Daily Archives: July 3, 2009

CST: Official media release on brand launch

FRIDAY, 3 JULY 2009
NEW LOOK FOR FORSYTH BARR STADIUM AT UNIVERSITY PLAZA

Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza in Dunedin has a new logo and brand identity.

Stadium Trust Chairman Malcolm Farry said the new brand reflects the Stadium’s role as the southern region’s leading light for entertainment and events.

“The Stadium will be an active, inspirational and invigorating venue. Performers and audiences at live events will create an unbeatable energy and the new brand captures that vibrant and energetic spirit both inside and out.

“The curved stadium aurora symbol depicts the outline of the stadium’s transparent roof, the changing moods of night and day and the thrill of the atmosphere inside the Stadium reaching skywards,” said Mr Farry.

In January this year the Stadium Trust secured Forsyth Barr as the Head Naming Rights partner for the new Stadium. Forsyth Barr joined forces with the University of Otago which lends its name to the Stadium Plaza in recognition of their significant presence in the development.

Forsyth Barr Managing Director Neil Paviour-Smith said his company was proud to be associated with the Stadium.

“Our business is based on strong relationships with our clients and we have always sought to provide meaningful and relevant support back to New Zealand. Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza will become a highly visible part of Otago and beyond – making a real contribution to New Zealand’s sporting and cultural life.

“Forsyth Barr, the Stadium and University of Otago make a great partnership. The Stadium development parallels our focus on leadership and innovation and reinforces our long and proud history with Dunedin,” said Mr Paviour-Smith.

Mayor Peter Chin said: “We are delighted with the partnership forged between Forsyth Barr and the new regional Stadium. Forsyth Barr has long been regarded as a leader in financial services with a business which began right here in Dunedin and now operates throughout New Zealand.

“The involvement of Forsyth Barr is a statement about its belief in the benefits of the Stadium for the community and the excitement that will attract to the Stadium as a southern showcase. The new brand symbolises the passion and excitement that the new Stadium will generate for spectators, players, performers and the community,” said Mr Chin.

The correct name for the new stadium is “Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza”, replacing the “The Otago Stadium” brand.
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Harland on harlanders

This would be the damp squib…

### ODT Online Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Underwriting should benefit Otago union
By David Loughrey

The Otago Rugby Football Union should be in a good position to produce revenue after two years of financial underwriting by its parent body, Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland said last night.
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### ODT Online Thu, 02/07/2009 – 8:15pm.
Comment by caz on The world’s best laughing circus

This must be the deciding factor for many to leave Dunedin once and for all. Where else in this country or in the world would ratepayers be expected to bail out a poorly-performing rugby team? The DCC is a joke. Bundle the lot of them together and promote Dunedin overseas as “The world’s best laughing circus.”

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### ODT Online Thu, 02/07/2009 – 7:03pm.
Comment by gplusa on If no money, then why ?

The purpose of the new Highlanders board is to provide financial advice to the Highlanders franchise. That is the sole reason why any changes have been deemed necessary. NZRFU are there as the main underwriters, as they have always been. The ORFU simply manage the Highlanders for a fee. The mystery is why the DCC have been invited onto the board.
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Farry: Still "pockets of disenchantment"

UNDERSTATEMENT MR FARRY, WE’RE NOT BUYING INTO IT WE’VE BEEN FORCED TO BLOODY OWN IT

### ODT Online on Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Stadium brand launched
By David Loughrey

The individuals and organisations behind the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza gathered last night for a brand launch and a celebration of the project’s progress.
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ON SUBCONTRACTING

### ODT Online Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Subcontracting explained
By David Loughrey

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust is expecting to name in the next few weeks the subcontractors who will build the project, and has explained its hiring process. Two subcontractors have been taken on so far, Dunedin firm Hall Bros for demolition, and Christchurch-based Daniel Smith Industries, the company doing piling work.
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Housebus watcher at Awatea Street site

### ODT Online Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Carisbrook fan drives his point home
By Chris Morris

Wayne Squire, of Dunedin, has been documenting daily progress at the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction site from his house bus for nearly two months. [He]does not like what he sees taking shape outside the windows of his house bus.
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ODT videos pile-driving

### ODT Online Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Video: Stadium piles plunge into the earth

This ODT video shows how massive concrete piles needed for the Forsyth Barr Stadium are plunging up to 10m into the earth before hitting solid ground. Watch as first one pile, then a second, appears to fall before hitting solid ground.
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### ODT Online Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Stadium piles plunging 10m into earth
By Chris Morris

The Otago Daily Times watched two of the about 18m-long solid concrete piles being hoisted by crane and then punched into the ground by a hydraulically activated pile-driver yesterday afternoon. The piling work is being carried out by Daniel Smith Industries, of Christchurch, overseen by main contractor Hawkins Construction.
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