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### ODT Online Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Editorial: Dunedin’s growing contentment
OPINION It is time to consign Dunedin’s habitual discontent to history…. Link
[IF YOU MEAN IT – STOP SUPPORTING MAYOR CULL]

OPINION For a time our weather, isolation, strong links to the supposedly dour Scots and misery at our falling fortunes served as excuses….
[IF YOU MEAN IT – VOTE OUT CULL]

OPINION The University of Otago’s success in many ways saved the city yet, ironically, helped solidify its bleak reputation as students from around the country were met by old, cold and damp houses in a city down on luck and struggling to rediscover its place in the world.
[MAYOR OF DUNEDIN NO LONGER SITS ON UNIVERSITY COUNCIL]

OPINION This time the stories are all positive. […] And why wouldn’t they be?
[PSST. CULL’S COUNCIL DROWNS SOUTH DUNEDIN JUNE 2015]

OPINION The city boasts extraordinary infrastructure….
[DAMAGES TO SOUTH DUNEDIN, YEARS OF BLOCKED DRAINS TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS LATER]

OPINION No other city in the country has anything to rival Forsyth Barr Stadium….
[53,000 AGING RATEPAYERS, DESCENDENTS AND NEWCOMERS PAYING OFF DCC CONSOLIDATED DEBT FOREVER]

OPINION At the same time Auckland’s famed sunny summers have been accompanied in recent years by concerns around swarms of houseflies, jellyfish, sea lice and mosquitoes, nuisances unheard of here.
[GET FREAKING REAL, TAKEN LEAVE OF YOUR SENSES ?]

OPINION The current upsurge for Dunedin may not be a boom of mythical proportion with gold ingots springing from the soil.
[VERY NEARLY IS, MYTHICAL AND DREAR WHILE CULL WEARS CHAIN]

—Trite and tarnished, tissue of UNtruths.
SMITH BROS : HELP VOTE CULL OUT

Deceits and Dementia at Dunedin, anyone ?

#DUD

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

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Misero-mercenary at U of O

misero mercenary

Just in, Rhodes says:

Naylor Love stiffed by U of O.
$100M Dental School to be awarded to Leighs Construction.

But…
Naylor Love’s consolation prize is the new $18M Otago Polytechnic Hall of Residence, where they were significantly more expensive than other local rival Amalgamated Builders, but scored much higher on non-price attributes, which gave them top ranking.

Amalgamated Builders, clearly not flavour of the month at either Polytech or University —it’s understood the same thing occurred at the recent Commerce Building Upgrade.

Related Post and Comments:
1.7.16 No one wants to work for U of O
31.5.13 University of Otago development plans

For more enter the term *university*, *campus master plan*, *property services*, *leith flood protection* or *landscaping* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

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