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Campus Development Division News and events

Christchurch campus redevelopment update

Thursday, 4 June 2020 11:05am

The next stage of the redevelopment of the University’s Christchurch Campus is about to begin.

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Otago to build new 450-bed Te Rangi Hiroa residential college

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 10:32am

The University of Otago is building a new 450-bed residential college to meet a forecast increase in student enrolments and to respect a gift bequeathed by descendants of a distinguished former student, Te Rangi Hiroa.

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A modern-day workbench on the Dunedin campus

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 9:59pm

A new maintenance system for the Dunedin campus not only keeps people who request the work up-to-date with progress but keeps staff safer and saves printing more than 50,000 pieces of paper annually.

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Change that counts: Individual cup choices = big difference

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 1:51pm

Three cafés on the Dunedin campus going single-use disposable cup free from Monday will stop about 1,400 cups going to landfill every week – and eventually the whole University aims to be on board.

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Building projects scoop awards

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 10:19pm

The University’s building projects are continuing their winning ways.

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Change that counts: Wising up about waste

Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:40pm

Andrina Grigg wants to team up with staff and students to achieve waste reduction goals on the Dunedin campus in the best way possible.

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Christchurch facilities manager retires after 30 years’ service

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:33pm

Christchurch Facilities Manager Murray Clarke was farewelled by staff and contractors recently at an event to celebrate his 30 years’ service to the University.

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New building opened at national centre for dentistry

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 8:06am

One of the “highest tech” dental facilities in the world was officially opened this morning  – the hospital-level patient-treatment building for New Zealand’s only national centre for dentistry, at Otago.

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Prioritising Operations: Transformative times

Monday, 10 June 2019 9:39pm

How will you be affected by the Operations’ Group’s priorities this year? In the second of this two-part series find out how the group aims to provide support through its goals for technology, support services and sustainability.

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Prioritising Operations: University buildings and campuses future

Thursday, 6 June 2019 11:46pm

How will you be affected by the Operations Group’s priorities this year? In the first of a two-part series, find out how the group aims to provide support through its goals for the University’s buildings and campuses.

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Female-led team for Christchurch campus redevelopment

Monday, 29 April 2019 11:14am

In what is possibly a New Zealand first, the University’s largest ever construction project is being led by a team of women.

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Historic Clocktower Building refurbishment

Thursday, 11 April 2019 12:49pm

The first interior refurbishment of Dunedin’s landmark historic Clocktower building in more than a decade will include reorganising space to accommodate new occupants and changes for existing occupants’ teams.

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University projects shortlisted for architectural awards

Monday, 8 April 2019 12:12pm

University building redevelopments in Dunedin are the only two projects shortlisted in the education category of this year’s Southern Architecture Awards – which feed into the New Zealand Architecture Awards.

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Reducing waste 2019: Rolling out recycling for everyone

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 7:55am

All staff will get the chance to help reduce the amount of waste the University sends to landfill and boost recycling under a system that has just been piloted on parts of the Dunedin campus.

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Reducing waste 2019: Waste not …

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 2:49pm

The University of Otago is reducing waste to landfill through a unique collaborative contract that is the first of its kind in Australasia for the Waste Management company.

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Hayward College unveils massive refurbishment

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 4:21pm

Strains of Te Aroha echoed though the refurbished halls of Hayward College as the new-look building was blessed on Friday morning.

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New Woolshed Bay name continues legacy of local tipuna

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 11:32am

A new name for the University of Otago’s newest Central Otago property has been unveiled at a special ceremony this morning.

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History-making donation secures future of Auckland dental facility

Monday, 10 December 2018 10:45pm

The University of Otago is grateful to internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart and his wife Robyn for their generous donation of $10 million which will help develop a new dental teaching facility in South Auckland.

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Bee-themed "pocket park" planned near Physio building

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:33pm

The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council (DCC) are constructing a bee-themed pocket park on Great King Street which will be a new meeting and green space in the central city.

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Over-achieving accessibility aim

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:02am

The University of Otago is aiming to exceed the national accessibility standards by consistently applying its new Design & Facility Standards, Campus Development Division Director David Perry says.