The ‘free’ publication didn’t arrive in letter boxes at lower Pitt St, Dunedin – some householders receive official mail through post slots in their front doors. Don’t tell me the mail distributors for Aurora – god, like Allied Press – refuse to deliver to door slots off the street (in clear safe public view) due to [their] perceived Health and Safety risks…. greater than dangerous poles ? [Unlike NZ Post, DX Mail and other Couriers who provide efficient direct service.]
[Old stats, who would guess Aurora’s in such a financial and corporate mess?]
Aurora Energy is an electricity distribution company in Otago, New Zealand. Aurora Energy is owned by Dunedin City Holdings Limited on behalf on the Dunedin City Council. Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s sixth largest electricity distributor. Wikipedia
Formerly called: Dunedin Electricity Limited (1990-2003)
Predecessor: Waipori Falls Hydroelectric Company Ltd
Founded: June 26, 1990 in Dunedin, New Zealand
Headquarters: Dunedin, New Zealand
– Grady Cameron (CEO)
– Stephen Thompson (Chairman) [previously, Ian Parton]
Revenue: $99.5 Million USD (2015)
Net income: $8.1 Million USD (2015)
Total assets: $413.9 Million USD
Total equity: $182.55 Million USD (2015)
Owner: Dunedin City Council
Parent organisation: Dunedin City Holdings Limited
Fast Track: http://www.auroraenergy.co.nz/about/major-projects/current-projects/fasttrack/
Helterskelter Delta, solidly joined at Aurora’ hip, writes an open letter at page 3 of today’s ODT:
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
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L A S T ● W E E K ● T H E ● O D T ● P A Y W A L L ● H I T
This week a new reader at What if? Dunedin, Jonathon O’Donohue, mentioned he’d heard that “ODT circulation has dropped 40%”.
With no timeframe to qualify that, we rang around only to be told that “at peak” (whenever that was ?) ODT had had a circulation of 55,000 —now dropped to about 33-34,000.
Welcome to the Internet.
Interestingly, this came to one of my Twitter accounts yesterday from ODT’s Chris Morris. Thanks! Depressing graph [click to enlarge].
█ Find out more at the New Zealand Audit Bureau of Circulations Inc (ABC):
http://www.abc.org.nz/ (magazine and newspaper circulations)
█ For more at What if? Dunedin, use the search terms *allied press*, *odt* or *editor* in the search box at right.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.
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