Daily Archives: May 31, 2013

Sinkhole

Friday, 31 May 2013 4:34 p.m.

St Clair Esplanande 31.5.13 (1)St Clair esplanade, Dunedin [image supplied – click to view enlarged]

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University of Otago development plans

University of Otago Registry and Clocktower Building [physics.otago.ac.nz] 1University of Otago Stadium building [otago.ac.nz] 2When previously . . .

### ODT Online Thu, 30 May 2013
$358m vote of confidence
By Vaughan Elder
The figure the university has earmarked for construction, from last year until 2020, was revealed in the university’s priority development plan, obtained by the Otago Daily Times under the Official Information Act. The plan includes 22 projects, 20 of which are in Dunedin. The university declined to reveal the budgets for individual projects, citing commercial sensitivity, but put the total budget for the work at $357.8 million.

University chief operating officer John Patrick said the projects were included in the plan for a number of reasons, including to accommodate growth, to improve building layout and efficiency and health and safety.

Asked how the university could afford such a large amount of work, given what it had previously described as a “difficult” funding environment, Mr Patrick said: “The University of Otago has a fiscal strategy that is designed to provide funding for capital development.”
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*Images: (top) physics.otago.ac.nz – University of Otago Registry and Clocktower; otago.ac.nz – Building at University Plaza

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Warm Dunedin: assistance to homeowners for installing insulation and clean heating

Warm Up New Zealand (energywise.govt.nz)

Dunedin City Council – Media Release
Warm Dunedin Trial Extended

This item was published on 31 May 2013.

The popular Warm Dunedin pilot programme has been extended for up to three months.

The Warm Dunedin targeted rate programme helps increase household warmth, health and comfort by providing a rates advance to help with the upfront costs of installing insulation and/or clean heating.

Warm Dunedin works alongside the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme, which offers Energywise funding for installing insulation. Other funding and assistance programmes are also available.

Dunedin City Council Energy Manager Neville Auton says applications open again on 1 June and are due to close on 31 August. If funding runs out before applications close, the programme will stop earlier.
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Full information on the programme is available at www.dunedin.govt.nz/warmdunedin or phone Customer Services on 477 4000.

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*Image: EECA [energywise.govt.nz]

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