Go check out the gigatown competition that Chorus is running for a year to find the town most worthy of getting the first ultra fast broad band in NZ.

I am supporting Dunedin’s for many reasons but primarily because I know how much Dunedin Hospital needs it to stay the excellent teaching hospital it is.

With UFB staff will have better access to the modern diagnostic tools they need now.

Please people in Otago: help support Dunedin to be #gigatown as it will benefit the whole region and the lower south.

We pulled together for the Rugby World Cup with the Spin It Wide Campaign – can we do it for a much more serious reason?

Please nominate Dunedin for #gigatown and GO #gigatowndunedin

Fliss on Otago Access Radio


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Great news for Waitaki YOUth!

YES we have permission from Waitaki District Council for a trial to use the footpath from Coquet St to Weir St for the Otago Youth Market.

First market will be held 12-4pm Sunday 15th September.  Now all we need is stall holders and you can help get this message out to young people by Please like our facebook page .

Many thanks to Thunes and Richard from WDC for rolling out the red carpet not the red tape for this project …

and super big upps for Jeremy from Soul Surf Skate shop for his instant support.  Cheers Jer!

Waitaki YOUth

The Otago Youth Market will be a safe place for our young people to socialise and learn new skills.

WDC have given us the green light for footpath space on Thames St.

They have really rolled out the red carpet on this project.

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OtaGO YOUth Market

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Red carpet not red tape

As your new Mayor I intend to build on the strengths of the good people who work for Council and foster a stronger culture of rolling out the red carpet not the red tape.  WDC staff need to feel okay about looking for ways to make things happen for us, the owners of Council, instead of being being sticklers for the rules just for the sake of it. Read more…

Top Town

sky and treesFliss has been a ratepayer to the Waitaki District Council and has lived in the Waitaki District for nearly 15 years.

She’s been living in the district for so long now that the fruit trees planted 10 years ago provide the family with excellent fruit (especially now she has figured out how to keep the birds off and sustain the trees in nor-westers!)



OtaGO YOUth Market.

The Youth Market is based on the Christchurch Youth model which was set up after the earthquakes as a social outlet for young people across the city.  I see the Otago Youth Market working along similar lines but with a strong creative and entrepreneurial focus.

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