Daily Archives: March 3, 2010

Yep, Kereyn Smith thinks like ‘stadium boys’

She apparently hopes DCC ratepayers will soak up the cost of her empire building dreams.

D Scene, hello! This is NOT a $198 million stadium precinct – do your sums or read other media news of the spiralling stadium cost. We don’t want to use the words pig ignorance.

### DScene 3-3-10 (page 6)
Indoor pool mooted
By Michelle Sutton
An indoor swimming pool has been mooted as a second stage development at Dunedin’s $198 million stadium precinct. The NZ Academy of Sport South Island, headquarters in Dunedin, confirmed to D Scene that it would like a pool included in the stadium precinct, where it hopes to be based at in the future. The Awatea street roofed venue – branded the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza – is currently under construction, with a August 1 2011 Rugby World Cup deadline.
Meanwhile, as a pool at the stadium dvelopment is suggested, Dunedin City Council is also reviewing its pool facilities.
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RWC 2011: The “stadium of four million”

### ODT Online Wed, 3 Mar 2010
Key Rugby World Cup matches free-to-air
NZPA
The free-to-air broadcasting deal announced today makes it unlikely that any New Zealander will miss out on seeing rugby World Cup matches in 2011, tournament chief executive Martin Snedden says. The New Zealand free-to-air rights have been awarded to a consortium formed between Maori TV, TVNZ and Mediaworks, the owner of TV3. Under the agreement, local viewers will be able to watch live free-to-air coverage of 16 matches.

The free-to-air coverage is in addition to host broadcaster Sky TV’s live screening of all 48 matches via satellite.

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