Daily Archives: November 17, 2010

EXCITE – Otago Polytechnic student exhibitions

Students’ work from throughout the polytechnic is on display over the next few weeks as part of its annual Excite programme.

School of Art: November 20-25, noon-4pm, cnr Albany and Riego Sts.

Fashion design, product design, communications design, interior design: November 17-25, noon-4pm weekdays, 11am-4pm weekends, former Wickliffe Press building, Albany St.

Fashion design show: November 20, 8pm, former Wickliffe Press building, Albany St.

Creative studies: November 23-26, 11am-4pm, A Block, cnr Harbour Tce and St David St.

Architecture, building and engineering: November 16-20, 9am-4pm weekdays and 11am-3pm Saturday, L Block, Anzac Ave.

Trades courses charity house auction: November 20, 2pm, Parry St. InfoLink

Horticulture plant sale: November 20, 10am, L Block, Anzac Ave.

[Source: ODT Online]

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Leith Lindsay Flood Protection Scheme

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Nov 2010
Flood protection work set to start
By Rebecca Fox
Flood protection works in the Water of Leith could begin as early as next month on a stretch of the river in the Dunedin Botanic Garden as approval is sought for an alternate sequence of work. The Otago Regional Council announced in July that it would consider completing individual sections of flood hazard work on the Leith and Lindsay Creek, beginning with excavation work on the true right side of the Leith channel in the Cumberland to Dundas St reach in 2010-11 and completing work on the “stilling basin” at the end of the high velocity channel.
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Stadium matters, a little flurry

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Nov 2010
Tax break could save ORC $10m
By Rebecca Fox
An estimated $10 million tax break means the Otago Regional Council’s funding for the Forsyth Barr Stadium might only cost ratepayers about $27 million. In a controversial decision in 2008, the council committed to contribute $37.5 million towards the stadium funded by targeted rates to repay borrowings and special Port Otago dividends.
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The “PocketStadium” software…

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Nov 2010
Program feeds stadium patrons’ hunger
By Allison Rudd
Three Otago Polytechnic students may have devised the ultimate in comfort and convenience – a software program which enables Forsyth Barr Stadium patrons to order food and drinks via their mobile phones and have them delivered to their seats.
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From the What next? file…

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Nov 2010
Stadium plans will ruffle feathers
By Chris Morris
Feathers could fly if seagulls try to turn Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium into their next nest. Dunedin Venues Management Ltd staff – tasked with running the roofed stadium once complete – are planning to use trained hawks or other predators to chase down seagulls causing a flap inside the venue.
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