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Pinnacle Steel: Local company eyes Christchurch rebuild

Pinnacle Steel components 1 [pinnaclesteel.co.nz]

### ODT Online Tue, 17 Sep 2013
Steel firm wants to use Burnside site
By Debbie Porteous
A Dunedin steel fabricator seeking to expand its business and employ more people has applied for resource consent to build on a part of the old Burnside freezing works site in Kaikorai Valley. Pinnacle Steel wants to build a 1500sq m building, accommodating 30 employees, on the corner of Kaikorai Valley and Townleys Rds.
Company shareholder Paul Hickey said it operated from an industrial site in Sturdee St in the city, but that was cramped and the company sought a more suitable site to expand and take on new staff, in response to increased demand for fabricated steel. About 26 staff were employed by the company, but it wanted to start a production line in the new building, and would ”definitely” require more staff.

The demand for steel was coming from Christchurch, and it was expected to continue for years.

A report on the consent application from Dunedin City Council planner Darryl Sycamore to the council’s hearings committee said, according to the company, the site was used by the Burnside freezing works to hold stock and as a reservoir for the meat works’ cooling system.
[The planner] recommends the committee grant consent with conditions, including requirements to plant around the building.
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Pinnacle Steel logo (Dunedin)

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Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society

8 March 2011
See advertising feature in today’s ODT (print and digital editions, pages 12-14) which carries more Dunedin Fire Brigade 150th anniversary and related events information.

### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Restoration society rescued
By John Gibb
Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
Dunedin transport firm owner Doug Hall has stepped in, effectively, to save the Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society by providing crucial storage and workshop space at Burnside, shortly before the society had to quit its previous premises.
The society is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the Dunedin Fire Brigade is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month, from March 11 to 13.
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### ODT Online Sat, 5 Mar 2011
Magazine: All hands to the pump
By Mark Price
Two Dunedin institutions with intertwining histories celebrate their 150th anniversaries this year. One is the Otago Daily Times and the other is the Dunedin Fire Brigade. With the help of brigade historian John Ingram, Mark Price looks back at the danger fire posed in a young, wooden Dunedin and at how the brigade came into existence.

The first fire-engine – donated by the Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Company and relying totally on manpower – was delivered early in 1861 and the first meeting of the Dunedin Volunteer Fire Brigade was held on February 20, 1861.

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