Daily Archives: April 8, 2009

D Scene says

### D Scene 8-4-09 page 3
There’s time
By Ryan Keen

Let’s face it – the only reason Dunedin city councillors and Mayor Chin don’t want a referendum on whether the public should fund the planned megabucks stadium is they’re afraid of the result.
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### D Scene 8-4-09 page 9
Scrutiny of stadium contract clauses
By Michelle Sutton

A recommendation on the fixed price construction contract to build planned $200 million Otago Stadium is being thrashed out behind closed doors over the next week or two.
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Acklin on poison

Or how to piss off the public…

So DCC/CST provided a series of meetings to fully explain the stadium project to the Dunedin public? DCC/CST, you’ve had years of opportunity to do so. Why haven’t you. Again, why haven’t you.

### ODT Online Wed, 8 Apr 2009
Opinion: Why the STS bug is poisonous

By Bill Acklin

Opponents of the proposed Awatea St stadium conveniently ignore the origins, history and true purpose of the project, argues Bill Acklin.

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ODT credits Bill Acklin as a Dunedin city councillor and ratepayer.

• Tomorrow: Stop the Stadium vice-president Dave Witherow questions the DCC’s commitment to consultation.

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Mayor: Questions and answers 1

### ODT Online Wed, 8 Apr 2009
Chin responds to stadium questions

By David Loughrey

A meeting organised by Stop the Stadium at the Dunedin Town Hall last week, and attended by 1800 people, raised many questions. The Otago Daily Times put several of these to Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin last week and he answered yesterday. His responses to council reporter David Loughrey, with additional comments from council chief executive Jim Harland, are published today and tomorrow.

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More in ODT tomorrow.

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Mayor: Defiant or flustered

### ODT Online Wed, 8 Apr 2009
Mayor stands by stadium process

By David Loughrey

A defiant Dunedin Mayor, Peter Chin, yesterday labelled as “incorrect” some information heard at last week’s Stop the Stadium organised meeting and stood by the process his council had followed in its support of the project.

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