Imagine $millions for the region…

…against how much we’ve been told we will spend on ‘facilities’ for the next twenty years. Robin Hood, taking from the poor and giving to the rich, Otago style.

### ODT Online Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Cup ‘gold’ for the South
By John Lewis and Tracey Roxburgh
Otago and Southland have scored a financial bonanza with the announcement the English, Scottish and Irish rugby teams will be among the six teams hosted in the South during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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Will the euphoria of RWC 2011, timed near to next year’s local body elections, mask any shortcomings of the incumbent local body representatives…

We understand, from Cr Syd Brown on Channel 9 News yesterday, that a “spruce up” of Dunedin will occur prior to the tournament.

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### ODT Online Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Rugby World Cup fixture affords chance
By Tracey Roxburgh
Yesterday’s announcement Queenstown is one of 23 centres across New Zealand which will host Rugby World Cup teams in 2011 has presented the resort with a great opportunity.
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