Daily Archives: July 30, 2010

Moving to super-council status would open the books!

### ODT Online Thu, 29 Jul 2010
Super-council idea dismissed
By Chris Morris
Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland believes there is still no case for a super council in the South, despite Local Government Minister Rodney Hide unveiling plans by which to consider further council mergers.

“I guess it comes back to what is the problem with the current governance.”
-Jim Harland, Dunedin City Council

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Otago Polytechnic safer to stay home

Institute of Sport and Adventure building accommodation

### ODT Online Fri, 30 Jul 2010
Stadium site too expensive
By Allison Rudd
Otago Polytechnic has decided against moving its Institute of Sport and Adventure to the Forsyth Barr Stadium, saying fit-out and lease costs are higher than it can afford.

The indicative fit-out costs of $800,000 and annual lease costs of at least $75,000 were “higher than we can afford”. The move also posed “too much risk long term due to lack of ownership, the necessary length of occupation to recoup the fit-out costs and some access issues.”
-Otago Polytechnic

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Carisbrook ideas

### ODT Online Fri, 30 Jul 2010
Ideas for ‘Brook’s future vary widely
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin public’s ideas for the future of Carisbrook encompass a wide variety of possibilities for the sports ground and surrounding properties, and consensus on the issue may be hard to pin down. A submission period on the future of the historic ground closed this week.
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