“High Performance Sport New Zealand Dunedin Centre of Excellence” – another gift to RUGBY GOBs

Where was this project proposed and tabled in the DCC Annual Plans for public submissions ? Is there a clear track on this… It’s not enough that the Mayor of Dunedin supports the facility’s emergence, or backs the ‘rugby’ thinking of his spendthrift councillors.

HPSNZ was created in August from a merger of Sparc and the New Zealand Academy of Sport, after the Government announced a review of New Zealand’s high-performance sport structure.

### ODT Online Tue, 20 Dec 2011
New centre to churn out champions
By Nigel Benson
A multimillion-dollar Dunedin sports excellence academy could be a factory for future world champions. The High Performance Sport New Zealand Dunedin Centre of Excellence was officially opened at Forsyth Barr Stadium yesterday. The $4.8 million building will be a hub for Otago athletes and house HPSNZ and its tenants – the Highlanders, Sports Medicine New Zealand and New Zealand Turf – which formerly occupied the old Logan Park art gallery building.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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2 responses to ““High Performance Sport New Zealand Dunedin Centre of Excellence” – another gift to RUGBY GOBs

  1. “We’re at the end of the world down here, and the important thing is it creates synergies between the university, the stadium and the city. This is all about excellence and it’s going to be a very important facility for Dunedin.”

    He really is a horse’s arse.

  2. Calvin Oaten

    How many people remember that the HPSNZ Dunedin Centre was funded by the DCC. The debt was to be serviced by the Sports Academy and this was projected to be around $850.000 pa over ten years. It was proposed (I think by Athol Stephens or Jim Harland) that the DCC should make an annual grant of $850,000 pa to the Academy. The council approved the measure. Now how many people remember that, and what fund does the sum come put of? A LGOIMA request for details to Sandy Graham asking the details would have them scratching.

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