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Can IT really lead to a sustainable city?

September 29, 2010


Here’s nine words – random to some, but describing a very big chunk of what I’ve been doing for the last few years: Augmented Reality; Sustainability; Heritage; Innovation; Education; Computing; Dunedin; Election. And it all comes together in one post! This week the DCC announced the successful Industry Development Fund projects:  augmented reality of Dunedin’s […]

Polytechnic geeks ace speed dating

September 23, 2010


Dunedin ICT Internship Speed Dating 2010 Originally uploaded by Samuel Mann Last night 22 of our students met with 14 of the city’s IT firms in a bid to secure much sought after summer internships. This is a perfect win-win-win. Last year 24 students from Polytechnic and University got internships and 17 of these resulted […]

Election coverage

September 18, 2010


The campaign is heating up, so here’s an update of coverage (earlier stories). Samuel Mann and Richard Thomson on Syd Adie’s election programme on Toroa Radio. (30 mins). click to listen or download. Image from the Star. Star: ODT:  Candidate profile in the ODT.   They asked us to answer two questions but unfortunately only put […]

Trees and community gardens: a positively fruitful election issue

September 2, 2010


Anna Chinn raises the question of Council Policy on fruit trees and community gardens and asks candidates for their opinion and policy. To date, eight candidates have responded, all positively.      Several other people have also commented – positively but with one exception.    “Farsighted” replies with this: You are joking, right?  The city is in debt […]

Keeping track

August 24, 2010


Here’s a round up of recent conversations here and in the various media. Keep neurosurgery in Dunedin. We set up this facebook page to bring attention to the nonsensical proposal to remove neurosurgery from Dunedin Hospital. The South has joined the fight in large numbers with heartfelt and reasoned messages. Samuel Mann talks with Channel […]

Dunedin Neurosurgery March

August 6, 2010


On the 6th August 10,000 people marched through Dunedin to support Neurosurgery in Dunedin. On this page I’m collating media coverage and along with photos from participants. Video from Anthony Baikie shows about half the march from opposite the Golden Centre. ODT  “up to 10,000 marched through central Dunedin at lunchtime today protesting the possible […]

Facebook objected to in NZ Parliament

August 6, 2010


Yesterday our local Member of Parliament Pete Hodgson  attempted to table a Facebook page in the House.   Unfortunately, it was objected to. I’m telling you this because the “Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin”  was my doing.   Richard Thomson and I set it up to bring attention to the nonsensical proposal to remove neurosurgery from Dunedin. As […]