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Travelling times[edit]

The longer suggested traveling times assume the driver is conservative and travels at recommended safe corner speeds and below the speed limits, with average speeds of 80 km/h on open sections of road, remains within traffic streams, avoids overtaking and generally enjoys the scenery. Times includes rest breaks of 5 to 10 minutes about each hour. Some travellers are likely to want to travel considerably faster and the shorter time is given as an indication of the possible time the journey may be acomplished in.

University of Otago[edit]

The University of Otago has been described as the first | earliest | oldest university in New Zealand. I prefer earliest. Here is why.

The University of Otago was founded in 1869 by the Otago Provincial Council. It opened in July 1871. But the University of New Zealand, which had the power to examine students and confer degrees was established in 1870, by statute. Both sought charters. In 1873 the University of Canterbury became affiliated with the University of New Zealand. Otago subsequently withdrew its charter application and only became affiliated to the University of New Zealand in 1874. Technically, only the University of New Zealand (of which Otago was a member College from 1874) had the power to confer degrees prior to 1961. Consequently, the University of New Zealand could be said to be the 'oldest or first but Otago is indisputably the earliest established. See [1] and [2] for more. -- Huttite 16:03, 31 Dec 2005 (EST)

E-Mail Addresses[edit]

Some of the cheaper accomodation alternatives (e.g., Dunedin Central Backpackers), don't have working websites. Would it be okay to publish their e-mail addresses? Other sites that provide information about accomodation in Dunedin (e.g., University of Otago's site), provides this information. Is it against Wikitravel policies? Please let me know. --Pueben 08:29, 20 June 2006 (EDT)


article humour[edit]

I feel attempts at humour should be kept to a minimum or not made at all (eg.fush and chups). It will only confuse readers who don't get the jokes. Doc Risk

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