Daily Archives: April 25, 2009

Toroa Radio archive: Bev Butler and Lee Vandervis

An audio gem, lest we forget…
Accept the stadium for our own good because Mr Farry, the Mayor and Councillors say so? Happy listening…

### Toroa Radio February 10, 2009
Community or Chaos – 2009-02-10 – Bev Butler and Lee Vandervis
Marvin Hubbard interviews President of Stop the Stadium Bev Butler and former Dunedin City councillor Lee Vandervis the day after the Dunedin City Council voted the stadium project through. (51 mins)
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Community or Chaos: Marvin Hubbard presents an hour of informative discussion on various topics spanning from economics, politics and spirituality, to chats with local and touring musicians.

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Another injunction?

### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Judicial review sought
By Elspeth McLean and Rebecca Fox
Former Queenstown property developer Basil Walker is attempting to file an application in the High Court at Dunedin for a judicial review related to the Otago Regional Council’s involvement with the Otago stadium project.
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See Public Notice (April 16, 2009)

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More on High Court decision + Farry glee

### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Stadium: ‘This is about the legality’
By David Loughrey
The last-minute shot from stadium opponents to legally challenge the Dunedin City Council on its support for the project has come up short, with Stop the Stadium’s lawyer failing to convince a High Court judge his arguments stood up to scrutiny.
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### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Farry dismissive of injunction bid
By Chris Morris
Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has dismissed Stop the Stadium’s injunction efforts as without merit, as attention turns to planning for the $198 million Otago stadium’s launch.
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The hive of industry…

### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Big plans for stadium opening
By Chris Morris
Workers will move on to the Awatea St, Dunedin, site within weeks to begin construction of the $198 million stadium, after a High Court judge yesterday dismissed Stop the Stadium’s last-minute attempt to derail the project.
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### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Councillors swing in behind stadium
By Chris Morris
Dunedin city councillors staunchly opposed to the $198 million Otago stadium have thrown their support behind it, saying it is time for the city to “move on”.
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Comment at ODT Online by MikeStk
Sat, 25/04/2009 – 10:17am
700?
Now we’re hiring 700, last month it was 600 – where will the money for this come from? Simple math implies the $198M will soon be $230M.

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TVNZ News: Feelings still run high

### TVNZ News Published: 10:48AM Friday April 24, 2009
Dunedin stadium clears last big hurdle
Source: NZPA
Justice Lester Chisholm dismissed the application for a judicial review brought by the Stop the Stadium group, with just seven words.
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Channel 9: Winners and losers

### Channel 9 Online April 24, 2009 – 8:08pm
Controversial Stadium Looks Set To Go Ahead
Dunedin’s controversial stadium looks set to go ahead after a judge dismissed an application for a judicial review made by Stop the Stadium. Justice Lester Chisholm made his ruling at about 10 this morning, leaving some people bitterly disappointed and others feeling vindicated.
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In the video, StS’s instructing solicitor Hilary Calvert says she understands there is “somebody else currently intending to file some sort of proceedings…not StS, but a completely separate person…it’s more to do with the ORC and the money that they’re intending to provide for the stadium”.

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Glory be: Employment = Rugby

### National Business Review Friday April 24 2009 – 03:55pm
Dunedin stadium will employ 500 for two years to be ready for RWC
By Robert Smith
If you can swing a hammer or operate heavy machinery you might be needed down south. With the last legal barrier kicked into touch, construction of Dunedin’s new $200 million stadium will begin in a matter of weeks, with more than 500 workers required for 2 years to get in done in time for the Rugby World Cup.
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