Daily Archives: July 24, 2009

Dunedin City Forum held

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Dunedin’s leaders consider direction
By David Loughrey

A group including leaders of Dunedin’s business, tertiary education and social services sectors came together yesterday to help decide the future direction of the city. The Dunedin City Forum was held at the Dunedin Centre to consider whether the city was heading in the right direction and whether its priorities were right.
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The report (to the Finance and Strategy Committee, dated 1/1/09) describing the forum and who would be invited (interim listing) is available on the DCC website:

Report – FSC – 22/06/2009 (PDF, 82.9 kb, new window)
Dunedin City Forum 2009

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ORC, tax and the $tadium

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Tax implications for ORC in stadium
By Rebecca Fox

Otago Regional Council staff have been asked to look into the tax implications of the payments the council is making towards the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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Facebook campaign v DCC

Is it worth it?
We note the increase in Facebook referrals to What if?…
Today, ODT’s front page article says the What if? Stadium of Dunedin site “contributed to lively debate”… ODT, thanks for the heads up and free advertising.

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Jul 2009
Bagging DCC an instant online hit
By Chris Morris

A new online group which says the Dunedin City Council has “lost the plot” has become an instant hit on the social networking site Facebook. The group was launched by Dunedin musician Chris Keogh on July 17, but days later its membership had increased to more than 1600 people.
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