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StS: 'Not the end'…

### D Scene 29-4-09 (page 4)
Stadium opponents watching closely
By Michelle Sutton

Stadium opponents are issuing a warning to Dunedin City Council, despite losing its High Court battle. Stop the Stadium’s High Court bid to block the Otago stadium was turned down by Justice Lester Chisholm who said it didn’t get “past first base”.
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### D Scene 29-4-09 (page 4)
Stop the Stadium’s shy backers

Anonymous donations from publicity shy businessmen are helping fund Stop the Stadium’s legal fight with Dunedin City Council.
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Other stories in D Scene:

    ‘Long-lasting legacy’ – McCully (page 4)
    Re-tender for locals – Farry (page 5)
    Redundant Keith’s a huge stadium fan (page 5)
    Sukhi’s call to arms (page 10)
    Word of the week: underwrite (page 11)
    Letter: Don’t spoil oil – Jeff Dickie (page 11)

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DCC VICTORY – sts who?

“Justice Chisholm said he was unable to make a decision based on those figures as there was no analysis with them and he had a limited time frame.”

StS has had weeks and months to get ANALYSIS to its figures, notwithstanding the impromptu application for an injunction.

Obviously, Justice Chisholm is no fool. I await his written determination with great interest.

Why didn’t StS keep aside (and build) the fighting fund started when ‘the brains trust’ was still on committee and use that to buy its legal team some meaningful information analysis.

Oh no, StS spent all its funds on the successful public meeting (successful insofar as gaining public and media attention). But where was the mandate from the membership to void the three linked bank accounts set up?

If StS tries anything else to stop the stadium it risks a public backlash of bruising proportion, because it’s all FAR TOO LATE.

The mere idea (hot air, I hope) of taking individual councillors to court via interpretation of the Local Government Act is a losers’ path for twerps.

We get a stadium for ruggerheads plus or minus an innovative venues management company – that’s the great unknown. As is public support. We actually do know the maths.

Sod it.

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StS Court Action Dismissed

Hit the ODT for more news coming.
Monday morning let the diggers begin!

Updating….

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
Stop the Stadium’s injunction dismissed
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin City Council will sign off on a contract to build the city’s new stadium on Monday, after a high court injunction bid by Stop the Stadium to halt the project was thrown out this morning.
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Christchurch Court News April 24, 2009
Bid to block Dunedin stadium dismissed
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### Newstalk ZB 24/04/2009 11:46:36
Stadium will revitalise Otago – Mains
Otago rugby icon Laurie Mains is overjoyed the controversial Dunedin stadium project is going ahead. A High Court judge in Christchurch has not granted an injunction to stop the $200 million dollar project. It means the Dunedin City Council is now free to sign the construction contract.
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### LATEST ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
Stop the Stadium’s injunction dismissed
By David Loughrey and NZPA
After the hearing, Stop the Stadium president Bev Butler said she was extremely disappointed but would not give up the fight. She expected the community to keep helping with costs, which were reserved.
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### Newstalk ZB 24/04/2009 12:56:37
Anti-stadium group disappointed
There is disappointment from the group that tried to prevent Dunedin’s new stadium from going being built.
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### TVNZ News Published: 10:48AM Friday April 24, 2009
Dunedin stadium given go ahead
Source: ONE News
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