Something the STS July newsletter didn’t mention…
### D Scene 5-8-09
Legal action possible (page 6)
By Michelle Sutton
Carisbrook Stadium Trust is threatening Stop the Stadium with legal action weeks before the protest group’s second legal showdown. This week’s latest court action was threatened by Carisbrook Stadium Trust over STS’s logo on its website. The logo has been removed, but will reappear on its website tomorrow.
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Belly-up builders hit home owners, creditors (page 2)
By Michelle Sutton
[John Christie, chief executive, Otago Chamber of Commerce] expects there will be “a bit of a lag” before big building jobs such as the stadium and the town hall redevelopment crank up work for the commercial sector and subcontractors.
Councillors wouldn’t back me: Guest (page 5)
Ex-lawyer Michael Guest has claimed four Dunedin City Councillors failed to support his return to law because they were anti-stadium. “If they were seen to be supporting the lead advocate for the stadium it wouldn’t look good to their supporters.”
Land spend up probed (page 9)
The Government will investigate Delta Utilities’ land spend up around Queenstown. Local Government Minister Rodney Hide’s office this week confirms he is asking officials to investigate Delta land purchases after he was alerted by a concerned Dunedin resident.
Why we may become an insolvent backwater (page 12)
By Calvin Oaten
Within two years Dunedin’s public debt will stand at $684 million, or $13,000 per ratepayer. This compares with $52 million six years ago. The Dunedin City Council’s easy come, easy go approach is creating a debt above the prudent level, argues ratepayer Calvin Oaten.
Letters with stadium mentions…
Your say (pages 11-12)
A case of Guest being brainless? by Peter Attwooll, City Rise
– Footnote: Michael Guest replies.
Speculators by Joe van Alphen, Mosgiel
Not canny: Letters by Dave Witherow, Mosgiel, and R Ansin, Clyde Hill
Stadium piles by Carol Sawyer, Mosgiel
– Footnote: Darren Burden, development director of the Carisbrook Stadium Trust replies.