Daily Archives: August 28, 2010

All Whites and the stadium…

### ODT Online Sat, 28 Aug 2010
Football: Keen to keep the ball rolling
By Steve Hepburn
New Zealand Football boss Frank van Hattum says the sport has had a year of absolute excitement but it will not be easy to maintain that momentum.

He also confirmed the new Forsyth Barr Stadium was definitely in the mix to host All Whites games… Van Hattum visited the Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday and said it would be a fantastic asset for Dunedin. “It has every chance in the world of hosting an All Whites game. It is a possibility when everything is up and running.”

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Debt and elections

### ODT Online Sat, 28 Aug 2010
Judgement day looms on DCC debt
By David Loughrey
In six weeks, Dunedin residents will have the opportunity to have their say on the city’s future at the 2010 local government elections. Dunedin City Council reporter David Loughrey looks at the council’s record in the last triennium, considers the issues that will dominate the election, and asks: Does the council listens to its citizens?

* Voting patterns emerge

The city’s roofed stadium was the big issue at the last election, but with building of the facility now well advanced, that debate has evolved.

Instead of the focusing on a “yes” or “no” for the stadium, campaigns begun by challengers to the incumbents have usually included criticism of the debt created by the stadium and other multimillion-dollar projects.

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