Enterprise Dunedin Update | July 2019
By Enterprise Dunedin | Posted: Wednesday July 3, 2019
Keep up with the latest in news and developments from the Enterprise Dunedin team.
Kia ora everyone,
There’s a real theme of creating new opportunities and refreshing existing ones to this newsletter. Enterprise Dunedin and the Dunedin City Council are assisting with a myriad of ways for industries to thrive – from supporting the budding film industry to encouraging growing businesses to take on interns, from promoting training that enhances the city’s collaborative vibe to marketing our city at Tourism Trade gatherings.
Speaking of which, we expect to announce the filling of a City Marketing Manager role by the end of this month, acting upon a key recommendation of the Enterprise Dunedin review.
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John Christie, Director Enterprise Dunedin, Dunedin City Council
Startup Dunedin Trust funding
In June, the Dunedin City Council’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) approved $150,000 to support the Startup Dunedin Trust’s development of the local startup ecosystem over 2019/20, providing pathways for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses and support job creation in Dunedin.
Dunedin attracts a growing number of screen
A Blumhouse Productions, remake of the cult horror film Black Christmas are using Dunedin city and North Otago locations over the next few weeks for filming, including the University of Otago’s campus. It due to release by Universal Pictures in December 2019.
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Dunedin quarterly economic figures indicate
Infometrics figures to the year ended March 2019 indicate Dunedin had GDP growth of 2%pa. DCC Enterprise Dunedin Director, John Christie, says that this rate, while being below the national 2.5% GDP rate, sits well with Dunedin as it prepares for the start of major infrastructure projects and works to address housing demand.
Co.Starters course for early stage businesses
Are you in the early stages of starting a new business? On 13 August @Startup Dunedin's Co.Starters’ nine-week, action-driven, collaborative course equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.
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Accommodation still available for Elton John and
Queen concert goers
Two major concerts will appear at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in February, mixing it up with the Masters Games (1 – 9 February) – Elton John on 4 February and Queen + Adam Lambert on 10 February. Accommodation for the period is almost full but not quite. The city is lucky that the University residential colleges are still available, opening up a lot of rooms for concert goers and Games competitors. For Elton John and Queen there are ensuite rooms at $225 single or $282 double inclusive of full cooked breakfast and single share facilities with cooked breakfast $169pp or with continental from $120pp.
To make halls of residence bookings for these events please contact the Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre.
Travel Trade event promotes Dunedin Tourism
Dunedin tourism operators have joined with others from neighbouring regions to attend a travel trade event run in Auckland by Enterprise Dunedin in early August. The event, held over two days, will gather over 120 travel agents who bring international visitors to New Zealand. They will meet with nearly 30 operators and learn more about their activities and products.
For more information contact Gil Abercrombie.
More stories can be found here: https://www.dunedinnz.com/business/enterprise-dunedin/news-stories