Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Who was it — Malcolm Farry? Peter Brown?…

Or the previous property manager, whose staff member had a husband that….

### ODT Online Fri, 4 May 2012
DCC seeking buyer for Taieri land
By Allison Rudd
The Dunedin City Council is trying to sell a 4ha parcel of vacant industrial land it owns on the Taieri Plain. The Dukes Rd land had been on the market for some time but had been freshly advertised and its sale was now being “aggressively pushed”, council property manager Robert Clark said yesterday. It is up for tender, along with an adjoining privately owned parcel of industrial land of 15.6ha.
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Cull’s rosy future, at stadium…

Attempts to question Mr Davies about his working relationship with the Dunedin City Council and Carisbrook Stadium Trust were initially blocked by a communications contractor working for DVML, who interjected to stop the question at yesterday’s press conference.

### ODT Online Fri, 4 May 2012
Mayor promises stadium shake-up
By Chris Morris
Forsyth Barr Stadium and the company running it are in for a reorganisation, after the shock announcement chief executive David Davies plans to quit Dunedin. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull yesterday confirmed a review of the stadium and the company that ran it, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, would be unveiled within weeks and completed later this year. The review would look at the financial, operating and governance models of the stadium. It was expected to spell changes for DVML and whoever replaced Mr Davies as chief executive, Mr Cull confirmed.
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The David Davies era (via ODT)
• Appointed chief executive of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd in October 2009.
• Selected from 92 candidates after an international recruitment drive that cost Dunedin City Council about $66,000.
• Role includes running Forsyth Barr Stadium and other council venues under DVML umbrella, including Dunedin Town Hall once reopened.
• Plans to quit confirmed on Wednesday, citing family reasons.
• Will continue until March next year to prepare succession plan.

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### ODT Online Fri, 4 May 2012
Stadium hits a few speed bumps
By Chris Morris
The fans have flocked in, but the road has been rocky for David Davies since the opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Chris Morris looks back. David Davies says his sense of humour has proved invaluable. It perhaps explains why he smiles when asked about criticism of the Forsyth Barr Stadium project, and himself personally, after two and a-half years in Dunedin. The questions came at yesterday’s press conference, as Mr Davies explained the reasons behind his shock decision to quit his post and return to England next year.
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