Daily Archives: July 8, 2009

Looming big projects

### ODT Online Wed, 8 Jul 2009
Projects a boost for city firms
By Chris Morris
Amalgamated Builders Ltd (ABL) and Lund South staff in Dunedin made a combined bid to secure the subcontract for concrete work associated with the Forsyth Barr Stadium’s two main stands. The $8 million contract will provide work for up to 50 of their employees at the site.
Looming big projects in or near Dunedin include the Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Regent Theatre upgrade, the Dunedin Town Hall redevelopment, the next stage of the Otago Settlers Museum upgrade, the building of the Bunnings Warehouse and major changes to the Otago Corrections Facility at Milburn.
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D Scene behind with name calling

A slow news week at D Scene. Read What if? or ODT instead.

### D Scene 8-7-09 (page 3)
Got a complex
By Ryan Keen, Editor
Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza. Mmmm. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue does it. You’d like to think those driving the controversial $198 million project didn’t spend too much coming up with that clunky moniker. Given the brand launch for the…deep breath now…Forsyth Barr Stadium at University what’s it was held just last week, it’s time to consider other names for the venue. Let’s hope, once it’s built, that it doesn’t take too long for a popular nickname to emerge. Mind you, if you count Farry’s Folly or Awatea St Albatross then a few already have.
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Stadium battle set for another round (page 4)
By Michelle Sutton
The legal battle over Otago’s controversial stadium looks set to return to court. Queenstown resident Basil Walker says he is appealing the Dunedin High Court decision, and will lodge the appeal this week.
Otago Regional Council counsel Alistair Logan says $12,890 has been fixed as the amount the regional council can seek from Walker.
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(page 8)
A $15 million funding agreement between Dunedin City Council and the Government has been signed. The agreement includes a condition that the stadium will be available for games in September 2011 for the Rugby World Cup. The $15 million was paid to DCC on July 1.
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Your say: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 9)
The good old days: beer at council by Gavin MacDonald, Dunedin
Whistle blows by Gordon Johnston, Opoho
Clarity for Clare by Peter Attwooll, Dunedin
Sick of it by Chris Roy, Dunedin
City Heart by Brian Andrews, St Kilda

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