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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Farry’s PR number…

### scoop.co.nz Friday, 24 April 2009, 3:41 pm
We Are On Our Way: Stadium Can Now Be Built
Press Release: Forsyth Barr Stadium
Forsyth Barr Stadium At University Plaza
For Immediate Release 24 April 2009

Today’s High Court decision, denied an application for an injunction and clears the way for construction to begin on the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the University Plaza, says Stadium Trust Chairman Malcolm Farry.

“We are now, at last, on our way. Today’s decision clears the final hurdle for construction to start next month. Thanks to the positive vote by Dunedin City Councillor’s on Monday, the construction contract with Hawkins can now be confirmed”.

“This is fantastic news for the region, as more than 600 jobs can be created over the next two years in building the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the University Plaza,” said Mr Farry.

We have reached this point after years of careful planning and focus effort, the Stadium Trust acknowledges the commitment of Dunedin City Council, Otago Regional Council, Government, Forsyth Barr, Community Trust of Otago, University of Otago and the people of Dunedin and of Otago in making the vision of a new, multipurpose, fully roofed campus stadium a reality.

As chairman, I would like to particularly acknowledge the support and dedication of my fellow Trustees and the Trust Executives in what has been a long and challenging process.

We expect Hawkins to be on site next month to start demolition.

The Stadium remains on track to be completed by end of July 2011, creating an iconic expression of Otago beliefs in itself for a bright and growing future.

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Highlanders: What the?

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
Rugby: Highlanders farewell semis chance
The Highlanders farewelled their supporters with an 18-11 loss to the Stormers in Dunedin tonight and kissed goodbye to their Super 14 rugby semifinal hopes in the process.
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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 22:04 24/04/2009
Highlanders semi-final hopes gone
Stormers blow through Dunedin
By Marc Hinton – Rugby Heaven
The final rites were applied to the Highlanders’ Super 14 season by the Stormers, the South Africans too big and too strong for the game but ultimately outmatched southerners.
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