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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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Trains for RWC 2011?

### ODT Online Mon, 10 Jan 2011
Trains part of Cup plan
By Hamish McNeilly
Suburban and inner city trains could be back on Dunedin railway tracks during this year’s Rugby World Cup, it has been revealed. Taieri Gorge Railway chief executive Murray Bond confirmed to the Otago Daily Times the tourism train operator was investigating opportunities during the tournament.

Taieri Gorge [is] yet to talk to rugby officials about the proposal.

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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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TRAIN DAY = World Car Free Day 22 September

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### Channel 9 News September 9, 2009 – 6:56pm
Dunedin City Council is getting in on the act for World Car Free Day on 22 September.

Commuters from Waitati will be able to travel by train on the day, with a return service from Waitati to Dunedin being chartered from Taieri Gorge Railway.

Train tickets are $5 each way, and the service is running only on World Car Free Day.

The council says it’s keen to encourage modes of transport other than private motor car, due to the environmental, health and aesthetic benefits that come with less cars on the road.
Ch9 Link

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### ODT Online Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Car-free day to greet Spring
By Vanita Prasad

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets carefree and carless for World Car-Free Day on Tuesday, September 22. The Dunedin City Council is encouraging residents to take in spring by using alternatives to their private cars.
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Still no word if DCC fleet vehicles and managers’ cars will be off the road on the day…

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