Local airport, compare #CHC or #ZQN

Dunedin Airport terminal [wikimedia.org] 2Grey skies….

### ODT Online Wed, 6 Jan 2016
‘Long run-up’ to win flights
By David Loughrey
….[Dunedin airport] management continues to try to add transtasman cities to the list of destinations available to passengers. While numbers were down slightly in the 2014-15 year, airport chief executive Richard Roberts said April 2015 was the busiest on record, with just over 78,000 passengers in and out.
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Dunedin International Airport, colloquially known as Momona Airport, is an international airport in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand, serving Dunedin city and the Otago and Southland regions. Wikipedia

Airport type: Public
Owner: Dunedin City Council and the New Zealand Government (The Crown)
Operator: Dunedin International Airport Limited
Location: 25 Miller Road, Momona, Dunedin 9073
Elevation AMSL: 1.20 m / 4 ft
Coordinates: 45°55′41″S 170°11′54″E
Code: DUD

█ Website: dunedinairport.co.nz

DCC Webmap - Dunedin International Airport 25 Miller Rd, MomonaDCC Webmap | Dunedin International Airport, 25 Miller Rd, Momona

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### ODT Online Wed, 6 Jan 2016
Migrants flock to the Otago region
By Vaughan Elder
Statistics New Zealand data showed over the two years to November last year there was a net gain of 2812 migrants in Otago. Of the 2812, by far the largest gains were in Queenstown Lakes district (1189) and Dunedin (1156), followed by Waitaki (204), Central Otago (162), and Clutha (101).
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Image (top): wikimedia.org – Dunedin Airport terminal

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16 responses to “Local airport, compare #CHC or #ZQN

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    The runway’s too small. There aren’t enough passengers for frequent flights at convenient times. So why not greenly step away from the fossil fuel guzzlers altogether and embrace a cuzzy-bro of the cycle, for bringing people from other airports to Dunedin?

    “Rickshaws originated in Japan but are now used all over the world as passenger vehicles.
    While they come in many forms, Mrs Clifford’s is a simple pedwn.al-powered three-wheeler with a seat and canopy at the back….
    While the weight of passengers made the trip difficult, a $2000 electric motor added in October allowed Mrs Clifford to ferry people to and fro with relative ease.”
    http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/368954/cruise-ship-custom-keeps-mum-fit

    Currently she only takes cruise ship passengers to the Careys Bay Hotel and back – she’s a mother with young children, she can’t be expected to meet planes landing in Christchurch and Queenstown. But she has shown what can be done, now it’s up to others to take up the challenge.

  2. Elizabeth

    Via Twitter this week I read about market predictions for driverless cars in the next 20 years. It’s thought the use of driverless cars will outstep the need for many domestic flights…. (there’s an interesting theory) – set your navigation path and cruise, sleep in your car as it drives you through the night etc etc – that to me beats a bike, especially if I don’t want to be an athlete/acrobat balancing suitcases on two wheels or booking a shuttle for my luggage. Roll on car tech.

    Found.
    “In the future you will not need a business hotel or a domestic flight. We can disrupt the entire business of domestic flights,” says a senior Audi strategist.
    Go to http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/25/self-driving-driverless-cars-disrupt-airline-hotel-industries-sleeping-interview-audi-senior-strategist-sven-schuwirth/

  3. Elizabeth

    Some sort of facetious lead story on ODT front page today about John It’s Me Christie wanting to bring Aucklanders south. That’s so desperate John. No jobs here. Further, no well paying jobs for all the family! What happens once you finish at Otago Dim (university), why, you fly out and never come back. The centre of town is dying, the hospital is crippled, the council is ‘how shall we say’, and there are few useful flights in or out, may your disconnection feel complete. And who would ever put faith in a real estate-backed campaign given, well, anything. No not sure ADI has a bottomless pit for hiring geeks and such, as successful as they are. The IT thing is a talked up but useful commodity. Auckland thankfully does not have St Clair rocky beach or lack of yachts and motivated people. But here, as Jeff Dickie pointed out at this website, we’re reduced to putting up ads in the airport bogs. Right now we have lone elderly security guards outside the various banks and no one else much on the street except for lunch hour and during the odd vacuous non spending cruise ship visitation. It’s alright here (last dregs) but hellishly better North for brain satisfaction. A house will never be enough.

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    Re “no one else much on the street except for lunch hour and during the odd vacuous non spending cruise ship visitation”, the ODT features the pedestrian only issue again, with a photo of the CBD at the height of Christmas shopping madness. Then there are photos of other cities’ pedestrian city streets. And of course the great news that Jetty Street will be a pedestrian-only street… and if the CBD footpaths are sparsely populated most of the time, Jetty Street normally looks like there has been an air raid warning and everyone scurried into their bomb shelters.

    {Link: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/369012/pedestrian-only-becoming-way-go -Eds}

  5. Elizabeth

    Oh dear.

    Comment at ODT Online.

    No more Dunedin for me at Xmas either
    Submitted by shakycity on Thu, 07/01/2016 – 5:27pm.

    This was my last xmas in Dunedin as I have had enough of the lack of support after coming out of the Christchurch earthquakes and coming here was a total knockback to my life that I have already had in the loss of the quakes.

  6. Hype O'Thermia

    Lack of support? Christmas gifts of poorly engineered underwear?

  7. Elizabeth

    Probably couldn’t find a fitting employment position.

  8. Hype O'Thermia

    There’s not that many jobs for corsetieres these days now that even ladies’ shape enhancers are so to speak pret a porter.

  9. Elizabeth

    HOTEL HONKIES

    http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/369256/hotel-cost-90m
    If the city needs this so much uncloak the dagger if it’s sheathed non-transparently with construction workers from further north or overseas, and the council intends red-carpet ratepayer subsidy without large sums being identified through the Annual Plan process (the usual sleight of hand stuff we’ve come to expect from our elected representatives, to undercut existing private businesses at Dunedin). Remember too, how much Cull & Co spent kowtowing with the Song brigade to absolute futile effect, on your tab; although, paradoxically, expensively, thanks to that, the threat of an out-of-scale glass headstone at the Steamer Basin was removed.

    This project is down to the 10 boy pals.

    [Remember, the university accountants have already sold out local firms by contracting Leighs Construction from Christchurch; the hospital job will likely go their way too.]

    REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN A ONE HORSE TOWN
    Let’s watch how this pans out. Is the market sufficient to support this project or will it be engineered to be so at our immediate and long term Ratepayer and Resident cost. Remember local government is here to be rooked by the likes of.

    Dunedin is far from unique in this, except for the fact the city’s ratepayer base is so fractionally small and typically low income. Any frills the rich boys want…. over time will send more of our humble poor to penuary. It will be thanks to the present council leaders and dawdling councillors (who have singularly failed to rein in the mayor’s climate change nonsense, note). They have failed the citizenry HOW MANY TIMES and for HOW MANY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS (no longer in your pockets).

    15 storeys of blowhard statements every used car salesman trolls on. When they want a quick buck from China and DCC to fortify and uphold their private tourism ventures.

    Who dangled Song.

    Be honest, upfront and declared or f*** off.
    Continues to be the message.

    The girl pal with short hair is . . .

    DCC Webmap - Upper Octagon Moray Place Filleul Street (star)DCC Webmap – Upper Octagon Moray Place Filleul Street
    Proposed site for a hotel (star)

  10. Elizabeth

    Received from Douglas Field
    Sat, 9 Jan 2016 at 11:40 a.m.

    [click to enlarge]
    New Hotel development 2

  11. Elizabeth

    Comment at ODT Online:

    Moteliers getting out while they can
    Submitted by tizeye on Sun, 10/01/2016 – 12:09pm.
    If Dunedin needs more rooms can someone tell me why there are five motels for sale on George St alone. I understand that occupancy rates are well below last year and that moteliers are selling up while they still can.
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  12. Elizabeth

    Why is ODT not shopping this idiot. Little integrity tied to the circus act.

    ### ODT Online Mon, 11 Jan 2016
    New harbour hotel mooted
    By Chris Morris
    The man behind Dunedin’s latest five-star hotel bid is also eyeing a major development on the edge of the Steamer Basin. The man, again speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed he was considering a multistorey four-star hotel and apartment development on the south side of the Steamer Basin.
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  13. Elizabeth

    ### NZ Herald Online 12:00 PM Monday Jan 11, 2016
    Christchurch to get first “pod hotel”
    After four years of planning and negotiations, construction has begun on Christchurch’s first pod hotel to be built alongside the city’s international airport. The “Jucy Snooze” being built will hold close to 300 fibreglass and steel capsules that fit one person and can be booked for $30 per night. […] The pods will be eight to a room and an alternative to the traditional bunk beds in a shared dorm room targeted at budget travelers.
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