Daily Archives: September 24, 2009

Labour Weekend – Otago Central Vulcan & Steam Celebrations

Middlemarch 23 – 26 October 2009

All Aboard

Otago Central Vulcan & Steam Celebrations poster

On 7 June 1879 Vincent Pyke turned the first sod at Wingatui to commence the building of the Otago Central Railway to Cromwell. Be part of the re-enactment of this historic event.

Celebrate 130 years of history as you step aboard and make the journey inland in a classic Vulcan Railcar or Steam Locomotive Ab663. Taieri Gorge Railway is also operating services on these pieces of history between Middlemarch, Sutton and Pukerangi utilising the Vulcan railcar, Ab663, and Vintage Diesel Locomotive Dg772.

Photographers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase day/evening passes to access exclusive locations for that perfect shot.

From floral and art exhibitions, to the might of the locals towing a train, see the toil of soil with the qualifying rounds of the Mobil Silver Plough competition, and celebrate the official opening of the restored Water Tank.

For events information and bookings go to www.dunedintrainfestival.co.nz
or phone 03 4774449.

Supported by Dunedin City Council.

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Survey ignores those no longer parking in CBD

GET REAL DCC

### ODT Online Thu, 24 Sep 2009
Parking survey ‘shows people happy with changes’
By Chris Morris

Council senior transportation planner Lisa Owens said most motorists spoken to appeared to be happy with the July changes, which included the introduction of $1 to $4-an-hour parking, four-hour maximum stays and 153 new pay-and-display machines.
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Embarrassing!

DCC has to explain the number of empty on-street car parks generated, the drop in use of carpark buildings, and the overall reduction in vibrancy apparent in the CBD since the parking changes. Why isn’t DCC strategising to maintain a busy urban centre in tough recessionary times.

Embarrassing!

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