Tagged: environment

Creating more space

A couple of weeks ago I heard a rumour the Ori (Oriental Tavern) had been bought by the University. “NO”, I implored, slightly scandalised, “surely not. They’ve only just bought the Gardies”.

As the campus expands more room is required and buying up buildings for sale for the purpose, or investment is a sensible idea. The Bowler and The Gardies have been purchased in the last 13 months; establishments that were favoured watering holes of scarfies past and present. The fact that they are being bought up performs a dual purpose – much needed space for the expansion of campus, and a possible quieting of the local drinking culture. I imagine scarfies will be either doing more drinking at home or moving into the CBD.

Over $1-billion of spending proposed for Otago’s campuses


Over $1-billion of spending proposed for Otago’s campuses
Radio NZ 17 May 2010 18:42.

“The University of Otago should spend a billion dollars over the next twenty five years to create a world class campus to replace deteriorating buildings, ghetto student housing and bleak windswept open spaces.”