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ORFU should be subject to full forensic investigation

The Trusts Charitable Foundation (TTCF Inc) ● The Trusts Community Foundation Ltd (TTCF Ltd) ● Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) ● Professional Rugby ● Centre of Excellence for Amateur Sport ● Harness Racing ● Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) ● Gambling Commission ● Pokies ● Rorts ● Organised Crime ● Serious Fraud ● Political Interference

In two words, pokie rorts.

### ODT Online Fri, 15 Mar 2013
ORFU back in black, but position still ‘fragile’
By Steve Hepburn
The Otago Rugby Football Union is back in the black – recording an operating profit of more than $200,000 – but has warned its financial position remains fragile. It is the first profit recorded by the union since 2005, but it says it is still spending too much on its ITM Cup team. The union, saddled with debts of more than $2 million, flirted with liquidation last year, and only stayed afloat through a rescue package and community support. A new board was appointed and will present its first annual report to the union’s annual meeting on Monday. The union’s financial results are subject to the approval of the clubs at the meeting.
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Stadium: “Grass grows better inside than outside”

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Sep 2010
Work to start on stadium pitch
By David Loughrey
Work on the Forsyth Barr Stadium pitch is set to start in the next few weeks, and while funding has yet to be confirmed, the pitch design includes a turf reinforcing system developers expect will allow it to be used three times as often as natural turf.
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D Scene turns tail – page 3

### D Scene 9-9-09
Best wishes (page 3)
By Dave Wood, acting editor
Today is the “two years to go” milestone for the organisers of 2011 Rugby World Cup . . . now is the time for all Otago to be realistic and accept the stadium as a fact.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 10)
Your say
What if we adopted people power? by Pat McCarty, North East Valley
I read a comment by civil rights activist Emory Douglas that stadium opposers “would have had a better chance . . . if they’d adopted people power over legal action”. “What was required . . . was direct, non-violent civil disobedience.”
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Delta suite by Gavin MacDonald, St Kilda
Stadium scandals continue to grab the headlines – none better than the revelation (August 26) of the $500,000 corporate suite funded by the Dunedin City Council-owned Delta Utilities.
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Stadium funding by Reginald McIvor, Ettrick
I note the letter by Peter Attwooll (August 5) asking Cr Michael Guest when we will hear details of the $60 million in private funding for the new stadium. The letter referred to Guest saying two years ago that details would be released “in about 10 days”.
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D Scene: The STS Special

The issue you’ve all been waiting for…

### D Scene 2-9-09
Ratepayers rucked (page 1)
The stadium’s cost to the average ratepayer has long been quoted as $66 a year. But it is $110 and could go higher. Barrister Len Andersen has analysed the figures and they make interesting reading. See page 8.

Tough task (page 3)
By Dave Wood, acting editor
The toughest task once Dunedin’s new stadium is completed will be ensuring it isn’t a millstone around the necks of ratepayers. The directors of the new Dunedin Venues Management Ltd company will not have a cakewalk.
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A fight of highs and lows (page 4)
Dunedin maths tutor Bev Butler (54) stood down on Sunday as president of Stop The Stadium. She talks to Michelle Sutton as she contemplates standing for the Dunedin City Council.
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Delta charge ‘outrageous’ (page 5)
$76 per hour – that’s how much Dunedin City Council-owned Delta Utilities wants to charge D Scene to answer this newspaper’s questions surrounding the company’s purchase of 100 sections at Jack’s Point, near Queenstown. D Scene has asked the Ombudsman for a review.
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See Word of the week: highway robbery (page 11)

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New candidates being sought for election (page 7)
By Michelle Sutton
Potential Dunedin city council candidates are being lined up to stand in next year’s election in a bid to dislodge current councillors. Stop The Stadium is already speculating on councillor and mayoral candidates.
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Paying for the stadium (pages 8-9)
Dunedin’s new stadium will cost the city council more than $100 million, and the impact on the average ratepayer will be more than $100 per year – and it could go higher. Barrister Len Andersen, who represented Stop The Stadium Inc, has been able to count the cost. D Scene gives his breakdown.
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Value lower: STS (page 9)
By Michelle Sutton
Stop The Stadium is claiming the value of Carisbrook is $4.5 million less than what Dunedin City Council paid in the House of Pain deal. STS has released Carisbrook Stadium Trust documents that put the value of Carisbrook at about $2.5 million.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 11)
Your say
STS deserves respect by Lee Vandervis, Roslyn
Mayor Chin by Calvin Oaten, Pine Hill
Richard Walls by Peter Attwooll, Dunedin

Discovery Note:
We found a (public) notice for the STS Annual General Meeting.
Go to D Scene 19-8-09, page 36. Get out your magnifying glass.

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DScene: Delta, STS, DCC larks

### DScene 26-8-09
Suite for some (page 1)
Stop The Stadium has lost another legal fight, but it’s still throwing punches. One target of the-cash strapped group is Delta Utilities spending on a corporate suite. See page 5.

Thank you (page 3)
By Dave Wood, acting editor
Dunedin councillor Richard Walls was heard to ask at a recent council meeting if D Scene was still going. The question illustrates the soundness of the move by the former mayor to immerse himself in a community blog to help his understanding of what is happening in Dunedin.
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New board appointed (page 4)
By Wilma McCorkindale
The new board of Dunedin Venues Management Ltd has been appointed by the Dunedin City Council and it’s top heavy with out-of-towners.
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STS gunning for Delta (page 5)
By Michelle Sutton
The cash-strapped Stop The Stadium group has hit out at Dunedin City Council-owned Delta Utilities having a $500,000 corporate suite in the new stadium.
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Counting the cost (page 5)
Construction costs for Dunedin’s new stadium are out, but court costs haven’t been tallied yet. The council and the Stop The Stadium group say they will release how much they spent fighting each other about the stadium in court.
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Saying bye to the ‘Brook (page 6)
ORFU chief executive Richard Reid hopes to learn this week that Carisbrook has been given a Welsh farewell next year by hosting an All Blacks v Wales test. He talks to Michelle Sutton about saying goodbye to The House of Pain and most – but not all – of the union’s multi-million dollar debt.
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Offices may move (page 8)
By Wilma McCorkindale
The word on George Street is Dunedin City Council offices might join the city’s library in the former Chief Post Office building.
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Dunedin City Council property boss Robert Clark is declining to release the cost of a study into re-development of the Dunedin library into the Chief Post Office building.
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