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Heartfelt and reasoned messages back Dunedin Neurosurgery

July 29, 2010


On Sunday the 19th July Richard Thomson and Samuel Mann set up a facebook page “Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin” to bring attention to the nonsensical proposal to remove neurosurgery from Dunedin Hospital.  The South has joined the fight in large numbers (4200 to date) with heartfelt and reasoned messages. The 54 pages of messages are […]

Dunedin residents call for change

July 25, 2010


As you know,  I’m standing for Dunedin City Council in the upcoming elections with Greater Dunedin.  Several people have asked me for my opinion on the the current Council.    Rather than just a soapbox from me (happy to do that too, involves repeated use of the word debacle),  I’d rather look at what Dunedin […]

Dunedin Digital Strategy: Content needs process; upscale Capability; add Catalyst

July 16, 2010


Here’s my submission on the Dunedin Digital Strategy. I applaud the development of this document, its direction and all the initiatives described. I do, however, have two areas of concern: Content; and Capability, and suggest a new project area: Catalyst. Content The strategy describes worthwhile projects to increase DCC content on the web.  Unfortunately, this […]

Almost 350

October 23, 2009


Including sleep, there’s 15 hours until we have to be coherent and on show for 350.  Student projects are rapidly emerging and getting hurried testing (hopefully not too hurried!). If you’re in Dunedin, come and see us at the Spring Festival.  (more Flickr images).

Bill McKibben’s 350ppm at 46 South

May 1, 2009


We had Bill McKibben visiting work yesterday.    He gave a good talk and stayed for lunch. Bill has been in Wanaka and started his talk with a compelling story of an experience in Tibet, of glaciers melting and significantly changing landscape in an area that provides the water supply for a huge proportion of […]

eDay Dunedin

October 4, 2008


       Flickr pics   We called down to the Dunedin branch of eDay today.   It was fantastically organised and everyone was in good spirits – well done Cath and Ros.  Here’s the slideshow.  I was struck by the volume of CRT monitors (far exceeding the number of boxes).  Many of the screens seemed to be […]

Dealing with the devil? Sponsorship ethics for LivingCampus

September 16, 2008


Our colleague Brian has a jacket for a favourite race-car team.   It has fascinated me since he got it.  What sort of negotiation went on that sees a smoking company and a quit-smoking company jostling for position on the same arm? Brian’s jacket has been on my mind the last couple of days following […]