Monthly Archives: June 2010

Broadcast Notice: Sunday, RNZ


Radio New Zealand National 101FM
Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw
27 June 2010

10.40 AM Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal reports on tension over toilets at the new Dunedin stadium.
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Capacity crowd at Carisbrook last Saturday

Hell, even a half-decent crowd at the new stadium needs plenty of toilets…

Cartoonist’s view – Tremain 19/6/10

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Stadium: Dunedin Flashmob

Meanwhile, as the build continues, let’s play Stadium Diversions:
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“Dancing in the Street” flash mob/dance that hit the Meridian Mall in Dunedin, New Zealand on the 19th of June 2010.

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/via Tony Green, yesterday at the Wall, Facebook: The DCC has lost the plot.

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Public consultation on Carisbrook

### ODT Online Wed, 23 Jun 2010
Carisbrook’s cost issue for meeting
By David Loughrey
The Carisbrook stadium and car park could cost $439,000 a year to maintain after the Dunedin City Council takes over the properties next year. That information is just one matter to consider when a group of “stakeholders” meets at Carisbrook next Monday, beginning a public consultation process on the future of the ground.

An invitation to the meeting asked those invited to “present your ideas for the future of the facility”.
Cr Richard Walls said yesterday the meeting was not just for stakeholders, and anyone could attend.
A timetable shows a forum would be set up on the council’s website for the public to post ideas, and a public meeting held at Carisbrook on July 8, with a deadline for proposals of July 26.

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D Scene: Stadium WCs + new election candidates

### D Scene 23-6-10
Toilets overlooked for west stadium stand (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Liquids and spicy foods may need to be off-limits in the west stand of the new Forsyth Barr Stadium. It has no toilets. Dunedin Venues Management Ltd CEO David Davies said in a worst case scenario, Dunedin’s new stadium would have to bring in portapotties for big events.
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Davies declined to say how much money would be needed to relieve the problem. “We’re going to ask for as much as we can get…”


More candidates named (page 5)
Greater Dunedin grows this week with the announcement of another two local body election candidates in its group. Otago Polytechnic Associate Professor Dr Sam Mann and senior lecturer in curriculum mathematics at the University of Otago Lynn Tozer.
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22.6.10 Stadium: carpentry contract(s) and WCs…

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DCC: “Your City/Our Future” Community Engagement Programme

Tabled at Dunedin City Council’s Finance and Strategy Committee Meeting on Monday:

Report – FSC – 21/06/2010 (PDF, 192.9 kb, new window)
“Your City/Our Future” Community Engagement Programme

“It is proposed that the Council’s futures thinking on the City Development Strategy (Spatial Plan), the Sustainability Programme and the Community Outcomes be undertaken in a single co-ordinated programme… This community engagement programme is a key element of the strategic direction for the City and the Council’s agreement is sought to the proposed approach. Councillors will be involved at key stages to provide leadership in reviewing and setting the vision for the city.”

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Stadium: carpentry contract(s) and WCs…

### ODT Online Tue, 22 Jun 2010e
Carpenters for stadium to be mostly local
By David Loughrey
Otago tradespeople should be doing the lion’s share of carpentry work at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, despite the largest contract going to an Auckland company. Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry yesterday said while the contracts were yet to be finally signed off, it was expected there would be four subcontractors doing the work, three local, and one from Auckland.

Earlier this month, it emerged one contract had been let to Auckland company Wallace Construction without the knowledge of the trust, bypassing an agreed process between the trust and main contractor Hawkins Construction.

Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) chief executive David Davies was considering putting toilets, either permanent or temporary, at the west stand, where none were planned.

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The following report was tabled at the DCC Finance and Strategy Committee meeting held on Monday:

Report – FSC – 21/06/2010 (PDF, 398.1 kb, new window)
Stadium Stakeholders Group Report

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