Daily Archives: February 4, 2012

Editor pitches for rugby nursery

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Feb 2012
Editorial: Rugby and professionalism
The professional rugby era has not been kind to New Zealand. We have tried to box above our weight in the notoriously difficult business of professional sport, under the illusion that because we have the most prolific and successful player nursery in the world, professionalism was a natural progression. It hasn’t been, as is evident by news the Otago Rugby Football Union is the latest in a growing list of provincial unions in dire financial strife. All provincial unions are weighed down by debt, high player wage costs and a public bored by nine-month saturation coverage of our national game on television.
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Who on earth wore the Editor’s hat to compose this last gasp?

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DCC digital strategy, um…

The UFB introduction for Dunedin was announced in August last year, part of a Government promise to invest $1.5 billion building the infrastructure. The objective is to provide UFB to 75% of New Zealanders [within] 10 years, concentrating on priority broadband users such as businesses, schools and health services in the first six years.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Feb 2012
Dunedin ‘on cusp’ of digital progress
By David Loughrey
Work to bring ultrafast broadband (UFB) to Dunedin is about to begin, at the same time as the city’s new “digital office” gets ready to open for business. While an official launch of the UFB work had been delayed from yesterday until later this month, physical work to lay cables for the service would begin at that time, contractor Chorus confirmed this week. Mayor Dave Cull said the introduction of the service was important for Dunedin.
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Like reading dead meat…
Dunedin Digital Strategy (Overview)
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/business-support/dunedin-digital-strategy

Dunedin Digital Strategy (PDF, 2.1 MB)
This is the city’s first Digital Strategy (2010-2013). It has been created through community consultation, research and with guidance from a Digital Strategy Steering Team.

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