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Cr Wilson’s integrity ‘in tatters’

Kate Wilson [i.ytimg.com] 2

Katydid, any of numerous predominantly nocturnal insects related to crickets and grasshoppers and noted for their loud mating calls. As a group these insects are poor flyers. –Encyclopædia Britannica [aggrandising]

Supplied. ODT 4.8.14 (page 6)
ODT 4.8.14 Letters to the editor Prendergast Miller p6

From an earlier comment at another thread:

“Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson explains why change can be good and why she strongly supports cycleway developments.”
—[crowd guffaw] “In the past, I have been cynical about the “build it and they will come” claim for other projects, but the research and local statistics on cycleways show this to be true at a local level.” (ODT)

### ODT Online Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Opinion
Times change, and we must change with them
By Kate Wilson
I stood as a Dunedin city councillor to make change happen. I think when I was first elected people were concerned about a number of things. One was a lack of transparent processes. One was debt levels and addressing those – I failed to stop Forsyth Barr Stadium, but I think we have addressed, and continue to address, those debt levels in a prudent manner. The last issue was a lack of vision for the city and the need to stall the slow decline. While people want different outcomes, are they prepared for change?
[YES, GET OFF THE CITY COUNCIL]
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*Image: i.ytimg.com – Kate Wilson

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Dunedin’s turn to shine, says Travel Wire Asia

“With Christchurch still suffering from repeat aftershocks, Dunedin has become the new tourism centre on the south island. And visiting Dunedin is certainly a means of supporting the south without feeling you are in danger of tremors and [liquefaction]. It’s Dunedin’s turn to shine and it does have plenty to offer.” Travel Asia Wire

### ODT Online Mon, 9 Jan 2012
Dunedin labelled must-see tourist destination
By Hamish McNeilly
An influential Asian travel site has picked Dunedin as one of six must-see destinations for 2012. The city joins Bagan (Burma), Langkawi (Malaysia), Mui Ne (Vietnam), Gili Islands (Indonesia) and Cairns (Australia) as the “great Asian travel destinations for 2012” on the TravelwireAsia website.
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### ODT Online Mon, 9 Jan 2012
Established designers and new for iD
By Matthew Haggart
A mix of new and established fashion labels will feature on the runway at the iD Dunedin Fashion Week’s signature event, being held over two nights at the Dunedin Railway Station in March. The iD Fashion Shows, on what has been dubbed “New Zealand’s longest catwalk” – the platform of the historic railway station – will welcome back several of the event’s loyal Dunedin-based labels.
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iD Dunedin (via ODT)
Fashion Week: March 27-April 1
iD runway show: Dunedin Railway Station, March 30-31.
Featured designers: Nom*D, Carlson, Mild Red, Charmaine Reveley, Company of Strangers, DADA Vintage, Vaughan Geeson, RUBY and Liam.
Capsule collections labels: Cherry Cotton Candy, BurtenShaw, Jane Sutherland, Undone, DEVa’L.

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Council meeting @Middlemarch – pity about the closed doors

### Channel 9 Online ch9.co.nz March 29, 2010 – 7:23pm
Dunedin City Council meets in Middlemarch
The Dunedin City Council met today for a full Council meeting in Middlemarch, after an invitation to do so was extended by the Strath Taieri Community Board. The Council were treated to some good old fashioned country hospitality, before getting down to business, which was mainly held behind closed doors.
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### ODT Online Mon, 29 Mar 2010
Carisbrook and harbour discussions not public

By David Loughrey
The future of Carisbrook and its surrounding properties are due to come before the Dunedin City Council today, but whether the public will be any the wiser after the meeting remains something of a mystery, due to privacy provisions. The agenda for the council’s meeting, to be held in Middlemarch, includes four items about which there is bound to strong public interest, but all are up for consideration during the non-public part of the meeting.
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Agenda – Council – 29/03/2010 (PDF, 142.5 kb, new window)

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Labour Weekend – Otago Central Vulcan & Steam Celebrations

Middlemarch 23 – 26 October 2009

All Aboard

Otago Central Vulcan & Steam Celebrations poster

On 7 June 1879 Vincent Pyke turned the first sod at Wingatui to commence the building of the Otago Central Railway to Cromwell. Be part of the re-enactment of this historic event.

Celebrate 130 years of history as you step aboard and make the journey inland in a classic Vulcan Railcar or Steam Locomotive Ab663. Taieri Gorge Railway is also operating services on these pieces of history between Middlemarch, Sutton and Pukerangi utilising the Vulcan railcar, Ab663, and Vintage Diesel Locomotive Dg772.

Photographers and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to purchase day/evening passes to access exclusive locations for that perfect shot.

From floral and art exhibitions, to the might of the locals towing a train, see the toil of soil with the qualifying rounds of the Mobil Silver Plough competition, and celebrate the official opening of the restored Water Tank.

For events information and bookings go to www.dunedintrainfestival.co.nz
or phone 03 4774449.

Supported by Dunedin City Council.

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