Daily Archives: April 27, 2009

Contract signed

### Radio New Zealand News Updated at 4:08pm on 27 April 2009
Dunedin mayor signs contract to build stadium

Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin has signed a contract for the construction of the city’s stadium. The $165 million contract with Hawkins Construction means work can start at the Awatea Street site in May.
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### Channel 9 News April 27, 2009 – 7:24pm
Legal Contract of the Forsyth Barr Stadium signed

The legal contract between the Dunedin City Council and Hawkins Construction for the construction of Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza was signed this afternoon. Mayor Peter Chin put pen to paper during a DCC Extraordinary Meeting today.
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Construction Contract for the Proposed Forsyth Barr Stadium at the University Plaza – Chief Executive Jim Harland’s report to Dunedin City Council (dated 20 April 2009).

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Image Change?

Hmmm, yes/no.

I’ve been dying for ages to change the header, but while it was still a fight till the death it somehow seemed appropriate to have the somewhat generic stadium (albeit beautiful) image of the Beijing Water Cube.

Now that it’s a done deal and the first sod of soil will be turned over soon, it’s time to start looking forward past What if? to ‘let’s make sure it’s done bloody correctly’ (as Elizabeth will remind us over and over).

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Carisbrook: Last test at the ground…

### ODT Online Mon, 27 Apr 2009
Rugby: 10,000 test tickets snapped up

More than 10,000 tickets have been sold for the June 13 test between the All Blacks and France at Carisbrook.
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### ODT Apr 25, 2009 (page 37)
Sports Comment: Stadium no panacea for Otago’s rugby ills
By Brent Edwards

It would be foolish to believe the new stadium will be the panacea for Otago’s rugby ills. So much has been made of how rugby in Wellington was rejuvenated by the new stadium that many believe its mere presence will provide a lifeline for the game in Otago. It would be nice to think so, but that won’t necessarily be the case. There was no question Wellington needed a new stadium. Athletic Park was in a state of disrepair.
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### ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
NZRU tries to allay Cup fears
By Steve Hepburn

A looming deadline for a decision on the future of Super rugby could help the New Zealand Rugby Union to resolve issues with disaffected provincial unions, NZRU chief executive Steve Tew believes.
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Unsubtle irony: Waipori Fund

It’s a long-term investment…

### ODT Online Mon, 27 Apr 2009
Waipori Fund takes another beating
By Dene Mackenzie

Investments in the Dunedin City Council’s Waipori Fund took another hammering in the three months ended March, although indications are that it was a better result than recorded in December.
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Finance and Strategy Committee Meeting
Monday 27 April 2009, Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, 2.00 PM

Agenda – FSC – 27/04/2009 (PDF, 11.5 kb, new window)

Report – FSC – 27/04/2009 (PDF, 33.3 kb, new window)
Submission on the Otago Regional Council Draft Long Term Council Community Plan 2009-2019

Report – FSC – 27/04/2009 (PDF, 81.4 kb, new window)
Resignation of Sinking Fund Commissioners

Report – FSC – 27/04/2009 (PDF, 38.6 kb, new window)
“Have Your Say” Expo 2009

Report – FSC – 27/04/2009 (PDF, 197.5 kb, new window)
Financial Result – 9 Months to 31 March 2009

Report – FSC – 27/04/2009 (PDF, 19.5 kb, new window)
Waipori Fund – Report For Quarter Ending March 2009

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Support and concern for stadium

Depends on how you’re measuring this…

### ODT Online Mon, 27 Apr 2009
Stadium support emerges over weekend
By David Loughrey

Support for Dunedin’s new stadium seems to be emerging, as the Dunedin City Council prepares to sign a contract today with Hawkins Construction to begin the building phase.
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Extraordinary Council Meeting
Monday 27 April 2009, Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, 3.00 PM
(or at conclusion of the Finance and Strategy Committee, whichever is later)

Agenda – Council – 27/04/2009
(PDF, 13.0 kb, new window)

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