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Never the twain

ODT Online comments, you have to laugh. Or cry.
At least note the mordant polarity.

Awesome!
By wingy1234 on Tue, 03/03/2009 – 6:37pm.

This is the greatest thing that has ever happened in Dunedin, Its awesome!!!

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Awesome indeed!
By Duke of Ban Phai on Tue, 03/03/2009 – 9:54pm.

I entirely agree. It’s the greatest mistake ever made in Dunedin, and the magnitude of the stupidity displayed by the DCC, ORC and the present Government is truly awesome.

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ONE News forgetful

National television avoids talk of social cost. No community reaction.

### ONE News Tuesday March 03, 2009 3:07 PM
Dunedin stadium wins government backing
Source: Newstalk ZB/ONE News

The government will support Dunedin’s new stadium but it’s unclear what strings are attached. [our italics] Rugby World Cup Association Minister Gerry Brownlee has pledged a maximum of $15 million to underwrite the construction of the stadium.

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Stadium discussions behind closed doors

### Channel 9 News March 2, 2009 – 6:27pm

Discussions on the future of the proposed Otago Stadium were held behind tightly closed doors at the Dunedin City Council today. In an unusual move, Mayor Peter Chin asked that all staff except Councillors leave the room during the discussions to ensure complete confidentiality.

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Channel 9 says…

In the ODT tomorrow, “a Dunedin City councillor has suggested the amount of private funding up for the Otago stadium has been boosted by ‘dunny’ contracts”.

That’s what we thought we heard.

Was that ‘Dunnie’, colloquial, similar to Dunners, meaning of Dunedin? Or ‘dunny’, slang, an earth-closet, an outdoor privy. Hold on…we thought all the facilities at the stadium would be going “indoors”.

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