Daily Archives: April 23, 2009

Cr Staynes premature (or realistic…)

### The Star April 23, 2009 (page 3)
Staynes calls for public to get behind stadium
By Bruce Munro
On Monday, Dunedin City councillors voted 10-4 to sign a contract with Hawkins Construction to build the $198 million Otago Stadium. On Friday, the Stop the Stadium group sought an injunction barring the DCC from signing the construction contract. The injunction application was scheduled to be heard by the High Court at Christchurch today. The councillors’ vote was subject to a favourable decision from the High Court. The court’s decision is expected to be delivered by Justice Lester Chisholm tomorrow morning.
Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said Cr Staynes had voiced his intention to support the project directly after the council voted on Monday. It was an important gesture, Mr Farry said. ‘‘Cr Staynes’ attitude was commendable.”

Story continues at The Star www.thestar.co.nz

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On the same page, Brenda Harwood reports on Bev Butler’s aim of attending today’s High Court hearing at Christchurch.

Ms Butler did not expect to take the stand, but told the Star the court would consider affidavits from herself, Nicole Holman and an “independent expert”. Lawyers from both sides would then “argue it out in front of the judge”, she said. If [the] decision did not go Stop the Stadium’s way, there were more plans in the pipeline. “We won’t stop our opposition [to the stadium], put it that way.”

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Industry player on GMP Contract

### ODT Online Thu, 23/04/2009 – 7:31pm.
Comment by gplusa on Coming Clean ?
A timely reminder to all who seem to think that the stadium will be built for a total cost within the GMP (Guaranteed Maximum Price). This is not true. What the average person believes a Maximum Price to mean, is not what the phrase means in this contract. For the benefit of those who have missed it previously, we can repeat the problem again.
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STS v DCC: News at High Court (2)

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
DCC to get stadium decision tomorrow
The Dunedin City Council will know tomorrow whether it can proceed with the city’s new stadium project. The council says timing is now critical for the stadium project which was stalled by review action in the High Court in Christchurch today.
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Christchurch Court News Link

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### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
STS asks about ‘missing $13m’
By David Loughrey
Stop the Stadium has given its own calculations of the stadium’s cost today, as the group opened its injunction in the Christchurch High Court.
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9 Local News “will endeavour to catch up with the winners and losers tomorrow”. Link

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### Radio New Zealand News Updated at 4:59pm on 23 April 2009
Stadium could cost ratepayers double, court told
A lawyer acting for opponents of a proposed sports stadium in Dunedin has told a court it could cost ratepayers twice as much as the city council has claimed.
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STS v DCC: News at High Court (1)

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Stop the Stadium has day in court
Dunedin’s bid for a new $165.4 million sports stadium turned into a rolling maul in the High Court at Christchurch today with a citizens’ group trying to stop Dunedin City Council signing the construction contract.
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### http://www.stuff.co.nz Last updated 13:26 23/04/2009
Judge swamped with stadium papers
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Rugby: Bleak financial news

### http://www.stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 23/04/2009
Storm brews at rugby HQ
By Toby Robson – The Dominion Post

Heavy foreign exchange losses, growing disharmony in the provinces and a controversial board nomination have set the stage for a tumultuous New Zealand Rugby Union annual meeting in Wellington.

It is understood the NZRU will announce a profit of about $300,000, but will exclude millions in foreign exchange losses as is now allowed under new international accounting rules.

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Stop The Stadium v DCC

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Stop the Stadium seeks court case funds
By Sarah Harvey
Stop The Stadium is attempting to raise $20,000 in donations for its High Court injunction hearing in Christchurch today – and may have to raise more funds if it loses.
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### Newstalk ZB 23/04/2009 6:20:08
Court deciding on stadium case
A High Court hearing in Christchurch today will determine whether the proposed $200 million Dunedin stadium will go ahead.
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