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Controlled funding pies and the suit-wearers for professional sport

A new home for the academy was signalled as part of the $15.7 million Logan Park redevelopment plan, initially released in 2005, and the cost would come from that budget. The city agreed to provide the academy with a headquarters when Dunedin was picked as its South Island home. Sparc confirmed a $1 million grant for the two-storey building. The Dunedin City Council would meet the remainder of the cost.

The building would be owned by Dunedin Venues Management and run by Dunedin Venues Management Ltd . . . the academy would occupy one end of the building, and the Highlanders the other.

Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said he expected the facility, with input from the scientific community, the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic, along with technology work by Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor, could eventually attract more international interest than the stadium itself.

### ODT Online Tue, 31 May 2011
Piling begun for academy building
By David Loughrey
Work has begun on the new Academy of Sport building on the north end of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which later this year will house both the academy and the Highlanders rugby team. Dunedin City Council community life general manager Graeme Hall said piling work had begun last week, and the two-storey structure was still on track to be completed before the Rugby World Cup begins in September.
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### ODT Online Tue, 31 May 2011
Boost for academy
By David Loughrey
The Otago Community Trust has donated $65,000 to the New Zealand Academy of Sport South Island, the trust announced yesterday. The funding would be used to build a high-performance floor for the new facility. The floor would have a seamless surface with an indoor track built into it. The money would also help build a recovery centre with a heated hydrotherapy spa.
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Yep, Kereyn Smith thinks like ‘stadium boys’

She apparently hopes DCC ratepayers will soak up the cost of her empire building dreams.

D Scene, hello! This is NOT a $198 million stadium precinct – do your sums or read other media news of the spiralling stadium cost. We don’t want to use the words pig ignorance.

### DScene 3-3-10 (page 6)
Indoor pool mooted
By Michelle Sutton
An indoor swimming pool has been mooted as a second stage development at Dunedin’s $198 million stadium precinct. The NZ Academy of Sport South Island, headquarters in Dunedin, confirmed to D Scene that it would like a pool included in the stadium precinct, where it hopes to be based at in the future. The Awatea street roofed venue – branded the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza – is currently under construction, with a August 1 2011 Rugby World Cup deadline.
Meanwhile, as a pool at the stadium dvelopment is suggested, Dunedin City Council is also reviewing its pool facilities.
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