Daily Archives: February 4, 2010

Channel 9 News: A further $1.6m for stadium expenses has opponents seeing red

[[[ Like we didn’t ask CST and DCC where the operational budget was from the start. That said, Mr Davies sounds to be a rational man. ]]]

When David Davies, chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, began his job he didn’t have “a single piece of marketing collateral for this venue that I can give you as any inducement to bring a show here, or you to buy a seat”.

He won’t be asking for any more funding before the stadium is built and open.

OK. Expect further funding requests after the stadium is built and open.

Don’t forget Cr Syd Brown says it’s necessary to do a bit of a tidy-up in Dunedin (presentation, presentation) before we host rwc 2011. How much????

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### Channel 9 Online February 4, 2010 – 8:38pm
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Stadium allocated an extra $1.6 million
With the recent allocation of a further $1.6m of Council money for stadium expenses, stadium opponents have had more reason for discontent.
Asked to explain the extra hand-out, the Stadium’s boss says it’s necessary to provide the product required, and while he would have preferred not to have to ask for the money, he doesn’t have time to dwell on any poor management that may have led to the shortfall in budget.
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LEAVE our schools alone (rwc)

Ruck off, NationalGovernment-RugbyBoysUnited.

### ODT Online Thu, 4 Feb 2010
Rugby World Cup to dictate school calendar next year
As the Rugby World Cup beast gathers strength and pace, schools have been told to step out of the way next year. The Ministry of Education has instructed schools they must adjust their school terms to allow for a longer than normal holiday in October, when New Zealand hosts the final stages of the international sporting event. Terms one and two have been extended, forcing the term breaks to fall later than they normally would.
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Elizabeth Kerr will be supporting and engaging in non rugby activities for the whole rwc season of 2011. That is her faithful mission.

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