Daily Archives: March 18, 2010

Confronting stadium costs: no public mandate for project

Local Government New Zealand bureaucrats have spaghetti for brains, it’s not pretty…

### ODT Online Thu, 18 Mar 2010
Core costs push rates take to $1b
By Chris Morris
The cost of rebuilding New Zealand’s core infrastructure – rather than shiny new stadiums or glory projects – is to blame for the country’s first $1 billion rates bill, Local Government New Zealand says. Figures released yesterday by Statistics New Zealand showed the quarterly rates take for the country’s local authorities, including the Dunedin City Council, had topped $1 billion for the first time.
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Otago Chamber of Commerce campaigns for harbourside

The Chamber calls for the support of its members.

Tweets received today:

@OtagoChamber We need your support re Harbourside http://ow.ly/1nw1i Otago Chamber ODT campaign (facebookpage http://ow.ly/1nwbi )

@OtagoChamber Become a fan of the Otago Chamber of Commerce on facebook http://ow.ly/1nuWi

The Otago Chamber of Commerce is the leading economic agency in Otago.
It has a mission to actively promote and encourage business growth and opportunity in Otago, New Zealand.

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Carisbrook use: discussion with “interested parties”

Talks with the usual business-boy suspects???

### ODT Online Thu, 18 Mar 2010
Keeping Carisbrook an option
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council may seek to retain ownership of Carisbrook and develop the site, rather than selling it, it has been confirmed. Councillors at this week’s finance and strategy committee – in a section of the meeting held behind closed doors – asked for a staff report with more details on the options available to make best use of the site. The report would be considered at the committee’s next meeting, on April 26.

“It’s a very large site. It’s a significant matter in terms of what people are talking about in Caversham and South Dunedin and it’s not something that should be done on the hoof.”
-Cr Richard Walls

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Dunedin harbourside for oil base?

DCC is doing a lame job of supporting local harbourside businesses. The proposed Plan Change 7: Harbourside must be abandoned in its entirety.

### ODT Online Thu, 18 Mar 2010
Oil expert delivers harbourside warning
Changing the zoning of harbourside land would “kill” Dunedin’s chances of becoming the base for an offshore oil industry. That view was put to the public forum of the Dunedin City Council yesterday by Dunedin business consultant Dr James Henry, who has been involved with the oil industry since the 1970s. Dr Henry described the harbourside industrial area as “unique in the world” because of its “cluster” of engineering industries close to a harbour. NZPA
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