ODT champions the stadium using the local (primary school for socioeconomics and slant misconstrued statistics) A+ student president. Was she invited to write the column or is she a Farry Follower (the next best thing since ‘Our Stadium’, not sliced bread). Aren’t Terry Davies and Nick Smith close in the ‘make it work’ factory. Let’s do some research, aye~!
Forsyth Barr stadium is important to and popular with students, writes Otago University Students Association president Ruby Sycamore-Smith.
### ODT Online Wed, 16 Jul 2014
It’s here now, so make the most of it
by Ruby Sycamore-Smith
The future of Forsyth Barr Stadium is important to students. The OUSA represents just under 20,000 members of the Dunedin population and we are high users of the stadium. We see it as a great benefit to Dunedin people. The 2013 OUSA student survey of Dunedin facilities showed a very high satisfaction with the stadium. […] The financial concerns cannot be ignored. And some of the antagonism caused by the provenance of the stadium remains to be settled. Our experience is that DVML is working to ensure the facility is used. We are working with them as much as possible for our own events but also events the DVML team brings to Dunedin that have student interest.
An obliviously astute and illuminated young woman.
Pride of the South.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
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Yes … her argument seems to be that because student hostels and the OUSA building pay rates they are paying their contribution to the stadium ….
But wait, the OUSA building and the hostels are owned by the Uni which pays no rates …..
And even if they did, by her numbers students are 1/6 of us but they use the stadium 1/2 of the time and they pay for the stadium through their rates …. except that 1/6 is an awful lot less than 1/2 – certainly not paying your share as she seems to be claiming.
Definite maths fail.
[Aside: The common error is to say the university pays no rates – it has almost achieved mythical proportion at Dunedin.
The university pays targeted rates – this has been discussed by the media and the value given at various dates. But yes we would like the central-government-et-al funded university to pay more given the amount of property it owns.]
QsRC lets rip again at ODT Online. For someone involved in the ‘building industry’, working so hard he claims 5 weeks for an overseas holiday outside of the 4 weeks he gets at Christmas (and he’s paid above the average), he does do a lot of desk-hugging, writing comments.
Amongst other things he says: “Empty shops, closing businesses, and the lack of investment and interest falls squarely at the anti-everything crew’s feet. No-one wants to bother to even try because they know everyone will fight them and whinge and complain until they give up.”
Read more: http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/309472/its-here-now-so-make-most-it#comment-59805
Hype O’Thermia sent a Dilbert today, with the question…
One of the failings of the New Zealand school system is that financial literacy is NOT taught in schools.
Her comments could be put down to the naivety of youth as well as the lack of political nous by many of today’s student polticians. They are the Seven Sharp generation. Party party party seems to be their raison d’etre compared to student leaders in the ’60s and ’70s.
Mr Terry Davies (DVML) is getting his head around the fact he has more than one venue to fill at Dunedin. He must have his calculator out, contriving how much Town Hall activity can bring secret squirrel subsidy to the stadium operation, no?
### ODT Online Thu, 21 Aug 2014
Just the beginning: promoters shoot for the stars
By Chris Morris
Chart-topping music sensation Lorde has confirmed what is expected to be a sellout show in Dunedin’s Town Hall later this year – but that could just be the start. The artist’s promoters are already considering a second show in the city, and plans for a ”much bigger” concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium – featuring an as-yet-unnamed artist – are also close to being revealed.
Although, terrifically hard to stem +$20M annual losses at stadyum, Terence. You may suffocate trying.
”The industry’s a bit old school. Certainly, you sign contracts when you get to the detail [of individual shows] but this is about understanding each other’s business, and a relationship, and trust.” ( Terry Davies)
Pray tell. What does this mean?
What does it mean, Peter asks. At a guess, “I’m channelling Babelfish”.
With release of the stadium review, now put off until September, DCC might show it wants to line Terry Davies’ palms with silver – another “attraction fund”, as promissory and reward for his (oh yes) earnest endeavours to be someone that can make it happen.
However, the economics are fully against his wildest smooching dreams of converting the promoters to Fubar.
DVML at Stadium no longer keen? Funny that.
### ODT Online Wed, 19 Nov 2014
Authorities oppose paint party plans
By Hamish McNeilly
A plan to hold a paint party near a ”notorious” student flatting area has been opposed by authorities. The company behind ”Illuminate: Summer of Colours” anticipates 2000 to 5000 partygoers will attend the eight-hour R18 event at Logan Park on Saturday, February 28. However, the special licence application by Summer of Colours Ltd was opposed by police, the medical officer of health and the Dunedin City Council’s licensing inspector, who noted ”hosting this event among the vulnerable student community will have significant risks”.
### ODT Online Mon, 1 Dec 2014
Pair at odds over paint party
By Debbie Porteous
The Otago University Students’ Association has had a crack at out-of-town student event organisers about a lack of commitment to health and safety.
The criticism comes from OUSA general manager Darel Hall, who contacted the Otago Daily Times about a paint party planned for Logan Park in February.
### ODT Online Tue, 9 Dec 2014
Paint party refused licence
By Debbie Porteous
The future of a paint party in the heart of Dunedin’s student area is in doubt, following the rejection of an application for a liquor licence for the event. […] The application attracted strong opposition from police, Public Health South and the Dunedin City Council’s licensing inspector, as well as concern from the Fire Service and Otago University Students’ Association about unintended consequences it might have for students, users of the park and the area in general.
### dunedintv.co.nz December 9, 2014 – 6:52pm
Paint party’s future still in doubt
The future of a paint party at Logan Park is up in the air, after a liquor licence application for the event was rejected.
### ODT Online Mon, 15 Dec 2014
Pin pulled on paint party
By John Lewis
The pin has been pulled on a paint party planned for the heart of Dunedin’s student area in February. The decision comes following the rejection of a liquor licence application for the event.