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DCC Media Release – Consulting on draft digital communication strategy

Dunedin City Council
Media release

Have Your Say On Dunedin’s Digital Future

Last reviewed: 10 Jun 2010 3:45pm

Subject to approval at next Tuesday’s meeting of the Council’s Economic Development committee, plans for the city’s digital future will take another step towards realisation by inviting the public to comment on the draft strategy.

The draft strategy is a plan to provide for the digital communication needs of businesses, residents and visitors across all areas: commerce, information, education, healthcare and community services. ??Now, after extensive consultation with a wide range of community, academic and business groups the Council has completed the initial stage of developing a comprehensive digital strategy for the city.

The strategy itself takes a lead from central government’s digital vision, which recognises the need to balance higher connection speeds with the availability of services, greater confidence and enhanced capability on the part of users.

So far the draft strategy puts it ahead of all the other main centres in New Zealand – a fact widely commented on by the national media.

The strategy is both an exciting opportunity for the city, and an urgently needed plan to provide Dunedin with essential contemporary infrastructure.

It is now time for the whole community to have a say on the draft strategy either by making a formal submission or completing a website survey. The digital strategy website will go live on 16 June 2010.

To participate, go to www.dunedin.govt.nz/dunedin-digital-strategy after that date.

Cr Dave Cull, who has chaired the steering committee in identifying a strategy, says “It is important that this continues to be a community-driven project which responds to the needs of the whole community it will eventually serve – which is why we now need to find out what the public thinks about what we have come up with.”

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

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DCC Media Release – Call for RWC 2011 volunteers!

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

Hands Up! Who Wants To Be Part Of Rugby World Cup 2011?

The Rugby World Cup event grows each time, and it provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to play a part in making it a success.

We are seeking people to SPIN IT WIDE during Rugby World Cup 2011, and help Dunedin host teams and visitors when they pour into our city. Whether directing visitors to Otago Stadium, greeting incoming flights, or working at the Stadium on match day, the volunteers can create the memorable experiences that visitors take home.

Dunedin’s Volunteer Programme is being launched on 14 June at the Glenroy Auditorium, with two information sessions during the day, at 12.30pm and 5.30pm. For those unable to attend either session, there is also information available at http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/volunteer.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Rugby World Cup 2011 and will receive training and experience to ensure they are prepared and supported.

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

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2011 RWC plans for Dunedin

### ODT Online Thu, 10 Jun 2010
Rugby World Cup plans gather pace
By Debbie Porteous
The build-up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC) is gathering momentum in Dunedin, with plans progressing for entertainment, management and security of what is expected to be the biggest international event held in the city. Dunedin will host three pool matches and six teams during the event in September and October next year.
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