Channel 9 forewarned there would be an on-site media opportunity today.
The “opportunity” featured on ONE News at Midday. Luckily, hardly anyone saw it at that screening time.
### ONE News Midday Update Monday, 25 May 2009 (23:40)
Follow the link, select Chapter 2, the item is near the end of Sports coverage.
Here’s the local version of said
### Channel 9 Online May 25, 2009 – 8:25pm
Demolition Work First Stage In Stadium Construction
With a demonstration of confidence that the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza will go ahead, Mayor Peter Chin and Stadium Head Malcolm Farry donned hard hats and did some demolition work today.
The photo opportunity giving a strong message to the public that eleventh hour attempts to thwart the Stadium’s progress are unlikely to succeed.
### STS website May 25th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Comment by Ian Smith on DCC reminded of social duty
It’s happened, and every bit as stomach-churning as expected, (TV-One News, approx 12.25pm today). Those who didn’t see this unsavoury spectacle might also be interested to know that our Mayor, looked straight into the camera and assured viewers nationwide that the people of Dunedin were ‘behind’ it, as well as the nation, while his offsider sat in the cab of a wrecking-device grinning inanely at something off-camera.
### Radio New Zealand National Monday, 25 May 2009
Checkpoint with Mary Wilson
Work to make way for Dunedin’s new stadium begins
Demolition work has begun in Dunedin to make way for the construction of the city’s new $198-million enclosed sports stadium, after more than three years of planning.
Audio Link (duration: 2′43″)
[Simon Cunliffe] Tomorrow’s ODT “takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when you put a mayor on an excavator”.