Vogel Street Party 2016 #randoms










On Saturday, the Vogel Street Party hit the streets of the Warehouse Precinct. Now in its third year, the party continues the celebration of Dunedin’s successes by highlighting CONNECTIONS — celebrating the links that bring our Dunedin communities together with the rest of the world, as well as each other. Our gigatown status means we can showcase the creative arts, fashion, music, drama, interactive activities, innovation and development across the city.




















Sat, 8 Oct 2016
ODT: Thousands flock to Vogel St Party
A crowd of more than 15,000 took in the sights of Dunedin’s heritage gem during the Vogel St Party today. Vogel St Party Charitable Trust chairman Brendan Christie said the party was “great”.

Post and still images by Elizabeth Kerr

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9 responses to “Vogel Street Party 2016 #randoms

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    I had to go across town around 3pm, couldn’t understand why the road was thick with Sunday drivers on a Saturday, dawdling along the one-way – “Ooh Mervyn, them in that brick house have painted their fence! Isn’t it nice to get out and see the sights!”

  2. Mike

    I’ve taken part for all 3, putting some stuff on display, and mostly organising activities with kids – this year’s was better than previous years for a couple of reasons:

    – I think they started later (3pm) than previous years which sort of compressed things more into the evening and darkness.

    – the last 2 years the weather turned to crap about 5pm chasing all the families home, this year the weather was much better.

    Having a festival devoted to lighting up a street just after DST arrives seems a little self defeating … the stuff projected on the back of Sammies was rather neat once it was dark.

  3. Elizabeth

    ### channel39.co.nz Mon, 10 Oct 2016
    Thousands celebrate creativity at street party
    An estimated 15,000-20,000 people took time to take in the creative delights on offer at the Vogel Street Party in Dunedin at the weekend. The theme of this year’s event was connections. And that meant people coming together to celebrate music, art, design and technology all in one space.
    Ch39 Link

    Channel 39 Published on Oct 9, 2016


    Mon, 10 Oct 2016
    ODT: ‘Massive turnout’ for party
    Hipsters and pole dancers rubbed shoulders in the shadow of Dunedin’s built heritage on Saturday as thousands thronged Vogel St for the third annual street party. […] Vogel St Party Charitable Trust chairman Brendan Christie said the party on the 17degC day was “great”, attracting a “massive turnout”. “The weather is dry, our events are humming, performers are getting great crowds, smiles on people’s faces, kids laughing — what more could you want?”

  4. Elizabeth

    Sat, 10 Dec 2016
    ODT: Vogel St here we come
    Gallaway Cook Allan staff moving to their new office yesterday…. The law firm’s 60 staff yesterday moved into a purpose-fitted office designed by McAuliffe Stevens Architects in the Dalgety and Co building in Vogel St after about 35 years at a Princes St premises. Cont/

    During public site visits at the Vogel St Party this year I remember a Special Moment reserved for me.

    After taking photographs of the unfinished ‘Carpet Court’ building interior (some feature at the post above) I was walking to exit the building at Cumberland St when the building owner whom I’d never met or spoken to before suddenly confronted me, with the imperative to remove me from the building.

    The exchange was something along the lines of:

    ‘Are you Elizabeth Kerr?’
    [Yes, I smiled unsuspectingly.]

    ‘I’m [gave his name], and I’m asking you to leave the building.’
    [Clearly no prize of free legal services for a year, I was puzzled thinking maybe I had missed the No Photographs sign.]

    ‘You didn’t let me into your space so I’m not letting you into mine.’
    [Complete blank. ‘I don’t have a space, _____’, politely addressing him by his christian name, thinking as I said this that he might’ve meant a commercial building ‘space’ (?), I also checked myself contextually, grammatically, given the testosterone coming at me —I’m sure he didn’t mean ‘that’ sort of space….]

    ‘Your blog’ he said, as others watched on somewhat phased by his proceedings.
    [‘I’m very happy to leave the building, _____’, as he held the door open like a true gentleman, threateningly.]

    I continued my camera run at the Fun Open Day.

    I didn’t recall dealing with him online, thousands of bolshy comments from all and sundry have passed under the bridge at What if? Dunedin. No outstanding contretemps of the written word and awkward stoush came to mind, but the door man seemed wounded by something.

    Later that day I exchanged the tale with one or two friends of mine who know him well.

    Previously, I had been contacted by locals concerned about the window opening treatments and disturbance to heritage values affecting not only readings of the large warehouse building but also the Vogel Street Heritage Precinct —which I understand led to some sort of post-resource consent challenge to drawings submitted and planning processes at DCC.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Oh diddums!
      “Oo’s a tosser, then? Ooo’s a big grumpy toy tosser?
      [sotto voce] Overtired, Elizabeth. You know how they get before Christmas.

  5. Elizabeth

    DCC shark alert

    SO MUCH activity in Vogel St (Not) that DCC has decided to make MORE MONEY off carparks. D’oh.

    At Facebook:

    The Warehouse Precinct is never going to take off. Who wants to live under Jetty St overbridge like flaming trolls with a DCC bubblehead-inspired trash recycling centre (for whom? hardly anybody lives in the precinct) ?

    This is how young, inexperienced and stupid those in ‘authority’ have actually got.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      DCC car haters think they’ll force people to use the buses and ride bloody bicycles. All they do is weaken the retail areas where they pull these stunts.

      From http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/90413666/Anger-at-An-Accessible-City-central-Christchurch-traffic-plan
      True Kiwi comments “…. The “old” system encouraged people in to the city. Now it welcomes greenies on bikes. Yep that will work. An ageing population always bikes everywhere. Not.”

      When anyone suggests meeting somewhere my first reaction is to think of somewhere that’s NOT in the CBD – now also not in the Warehouse precinct. I doubt if I’m the only one. Good news for suburban cafes and bars!

    • Anonymous

      As owner of a business in Vogel St, I was surprised to learn that:
      a) there were a large number of all-day parks in the area
      b) that businesses on Vogel St had been consulted

      • Hype O'Thermia

        You were consulted, Anonymous. The DCC is neither a muddleheaded mess of confusion nor in the habit of telling less than the truth, the whole truth….
        Their Psychic got in touch with your Spirit Guide and fully informed that entity. Your Spirit Guide was given every opportunity to respond and did so, the actual words being “Whateverrrrr… now get off’a my ectoplasm.”

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