Daily Archives: March 17, 2010

DScene: Michael Guest ‘ruled out standing for mayor, saying he had never considered it’ (page 6)

### DScene 17-3-10
Council lashes out at Chamber (page 4)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland has lashed out at the Otago Chamber of Commerce over its challenge against proposed harbourside rezoning. The two organisations are battling the issue out in the Environment Court, and are at the mediation stage.

Last week, John Christie claimed the chamber had been working hard for more than a year to get council to the table on achieving a resolution that would see harbourside access and improved amenity value of the harbourside, but not cost the city jobs. The magapaper says Jim Harland believes the chamber was on dangerous ground and its moves were creating an impossible situation.

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Question of 3D to come up at conference (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Do science centres see 3D in their futures? That’s just one of the questions being raised at the coming week’s ASPAC science centres conference at Otago Museum. Peter Hayden of the internationally renowned Dunedin-based Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) is presenting a keynote address on links between NHNZ and Otago Museum, and the challenge of attracting audiences, including the future of 3D in that context. Around 100 delegates are expected to converge on Dunedin for ASPAC.
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The Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC) was formed in 1997 to facilitate communication and cooperation amongst centres, museums and other organisations which use interactive approaches to encourage excellence and innovation in informal learning and the public understanding of science and technology in the Asia Pacific region. www.aspacnet.org


Guest takes time to return to law (page 6)
By Michelle Sutton
Dunedin city councillor and former Invercargill District Court judge Michael Guest has yet to step back to law – six months after campaigning successfully to be reinstated to the bar – and is refusing to comment on his future direction.
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South Dunedin…
“At the end of March the Business Association will be taking part in a meeting with other community bodies and the DCC to review the council’s draft plans for the further development of the Lorne Street site. […] The council’s proposals include plans for enhanced lighting, soft landscaping, outdoor eating areas with tables, seating, and a drinking fountain, and a possible children’s play area. This is just the beginning. It’s an opportunity for local stakeholders to comment on and provide input to the draft plans to make this a truly worthwhile resource for residents and visitors alike. We believe in a positive future for South Dunedin so we’re delighted to see the momentum for redevelopment of the area building so strongly.”
–Jane Orbell, South Dunedin Business Association

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Otago Anniversary Day Dinner – Historic Carisbrook

Otago Anniversary Day (23 March) is always celebrated by the Anniversary Day Dinner held on the day.

This year it falls on a Tuesday and the dinner will be held in the Otago Lounge at Carisbrook, the traditional home of Otago cricket and rugby and venue for international matches. Some of Otago’s greatest sportsmen have trodden its hallowed turf.

Iain Gallaway, the well-known sports commentator who knows more about the legends of Carisbrook than anybody, is the guest speaker. His title is “Historic Carisbrook”.

This is an open invitation to all and a rare opportunity to celebrate the House of Pain before it is superseded by the new stadium. Join a table of 10, or persuade your friends to make up a table.

The entrance is on Murrayfield Street, off Burns Street, there is plenty of parking and a lift to the Otago Lounge.

Booking details:
Tuesday 23 March, 6.30pm for 7pm, buffet dinner, cash bar
Tickets ($50.00) available from:
The Secretary, Otago Settlers Association, PO Box 74, Dunedin
Otago Settlers Museum
Scottish Shop, 17 George St

For further information contact Ann Barsby, convenor
phone: 479 0169 email: ann@southernheritage.org.nz

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Regent Theatre, if it’s good for some…

### ODT Online Tue, 16/03/2010 – 4:33pm.
Comment by Challispoint on Can I buy tickets please?
Can I give the Regent $1500 per year towards their fundraising in return for tickets to the shows coming up over the next ten years? It would only take 130 of us to do that and the Regent would have the $2 million they need to pay for the upgrade. I’ve heard this approach has worked well in other areas, so why not for the Regent?


ODT stories:
17.3.10 Regent Theatre fundraising efforts criticised
16.3.10 Fears curtain about to fall on Regent
16.3.10 Newspaper appeal to help Regent Theatre

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Unions given mandate to represent workers over plan change issue

Dunedin City Council will debate the proposed Plan Change 7: Harbourside at its meeting on 29 March 2010.

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Mar 2010
Workers tell DCC: leave harbourside
By Mark Price
“Leave it the way it is.”
That was the message industrial workers in the harbourside area had for the Dunedin City Council after a series of meetings yesterday.

An Otago Chamber of Commerce-led campaign has suggested heavy industry in the harbourside area could be forced to shut as a result of the plan change.

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