Daily Archives: December 18, 2009

(not a crane not a town hall) REAL Flag Waving


John Key’s speech at Copenhagen


Breaking news…

### ODT Online Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Breakthrough climate deal agreed
President Barack Obama said the United States and four other countries, including China, have today reached a “meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough” on a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions after a frenzied day of diplomacy at the UN climate talks.
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RWC 2011 team hosting

### ODT Online Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Dunedin, Queenstown to host six RWC teams
Dunedin and Queenstown will host six teams, including northern hemisphere heavyweights England and Ireland and their thousands of supporters, during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Under hosting arrangements announced today, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy, a European qualifier and a play-off winner will stay in Dunedin for three pool matches to be played on September 14 and 24 and on October 2. NZPA
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### rugbyworldcup.com Thursday 17 December 2009
23 centres to host RWC 2011 teams
Communities, big and small, across New Zealand have been given a chance to share in the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2011 following the decision to allocate hosting rights to 23 centres. The announcement was made by Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd (RNZ 2011) CEO Martin Snedden at a function in Auckland on Friday morning.

“We as a nation are passionate about Rugby so it’s fantastic that we can bring RWC 2011 to the backyards of so much of New Zealand,” said Snedden.

Twenty-three centres – 16 in the North Island and seven in the South Island – will host at least one of the 20 participating teams.
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Background document
Full Team Hosting Announcement presentation

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Copenhagen (the city) aiming at 100% carbon neutrality

### Footprint: Hattie Hartman’s sustainability blog 17 Dec 2009
AECOM’s Celeste Morgan: At least we have ‘Hopenhagen’
By Hattie Hartman
Hopenhagen’ is the real star of the conference. The value of bringing people together in Copenhagen is clear even if the political debate does not result in a strong commitment to battle climate change. The city’s design, its systems and its people show how to deliver sustainable places.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by twenty large wind turbines just off the coast from the central city area. There are no micro-wind turbines or ‘eco-bling’ on new buildings here, just real and large-scale solutions with little fuss, and most importantly already complete. The solutions are wide-spread but subtle. Astoundingly, 98% of Copenhagen is connected to a district heating system supplied by three ‘energy from waste plants’ and four combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

For designers, planners and engineers, the clear message from Copenhagen is that we need to think big and act now to make a difference. Globally our ‘carbon peak’ mustn’t be any later than 2015 to avoid catastrophic changes beyond repair…Design of buildings, public spaces and developments needs to spark the ideas and deliver systems that take forward city-wide solutions so we can all have a little ‘hope’ in the places that we live.
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– Hattie Hartman is the Sustainability Editor of the Architects’ Journal


circleofblue 15 December 2009
Copenhagen, host of the UN Climate Change Conference, claims to be one of the world’s greenest cities. It has extensive public transportation, a strong bicycle culture and plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 with progressive blueprints to reduce carbon emissions 20 percent by 2015 compared to 2005. Klaus Bondam, mayor of technology and sustainability for the city of Copenhagen, explains the city’s ethos, commitment to sustainability and its rapid plans to move from coal to wind energy.

btrplc 30 November 2009
Mike Cerre of Globe TV reports on the positive steps Denmark has taken to develop renewable energy, transition to electric vehicles and reduce carbon emissions.


DanishArchitecture 31 January 2008
Copenhagen X is an open urban and residential exhibition (2002 -2012) created by the partnership of Realdania, the City of Frederiksberg and the City of Copenhagen in association with the Danish Architecture Centre. Copenhagen X facilitates and disseminates information on architecture, urban development, building projects, architectural visions and innovation in the Danish capital. This movie gives you an introduction to Copenhagen X. Film & Animation: Anne Haaning, Squint/Opera Denmark.

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New Zealand’s plan (bigger than a ball chase)

The alliance, proposed by Prime Minister John Key at the United Nations General Assembly in September, has been heavily promoted by New Zealand as an initiative that brings developed and developing countries together on reducing emissions from live-stock, cropping and rice production.

Copenhagen Summit 2009

### nzheraldco.nz 10:05 AM Thursday Dec 17, 2009
Govt puts $45m into emissions plan
-NZPA With Eloise Gibson
New Zealand will contribute $45 million to the Global Research Alliance on agriculture greenhouse gases following the announcement that at least 19 countries will sign up to the initiative. Associate Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser and Agriculture Minister David Carter announced the contribution yesterday in Copenhagen, where ministers from 19 countries joined New Zealand’s plan to bring together public and private researchers from some of the world’s largest economies.
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RNZ News Link Foundation members of the alliance will meet in New Zealand early next year to establish working groups and set priorities.

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DCC media release (hoopla)

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

Original post 15 December 2009.
Reviewed 16 December 2009 9:20am.

“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?”

This Friday’s announcement of which Rugby World Cup teams will be based in Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill is eagerly awaited by the southern region stakeholders of SPIN IT WIDE. Based on the region’s successful bid that has already resulted in three matches being allocated to Dunedin and two to Invercargill, there is quiet confidence that a number of international teams will be based south of the Waitaki River.

Karen Gemmell, of Lakes Leisure, is confident that quality accommodation and sporting facilities in Queenstown will serve as an excellent base for teams during the Tournament. “We understand that a number of teams have identified Queenstown as their preferred base so we are looking forward to a positive outcome from Friday’s announcement.”

Roger Clark, of Rugby Southland, says that Invercargill had been visited by the team management of Scotland and Argentina and both were impressed by the standard of training facilities and accommodation available in the city.

Scotland, England and Ireland team managements had visited Dunedin and Debra Simes of the Dunedin City Council said that along with Carisbrook the University Oval and Caledonian Ground had been presented as the key training venues, and met the exacting standards of these teams and RWC 2011.

Ms Simes says “This announcement is important for Otago and Southland because it means the SPIN IT WIDE group can continue working on regional tourism, business and community promotional strategies knowing what teams will be here for RWC 2011 and the resulting international and domestic visitor expectations.”

The SPIN IT WIDE website is now live and can be found at www.spinitwide2011.co.nz

The team base announcement is expected to be made from RWC headquarters at 9.30 am on Friday 18 December, whereupon the flags of the teams visiting the Otago region will be flown from cranes at the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction site.

Contact DCC on 477 4000.


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