Tag Archives: Community expectations

Undie 500 rates stiff mention

### ODT Online Wed, 16 Sep 2009
Changes to alcohol legislation supported
By Elspeth McLean

Alcohol abuse is one of New Zealand’s most significant problems, and events surrounding the Undie 500 last weekend had brought the issues to the fore, the Otago and Southland community and public health advisory committee heard in Invercargill yesterday.
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### ODT Online Wed, 16 Sep 2009
First Castle St cases not students

Two Dunedin men, neither of them university students, are the first people to be convicted following last weekend’s Undie 500 disorder. Flatmates Hamish Thomas Munro (18), millhand, and Jai Shonker Prasad (27), process worker, both pleaded guilty by letter to breaching the temporary North Dunedin liquor ban in Castle St on Saturday.
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He travelled from Balclutha to be part of the Undie 500 weekend for “a fun time”.

### ODT Online Wed, 16 Sep 2009
Couch leap ‘stupid’, burnt student says
By Hamish McNeilly

Midway through jumping over a burning couch on Friday night, Telford Rural Polytechnic student Matthew Scally (18) had a horrible thought. “I’m not going to make it.”
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National approach to sustainability fundamentally flawed

### ODT Online Thu, 3 Sep 2009
Warning of ‘catastrophic’ future

A think tank report on sustainability, released in Wellington today, calls for a radical overhaul of economic and environmental policies and practices to avoid a “catastrophic” future for the country.
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### ODT Online Thu, 03/09/2009 – 6:54pm.
Comment by Duke of Ban Phai on Sustainability and local body leadership

This is an authoritative, milestone report with major implications for individuals and both national and local governance. It’s downloadable for free from: http://www.phase2.org/documents/SSFNZ_web_310809.pdf
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### ODT Online Fri, 04/09/2009 – 4:04am.
Submitted by Al Bartlett on Sustainability

Dear friends, The new report on sustainability in NZ gives no hint of recognizing the First Law of Sustainability: Growth of populations and/or growth in the rates of consumption of resources cannot be sustained. Stopping population growth is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition for achieving sustainability. Albert A. Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Physics [University of Colorado].

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