Daily Archives: March 13, 2010

ORC misses the bus, again

Sitting on its hands.

### ODT Online Sat, 13 Mar 2010
Potential to market buses to city’s youth
By Rebecca Fox
Dunedin buses and the city itself are incredibly safe, so parents do not need to cart their children everywhere, Otago regional councillor Michael Deaker says. “It’s crazy stuff,” he said of a finding in a survey of young people’s attitudes towards, and use of, public transport that 49% were driven everywhere by their parents.

Cr Stephen Woodhead said it was concerning to see 20% of those who used buses did not know about the council’s fare-payment GoCard.

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Sustainability: Andrew Wallace, industrial designer

ODT Online Sat, 13 Mar 2010
Hot water design from Otago to Washington
By John Lewis
Andrew Wallace is in hot water after designing, for domestic housing, a water heating system which uses solar radiation. Mr Wallace is a professional practice fellow in the design studies department at the University of Otago. His research project has been chosen to heat water in Victoria University’s sustainable house, which is entered in the United States Department of Energy solar decathlon in Washington DC next year.
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