Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Stadium: disabled user experience

### ODT Online Tue, 29 Nov 2011
Opinion
Access, view, toilets, pass; temperature, fail
By Warren Palmer – Dunedin
What has the Forsyth Barr Stadium become from the point of view of the disabled? This is my chief interest. I have been to four rugby matches, one Otago game and three World Cup games, each time sitting in the area set aside for the disabled in the North Stand. (As yet I cannot comment on the seating in the South Stand.)
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Long short, some news is better by @twitter

Tweet (6 hours ago):
@odtnews Acklin working on $190,000 tax debt dlvr.it/y48Nw

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Stadium: public access to Water of Leith

The expensive oversight, Councillor stadium proponents, if you don’t consult your own resource management planners, early.

### ODT Online Tue, 29 Nov 2011
Stadium handover hitch
By David Loughrey

But when a map of the stadium showing the various lots to be transferred was shown to councillors at the meeting, Cr Wilson said the esplanade area running from Anzac Ave alongside the Leith should be owned by the city, with full public access all the way. Instead, it appeared to be going into DVL hands.

A sliver of windswept land that snakes alongside the Water of Leith has stymied the handover of Forsyth Barr Stadium, after a surprise decision by a Dunedin City Council committee yesterday. The issue of who owns the land, and whether the public has access, resulted in an extraordinary meeting being booked for next month to resolve the situation, and left finance, strategy and development committee chairman Cr Syd Brown “frustrated” it was brought up at the last minute. But Cr Kate Wilson, who raised the concerns, said she did not realise there was a problem until she began asking questions yesterday.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Commercial sensitivity is a silly comment

As public reaction to the stadium build and the building’s operation continues you get the odd whimsical comment in the daily newspaper – probably written by ‘Max’, who else?

### ODT Online Comments
Right to know?
Submitted by Xpert on Tue, 29/11/2011 – 6:19am.
To respond to russand bev’s [sic] comment, you have no right to know the financials of a concert like Elton John. The venue was hired by the promoter on commercial terms and any cost/negotiation is commercially sensitive in what is a highly competative [sic] industry. To be honest the promoter should be compensated for bringing over $6.5 million dollars into the Dunedin economy, setting a high standard for the venue and the city for future events and marketing the city which has been dull ‘concertwise’ befre [sic] the event. Ratepayers should be greatful [sic] to the promoter and the venue for putting Dunedin back on the map and back in the 21 [sic] century.
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Who got what?
Submitted by russandbev on Mon, 28/11/2011 – 10:07am.
I am pleased that there were a large number of people that enjoyed the Elton John concert on Friday night. What does need to be now quantified is who made money out of the concert and who didn’t.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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