Received from Bev Butler
Mon, 1 Dec 2014 at 6:48 p.m.
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 15:31:04 +1300
From: Cushla Turner [ODT]
To: Bev Butler
Subject: Re: Letter to editor
Thank you for your letter to the editor received recently. The contents have been noted. However, it was not selected for publication.
Otago Daily Times
On 29/11/2014 2:29 PM, Bev Butler wrote:
Saturday 29 November 2014
In response to Dennis Dorney’s letter to editor (29.11.14), the editor states: “Saying the stadium was oversold to ratepayers and opposing its building are not the same thing.” True.
The ODT has always supported the stadium.
In fact, the ODT even had a STADIUM EDITORIAL SUPPORT strategy in place long before the final decision for the stadium to proceed. Nick Smith can confirm this.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Filed under Business, Democracy, Economics, Hot air, Media, Name, New Zealand, People, Politics, Project management, Property, Site, Sport, Stadiums, What stadium
████ Download: Stadium Review Nov v 15 (585 KB, DOC)
Copy received from Bev Butler
Sun, 30 Nov at 12:17 p.m.
Message: A while back I was told there was Rugby pressure happening behind the scenes to exclude the mothballing option.
From: Bev Butler
To: Sandy Graham [DCC]; Grace Ockwell [DCC]
Subject: LGOIMA REQUEST: Stadium Review/Mothballing
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:10:47 +1300
Sunday 30 November 2014
Dear Sandy and Grace
Earlier in the year it was announced that the stadium was to be reviewed and that all options would be considered, including mothballing.
Now with the recent release of the Stadium Review only two options are presented, namely, the status quo and the most extreme option of demolition.
1. Why were the options of sale and mothballing not reported on?
2. Did the Stadium Review committee look at the sale and mothballing options? If so, I request a copy of the findings. If not, why not?
3. Whose decision (names) was it to not include mothballing as an option?
4. Did the NZRU and/or ORFU have any input into the Review? If so, I request a copy of all documentation.
5. Who (names) from the NZRU/ORFU was consulted/involved in the Review?
6. Did any member of NZRU and/or ORFU influence/pressure/request that the mothballing option be removed/excluded from the Review? If so, who (names)?
7. Mayor Cull has publicly stated that the demolition option was included in the Review to show the “lunatic fringe” that demolition is not a realistic option.
a) Who (names) are the “lunatic fringe”?
b) If Mayor Cull is unable to name members of the “lunatic fringe” then why was the demolition option considered?
c) Why were the mothballing options not considered when well informed stadium critics had publicly called for this option? ie. Why was the extreme option from an unidentified “lunatic fringe” considered over the mothballing option proposed by identifiable well informed stadium critics, like myself, who have been proven correct in their predictions?
8. What part did Sir John Hansen play in stifling the mothballing option?
9. Will the mothballing options now be reviewed?
Speeches made to Stop The Stadium public meeting held at Dunedin Town Hall on 29 March 2009:
● Alistair Broad
● Dave Cull
● Gerry Eckhoff
● Michael Stedman
● Sukhi Turner
Speeches to Otago Regional Council (ORC) public forums for stadium:
● Public Forum Speech to ORC by Bev Butler 11.2.09 – stadium meeting
● Public Forum Speech to ORC by Bev Butler 3.3.09
On behalf of ratepayers and residents Dunedin City Council decided on and publicly listed ten conditions (10 lines in the sand) to be met for the stadium project. Unfortunately, this summary table shows the extent of departure!
Received from Bev Butler – Summary of Conditions
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at 7.44 a.m.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
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