Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

Otago Polytechnic-Metro Realty Charity House Auction

Picture this: your own section, clear and ready for construction work. The view you’ve always wanted, the location you’ve always dreamed of. Now if only you could make a home magically appear… and move your family right in.

The answer to your problem could arrive on the back of a truck by the local branch of Australasian company Fulton Hogan this November. A long-term sponsor of the Otago Polytechnic-Metro Realty Charity House Auction, the company provides $2000 towards transportation of the charity house to the successful bidder. It will be fitted and furnished and ready to welcome your family. Problem solved!

The Charity House Auction will be held on-site at the back of L Block, Anzac Ave Dunedin on November 20 at 2pm. Open homes are to be held throughout November and will be announced by Metro Realty as the date approaches.

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Neurosurgery STAYS @Dunedin

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### ODT Online Wed, 10 Nov 2010
Neurosurgery decision: The South should feel proud – ODT editor
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NZPA via ODT: Southerners celebrate neurosurgery decision

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### nzherald.co.nz Breaking 11:30 AM Wednesday Nov 10, 2010
Dunedin and Christchurch should keep neurosurgery units – panel
A panel of experts has recommended retaining neurosurgery services at both Dunedin and Christchurch hospitals. Director-General of Health Andrew Bridgman released the panel’s findings at a media conference in Wellington this morning.

Both Christchurch and Dunedin have provided neurosurgical services in the past, but five South Island district health boards (DHBs) had agreed the South Island would be best served by having one hospital providing them.

The Panel recommended the establishment of a “South Island Neurosurgical Service” with two “nodes”.

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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 11:33 10/11/2010
Dunedin keeps neurosurgery services
The Southland Times
BREAKING NEWS: The South Island neurosurgery service will continue to have centres in Christchurch and Dunedin.

Under the new structure the Governance Board will be responsible for building one South Island neurosurgery service which will eventually have seven to eight neurosurgeons, with at least three in Dunedin. It will be chaired by Professor Andrew Kaye, the James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and the Director of Neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

The service’s Dunedin department will have a heavy emphasis on academic neurosurgery, which involves both research and teaching and builds on the University of Otago’s internationally acclaimed neurosciences departments, the panel announced.

The University will appoint and support a Professor of Neurosurgery and a Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery to be based in Dunedin.

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### ODT Online Wed, 10 Nov 2010
Neurosurgery to stay in Dunedin
The South Island neurosurgery service will continue to have centres in Dunedin and Christchurch but is facing some changes, Acting Director-General of Health Andrew Bridgman has announced.

Of Canterbury’s bid for all of the South Island’s neurosurgeons to be based at Christchurch Hospital, the panel said the DHB “grossly underestimated” the number of emergency cases which could strain the hospital’s facilities.

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ODT: Neurosurgery saga: How it unfolded

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@NZStuff Editor of @SouthlandTimes says decision is “fantastic result” after more than 55,000 southerners signed the Save Our Surgery petition

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University stadium building (Phase 1)

### ODT Online Tue, 9 Nov 2010
University stadium building rises from the dust
By David Loughrey
The Oamaru stone-clad building is expected to house a new Unipol student gymnasium and recreation centre, the Foundation Studies language centre and foundation-year programme, and a cafe for staff, students and the public.
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RWC 2011 – DVML and the maximum seating rule

### ODT Online Wed, 10 Nov 2010
Temporary seats must stay for cup
By David Loughrey
Rugby World Cup rules mean temporary seating at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin will have to be in place for each game of the tournament, whether it is needed or not. That rule will mean an extra cost for Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML), which runs the stadium, as some of the seating will be hired, and high demand for temporary seating during the world cup means prices will be at a premium.

Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said using seats from the Carisbrook stadium had been considered, but they were not new and had been subject to “wear and tear”.

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### ODT Online Wed, 10 Nov 2010
Seating supplier to stadium confirmed
By David Loughrey
Seating at Dunedin’s new stadium will be coloured a “speckled” grey, black and white, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd chief executive David Davies said yesterday.
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