Daily Archives: September 9, 2009

TRAIN DAY = World Car Free Day 22 September

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### Channel 9 News September 9, 2009 – 6:56pm
Dunedin City Council is getting in on the act for World Car Free Day on 22 September.

Commuters from Waitati will be able to travel by train on the day, with a return service from Waitati to Dunedin being chartered from Taieri Gorge Railway.

Train tickets are $5 each way, and the service is running only on World Car Free Day.

The council says it’s keen to encourage modes of transport other than private motor car, due to the environmental, health and aesthetic benefits that come with less cars on the road.
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### ODT Online Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Car-free day to greet Spring
By Vanita Prasad

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets carefree and carless for World Car-Free Day on Tuesday, September 22. The Dunedin City Council is encouraging residents to take in spring by using alternatives to their private cars.
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Still no word if DCC fleet vehicles and managers’ cars will be off the road on the day…

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RWC 2011 – Snedden: “Carisbrook will be fine to host test rugby”

The new stadium probably needs to be finished by early August 2011, to host matches…

### ODT Online Wed, 9 Sep 2009
Rugby: Commitment to stadium praised
By Steve Hepburn

Rugby World Cup boss Martin Snedden says Dunedin has turned itself upside down in its pursuit of a stadium and that has to be acknowledged when going ahead with games at the new venue.
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### RNZ National Wednesday, 09 September 2009 07:35
Morning Report with Geoff Robinson & Philippa Tolley
Critics question Auckland’s World Cup preparations
The countdown to the 2011 Rugby World Cup is on with exactly two years to go until the opening match in Auckland. (duration: 4′30″)
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### RNZ National Wednesday, 09 September 2009 08:20
Morning Report with Geoff Robinson & Philippa Tolley
Rugby bosses defend world cup progress and steep ticket prices
Despite the prospect of running at a significant loss, tournament organisers say they remain on target for a successful 2011 Rugby World Cup. (duration: 4′49″)
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### RNZ National Wednesday, 09 September 2009 09:20
Nine To Noon with Kathryn Ryan
NZ wine could be locked out of Rugby World Cup stadiums
Chairman of NZ Winegrowers, Stuart Smith discusses the issue. (duration: 10′25″)
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### RNZ National Wednesday, 09 September 2009 17:56
Checkpoint with Mary Wilson
Two years and counting to Rugby World Cup
With 730 days to go before New Zealand hosts the Rugby World Cup the pressure is on to make sure the event is a success. (duration: 3′38″)
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D Scene turns tail – page 3

### D Scene 9-9-09
Best wishes (page 3)
By Dave Wood, acting editor
Today is the “two years to go” milestone for the organisers of 2011 Rugby World Cup . . . now is the time for all Otago to be realistic and accept the stadium as a fact.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 10)
Your say
What if we adopted people power? by Pat McCarty, North East Valley
I read a comment by civil rights activist Emory Douglas that stadium opposers “would have had a better chance . . . if they’d adopted people power over legal action”. “What was required . . . was direct, non-violent civil disobedience.”
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Delta suite by Gavin MacDonald, St Kilda
Stadium scandals continue to grab the headlines – none better than the revelation (August 26) of the $500,000 corporate suite funded by the Dunedin City Council-owned Delta Utilities.
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Stadium funding by Reginald McIvor, Ettrick
I note the letter by Peter Attwooll (August 5) asking Cr Michael Guest when we will hear details of the $60 million in private funding for the new stadium. The letter referred to Guest saying two years ago that details would be released “in about 10 days”.
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