Daily Archives: September 8, 2009

e-Waste Day

eDay 2009 is to be held on Saturday, 12 September 2009

Find out where your nearest drop off point is go to http://www.eday.org.nz/

Clean up New Zealand’s e-waste
Recycling electronic waste (e-waste) enables the recovery and reuse of valuable materials and ensures toxic materials are not buried in our landfills – so it’s better for our environment.

eDay is a cars-only drive-through recycling event which gives you the opportunity to recycle old computers or mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way.

Over 16,550 cars dropped off 87,056 items during eDay 2008. A total of 946 tonnes of e-waste was diverted from our landfills. This year it is hoped to divert over 1,000 tonnes of e-waste from New Zealand landfills.

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Photo opp for stadium ‘people’…

Potential users of the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza (FdotdotdotUP) gathered with musicians and members of the public for a day-long photo shoot.

We’re told what’s been created will set up this “unique stadium” – the only enclosed stadium in New Zealand.

The footage and music will be used for future promotion – Rugby World Cup 2011 in particular.


### Channel 9 News September 8, 2009 – 8:22pm
Members of the Otago Rugby team photographed as prospective stadium users

With two years until the Rugby World Cup circus hits town, and construction of Forsyth Barr Stadium well underway, a handful of prospective stadium users were photographed in a day-long photo shoot.
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Filed under Architecture, Construction, CST, Hot air, Pics, Politics, Site, Sport, Stadiums

South Dunedin urban design study


### ODT Online Thu, 10 Sep 2009
Team to tackle revamping South Dunedin

Dunedin’s new urban design team is taking on one of the city’s more intractable problems – improving the look and feel of South Dunedin and its business district. The project is one of the first to be tackled since three new urban designers and a heritage policy planner were hired this year to bolster the city’s design expertise.
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