Daily Archives: November 25, 2009

Stadium Family Fun Day – Sunday 6 December

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

25 November 2009

Forsyth Barr Stadium Family Fun Day

The Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza construction site will be open for public viewing on Sunday 6 December from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

David Davies, Chief Executive of the Carisbrook Stadium Trust, said the day would be a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to visit the site and see the considerable progress made since construction began in June.

“We invite you to come along, bring your family and your camera, and see how far we have already come in the first few months of construction.” Rotary Club of Dunedin is hosting the family viewing day for a gold coin donation for adults or $5 for a family. The money raised will be used towards the Rotary Club of Dunedin’s community projects such as “Books in Homes” (providing free books to New Zealand children), Shelterboxes (for use in disaster-torn areas such as Samoa) and the eradication of polio.

“Visitors to the family viewing day will be able to see how the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza is taking shape and at the same time help the community,” said Mr Davies.

Entry to the site is between 11:00am and 2:00pm via the east end of Parry Street, off Ravensbourne Road. The tour route will take visitors through the middle of the Stadium site along the former Awatea Street, exiting via Anzac Avenue.

Limited off-street parking will be available on Parry Street. There will be food and refreshment stalls on site. Link

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High Street cable car

### ODT Online Wed, 25 Nov 2009
Cable car planning encouraged by DCC
By Chris Morris
The group promoting a plan to have cable cars rolling up and down Dunedin’s High St has been encouraged to continue its work by the Dunedin City Council.
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D Scene – ORC, no pressure

### D Scene 25-11-09

Rates rebels (page 1)
Otago Regional Council is brooking no nonsense from people abstaining from paying the portion of their rates designated for the construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza, and has threatened to call in the debt collectors. See page 2.

Ratepayers may face collectors (page 2)
By Michelle Sutton
ORC finance manager Stuart Lanham said, in a letter to some ratepayers, that their debt would be pursued by debt collection agencies “without further notice”. Meanwhile, ORC corporate services director Wayne Scott said ratepayers who withheld payment because of Dunedin’s stadium would be specifically targeted, unlike ratepayers who failed to pay because they were struggling financially.
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Rebellion gaining impetus (page 2)
By Michelle Sutton
A rates revolt led by former Dunedin Mayor Sukhi Turner against the city’s stadium appears to be gaining legs.
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Stadium boss quiet on plan (page 10)
By Michelle Sutton
Stadium boss David Davies has a master plan for the first three months of his job, but he refuses to talk about it. This is also part of the Welshman’s plan, as he settles in as chief executive of Carisbrook Stadium Trust and Dunedin Venues Management Ltd; say nothing.
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PM books seat at the stadium (page 10)
By Michelle Sutton
Prime Minister John Key says he is not an “Indian-giver”, and he may have booked his $15 million seat at Dunedin’s stadium.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 14)
Your say: Letters to the Editor
Paying debts to council
Letters by Brian Miller, Mosgiel* and David Brownlie, Brockville

*The content of Mr Miller’s letter could very well unite prostadia and antistadia, on one matter anyway.

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