Monthly Archives: October 2010

DCC: The new council emerges

### ODT Online Fri, 22 Oct 2010
Staynes likely to be deputy
By Chris Morris
Dunedin’s next deputy mayor looks set to be Cr Chris Staynes, with his appointment expected to be confirmed at a Dunedin City Council meeting next week.
Details of any changes to the structure of council committees, and who will hold the chairmen and deputy chairmen positions for each, will be confirmed at Tuesday’s meeting.
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David Kirk, big supporter of stadium

### ODT Online Fri, 22 Oct 2010
Cup offers long-term benefits: Kirk
By Hamish McNeilly
New Zealand could be a winner on and off the pitch at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, former All Black captain David Kirk says.
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Connecting business and science sectors

### ODT Online Thu, 21 Oct 2010
Varsity part of $20m research scheme
The University of Otago is one of first six research institutions to be included in the Government’s new technology transfer voucher scheme. Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp yesterday announced the initial list of six research institutions from which businesses participating in the scheme could choose. The “vouchers” will be awarded on application to businesses with a specific research and development project, but little or no in-house research and development capability.
The voucher scheme would enhance the connection between the business and science sectors, which would lead to innovation and business growth, which benefited all New Zealanders.
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Inanity of property development and consumer demand at scale – less than subtle reminder to DCC, we HATE sprawl

### boston.com September 30, 2010
The Big Picture: News Stories in Pictures
Human landscapes in SW Florida
By Alan Taylor
Boom and bust residential development has drastically affected parts of southwest Florida for decades now, and I spent some time (with the help of Google Earth), looking around the area. With permission from the fine folks at Google, here are a few glimpses at development in southwest Florida.
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### distractedscientist.wordpress.com October 16, 2010
By distractedscientist
Why primary school children shouldn’t do town planning.
It seems that fairly large tracts of Florida make for some amazing art, but it’s not town planning. More like doodling with patterns, and being, ‘Oh, that could be be a town layout’.
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Day 3 in office: Mayor-elect Dave Cull

Mayor Cull says he wants to review all city assets, projects and debt, but his first priority will be to look at operating costs rather than existing capital expenditure.

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Oct 2010
Dave Cull: A chain and a city
By Mark Price
He has presented television programmes such as Renovators, Open Home, Town and Country and Master Builders’ House of the Year Awards. He has written and published many books, including Big Weather South. He was born in Invercargill, remains a fan of Yes Minister and has a taste for Central Otago wine. His name is Dave Cull and, on October 26, he will be sworn in as the 57th mayor of Dunedin. Mark Price spoke to him this week.
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Lovelock Avenue Realignment

Rumours have been circulating in Opoho recently that tender documents for the realignment had been sent out by council staff in a hurried attempt to prevent the incoming council from stopping the realignment.

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Oct 2010
Don’t sign any tender papers, Harland told
By David Loughrey
The controversial project to realign Lovelock Ave, in Dunedin, may be dumped, just days before tender documents are due to be signed. Mayor-elect Dave Cull said yesterday he had already told council chief executive Jim Harland not to sign any tender documents for the project. Those documents were sent to selected contractors about three weeks ago, and are due back on Monday.
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Video: ‘Understanding Hobart’s architecture heritage through art’

██ http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2010/05/06/2892372.htm

6 May, 2010 4:54PM AEST
By Carol Raabus
Ten Murray Street is a large, grey office block, built in the 1960s with a strong modernist aesthetic. A proposal to redevelop the Parliament Square precinct would see the building demolished, along with other buildings around it. A group of artists and architects don’t want this to happen and they’re protesting in the best way they can.

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Meanwhile…
Goodbye, Manchester Courts of Christchurch.

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