Daily Archives: December 16, 2009

Lingered a day…

…to attempt this post. Hard decision. I wish for something else.

### ODT Online Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Mayor says it with flowers
By Chris Morris
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin congratulated assembled councillors and staff for their work on the year’s major projects and issues, including the controversial Forsyth Barr Stadium, town hall redevelopment and debate over John Wilson Ocean Dr.
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RWC 2011
Twenty two cities and towns across New Zealand have bid to host RWC 2011 teams during the tournament. Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd chief executive Martin Snedden will unveil the details at a function in Auckland on Friday.

### Channel 9 News December 16, 2009 – 5:58pm
RWC teams to be based in Dunedin named this Friday
Scotland, England and Ireland team managements have visited Dunedin, and Debra Simes of the Dunedin City Council says that along with Carisbrook, the University Oval and Caledonian Ground have been presented as the key training venues. The team base announcement is expected to be made from RWC headquarters at 9.30 am on Friday, whereupon the flags of the teams visiting the Otago region will be flown from cranes at the stadium construction site.
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### Dominion Post Last updated 09:50 15/12/2009
Rugby World Cup team hosts revealed this week
By Duncan Johnstone – Stuff.co.nz
Feedback from the participating teams for the tournament in New Zealand demonstrated a clear preference to travel from region to region for their matches rather than being based in one host city for the duration of their stay.
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Stadium opening rumour mill

### Channel 9 News December 15, 2009 – 8:40pm
U2 not to play at opening of Forsyth Barr Stadium

Rumours that Irish rock super group U2 were to be playing at the opening of Forsyth Barr Stadium have been laid to rest. Several Dunedin people had posted messages on the social networking site Facebook, speculating the mega stars may be on their way.
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Quite frankly, after all the dissension the council and rugby fanatics have caused the city in getting the stadium project under way, we bloody deserve U2…but the airport can’t take their planes@@@@

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D Scene – Kerbside collections, coastal erosion, Lovelock Avenue

### D Scene 16-12-09

Cost of bins set to be included (page 2)
By Wilma McCorkindale
New kerbside collection companies will include the cost of new recycling bins in contracts if the Dunedin City Council gets its way. The council’s preference is that the contractor owns the bins.

Council discussing multiple tenders (page 2)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Multiple tenders for Dunedin’s kerbside collection have been discussed by the Dunedin City Council. More than one tender could be let under the council’s new kerbside collections scheme approved on Monday.

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Sand erosion exposing history (page 13)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Erosion of sand was steadily uncovering dozens of archaeological sites from Moeraki in the north to sites as far south as the mouth of the Clutha River. People who stole from sites were possibly unaware they were breaking the Antiquities Act.

Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin
Your say: Letters to the editor (page 14)
Battle over Lovelock Avenue
Letters by Islay Little (Dunedin), Gavin MacDonald (St Kilda)


Further to the item in D Scene about coastal erosion uncovering archaeological sites and artifacts, the following information is found at the New Zealand Historic Places Trust website.


Maori Heritage
Nga Taonga Tuku Iho no Nga Tupuna

Maori heritage can be described as nga taonga tuku iho no nga tupuna = treasures handed down by our ancestors.
It comprises a wide range of different places and items from the physical and tangible to the natural environment and the intangible. For the purposes of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust’s responsibilities, cultural heritage excludes te reo, performing arts, most portable taonga, radio waves, etc.
Maori heritage can be divided into the physical/tangible, natural and intangible. More

Legal Protection of Archaeological Sites
The Historic Places Act 1993 makes it unlawful for any person to destroy, damage or modify the whole or any part of an archaeological site without the prior authority of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. This is the case regardless of whether the land on which the site is located is designated, or the activity is permitted under the District or Regional Plan or a resource or building consent has been granted, the Act also provides for substantial penalties for unauthorised destruction, damage or modification.
Archaeological sites are an irreplaceable part of our heritage and although our history is short, it is rich, varied and unique, and belongs to all New Zealanders. What we discover from archaeological sites helps us to better understand our past and to learn from it. The NZHPT takes compliance seriously, and the Historic Places Act has strong provisions for non-compliance. More

Answers to commonly asked questions are provided in this brochure (pdf 285kb). If you have other questions please call the Regional Archaeologist in the NZHPT office nearest you.

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