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Ian Athfield at Dunedin | Open Lecture Friday 26 April

New Zealand Historic Places Trust RA Lawson Lecture

Ian Athfield — “Heritage Starts with a Great Idea Tomorrow”
Thoughts on community and heritage

New Zealand Historic Places Trust and New Zealand Institute of Architects – Southern Branch are co-sponsoring the public talk by one of New Zealand’s most well-known architects, Ian Athfield

Panel on stage – Lawrie Forbes (property developer), Glen Hazelton (DCC urban design), Elizabeth Kerr (architecture advocate), Stephen Macknight (structural engineer)

When: Friday 26 April 2013 at 7:30 pm

Where: University of Otago, St David Lecture Theatre
Union Street East, Dunedin

All welcome

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Ian Athfield-1Ian Athfield is a prominent New Zealand architect who over his 40+ year career has contributed significantly to the built environment of New Zealand. He has a strong interest in urban design, landscape and the continuing craft of architecture with an emphasis on building off the existing physical environment.

While first establishing a reputation through innovative housing, Athfield is renowned for his big picture thinking in both urban and rural environments. He has been involved in the creation of many of New Zealand’s most successful urban spaces, landscapes, and buildings. His work continues to stretch across all scales from furniture and public sculpture to architecture, landscape, and urban design; and across type from domestic to civic.

Athfield’s contribution to architecture has received widespread recognition and not only earned his practice numerous design awards but earned him the 2004 NZIA Gold Medal, an honorary Doctorate in Literature from Victoria University and in 1996 the New Zealand Government made him a Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Ian Athfield is currently serving on the Board of The New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and as a member of the NZHPT Maori Heritage Council.

http://www.athfieldarchitects.co.nz/

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Free Wi-Fi for Dunedinites

How many cafés in George Street DON’T have free Wi-Fi ?!
How intermittent is 3G coverage in Dunedin’s CBD really ?!

Not many of us bother to connect to high-speed broadband ?!

The Insiders Dunedin campaign was a substantial FLOP !!

Tourism Dunedin was tracking to meet only 7 out of 18 targets
[half-yearly report] !!

NOISE and no substance ?!

### ODT Online Wed, 24 Apr 2013
Free WiFi for tourists ‘ideal’
By Rosie Manins
Free internet access throughout central Dunedin is an ideal next step in the city’s bid to attract more visitors and let them promote it as a destination worldwide, industry professionals say. At present, free WiFi in the Octagon and other isolated pockets of the city contribute to its ”good performance” in the digital arena, but much more could be done, Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton said.

”International travellers expect to be connected to the rest of the world and to their contacts at no cost. Dunedin offers a great introduction to the city with free WiFi in the Octagon, where the default website is dunedinnz.com, and I think it would be ideal for free WiFi to be more widely available throughout the city.”

Parts of dunedinnz.com were translated into ”simplified Chinese” and Tourism Dunedin planned to continue its digital investment, Mr Saxton said.

Mr Saxton said the recent roll-out of high-speed broadband and fibre in Dunedin meant residents and visitors were far more connected, and it was important the area’s tourism operators further invested digitally to capitalise on that.

Insiders Dunedin was a good example of sharing positive aspects of the city to an international audience, using authentic content from residents, Mr Saxton said.
Read more

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20.7.09 Want/need free Wi-Fi network – do we???

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