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Property Services news and events

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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Otago wins prestigious sustainability award

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 2:33pm

The University of Otago has won a prestigious Australasian sustainability award for an initiative that aims to shrink the University’s carbon footprint by a third by 2020 and propel the campus more than halfway towards being zero carbon.

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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.

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Charging ahead with fast-chargers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:59pm

A second rapid charger for electric vehicles (EVs) in Dunedin is operating now at Otago – as the University continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability.

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Travel smart – with Smart Travel

Thursday, 4 October 2018 8:56pm

Arranging ride shares has just become easier in Dunedin, with a new website and free app to help users find others to share their journey – saving time and money, reducing traffic on busy roads and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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New life for new director

Monday, 17 September 2018 10:09pm

Otago’s new Director of the Property Services Division, Dean Macaulay, has multi-national experience in facilities management, strategic procurement and maintenance planning.

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“Sea change” for departing Property Services Director

Friday, 10 August 2018 9:38pm

Director of Property Services Barry MacKay today closes the door on 17-and-a-half years at Otago – before heading to Perth to take up a new role as Director of Property and Commercial Services at Murdoch University. As he told the Otago Bulletin Board, he and his wife Deidre were ready for a “sea change” – they just didn’t think they would travel so far to find the sea.

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Transformed Business building wins national award

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 1:11pm

The incredible redevelopment that transformed the Otago Business School building has won an Excellence Award in the Education category of the New Zealand Property Council Awards held on Friday night.

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Finding our new way

Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:29pm

Creating the best experience possible for students and staff on the Dunedin campus has included lowering the speed limit, helping to ensure unauthorised vehicles stay away, and erecting more way-finding signs.

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Introducing Otago’s new strategic architect

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 2:03pm

Gordon Roy feels like he is trying to solve an enormous Rubik’s Cube – and as the University’s new strategic architect, he likes that.

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Forums sparking change for the good

Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:20pm

A host of changes have flowed from the first round of Here and Now forums the Property Services Division has held with other divisions to hear about issues, let the other divisions know what it is doing, and discover what it is doing well.

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St David 2 building redevelopment about to start

Thursday, 2 November 2017 9:28pm

Work is about to start on the University of Otago St David 2 office building redevelopment.

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Otago goes green – your thoughts?

Friday, 17 February 2017 4:30pm

Otago’s new Office of Sustainability is aiming for the University to become a national and international centre of excellence for sustainability practice and research - with enthusiastic backing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

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The University’s plans for its campuses

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:23am

The focus will be on quality rather than expansion as the University updates its Campus Master Plan for the next 20-plus years.

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Thank your cleaner

Friday, 14 October 2016 9:02am

Wednesday October 19 is “Thank your cleaner day,” a time to acknowledge the work that gets done once we leave our workplace for the day

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Demolition finished at Portobello – work starting

Friday, 14 October 2016 1:46pm

A large demolition project has finished at the University’s Portobello Marine Laboratory so now building work on a new teaching laboratory, research aquarium and seawater system can begin.

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Parking spaces on the rise on the Dunedin campus

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 9:04am

More University of Otago parking is being created on the Dunedin campus - on the former Wickliffe Press site - by demolishing some warehouses that have reached the end of their useful lives.

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University on the way to meet challenges

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 8:37am

The University is buoyed by the response to pleas for its vital relationships with Dunedin Hospital and the Otago Museum to be allowed to stay fluid, and for the campus to retains its flexibility to house shops and business spin-offs.

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University advocating for freedom to meet challenges

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:24am

The University is working to ensure its vital relationships with Dunedin Hospital and the Otago Museum stay fluid, and the campus retains its flexibility to house shops and business spin-offs.

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September 2016 Digital Calendar

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:25pm

September’s image of Dunedin’s St Clair beach was taken by Aquinas College, Associate Head of College, Brian Satake.