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Government funds 'trail blazing' heating network for Invercargill CBD

Stuff Summary Great South has hailed a ‘’trail blazing’’ programme in which the Government has agreed to fund a multi-million-dollar renewable heating network for central Invercargill which will benefit businesses, the environment and create jobs. The project, called the Invercargill...


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Seequent sees the future of geothermal – deep, shallow, hot and cold

ThinkGeoEnergy Summary In a recent article NZ-based software house Seequent shares its view on the future of the geothermal sector describing the wide variety of opportunities in this exciting industry of ours. Seequent has made great inroads in software solutions related to the subsurface...


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Dunedin's eco-boiler heat plan

David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times Summary A plan to heat central Dunedin buildings with the biggest eco-heating scheme in New Zealand is set to advance to its next stage. The system would replace the coal-fired Dunedin Energy Centre with one run by biomass, woodchip that can be...


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Hospital key factor in big changes for city

Otago Daily Times Summary Pete Hodgson , in the final part of a four-part series, looks at the impact a new hospital will have on the city. The new Dunedin Hospital will cause the city itself to change, both physically and in how we do things. The details of those changes will, in...

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New hospital site masterplan: The details

Otago Daily Times Summary * Information taken from the new website for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild. Where are we in the process? Dunedin’s new hospital will be built on the former Cadbury site and on the immediate block to the north which currently contains a Wilson carpark and...


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Plans for clean energy system

David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times Summary Dunedin is planning its next major infrastructure development - a clean energy centre to pump hot water across the central city for heating. The project would involve work to lay a reticulation system throughout the central city, meaning more...


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Decisions Yet to Come on Hospital Power Source

Mike Houlahan, Otago Daily Times Summary Dunedin's new hospital will use renewable energy, but the details of what kind of technology will be chosen and how it will be used have yet to be finalised. The site for the new hospital was unveiled last week, the $1.4billion development...


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Site proposed for new Dunedin Hospital

Mike Houlahan, Otago Daily Times Summary A site for the Dunedin Hospital rebuild has been recommended and is being considered by Cabinet, and a public announcement on the decision is likely to be made next month. Pete Hodgson, chairman of the committee which is coordinating the estimated...


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Status Green: Christchurch Airport awarded for energy efficiency

Jacl Fletcher, Business Day JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF The new Novotel hotel under construction at Christchurch Airport, framed by Cumulus Gate Pavilion, by sculptor Gregor Kregar. Summary Behind the glass, steel and timber, artesian water courses through the walls of Christchurch...


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How the Christchurch district energy scheme works

Will Harvie, Stuff Summary A district energy scheme has just been turned on at Ngāi Tahu's new development in central Christchurch. WILL HARVIE explains the engineering of energy efficiency. It was supposed to a "world-leading" response to the earthquakes and demolitions in Christchurch...