When: Sunday 24 July
Where: The Dunedin City Council hosted tours depart from outside the Dunedin Centre on Harrop Street
Time: 11.00am - 12.45pm. This timing allows for LGNZ members to freshen up prior to the AGM at 1.00pm
Tickets: Delegates and partners may purchase tickets when registering at $35 per ticket
Warehouse Precinct Tour
Take a tour around Dunedin's revitalised Warehouse Precinct and see the results of a four-year community project that has turned a collection of derelict heritage buildings into a vibrant mixed use creative hub. Along the way we will discuss the history of the area, the Revitalisation Plan, amenity upgrades, re-use projects, the Dunedin Street Art Festival and Vogel Street Party, and future plans for the area and neighbouring precincts. If you're interested in arts and culture, heritage protection or spatial planning, this tour is for you.
Forsyth Barr Stadium
Learn of the challenges and benefits the city has experienced since building a world-class covered stadium. Take a behind the scenes tour and discover why the stadium has become successful in attracting international sporting fixtures and events, how it contributes to Dunedin's economic development, and its evolution into an accessible, valued community asset. This tour is well suited to those interested in recreation assets, major events and economic development.
Explore Dunedin's cycleways
Experience Dunedin's rapidly expanding cycle network and hear about the lessons Council learnt while developing an Urban Cycle Network. This tour is for active delegates interested in cycle infrastructure provision. The tour will focus on some of the different cycle treatments around the city, and offer the opportunity to experience first-hand why the Otago Peninsula has twice been named one of the top ten rides in the world by Lonely Planet.
Strengthening Dunedin's communities
Visit the very successful North East Valley Project and get a sense of the impressive breadth and depth of community-based initiatives it supports, from garden to workspaces and events to vehicles. Explore with staff from both the Project and Council, the role of Council in fostering and supporting place-based initiatives, and the Council's broader Social Wellbeing Strategy. This tour is designed for those interested in community grants, community development and placed-based initiatives.
Night Sky City – Energy and economy
Dunedin is aiming for the stars with its new Energy Plan, and this tour is an opportunity to hear more from some of the key city partners involved. Visit the Otago Museum's new Planetarium and find out how Dunedin is going to be the country's first 'Night Sky City,' and what this means in terms of economic opportunities and reduced energy use. Hear about the other actions being taken forward by the city's Energy Leaders to support economic development, increase energy efficiency and cut emissions. This tour is for those interested in developing the economy in a smart way and about the power of taking a collaborative approach to policy development and delivery.
Dunedin's most spectacular sights
Date: Sunday 24 July
Time: 1.45 - 3.45pm (during the AGM)
Ticket: $35.00 per person
Duration: 2 hours
On a Good Company Tour you will see the oldest, the newest, the steepest, the first; we'll show you Dunedin from the lookouts and also right up close with plenty of photo-stops, but that's not all…. They'll give you the stories behind the scenes; the history, the gossip, the fables and the facts. After a Good Company Tour from a local owner with over 30 years' experience, you'll feel that you really understand Dunedin.
"Tai Chi and Tea" at Toitu and the Dunedin Chinese Garden
Date: Monday 25 July
Time: 9.00 - 11am
Ticket: $29.00 per person
Duration: 2 hours
Become immersed in Toitu (Otago Settlers Museum)- a museum of social history dedicated to telling the story of the people of Dunedin, whose character, culture, technology, art, fashion and transport shaped New Zealand's first great city. Then relax and unwind with Tai Chi before exploring one of only three authentic examples of a Chinese Scholar's garden outside of China. The Dunedin Chinese Garden celebrates the influence the Chinese had on Otago's history and heritage – enjoy morning tea in the Tea House in the tranquil surrounds.
Monarch Wildlife Cruises
Date: Monday 25 July
Time: 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Ticket: $90 includes afternoon tea
Duration: Half – day tour
Friendly local experts will guide you on our classic boat MV Monarch so you see the best of the Otago Peninsula and its wildlife - albatross, marine mammals, ocean birds and maybe even penguins. In addition to this wonderful wildlife we'll share the fascinating history and geology of the Dunedin area with you. Monarch Wildlife Cruises are three-time New Zealand Tourism Award winners, operating since 1983.