Stadium (fubar): cringe

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Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:35 a.m.

The Press 13.5.14 Letters to the editorThe Press 13.5.14 [click to enlarge]

These letters to the editor were published in reply to the strong article by Fairfax News reporter Wilma McCorkindale, Stadium could cost Dunedin ratepayers millions (Stuff 9.5.14).

[Note there are 36 online comments]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Business, Construction, CST, DCC, DCHL, DVL, DVML, Economics, Media, Name, New Zealand, People, Politics, Project management, Property, Site, Sport, Stadiums

5 responses to “Stadium (fubar): cringe

  1. See SST business section page 7; Tim Hunter’s expose’ of the ‘troika’ deal for the University – Highlanders sponsorship deal. CORRUPTION writ large. No wonder a lot of faculty are up in arms. The whole thing was presented ‘fait accompli’ by vice-chancellor Harlene Hayne, chancellor John Ward and pro-chancellor Stuart McLauchlan. John Ward of Carisbrook Stadium Trust and Stuart McLauchlan former chairman of the Highlanders board. Say no more.

    • Afore-mentioned – see previous Posts and Comments:
      10.2.14 University of Otago major sponsor for Highlanders
      9.4.14 Privatising Highlanders involves DCC (ratepayer funds?)

      ### Sunday Star-Times Sun, 18 May 2014 (page D7)
      Committee of three turned varsity into rugby sponsors
      By Tim Hunter
      A controversial decision by Otago University to sponsor the Highlanders Super Rugby team was made by a three-person committee, two of whom had close links to Dunedin rugby. Information obtained by the Sunday Star-Times through the Official Information Act shows the decision was made on January 23 by the university council’s standing committee, which has the authority to act on behalf of the council between meetings if necessary. The members of the committee are vice-chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne, chancellor John Ward and pro-chancellor Stuart McLauchlan. […] The Tertiary Education Union said […] “It doesn’t look good that two of the three who made the decision have close links to Otago Rugby. […] According to a committee minute obtained by the Sunday Star-Times, the memorandum proposing the sponsorship deal was dated January 21, two days before the committee vote. […] The Star-Times asked the vice-chancellor’s office how the potential conflict of interest on the standing committee was handled, but received no response.

      The full article has not yet been uploaded for online viewing.

  2. Anonymous

    Connect the dots

    McLauchlan -> Project Delivery Team -> Carisbrook Stadium Trust
    McLauchlan -> Delta -> Otago Highlanders
    McLauchlan -> University of Otago -> Otago Highlanders
    McLauchlan -> Dunedin Casino -> Earl Hagaman -> SH88
    McLauchlan -> SDHB -> Southlink Health dispute
    McLauchlan -> Dunedin Casino -> Trevor Scott -> Chris Swann -> Christine Keenan

  3. I keep asking if Mayor Dave Cull is still influenced by Stuart McLauchlan.

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