To DVML Board, from Ian Tayor [sic]


ODT 22.12.12 Open Letter p34downloadfile-1


### ODT Online Mon, 24 Dec 2012
Response to stadium letter ‘encouraging’
By John Gibb
Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor is heartened by the ”huge support” he has gained for his open letter to the Forsyth Barr Stadium’s board. In the open letter, published in Saturday’s Otago Daily Times, Mr Taylor said he had on ”numerous occasions” sought answers from the Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) board about the awarding of the stadium’s preferred supplier contract for audio services. He had since received dozens of supportive messages, and been directly approached by many people, in a ”really, really encouraging response”. Otago ratepayers had funded the stadium and it was expected ”local companies would be the first to benefit”. He was concerned the record of a company such as Strawberry Sound had been ignored and the contract awarded to an ”outside company” that did not exist before July, despite a requirement for Strawberry Sound to show it had operated for at least five years, the letter said. DVML chief executive Darren Burden said it was ”strange to say the least” Mr Taylor had complained about a ”deafening” silence from DVML.
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ODT 29.12.12 Letters to the editor p30downloadfile-2

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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7 responses to “To DVML Board, from Ian Tayor [sic]

  1. The last few words in the second comment do say it all. But we’ll never find out will we. Bent Otago over again council.. Good on ya mate.

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    I used to be skeptical about psychics.
    But now the DCC has awarded a contract to a company that didn’t exist, I have to re-think my beliefs. It had not been in existence but they “knew” that if it had, its performance not only on paper but in at least 2 sites for the previous 5 years would have been of demonstrable excellence.
    There is talk of voting many of the present councillors out this year. I counsel caution. How likely are we to find replacements with such highly developed psychic ability?

  3. Hype O'Thermia

    And then at other times the rules are the rules are the RULES, no deviation allowed, a thorough no-pragmatism policy applies without fear or favour. I wonder how they decide whose “difficulties” no matter how large can be made to disappear, and whose no matter how minor in their effect on the city or anyone else must be exacerbated to the nth degree…. :

    Boundary problem provides cautionary tale
    Dunedin man Chris Gable knows only too well the issues that arise when the authorities learn a property encroaches on a reserve – even if the property is a house that has stood for more than 80 years, and even if it only encroaches in one corner by 16cm.

  4. Anonymous

    OMG. That is horrid. Debbie seemed to have a little room to work on this one and you can feel Chris’s pain and frustration between the lines.

  5. Anonymous

    Find the surveyor who signed off on the original boundary. Enforce consequential liability. Dumbasses.

  6. ### ODT Online Fri, 15 Nov 2013
    DVML in arbitration over deal
    By Chris Morris
    The operator of Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium is locked in a contract dispute with the company that controversially ousted Dunedin audiovisual providers for work at major city venues. The dispute between Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) and its audiovisual services provider, DV Audio Visual (DVAV), was confirmed by DVML chief executive Darren Burden and DVAV director Mike Cook this week.
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