Daily Archives: September 2, 2009

Sport: Dunedin ice world class

New Zealand is expected to have a team of between 18 and 24 competing at the Vancouver Winter Olympics next year.

### ODT Online Wed, 2 Sep 2009
Ice sports: NZ speed skating team to be based in Dunedin
By Alistair McMurran

Give another tick to the Dunedin Ice Stadium. It keeps attracting the elite and the latest good news is the decision to base the New Zealand speed skating team in Dunedin from next year.
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### ODT Online Thu, 27 Aug 2009
Ice Skating: Ice stadium esteem coup for Dunedin
By Alistair McMurran
Korea’s decision to hold a figure skating training camp at the Dunedin Ice Stadium next year is a coup for Dunedin, which is poised to become the ice sports capital of the southern hemisphere.
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### ODT Online Fri, 26 Jun 2009
Govt to spend $1m on Winter Games
NZ Winter Games 2009
The Government will spend $1 million on this year’s inaugural Winter Games in Otago, Prime Minister John Key said today. The southern hemisphere’s largest winter sports event, the biennial games will take place at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona, Snow Farm, Naseby and Dunedin from 21-30 August.
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### ODT Online Tue, 21 Apr 2009
Ice Hockey: Dunedin confirmed as international ice sports venue
By ala
The success of the third division ice hockey world championships has confirmed Dunedin as an international venue for ice sports. The $4 million Dunedin Ice Stadium has brought international sport to the city and has lifted the profile of Dunedin as an international sports venue.
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### ODT Online Sat, 7 Jun 2008
Ice sports: Ensuring surface kept up to scratch
By Alistair McMurran
The Dunedin Ice Stadium has bought a $150,000 ice-resurfacing machine to meet the heavy international commitments the stadium will have next year.
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SH88 realignment past stadium

### ODT Online Wed, 2 Sep 2009
Design for tender
By Mark Price
The Dunedin City Council hopes to have “engaged” the designers for the new $15.85 million stretch of State Highway 88 past Forsyth Barr Stadium within the next three or four weeks.
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On the matter of costs

Remember the gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone…

### ODT Online Wed, 2 Sep 2009
Stadium group seeks costs
By David Loughrey

Stop the Stadium’s lawyers are applying for $17,513 court costs from the Dunedin City Council following the organisation’s High Court challenge to the council’s funding of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. The council, in turn, is applying for $11,000 from Stop the Stadium, and the organisation’s future hangs on the result.
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…symbolising the struggle between law and order and open banditry and rustling in frontier towns of the Old West?

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Local resident Syd Adie thinks STS should have joined the Dunedin Householders and Ratepayers Association to stop the stadium project. He calls for people concerned about the city’s direction to take in a wider range of issues, and to blame a wider group of organisations than just the Dunedin City Council for the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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D Scene: The STS Special

The issue you’ve all been waiting for…

### D Scene 2-9-09
Ratepayers rucked (page 1)
The stadium’s cost to the average ratepayer has long been quoted as $66 a year. But it is $110 and could go higher. Barrister Len Andersen has analysed the figures and they make interesting reading. See page 8.

Tough task (page 3)
By Dave Wood, acting editor
The toughest task once Dunedin’s new stadium is completed will be ensuring it isn’t a millstone around the necks of ratepayers. The directors of the new Dunedin Venues Management Ltd company will not have a cakewalk.
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A fight of highs and lows (page 4)
Dunedin maths tutor Bev Butler (54) stood down on Sunday as president of Stop The Stadium. She talks to Michelle Sutton as she contemplates standing for the Dunedin City Council.
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Delta charge ‘outrageous’ (page 5)
$76 per hour – that’s how much Dunedin City Council-owned Delta Utilities wants to charge D Scene to answer this newspaper’s questions surrounding the company’s purchase of 100 sections at Jack’s Point, near Queenstown. D Scene has asked the Ombudsman for a review.
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See Word of the week: highway robbery (page 11)

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New candidates being sought for election (page 7)
By Michelle Sutton
Potential Dunedin city council candidates are being lined up to stand in next year’s election in a bid to dislodge current councillors. Stop The Stadium is already speculating on councillor and mayoral candidates.
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Paying for the stadium (pages 8-9)
Dunedin’s new stadium will cost the city council more than $100 million, and the impact on the average ratepayer will be more than $100 per year – and it could go higher. Barrister Len Andersen, who represented Stop The Stadium Inc, has been able to count the cost. D Scene gives his breakdown.
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Value lower: STS (page 9)
By Michelle Sutton
Stop The Stadium is claiming the value of Carisbrook is $4.5 million less than what Dunedin City Council paid in the House of Pain deal. STS has released Carisbrook Stadium Trust documents that put the value of Carisbrook at about $2.5 million.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 11)
Your say
STS deserves respect by Lee Vandervis, Roslyn
Mayor Chin by Calvin Oaten, Pine Hill
Richard Walls by Peter Attwooll, Dunedin

Discovery Note:
We found a (public) notice for the STS Annual General Meeting.
Go to D Scene 19-8-09, page 36. Get out your magnifying glass.

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