Daily Archives: November 20, 2010

2010 Southern Architecture Awards – NZ Institute of Architects

### ODT Online Sat, 20 Nov 2010
Opera house cited in architecture awards
By Nigel Benson
The redeveloped Oamaru Opera House has been praised in the 2010 Southern Architecture Awards. The project by William Ross Architects was commended in the public architecture category of the awards, which were announced yesterday. The awards are organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
The judges were Queenstown architect Michael Wyatt, Dunedin architectural graduate Hannah Sharp, Dunedin heritage consultant Elizabeth Kerr and Dunedin architect Chris Doudney.
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### ODT Online Sat, 20 Nov 2010
PM praises NHNZ during opening
By Dene Mackenzie
Prime Minister John Key proved to be in top form when he yesterday opened NHNZ’s new headquarters in Dunedin. Mr Key told the audience it was a special day for him to be in Dunedin, as it was two years ago to the day that his Government was sworn in.
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Selection of award winning entries from the jury tour in Queenstown Lakes district (snapshots).

██ NZIA 2010 Southern Architecture Awards – winners information, citations and more photos at NZIA website

Post and images by Elizabeth Kerr


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Oh for heavens’ sake, DCC

### ODT Online Sat, 20 Nov 2010
Wastewater plant plan
By Chris Morris
A plan to fast-track up to $11.6 million in spending on the Tahuna wastewater treatment plant will be scrutinised by Dunedin city councillors next week.Cr Syd Brown, the chairman of the council’s new finance, strategy and development committee, said he would be checking the proposal carefully over the next few days.

There was wide public support for the Tahuna project, but the proposal would have to go through a “testing process” and was not guaranteed to proceed.
-Syd Brown, Chair of Finance, Strategy and Development Committee

No project was “untouchable”, but debate and progress towards completing Tahuna dated back more than 20 years, and the project had strong community support.
-Andrew Noone, Chair of Infrastructure Services Committee

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