Daily Archives: January 5, 2011

This man gets the prize

Members of the public have been saying it or blogging it. However, in today’s ODT print edition we get it straight!

### ODT Wed, 5 Jan 2010 (page 10)
To the point
Good enough for our staff to be randomly tested – health and safety are paramount. Same for elected members.
Colin Weatherall, Dunedin

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### ODT Online Tue, 4 Jan 2011
DCC proposal for random drug testing
By Chris Morris
Random testing and the use of covert electronic surveillance could be among powers to be used by the Dunedin City Council to root out drug abuse by its staff. Council staff are being asked to consider a proposed new alcohol-and-other-drug policy, which details procedures for random and targeted testing for inappropriate use of illicit substances.
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Dunedin

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Opinion: This city’s got a lot to offer
By Simon Cunliffe
In a season of resolutions, my own include making better use of all the great amenities that our city and its surrounds have to offer. Here, in no particular order, are 10 good reasons to live in and enjoy Dunedin in 2011.
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-Simon Cunliffe is deputy editor (news) of the Otago Daily Times.

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Left hand, right hand…

The climate change adaptation project plan, to be implemented over three years at a cost of $67,500 a year, was approved at a finance, strategy and development committee meeting in late November.

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
DCC plans for climate change
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin City Council is set to spend the next three years developing a wide-ranging response to the problem of climate change, after some alarming warnings about what the future holds. The response will include a major study on the future of South Dunedin, and four other ”hot spots” identified as the most vulnerable areas of the city.
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”There are a lot of good reasons why we could be the open air laboratory that tests the green technologies that could benefit communities everywhere.”

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Waitati eyed as energy trial zone
By Stu Oldham
Blueskin Bay could be poised to become New Zealand’s first open air new technology energy laboratory, Waitati Energy Project co-ordinator Scott Willis says. National and international companies were interested in a ”community-size trial zone” for their green technologies, Mr Willis said yesterday.
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Powerhouse Wind director Bill Currie confirmed company representatives met those of some ”quite big” Indian companies during a Dunedin City Council-supported trip.

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Future in wind, but cash needed
By Stu Oldham
A Dunedin company is looking for $700,000 to start building wind turbines for burgeoning and potentially lucrative markets overseas.

Powerhouse Wind wants to start low-volume production of its single-blade turbine to supply domestic customers and send demonstration machines overseas.

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