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Abhorrent spending on RWC by Dunedin City Council

The council has budgeted $350,000 to pay for tournament planning and events, excluding stadium costs. ODT Online (7 July)

We will assume this sum doesn’t include the aggregated hours spent by Council staff on all planning and events management.

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RWC Merchandise

### tvnz.co.nz 9:34AM Monday June 27, 2011
Investigation reveals RWC merchandise made in China
Source: ONE News
A Close Up investigation to screen on TV ONE tonight has revealed that tourists buying official Rugby World Cup merchandise could be in for a shock. Close Up reporter Kate Lynch told TV ONE’s Breakfast today that most of the All Blacks’ World Cup memorabilia isn’t made in New Zealand – it’s made in China.
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Local media step up reports on RWC 2011 campaign, leaving real costs out

Dunedin Venues Management Ltd chief executive David Davies said the building of Forsyth Barr Stadium was going to plan and it was set to be handed over at the end of July.

### ODT Online Wed, 1 Jun 2011
Cup organisers confident
By Steve Hepburn and Hamish McNeilly
One hundred days from the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup, organisers say they are on track with tournament preparations. Travel companies handling accommodation for teams and fans had sourced hotel rooms as far afield as Queenstown, Oamaru and Gore on Dunedin match days, Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton said.

Dunedin City Council Rugby World Cup co-ordinator Debra Simes said the council’s transport and traffic management plan was in its final stages, and would include suburban train services.

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The council has teamed up with the Otago Chamber of Commerce to provide information for retailers on how to capitalise on the tournament.

### ODT Online Tue, 31 May 2011
Dunedin shops urged to make most of World Cup
Dunedin retailers may extend their shopping hours as they seek to capitalise on the Rugby World Cup. The event represented a “once-in-a-generation chance” for the city, and businesses should start planning now, Dunedin City councillor and George St retailer John Bezett said yesterday.
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14.4.11 The haunting
9.4.11 Watching Dunedin spend for RWC 2011…
10.3.11 Events could shift south #eqnz
12.2.11 How many additional (unbudgeted) dollars will be needed from DCC…
22.1.11 No Fanzone at Octagon
20.1.11 No final RWC party at new stadium
18.1.11 Bleed out at DCC continues for RWC 2011
18.1.11 Is the stadium worth it, to private hospitality spending during RWC 2011?
10.1.11 Trains for RWC 2011?
1.1.11 In a city spending up large on RWC 2011

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RWC Bunting: Drape It Good

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

RWC2011 Bunting Available for Sale

This item was published on 26 May 2011.

Stand by for an outbreak of Rugby World Cup 2011 official bunting across the city.

The 12m-long rolls of bunting contain 10 metres depicting the national flags of teams playing at this year’s Tournament, plus several 2011 Fern Leaf flags.

Retailers, schools, sports clubs and community organisations are all urged to purchase the bunting to decorate their businesses and buildings.

Flagz Ltd, which makes the product, is offering the bunting for $11.95 plus GST for one 12m length.

The bunting can be ordered on the official order form, available by email from kj.smith@nz2011.govt.nz It will take four to six weeks for your order to arrive.

Developed to promote Rugby World Cup 2011 in communities, buyers will be reminded to take care to ensure the bunting is not used in any way that suggests an unauthorized commercial association with the Tournament.

Information about the relevant restrictions is available on www.rugbyworldcup.com/mema

Contact Kim Newman on 477 4000

DCC page link

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RWC 2011, this isn’t looking grand

We have an extended state of emergency for the country #eqnz – government borrowings are through ‘the roof’, and (business?) leaders are continuing to squander money we don’t have at local and central government level.
Rugby will save us.

“The important thing is to understand the scale of this thing from New Zealand’s point of view.” -Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully

### ODT Online Tue, 26 Apr 2011
$1.2b spent on Cup, $700m return – survey
(via NZ Herald)
New Zealand will spend more than $1.2 billion in investments backing the Rugby World Cup – against $700 million in direct economic returns. A wide-ranging New Zealand Herald investigation asked tournament organisers, local authorities, government departments, public bodies, transport hubs and key sponsors what they had prepared for the World Cup and how much they would spend.
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Dunedin conniptions over RWC 2011, yawn

We could be forgiven for thinking The World isn’t about to arrive here in slumberville.

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Apr 2011
RWC to challenge city
Just five months from the Rugby World Cup, Dunedin faces a formidable planning challenge, not least working out how to host an estimated more than 15,000 supporters before and after matches. A report to the Dunedin City Council finance, strategy and development committee on Monday lays out the tasks the city faces to be prepared.
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Report – FSD – 18/04/2011 (PDF, 196.2 KB, new window)
Rugby World Cup 2011 – Update

Other ODT stories:
Cruise ships not option for cup accommodation
Games may be shown in 3D

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Watching Dunedin spend for RWC 2011…

### ODT Online Sat, 9 Apr 2011
Cup planning gains pace
By David Loughrey
With five months to go before the Rugby World Cup, and final decisions made on who will be playing where, the Dunedin City Council is picking up the pace of its planning for the event. Deputy mayor Chris Staynes, chairman of the council group that oversees planning for the world cup, said council staff had been working with a wide variety of organisations responsible for cup activities.
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