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NHNZ development mode (new business, markets)

“It’s like the next version of NHNZ. It’s like NHNZ version 3.1 in a lot of ways, version one being when we were part of TVNZ, version two being when [former managing director] Michael Stedman took over and gave us a new lease of life, and this is another step.” –Kyle Murdoch, NHNZ

### ODT Online Wed, 27 Nov 2013
Children’s TV for NHNZ
By Vaughan Elder
Dunedin’s NHNZ is preparing to take on the likes of Disney with the launch of its own international children’s television channel. NHNZ managing director Kyle Murdoch said, in preparation for the launch of the channel next February, 54 staff were hard at work in Dunedin producing content for it. About 40 were new staff who had joined the office since the middle of this year.
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● Michael Stedman, former managing director, retired at the beginning of this year.

NHNZ website (detail)Natural History New Zealand website [screenshot detail]

Wikipedia: NHNZ

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Another happy camper, not.

The Dunedin City Council’s draft film location fee policy is small-minded action from an increasingly punitive council, Michael Stedman says.

### ODT Online Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Opinion
Film location fee policy ill considered
By Michael Stedman
Well, well, well, the DCC has done it again! Another ill-considered policy that has the potential to limit growth. The Dunedin City Council has circulated a draft film location fee policy. They have asked for comments regarding the introduction of the policy, which is code for it’s a done deal unless you scream. It appears to me the council operates at two extremes. Both are immensely damaging to the city and both have significant consequences for all of us, burdened as we are with ever-increasing rates.
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• Michael Stedman is the managing-director of NHNZ

Natural History New Zealand
www.nhnz.tv/home
NHNZ makes ground-breaking factual television about people, nature,
adventure, history and science for National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels including Animal Planet, A&E, NHK and numerous other international broadcasters. A world-leader in high volume 3D documentary production and the leading foreign producer of factual programming out of China, NHNZ is focussed on innovation and revelation in producing unforgettable television.

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DScene alerts commercial building owners to responsibilities

### DScene 7-4-10

Fire drill(front page)
The Fire Service is putting a dampener on Dunedin developers converting old commercial buildings to accommodation, saying they need to pass muster before people can live in them. One inner city dwelling has already been shut down. See p3.

Fire service begins blitz (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
The New Zealand Fire Service is embarking on a blitz of Dunedin buildings, fearing hiking numbers of aging industrial and office blocks being illegally let as flats. The city’s deputy fire chief Trevor Tilyard said the fire service had already advised Dunedin City Council building control to shut down illegal flats in Skinners Building on the corner of Jetty and Crawford streets.
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New outlook (page 4)
Ravensbourne’s Harbour View Hotel has a new owner who is banking on the Forsyth Barr Stadium to give his investment a new lease of life. Publican Alastair McGaw who took possession in February has already given the pub, built around 1920, a new name, Stadium Lodge and Backpackers.
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Filming unit set to expand (page 5)
Dunedin based production house NHNZ has plans to expand its global presence and set up a production office in the Middle East. NHNZ already has offices in Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing and is increasingly active in Australia and South Africa.
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Resource consent given (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Heritage building owner Lawrie Forbes has achieved a resource consent under existing user rights for his urban renewal of the former Rogan McIndoe buildings.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 7)
Your say: Letters to the editor
Parking ticket debate by Kevin Thompson, Development Services Manager, Dunedin City Council

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DScene: Michael Guest ‘ruled out standing for mayor, saying he had never considered it’ (page 6)

### DScene 17-3-10
Council lashes out at Chamber (page 4)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland has lashed out at the Otago Chamber of Commerce over its challenge against proposed harbourside rezoning. The two organisations are battling the issue out in the Environment Court, and are at the mediation stage.

Last week, John Christie claimed the chamber had been working hard for more than a year to get council to the table on achieving a resolution that would see harbourside access and improved amenity value of the harbourside, but not cost the city jobs. The magapaper says Jim Harland believes the chamber was on dangerous ground and its moves were creating an impossible situation.

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Question of 3D to come up at conference (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Do science centres see 3D in their futures? That’s just one of the questions being raised at the coming week’s ASPAC science centres conference at Otago Museum. Peter Hayden of the internationally renowned Dunedin-based Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) is presenting a keynote address on links between NHNZ and Otago Museum, and the challenge of attracting audiences, including the future of 3D in that context. Around 100 delegates are expected to converge on Dunedin for ASPAC.
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The Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (ASPAC) was formed in 1997 to facilitate communication and cooperation amongst centres, museums and other organisations which use interactive approaches to encourage excellence and innovation in informal learning and the public understanding of science and technology in the Asia Pacific region. www.aspacnet.org

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Guest takes time to return to law (page 6)
By Michelle Sutton
Dunedin city councillor and former Invercargill District Court judge Michael Guest has yet to step back to law – six months after campaigning successfully to be reinstated to the bar – and is refusing to comment on his future direction.
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South Dunedin…
“At the end of March the Business Association will be taking part in a meeting with other community bodies and the DCC to review the council’s draft plans for the further development of the Lorne Street site. […] The council’s proposals include plans for enhanced lighting, soft landscaping, outdoor eating areas with tables, seating, and a drinking fountain, and a possible children’s play area. This is just the beginning. It’s an opportunity for local stakeholders to comment on and provide input to the draft plans to make this a truly worthwhile resource for residents and visitors alike. We believe in a positive future for South Dunedin so we’re delighted to see the momentum for redevelopment of the area building so strongly.”
–Jane Orbell, South Dunedin Business Association

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