University of Otago flyover #partyville

### ODT Online Fri, 26 Jun 2015
Video: University of Otago flyover
A video from Dunedin’s Taylormade of the University of Otago is attracting huge viewing numbers. The video lasts 2min 27sec and is a flyover of Dunedin and the university campus area. The video has attracted over 90,000 views on the university’s Facebook page which, Taylormade CEO Ian Taylor says, “highlights the power and reach of social media”. Link

UOLCFY Published on Jun 15, 2015
Check out our awesome city and our famous University in this fantastic animated flyover made by Taylormade Productions.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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10 responses to “University of Otago flyover #partyville

  1. Ian is being too modest. It’s not social media that is the main reason so many people have watched it – its absolutely amazing. PS No matter what Sir Ian Taylor does, he will always be Ian from ‘Spot On’ to those of us of a certain generation. I was introduced to him by my father when I was about 9. Ian was working at the boat launching ramp at Wanaka. He had been working all summer with his shirt off and was very brown. My dad told me that Ian was about to start as a presenter on ‘Spot On’ – my favourite show. I didn’t quite believe him and didn’t think Ian would replace Douglas (I cried when he left!). Was I ever wrong. Ian, you are a NZ taonga.

  2. Elizabeth

    The University of Otago marketing pitch never really changes, Taylormade gave it a good shot….

    ### dunedintv.co.nz July 10, 2015 – 5:51pm
    Thousands attend Re-Orientation events
    Re-Orientation is in full swing with thousands of students attending events to celebrate the start of the second semester. Despite huge crowds at each event, those organising the gigs and the city’s emergency services say this year, behaviour’s been good. And the student’s association says it’s taken a proactive approach in terms of safety, to ensure the event has a future in Dunedin.
    Video

  3. Calvin Oaten

    Talking of education things I see in today’s ODT Cr David Benson-Pope lamenting to David Loughrey over “Lessions and Learnings” as practised in this modern era. He is particularly dismissive of the use of the word ‘learnings’ when the correct term should be ‘lessons’. He even is banning the use of the word ‘learnings’ from meetings he controls. Cr Benson-Pope said it was “embarrassing to cast yourself as a ‘pedant’ or the grammar police all the time”. He’s got that right, but missed the correct spelling. The word is ‘paederast’ David, get it right.

    {David Loughrey’s spoof, Lessons and learnings at http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/348701/lessons-and-learnings -Eds}

    • Peter

      I think DBP does have a point about bureaucratic and political language….unaware of the lessons vs learnings usage though.
      The going or moving forward, outcomes, blue sky thinking, strategic plan etc is indeed embarrassing for those who have to hear this stuff. It is deadening and only serves to turn listeners off.
      Maybe councillors could be made aware of the dangers of bureaucratic gobbledegook at their induction and refresher courses. To live a life caught up in this language is very sad.

  4. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Sat, 11 Jul 2015
    University proctor bowing out
    By Carla Green
    When university proctor Simon Thompson (67) retires in August, it will be his second shot at leaving the workforce. […] He said the student population had not changed much.
    Read more

    Unfortunately, not unlike vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne, proctor Simon Thompson has been seen by many residents living in the central city and city rise as failing to respond and react constructively – according to the seniority and responsibilities of his well-remunerated university position – to growing concerns about drunk and atrociously out of control students, escalating noise, vandalism, littering, violence, trashing of historic built heritage, arson, pop-up parties, intimidation, harassment, and the rise of overt civil disorder.

    The students have been running circles round the ivy-stupid and ill-equipt university hierarchy for too long.

  5. Elizabeth

    “Students” is a broad term —not saying University of Otago or Otago Polytechnic, what are the odds.

    ### ODT Online Thu, 13 Aug 2015
    Students targeted in Dunedin drug raids
    Police say raids in Dunedin yesterday were targeting students importing the drug Ecstasy. Three search warrants were executed in North Dunedin targeting the importation of the Class B controlled drug, and a further warrant was executed in the Green Island area.
    Read more

    █ Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

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    ### ODT Online Thu, 13 Aug 2015
    Fear drugs may cause fatality
    By Timothy Brown
    Bar owners and police fear it is only a matter of time until someone fatally overdoses as drugs flood the student party scene. Police concern about MDMA and other amphetamines had prompted them to speak to bar owners about the problem, Detective Nik Leigh, of the Southern district organised crime squad, said.
    Read more

    Det Leigh should know full well that this is NOT a North Dunedin problem, it has spread with pop-up parties into City Rise and beyond. The students (and others) are that fricking stupid, completely divorced from who is manufacturing what, with what chemical mixes, strengths and impurities – TAKING ANYTHING because it’s a COOL EXPERIMENT. Losers.

  6. Elizabeth

    Clarified: University of Otago “students”. Lovely! Send your kids to Otago to P-A-R-T-Y

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Thursday, August 13, 2015
    Authorities crack down on drugs in the student quarter
    Local police and customs officers are cracking down on the importation of illegal drugs by university students.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Aug 13, 2015
    Authorities crack down on drugs in the student quarter

    Related:

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    Otago Polytechnic students subject to drug and alcohol testing More Otago Polytechnic students are subject to drug and alcohol testing, through a revised policy. It permits testing in response to accidents on campus, as well as cases of just cause.
    Ch39 Link

    39 Dunedin Television Published on Aug 12, 2015
    Otago Polytechnic Students Subject to Drug and Alcohol Testing

  7. Elizabeth

    Remind me again why a senior police officer should seek anonymity when making public comment on social responsibility. Like the wilting wallflower. Judge Kevin Phillips, however, has nothing to hide on taking the hard line.

    ### ODT Online Sat, 15 Aug 2015
    Denial of discharge lauded
    By Timothy Brown
    A senior policeman has lauded a Dunedin judge for refusing to allow a student to escape conviction for couch burning. “One minute they are all boozed up and want to take the world on, the next minute they walk into the court with their ties on and butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths. It’s quite frankly sickening,” the senior Southern district police officer, who spoke to the Otago Daily Times on the condition of anonymity, said.
    Read more

  8. Elizabeth

    Reports of a “similar” party on Cumberland St came in just before 5pm.

    ### ODT Online Mon, 14 Sep 2015
    Teenager injured in party roof fall
    By Carla Green
    A teenager who fell from the roof of a house on the corner of Castle and Howe Sts during a mid-afternoon party on Saturday was taken to hospital, police say. Senior Sergeant Ian Temple, of Dunedin, said police had received reports the party was becoming “unruly” and there were about 50 people on a roof.
    Read more

  9. Elizabeth

    Good news.

    Removing all visible mess from streets in the campus area.

    Fri, 2 Sep 2016
    ODT: Joint bid to keep streets clean
    The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council have joined forces as part of an effort to keep streets in the student quarter free from rubbish. A report tabled at this week’s infrastructure services committee said the university had identified some funding was available for extra kerbside collections and street cleaning in the student quarter.

    █ 30.8.16 Infrastructure Services Committee
    Agenda with Reports

    Go to Part A Reports (Committee has power to decide these matters):
    7. Solid Waste Activity Report for the Quarter ending 30 June 2016
    Department: Water and Waste

    View Full Agenda with Reports:
    HTML | PDF (1.0 MB)

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