University Plaza at the stadium

### ODT Online Sat, 15 May 2010
Plaza plans a mystery
By Chris Morris
Just what will the Forsyth Barr Stadium’s plaza look like? That is a question the University of Otago is not ready to answer. The Otago Daily Times contacted university property services director Barry MacKay this week, seeking an update on planning for the stadium plaza’s final design.
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What is purposeful dialogue? I’m not sure if the university’s communications staff are communicating anything usefully, lately.

Don’t ask about the fiasco over the pending public exhibition of the tertiary precinct development plan (aka ‘master plan’) – since when do communications staff know what exhibition curation and COMMUNICATION mean.

Furthermore, since when would a public communciations exercise ‘last for just one night’? Best ask communications staff how they arrived at that idea, for starters.

Did communications staff actually ask for a full explanation of the project brief and understand the work the exhibition has to do for public consultation before bulldozing changes.

Why are they MANDATING which authors/contributors and sponsor/supporters of the exhibition cannot have their logos displayed with the exhibition materials. Rhetorical.

Back to friggin’ business school for the lot of them at ‘communications’.

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