Daily Archives: May 29, 2010

Yes! Westpac Stadium sorts the cheese

### ODT Online Sat, 29 May 2010
Wellington ready for stadium challenge
By Chris Morris
The chairman of the trust running Wellington’s Westpac Stadium is ready for competition with Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. Wellington Regional Stadium Trust chairman Paul Collins was responding to comments this week by David Davies, the man tasked with making a success of Dunedin’s roofed venue, who this week predicted “aggressive” competition between the venues.

A Berl report released earlier this month found the venue [Westpac Stadium] had generated $484 million for the Wellington economy, more than double original forecasts.

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Stadium site purchases

### ODT Online Sat, 29 May 2010
$15m site deal for Fonterra
By David Loughrey
Dairy giant Fonterra received the lion’s share of money paid to buy land for the Forsyth Barr Stadium site in Dunedin, it has been revealed. Of the $35.6 million gross cost of land bought by the Dunedin City Council for the stadium, the University of Otago and State Highway 88, Fonterra received almost $15 million.

Figures for the land sales were released following an Otago Daily Times’ Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request, a request that was held up while the council negotiated land sales for the nearby State Highway 88 realignment.

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### ODT Online Sat, 29 May 2010
Valuer says time pressure hit stadium land purchase
By Chris Morris
A Dunedin valuer involved in land sale negotiations for the Forsyth Barr Stadium says time constraints worked against the Dunedin City Council. Barlow Justice director and registered valuer Ah-Lek Tay said he was advising Scenic Circles Hotel chairman Earl Hagaman and his partners.
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