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EXCITE 2014 student showcase [Otago Polytechnic]

Excite 2014 – a series of innovative and creative student showcases. From Art, Fashion and Design to IT, Business, Engineering and Culinary Arts – there’s an event to satisfy everyone! Take the opportunity to view and even purchase a range of exceptional student work.

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FUTURE ENGINEERS SHOWCASE
Enjoy an evening listening and chatting to Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering students as they showcase their end-of-year projects, and address real-world engineering challenges.
This is also a wonderful opportunity for those in the industry to meet prospective employees!

Presentations
Mechanical Engineering: Motor cycle carrier, paint tin lid remover, trash compactor
Civil Engineering: Tower base of a wind farm generator and designing a haulage road for a wind farm

Tuesday 11 November, 5pm-7:30pm
L Block, Otago Polytechnic
Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Open to the public
Light refreshments provided.

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TRADEable Skills
AUTOMOTIVE AND ENGINEERING TRADES SHOWCASE

Enjoy an evening chatting and listening to Automotive and Mechanical Engineering students as they showcase their end-of-year projects. Tutors will host interactive demonstrations in welding, automotive, fabrication and machining, and built-from-scratch grass karts will be on display!
For those already in the industry, preview state-of-the-art automotive and mechanical equipment, and see how this leading-edge technology is used to train students.
For those who enjoy getting their hands dirty – this is an event not to be missed!

Wednesday 12 November, 4pm-7:30pm
A Block, Otago Polytechnic
St David Street, Dunedin
Open to the public
Light refreshments provided.

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College of Enterprise and Development
IT AND BUSINESS SHOWCASE

The students solve real business problems for real clients in innovative and creative ways, harnessing the latest technological advancements. The College of Enterprise and Development Showcase celebrates these remarkable achievements!
In their third year of study, Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Applied Management students work on industry projects, combining their skills to demonstrate competence, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship. This interactive event is not to be missed!

College of Enterprise and Development: IT and Business Showcase
Thursday 13 November, 5.30pm
Gallery 1877, Otago Museum

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FEATURE
FOOD DESIGN INSTITUTE

Thursday 20 November, time TBC
Tickets on Sale 3 November
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DEBRIEF

COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Communication designers tell stories in creative and compelling ways. They ask questions, devise concepts and test design strategies through experimentation and prototype development.
On show in the DEBRIEF exhibition is an impressive range of promotional material, animation, illustration and graphic design work, communicating both personal convictions and client needs. Interesting, innovative and visually dynamic, 2014 graduates ensure that each project is graphically enticing.
Presenting third year students’ final works as they prepare to embark on their creative careers.

INTERIORS
Interiors designers create innovative and efficient solutions that respond to contemporary spatial and environmental needs. These solutions require a multidisciplinary approach in uniting fields such as architecture, product design and fashion to meet the spatial needs of clients.
This exciting exhibition showcases the diverse nature of interior design by celebrating and highlighting the hard work, passion and invention of 2014 graduates.

PRODUCT DESIGN
Enhancing and improving people’s experiences and environments is the ultimate aim of product designers. The students are strong independent thinkers who have a positive influence on the world through design. This exhibition features innovative approaches to designing everyday objects — a showcase of the only Product Design bachelor degree in the South Island.
For a taste of the possibilities presented by this dynamic industry, come along and experience their work in the DEBRIEF exhibition.

YEAR 1 AND 2 DESIGN
This varied and vibrant showcase offers a treat for the senses. Surprising, clever and insightful objects feature in this overview of design disciplines at Otago Polytechnic. These thoughtful creations are the result of first and second year School of Design students’ work. The four disciplines presented are Communication, Fashion, Interiors and Product Design.

DEBRIEF exhibition opening times
Friday 21 November, 10am-6pm
Saturday 22 November, 10am-6pm
Sunday 23 November, 10am-2pm
96 Anzac Avenue (former Unipol building), Dunedin

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Collections 14 Fashion Show
FASHION DESIGN

In Collections 14, fledgling fashion designers showcase their latest collections in an exciting and inspirational display of talent and creativity. The emphasis of this annual event is third-year graduate collections, which demonstrate the designers’ individual directions. These are accompanied by stand-out looks created by students in their first two years of study and our Graduate Diploma of Design students.
Shanghai University of Engineering Science / IFA Paris will also show a selection of collections from eight of their designers, as part of the Shanghai Dunedin Sister City Fashion Communication Project.
The public will have the opportunity to view fashion students’ work up close as part of our School of Design exhibition, DEBRIEF.

Friday 21 November, doors open at 7.00pm, seated by 8:15pm
96 Anzac Avenue (former Unipol building), Dunedin
Tickets: $45 per head – purchase from Dash Tickets

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SITE 2014
DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART

With much delight, Dunedin School of Art opens its doors to the public for the annual SITE exhibition. Spanning the entire area of the School, SITE transforms the working environment of a contemporary art school into a gallery for five days. Art lovers will be engaged and inspired by a varied range of unique artworks in this celebrated end-of-year exhibition, and works will be available for purchase.
Whether you have a penchant for painting, print, photography, jewellery, electronic art, sculpture, ceramics, textiles or printmaking – all disciplines are represented. Prepare to be impressed by the talents of this next generation of artists.

Saturday 22 November, 10am-4pm
Monday 24 November – Thursday 27 November, 12noon-4pm
Dunedin School of Art, Riego Street

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Charity House Auction
CARPENTRY

If you’re looking for a brand-new home for your section – look no further!
It’s the eighth year Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have built a house to be auctioned for charity. It’s fully fitted and furnished with products and labour donated by over 20 generous local companies.
The four-bedroom home, complete with en suite and walk-in wardrobe for the master bedroom, is light, spacious and tastefully appointed. Funds raised at the auction will go to the nationally coordinated fundraising effort, United Way, which distributes the proceeds to charities throughout Otago.

Auction
Saturday 22 November, 12 noon
School of Architecture, Building and Engineering (L Block) at ‘The Barn’, Anzac Avenue

Open Homes
Thursdays from 23 October -20 November, 5-5:30pm
Sundays from 26 October – 16 November, 1pm-2pm
School of Architecture, Building and Engineering (L Block), Anzac Avenue

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Plant Sale
NATURAL RESOURCES

In celebration of spring and with summer just around the corner, it’s time to exercise those green fingers! Visit the permaculture garden and do some plant shopping along the way. There’s a special market for purchase of plants proudly grown by horticulture students.

Saturday 22 November, 10am
Permaculture Garden
L Block, 100 Anzac Avenue

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Surface
CREATIVE STUDIES

Experience a wide and exciting range of works in various media across the fields of design and visual art. Students have enjoyed a year of experimentation in different subject areas. Studio papers provide a range of choices including animation, web design, illustration, interior design, painting, illustration and original sound works.
This year’s exhibited works include a variety of digital, drawing, and design projects.
Surface stands testament to the students’ extensive learning during this one year Certificate in Creative Studies programme. Students enrol with varied abilities and experience in design and art, contributing to a rich diversity of work.

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 November, 10am-4pm
Friday 28 November, 10am-12noon
3rd Floor, H Block, Otago Polytechnic
Corner Forth Street and Union Street East

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Dunedin’s draft local alcohol policy (Lap) —submissions, real story outs

District licensing commissioner received direct reports of enticements to survey submitters.

### ODT Online Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Dunedin bars ‘offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys’
By Debbie Porteous
Dunedin bars offered punters cheap drinks to fill in surveys in support of licensees position against a draft liquor licensing policy for the city, Dunedin district licensing commissioner Colin Weatherall says. Mr Weatherall kicked off the first day of Lap hearings in Dunedin with the bombshell accusation.
Read more

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Dunedin City council – Media Release
Draft Local Alcohol Policy Hearings Underway

This item was published on 11 Nov 2014

Residents’ views on the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in the community will be aired at hearings underway in Dunedin. Today is the first of seven days of public hearings on the Dunedin City Council’s draft Local Alcohol Policy, with the last day being Thursday, 4 December. About 280 people are scheduled to speak at the hearings. Two days have been set aside later in December for the Hearings Committee’s deliberations.

The Dunedin City Council’s draft Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) attracted 4262 submissions. Of these, 79% (3,382 submissions) were submitted on forms developed by Hospitality NZ and the Dunedin Inner City Licensing Forum, a group of inner city licensed premises. Of the remainder, 19% (789) were made by individuals and 2% (91) of submissions came from organisations and businesses representing the hospitality, retail, health, tertiary and social sectors, as well as the Police.
DCC Draft Lap (detail)

The draft LAP suggests a range of changes to current practices, including rules about how close new premises may be to places such as schools and early childhood centres, a one-way door policy from 1am, licensing footpath space outside licensed premises until 11pm and banning the serving of shots from midnight. Some of these proposed changes have been opposed by a range of submitters.

DCC General Manager Services and Development Simon Pickford says, “The purpose of the draft was to get a conversation going with the community and we’re really pleased that has happened. It’s important that all sectors of our community, from businesses to individuals, tell us their views as we work to establish what is acceptable to Dunedin residents in terms of the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol.”

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, the draft LAP must take into account issues such as the number of licences of each kind held for premises in its district, and the location and opening hours of each of the premises, the demography of residents and of tourists or holidaymakers who visit the district, the overall health indicators of the district’s residents and the nature and severity of the alcohol-related problems arising in the district.

Mr Pickford says, under the Act, the Hearings Committee is not able to take into account matters such as the economic impact of the suggested changes on businesses.

The membership of the Draft Local Alcohol Policy Hearings Committee is Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull (Chairperson) and Councillors Aaron Hawkins, Mike Lord, Jinty MacTavish, Neville Peat, Andrew Whiley and Lee Vandervis.

Mr Pickford says the Committee will make recommendations to the full Council which will make the final decision on the LAP.
For more details or to view the draft LAP submissions, visit http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/lapsubs.

Contact General Manager Services and Development on 03 477 4000.
DCC Link

Dunedin City Council
Draft Local Alcohol Policy —Consultation Hearing details

Submissions closed: 10/10/2014
Hearing: 11, 12, 13, 19 Nov and 2, 3, 4 Dec 2014
Contact person: Kevin Mechen

The purpose of a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) is to ensure that the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol occurs in a safe and responsible way and that any adverse effects are minimised. The intention is to create an enabling policy that reflects all community aspirations, but finding the balance between various interests is a challenge.

To view the submissions received go to the Draft Local Alcohol Policy submissions information page

Draft Local Alcohol Policy Hearings Agenda
Draft Local Alcohol Policy Hearings Speaking Times Listing
Draft Local Alcohol Policy Report to Hearings Committee
Schedule of breaks during Hearings Committee

Related documents:
Draft Local Alcohol Policy (PDF, 231.4 KB)
The purpose of a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) is to ensure that the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol occurs in a safe and responsible way and that any adverse effects are minimised.

Summary of Background Information (PDF, 269.8 KB)
This policy is to be read in conjunction with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013.

Local Alcohol Policy – Statement of Proposal (PDF, 187.3 KB)
This Statement of Proposal has been prepared to fulfil the requirements of sections 83 and 87 of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) and section 79 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act).

DCC Link

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█ Ministry of Health | http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/healthy-living/addictions/alcohol-and-drugs

█ NZ Drug Foundation | https://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/alcohol

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