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### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Opinion: This city’s got a lot to offer
By Simon Cunliffe
In a season of resolutions, my own include making better use of all the great amenities that our city and its surrounds have to offer. Here, in no particular order, are 10 good reasons to live in and enjoy Dunedin in 2011.
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-Simon Cunliffe is deputy editor (news) of the Otago Daily Times.

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Your City Our Future – call for community feedback and suggestions

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

Your City, Our Future – Have Your Say

This item was published on 20 Dec 2010.

The Dunedin City Council is planning the third stage of the Your City Our Future (YCOF) community engagement programme.

The first stage was the Futures Forum held in July 2010 when more than 200 stakeholders met to discuss the future direction of the city. The second stage involved nine leadership teams, made up of key community leaders and stakeholders, meeting regularly to discuss the future direction of the city.

Mayor Dave Cull says, “This programme provides a holistic vision for the city and it is important that the community plays an active part in creating that vision. ” I’m pleased that in my new role as Mayor, I have the opportunity to build on the work that has been done to date, and help shape Dunedin into the city its community wants it to be.”

To this end, the DCC is inviting the community to provide input into the YCOF programme. From this week, Dunedin residents will be able to offer feedback and suggestions on the Your City Our Future project at www.dunedin.govt.nz/ycof. The DCC has made the project available online to engage as wide a cross-section of the community as possible.

DCC Corporate Policy Manager, Nicola Johnston says, “We want to make this process as open and accessible as we can. We have had extremely good feedback from the leadership teams, with 96% enthusiastic about continuing to be part of the process and placing the information on the website with the feedback form allows us to gather a more informal perspective.”

The YCOF programme seeks to ensure a co-ordinated approach for community input into visioning and futures thinking in:

* Community Outcomes – refresh the Community Plan vision and outcomes;
* City Development Strategy – an integrated strategy for Dunedin’s urban development over the next 30 years, including a Spatial Plan; and
* Sustainability Framework.

The YCOF process was developed based on the strategic consultation process undertaken in 2001/02 – ‘Choices for the Future – 2021’ on which Dunedin city’s original Community Plan was based.

Contact Nicola Johnston or Tami Sargeant on 474 3327.

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RE:SPEAK ‘Considering Dunedin’

Updated post Fri, Mar 2015 at 2:47 p.m.
RE:SPEAK is no longer online. The text below is full extent of the mention to What if? Dunedin made by Byron Kinnaird on 17.11.10.

Productspec reviews What if? Dunedin… by Byron

Respeak 17.11.10 Productspec Wellington - Byron [respeak.net]

“A vibrant and well-informed blog has emerged from the discussion around Dunedin’s new stadium, with intentions to spread its dialogue wider.

Launched by Paul Le Comte during the development of the Otago Stadium, this blog has now evolved into a frequently updated, and informed (and informative) source of information and news for the far South.

Bringing Elizabeth Kerr in to contribute as well, the site has manifested a crucial context for debate and discussion on the public project, which now sits on Dunedin’s waterfront. Have a look through their archive of posts for an intriguing, and detailed account of the process, as Le Comte says, “when else in our lifetime are we going to see dear old Dunners throw a couple of hundred million dollars at one project, let’s really have a say of some sort.”

Read more at http://respeak.net/articles/considering-dunedin

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Jon Thompson at Wellington maintains @Productspec – New Zealand’s national database of architecture and design products, specifications and CAD details.

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NZ Herald’s spin on Dunedin

How to push the Otago Farmers Market, yusss!!

### nzherald.co.nz 5:30 AM Tuesday Nov 30, 2010
Dunedin: Buckets of cool charm
By Rachel Grunwell
Like your frocks fabulous and your produce pesticide-free? Dunedin’s for you, writes Rachel Grunwell.

Dunedin is cold and there’s nothing much to do there. Yeah right, as the folks at Tui would say (with apologies to Speights). Rather, Dunedin boasts gourmet kai, fabulous fashion, world-class festivals, stunning scenery fit for the big screen and a deliciously scandalous castle with secret gardens.

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Architecture Dunedin, a free published guide

### ODT Online Fri, 29 Oct 2010
Dunedin’s heritage celebrated
By Kim Dungey
Publishers weighing up which stunning buildings to include in a booklet on Dunedin architecture identified more than 100 contenders within a 6km radius. Architecture Dunedin, a free 44-page guide to the city’s architecture, will be in cafes, libraries, museums and information centres from today. It is also being sent to all local secondary schools. In the end, the team selected about 70 buildings to highlight, listing around 30 other notable sites at the back.
The booklet was developed and funded by Parker Warburton architects, with help from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, the Dunedin City Council, Tourism Dunedin and Michael Findlay, of the University of Otago design studies department.
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Insights: noticing/managing city views

### ODT Online Wed, 27 Oct 2010
Opinion: Rear ends on show in Dunedin
By Chris Skellett
Chris Skellett notices that life in Dunedin has been getting a little back to front. In recent weeks, I’ve become increasingly aware of a puzzling theme to my life in Dunedin … I suddenly realised that throughout Dunedin we are increasingly defining our positions with respect to the buildings that we find ourselves behind!
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Prista Apartments: Resource consent Decision + Appeal

DECISION. RESOURCE CONSENT HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR DEMOLITION OF THE FACADES AND BUILDINGS AT 372-392 PRINCES ST, 11 STAFFORD ST, DUNEDIN.

The Decision says:

[Submitters’ Presentations]
Ms Kerr spoke to her submission. She answered questions from the Committee, and confirmed that she appeared as a private individual and not an expert witness.”

Everybody else got a full paragraph or more.

*sob*

DUNEDIN CITY COUNCIL OVERLOOKS DISTRICT PLAN PROTECTIONS FOR FOUR LISTED FACADES.

THIS WOULDN’T HAPPEN IN CHRISTCHURCH. THE CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL STANDS BY ITS DISTRICT PLAN PROTECTIONS FOR HERITAGE.

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Read the Letter of Decision here:
372-392 Princes Street – Letter of Decision 14.9.10

Read the Appeal here:
NZHPT section 121 RMA appeal, Prista Apartments, Dunedin, 5 October 2010

[updated 18.6.13]

Related Posts and Comments:
4.3.11 Reaction to another instance of unthinking ad-hocism from City Hall
13.9.10 Same again, Dunedin City District Plan about to be ignored
4.5.10 Prista Apartments: Dunedin’s goldrush-era heritage won’t fall over, unless you make it
11.2.10 Note to DCC, via New Jersey
24.1.10 Prista Apartments: 372-392 Princes St and 11 Stafford St

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