Daily Archives: August 12, 2009

CST problem with stadium cost?

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust put its case for the $198,000,000 covered stadium being built in Dunedin to the Rotary Club of Oamaru on Monday night. (ODT, Wed 12 Aug 2009 Link)

Last Friday, CST announced newly appointed Arrow International director Lale Ieremia as the project manager for the $188,000,000 Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza. (ODT, Sat 8 Aug 2009; page 5)

What was the figure published by the Otago Daily Times: $261,000,000 – cost to ratepayers. (ODT, Tue 23 Jun 2009 Link)

And sorry, the figure in Dunedin City Council Chief Executive Jim Harland’s affidavit: $217,400,000 (ODT, Sat 16 May 2009 Link)

Could someone get the story straight and tell Malcolm. Please.

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Construction pic of the day

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CST: "Exceptional measures" to protect culvert

### ODT Online Wed, 12 Aug 2009
Culvert on stadium site to be braced
By Chris Morris

A culvert carrying Opoho Stream under the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction site in Dunedin is to be reinforced because of fears it could collapse under the weight of giant machinery at the site.
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Carisbrook deal

### ODT Online Wed, 12 Aug 2009
DCC finalises deal to buy Carisbrook
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council has confirmed it is the new owner of Carisbrook, having finalised the deal to purchase the ground from the Otago Rugby Football Union. Details of the deal would not be made public until after they were presented to councillors in the closed part of next week’s full council meeting, Mayor said yesterday.
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D Scene, a quiet week for stadium, apart from the bamms

Not an exciting week for stadium mentions…
[But hey, museum board and management are doing a great “keep-down-put-down” job on staff and ex staff. Read more about it…]

### D Scene 12-8-09
Your say: Paying the Price (page 9)
By Barry Gibbons, Mosgiel
With the over-valuation of properties, increased rates, Otago Regional rate rises, and the increase in the cost of the stadium, someone’s got to pay for it and it stops here with us, the ratepayers, so get used to it.
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Rugby decline a positive (page 13)
By Joseph Romanos
It’s not a bad thing that interest in rugby is declining. New Zealand is no longer a rugby, racing and beer society, and thank goodness for that. Boys attending big colleges aren’t automatically shepherded towards rugby. There is much more individual choice. Our country is growing up.
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