cup co-ordinator Debra Simes said the council’s transport and traffic management plan was in its final stages, and would include suburban train services.
The council has teamed up with the Otago Chamber of Commerce to provide information for retailers on how to capitalise on the tournament.
### ODT Online Tue, 31 May 2011
Dunedin shops urged to make most of World Cup
Dunedin retailers may extend their shopping hours as they seek to capitalise on the Rugby World Cup. The event represented a “once-in-a-generation chance” for the city, and businesses should start planning now, Dunedin City councillor and George St retailer John Bezett said yesterday.
26.5.11 RWC Bunting: Drape It Good
26.4.11 RWC 2011, this isn’t looking grand
16.4.11 Dunedin conniptions over RWC 2011, yawn
14.4.11 The haunting
9.4.11 Watching Dunedin spend for RWC 2011…
10.3.11 Events could shift south #eqnz
12.2.11 How many additional (unbudgeted) dollars will be needed from DCC…
22.1.11 No Fanzone at Octagon
20.1.11 No final RWC party at new stadium
18.1.11 Bleed out at DCC continues for RWC 2011
18.1.11 Is the stadium worth it, to private hospitality spending during RWC 2011?
10.1.11 Trains for RWC 2011?
1.1.11 In a city spending up large on RWC 2011
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
### ODT Online Tue, 13 Apr 2010
Drilling hopes for Dunedin
By Mark Price
The man representing Dunedin in negotiations with oil exploration companies believes the city is well placed to benefit if two oil companies decide, in August, to drill off the coast next year. Des Adamson, from the Dunedin City Council’s economic development unit, said yesterday it was hard to know what Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Origin Energy had found from the seismic testing it was doing. “However, the feeling we’re getting is that the quantities [of oil in the exploration area] look pretty reasonable.”
Oil is New Zealand’s third-largest export earner behind dairy and meat.
• 90% of New Zealand’s oil and gas jobs and income.
• $741 million of direct annual income from oil and gas.
• 817 oil and gas jobs.
• 2.66 further jobs for every oil and gas job.
Post by Elizabeth kerr
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.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr
### ODT Online Fri, 12 Jun 2009
Dunedin stadium seen as world cup ‘showcase’
By Hamish McNeilly
Addressing domestic and international media at Eden Park yesterday, [Rugby New Zealand 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden] singled out the stadium, saying ensuring the roofed stadium was ready on time was one of the challenges facing the 2011 tournament, when an estimated $500 million would be spent on stadiums.
Tell the health boards that…
The fully functioning Carisbrook is the back up…
The rugby sledgehammer of patriotic necessity (thanks boys, we can believe it, sure)
Further to Mr Snedden’s comments on the shortage of accommodation:
### ODT Online Fri, 12 Jun 2009
Dunedin City Hotel expansion ready in time for world cup
By Dene Mackenzie
Two new floors with 16 new rooms will be added to the top of the Dunedin City Hotel as the Scenic Hotel Group prepares for an influx of tourists during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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