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Stadium: Out of the mouths of uni babes…. #DVML

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ODT champions the stadium using the local (primary school for socioeconomics and slant misconstrued statistics) A+ student president. Was she invited to write the column or is she a Farry Follower (the next best thing since ‘Our Stadium’, not sliced bread). Aren’t Terry Davies and Nick Smith close in the ‘make it work’ factory. Let’s do some research, aye~!

Forsyth Barr stadium is important to and popular with students, writes Otago University Students Association president Ruby Sycamore-Smith.

### ODT Online Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Opinion
It’s here now, so make the most of it
by Ruby Sycamore-Smith
The future of Forsyth Barr Stadium is important to students. The OUSA represents just under 20,000 members of the Dunedin population and we are high users of the stadium. We see it as a great benefit to Dunedin people. The 2013 OUSA student survey of Dunedin facilities showed a very high satisfaction with the stadium. […] The financial concerns cannot be ignored. And some of the antagonism caused by the provenance of the stadium remains to be settled. Our experience is that DVML is working to ensure the facility is used. We are working with them as much as possible for our own events but also events the DVML team brings to Dunedin that have student interest.
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An obliviously astute and illuminated young woman.
Pride of the South.

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Dunedin Institution: University Book Shop (UBS)

UBS 1 [facebook.com] re-imaged 2378 Great King Street, Dunedin

### ODT Online Fri, 13 Sep 2013
Smaller University Bookshop on cards
By Vaughan Elder
After cutting staff numbers, the University Book Shop (UBS) is now considering reducing the size of its Great King St store.
Staff at the book shop were told in June to reapply for their jobs, as bookstore manager Phillippa Duffy looked at ways to reduce costs in the face of falling revenue. The Otago University Students’ Association-owned shop could be in for more change, with options being considered to reduce the shop’s size and split up its Great King St site.

“The iconic building is very much part of the UBS identity and we have no plans to move.”

The shop, especially now a second branch had been opened on campus this year, did not need to take up as much space as it did, Miss Duffy said. She met architects yesterday and options being examined, including what should be done with the space upstairs previously used to sell text-books and whether to keep the “non-stop sale” upstairs or move it downstairs, freeing up space.
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Stadium + Cull love = University of Otago + OUSA party

In which Mayor Dave Cull invites further civic unrest on city streets, this time during the 2012 student orientation? Come to Dunedin, get off your face, we’ll provide the venue and the music – but come to think of it why don’t we supply the alcohol as well?! No wonder student fees are going up next year.
Parents, keep your kiddies north?

Association president Logan Edgar predicted a “colossal Orientadium” to welcome back new and returning students.

### ODT Online Sat, 17 Dec 2011
Shihad heads ‘O Week’ at stadium
By Matthew Haggart
Several University of Otago Orientation events, including a concert by rock band Shihad, will be held at Forsyth Barr Stadium next year. Shihad is the first major act to be announced to headline the Otago University Students Association’s traditional start-of-year activities, billed as “Orientadium MMXII”.
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While Orientation events in the past have been organised mainly by OUSA, next year’s event has more of a collaborative buy-in from academic, civic and venue management partners. Mr Edgar was joined by University of Otago chief operating officer John Patrick, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and Dunedin Venues Management Ltd chief executive David Davies at the stadium yesterday.

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