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DCC staff numbers, trending down

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The council’s total staff count [was] down from 710 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in 2011 to 644 by October last year.

### ODT Online Thu, 7 May 2015
Council plans put IT jobs under cloud
By Chris Morris
Up to 15 jobs are under a cloud as the Dunedin City Council considers outsourcing part of its information technology department. Council chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose yesterday confirmed consultation had begun with staff over the organisational review, which “changes a number of positions” within the council’s ICT department.
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The latest proposed changes formed part of the council’s new ICT plan 2015-19 adopted in March. (ODT)

Dunedin Digital Strategy (PDF, 2.1 MB)
This is the city’s first Digital Strategy. It has been created through community consultation, research and with guidance from a Digital Strategy Steering Team.

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Free Wi-Fi for Dunedinites

How many cafés in George Street DON’T have free Wi-Fi ?!
How intermittent is 3G coverage in Dunedin’s CBD really ?!

Not many of us bother to connect to high-speed broadband ?!

The Insiders Dunedin campaign was a substantial FLOP !!

Tourism Dunedin was tracking to meet only 7 out of 18 targets
[half-yearly report] !!

NOISE and no substance ?!

### ODT Online Wed, 24 Apr 2013
Free WiFi for tourists ‘ideal’
By Rosie Manins
Free internet access throughout central Dunedin is an ideal next step in the city’s bid to attract more visitors and let them promote it as a destination worldwide, industry professionals say. At present, free WiFi in the Octagon and other isolated pockets of the city contribute to its ”good performance” in the digital arena, but much more could be done, Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton said.

”International travellers expect to be connected to the rest of the world and to their contacts at no cost. Dunedin offers a great introduction to the city with free WiFi in the Octagon, where the default website is dunedinnz.com, and I think it would be ideal for free WiFi to be more widely available throughout the city.”

Parts of dunedinnz.com were translated into ”simplified Chinese” and Tourism Dunedin planned to continue its digital investment, Mr Saxton said.

Mr Saxton said the recent roll-out of high-speed broadband and fibre in Dunedin meant residents and visitors were far more connected, and it was important the area’s tourism operators further invested digitally to capitalise on that.

Insiders Dunedin was a good example of sharing positive aspects of the city to an international audience, using authentic content from residents, Mr Saxton said.
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DCC digital strategy, um…

The UFB introduction for Dunedin was announced in August last year, part of a Government promise to invest $1.5 billion building the infrastructure. The objective is to provide UFB to 75% of New Zealanders [within] 10 years, concentrating on priority broadband users such as businesses, schools and health services in the first six years.

### ODT Online Sat, 4 Feb 2012
Dunedin ‘on cusp’ of digital progress
By David Loughrey
Work to bring ultrafast broadband (UFB) to Dunedin is about to begin, at the same time as the city’s new “digital office” gets ready to open for business. While an official launch of the UFB work had been delayed from yesterday until later this month, physical work to lay cables for the service would begin at that time, contractor Chorus confirmed this week. Mayor Dave Cull said the introduction of the service was important for Dunedin.
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Like reading dead meat…
Dunedin Digital Strategy (Overview)
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/business-support/dunedin-digital-strategy

Dunedin Digital Strategy (PDF, 2.1 MB)
This is the city’s first Digital Strategy (2010-2013). It has been created through community consultation, research and with guidance from a Digital Strategy Steering Team.

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DCC Media Release – Consulting on draft digital communication strategy

Dunedin City Council
Media release

Have Your Say On Dunedin’s Digital Future

Last reviewed: 10 Jun 2010 3:45pm

Subject to approval at next Tuesday’s meeting of the Council’s Economic Development committee, plans for the city’s digital future will take another step towards realisation by inviting the public to comment on the draft strategy.

The draft strategy is a plan to provide for the digital communication needs of businesses, residents and visitors across all areas: commerce, information, education, healthcare and community services. ??Now, after extensive consultation with a wide range of community, academic and business groups the Council has completed the initial stage of developing a comprehensive digital strategy for the city.

The strategy itself takes a lead from central government’s digital vision, which recognises the need to balance higher connection speeds with the availability of services, greater confidence and enhanced capability on the part of users.

So far the draft strategy puts it ahead of all the other main centres in New Zealand – a fact widely commented on by the national media.

The strategy is both an exciting opportunity for the city, and an urgently needed plan to provide Dunedin with essential contemporary infrastructure.

It is now time for the whole community to have a say on the draft strategy either by making a formal submission or completing a website survey. The digital strategy website will go live on 16 June 2010.

To participate, go to www.dunedin.govt.nz/dunedin-digital-strategy after that date.

Cr Dave Cull, who has chaired the steering committee in identifying a strategy, says “It is important that this continues to be a community-driven project which responds to the needs of the whole community it will eventually serve – which is why we now need to find out what the public thinks about what we have come up with.”

Contact DCC on 477 4000.

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