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Caversham motorway

### ODT Online Wed, 19 Jan 2011
Work starts on multimillion-dollar upgrade
By Stu Oldham
Excavators have started clearing roadside vegetation in preparation for work on the first, $19.5 million stage of the two-stage redevelopment of the Caversham motorway.
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Caversham Highway

### ODT Online Sat, 27 Nov 2010
Funds secured: highway work starts in new year
By Stu Oldham
Roadworkers will soon help Dunedin’s southern gateway lose its bottleneck after officials yesterday confirmed they had the money to widen it. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has allocated $19.5 million for the first stage of the two-stage Caversham Highway improvements project, a decade after the rest of the valley’s highway was widened to four lanes.
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### ch9.co.nz November 26, 2010 – 8:42pm
Funding approved for first stage of the Caversham Highway
Funding for the first stage of the Caversham Highway has been approved, and work will begin next month. Officials believe there will be no major disruptions to traffic over the holiday period, and they claim that even at its peak, construction won’t cause significant delays.
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### ODT Online Sat, 27 Nov 2010
Lookout Point bridge considered
By Stu Oldham
Private land might be bought to build a bridge across Caversham highway in Dunedin. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has already bought more than 20 properties between Barnes Dr and Lookout Point ready for the widening and realignment of the four-lane highway.
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More on South Dunedin meeting

### ODT Online Mon, 20 Apr 2009
Meeting calls for referendum
By Elspeth McLean

A call for the Dunedin City Council to hold a referendum on the Otago stadium issue before the signing of the construction contract was made at a lively public meeting in Caversham last night attended by about 140 people.
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The Star: Social Housing + Caversham Public Meeting

### The Star April 16, 2009 (page 5)
Housing not cut to pay for stadium: Chin
By Bruce Munro

Mayor Peter Chin has vigorously rebutted claims the Dunedin City Council’s social housing budget is being stripped to pay for the planned Otago Stadium.
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### The Star April 16, 2009 (page 5)
Meeting to proceed: organiser
By Brenda Harwood

The organiser of a public meeting on the Awatea St Stadium, set for this Sunday night, plans to go ahead despite three Dunedin city councillors declining the invitation to attend.
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Not sure Rob Hamlin is the best choice since he uses humour that some confuse as truth or fact. If you don’t get irony don’t say anything.

Cr Dave Cull is the best choice.

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StS Easter newsletter

From: sts-bounces@taniwha.com [mailto:sts-bounces@taniwha.com] On Behalf Of Stop the Stadium Announcement list
Sent: Saturday, 11 April 2009 8:38 p.m.
To: sts mailout
Subject: [sts] Easter newsletter/Submissions due this Wednesday

Dear STS Members.

This is just a brief reminder to those of you who may not yet have sent in a submission on the stadium. Please do this now, as the closing date is next Wednesday.

The submission process is easy, and you will find instructions in our last mailout which has an already-prepared form submission attached. All you have to do is print this out, sign it, and send it in. Or you can make an electronic submission – see the DCC’s website. If you have any difficulty phone Bev at 4776861. These submissions are very important.

The momentum since the big meeting continues to gather, and it must be obvious to any fair-minded and objective observer that the signing of an irrevocable contract with so many issues outstanding is completely unacceptable (are you listening, Rodney Hide?). Meanwhile the stadiumites are sounding increasingly desperate, with ever-more –bizarre uses for the stadium being floated daily. The latest wheeze is to claim that the stadium is not a stadium at all, but, among other things, “the world’s largest marae”. Featuring at the new marae will be motocross championships, polo tournaments, and all-in wrestling (plus, maybe, the odd rugby match). And, in a further, and extremely ingenious move, the marae will double-up as a “cardiac rehabilitation centre” – presumably when the place is not full of horses, candlelight-carol-singers, skateboarders, and, believe it or not, swimmers! The Pope, unfortunately, is still not answering the phone.

No. We are not making this up. Check with the Carisbrook Stadium Trust (Ph 4792823), or just phone Mr Farry, who will be pleased to fit in anything you might care to nominate: hang-gliding, if you like, or organic gardening, duck-shooting, camel-racing, tiddlywinks – the big marae can handle them all.

Don’t forget the public meeting next Sunday, 7pm, Caversham Presbyterian Church Hall.

Thanks for all your efforts so far.

Bev Butler, and the STS Committee.

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South Dunedin city councillors have been invited to attend the public meeting at 7pm next Sunday, April 19, at Caversham Presbyterian Hall, 61 Thorn Street.

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Crs Acklin and Collins not keen to meet

### ODT Online Sat, 11 Apr 2009
Councillors reject stadium meeting

By Chris Morris

Two Dunedin city councillors invited to explain the merits of the planned $198 million Awatea St stadium at a public meeting in South Dunedin have rebuffed the offer, saying their views would not be listened to.

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The Caversham Presbyterian Hall is located at 61 Thorn Street.

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April 19: Councillors invited to South Dunedin public meeting

### ODT Online Fri, 10 Apr 2009
Stadium: last chance to quiz councillors

By Brenda Harwood

A public meeting in South Dunedin will give local residents one last chance to express their opinion on the Awatea St stadium ahead of the final decision day for city councillors, April 20.

South Dunedin city councillors have been invited to attend the public meeting at 7pm next Sunday, April 19, at Caversham Presbyterian Hall, 61 Thorn Street.

All four South Dunedin councillors would have the opportunity to speak at the meeting, while hearing directly from ratepayers. A facilitator would ensure the meeting remained orderly.

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