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Stadium project tangles

### ODT Online Tue, 23 Aug 2011
Injunction snuffs out stadium traffic lights
By Matthew Haggart
A High Court injunction obtained by an Anzac Ave landowner will not allow the Dunedin City Council to operate traffic lights at the Frederick St intersection with State Highway 88 near Forsyth Barr Stadium.

The directors of two companies, which are listed as ratepayers on Anzac Ave, sharing an access opposite the Frederick St intersection, Hall Bros Transport and A.J. Allen Ltd, declined to comment about the traffic lights. Council transportation operations programme engineer Mike Harrison said the lights were unlikely to be operational until after the four Rugby World Cup games at the stadium.

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Related posts:
27.8.09 $294.8m investment for Otago region
2.9.09 SH88 realignment past stadium
20.11.09 Interesting. SH88 realignment.
24.2.10 SH88 realignment: Are ratepayers buying the land twice?
31.3.2010 SH88 realignment
21.4.2010 SH88 realignment – update
29.5.10 Stadium site purchases
7.7.10 Goodbye to great store buildings in Parry St
21.7.10 SH88 realignment – update

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Today at Court: Ch9 video + RNZ News

### Channel 9 News May 6, 2009 – 6:47pm
Another injunction against the ORC and its backing of the new stadium

Queenstown man Basil Walker today filed his injunction against the Otago Regional Council spending $37 million dollars on the Stadium.
After initial proceedings, one side was happy to talk to 9 Local News, the other not.
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After Basil Walker submitted his interim injunction against the ORC to the Court he was reluctant to talk on camera.

ORC Chairman Stephen Cairns said the Applicant was struggling to cope with legal logistics…”even as an independent observer in the court, Mr Walker is challenged with the process”.

According to Mr Cairns, although the judge did try to impress upon the Applicant he could have dealt with the whole substantive matter on Wednesday, “the Applicant has decided to pursue his interim injunction”.

The application will be heard before a new judge next Wednesday (May 13), Justice Chisholm, who dismissed Stop the Stadium’s injunction at the Christchurch High Court.

ORC is not due to make any payment to DCC until August 1 this year.

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### Radio New Zealand News Updated at 10:56am on 6 May 2009
Litigant told stadium injunction application not necessary

An opponent of the Dunedin Stadium project is determined to have an application heard for an interim injunction, despite being informed that it is not necessary.
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More details in Thursday’s ODT…

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Stadium fight to High Court

UPDATED

### Channel 9 News May 1, 2009
Saturday’s ODT covers the stadium fight’s move to the Dunedin High Court this Wednesday, May 6. Basil Walker’s application to be heard.

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### ODT Online Sat, 2 May 2009
Stadium hearing Wednesday
By David Loughrey

The latest legal challenge to the Otago stadium will go before the High Court at Dunedin on Wednesday, when former Queenstown property developer Basil Walker attempts to get an interim injunction to stop the Otago Regional Council from funding the project.
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StS press release

Received yesterday – here in full. Does this mean StS is winding up…

Tuesday 28th April 2009

STOP THE STADIUM PRESS RELEASE

Dunedin Ratepayers Abandoned

Considering the history of the stadium project, Friday’s court outcome can be no real surprise. From the very beginning this project has been an affront to all standards of democratic fair dealing, in which the people of Dunedin have been sidelined while ever-increasing amounts of their money have been appropriated to build a folly that will weigh upon us for generations.

Dunedin people, who overwhelmingly reject this stadium, have been abandoned by every stratum of government supposedly in existence to safeguard their rights and interests. The DCC and ORC, rather than protecting their ratepayers, have frog-marched them into disaster. Our local Members of Parliament, with the honourable exception of Green MP Metiria Turei, have been noteworthy only on account of their complicit silence, while the National Government has aided and abetted the abuse of due process and the swindling of our ratepayers. Rodney Hide, after specifically promising to investigate the stadium’s finances, made an ignominious retreat.

And now we have a judge who considers that there is no significant difference between the project as it now exists and what was originally presented to the public – no difference, in other words, between public and private funding. A judge, moreover, who is willing to make a hasty and far-reaching decision while claiming that he is unable to follow the argument put before him. The final arbiter between right and wrong has proven a broken reed.

All we can do now is commit ourselves to remembering the identities of those who have driven our city into this debacle. Remember them well – all of those Councillors who, in capitulating at every stage in this shabby process, have shown themselves unfit to govern. And let us communally ensure, before very long, that these people are removed and their period of ill-governance is put to an end.

Bev Butler
President
Stop The Stadium Inc
Ph (03) 477 6861

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### ODT Online Wed, 29 Apr 2009
Butler mute on future actions
By David Loughrey

Stop the Stadium president Bev Butler last night refused to be drawn on what actions the group might take in future, despite a press release yesterday that appeared to concede little could be done to achieve its goals.
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Latest on contract + Second injunction

How are you measuring support Mr Chin…

### ODT Online Tue, 28 Apr 2009
Council signs stadium contract
By David Loughrey
Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin, deputy mayor Syd Brown and Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry yesterday signed a contract with Hawkins Construction to begin building Dunedin’s stadium.
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### ODT Online Tue, 28 Apr 2009
City people urged to ‘Love Dunedin’
By Dene Mackenzie
Dunedin residents will be urged later this year to start supporting the city and its many attractions as part of a campaign being driven by Tourism Dunedin and local tourism operators.
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Support and concern for stadium

Depends on how you’re measuring this…

### ODT Online Mon, 27 Apr 2009
Stadium support emerges over weekend
By David Loughrey
Support for Dunedin’s new stadium seems to be emerging, as the Dunedin City Council prepares to sign a contract today with Hawkins Construction to begin the building phase.
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Extraordinary Council Meeting
Monday 27 April 2009, Edinburgh Room, Municipal Chambers, 3.00 PM
(or at conclusion of the Finance and Strategy Committee, whichever is later)

Agenda – Council – 27/04/2009
(PDF, 13.0 kb)

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Another injunction?

### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Judicial review sought
By Elspeth McLean and Rebecca Fox
Former Queenstown property developer Basil Walker is attempting to file an application in the High Court at Dunedin for a judicial review related to the Otago Regional Council’s involvement with the Otago stadium project.
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See Public Notice (April 16, 2009)

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More on High Court decision + Farry glee

### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Stadium: ‘This is about the legality’
By David Loughrey
The last-minute shot from stadium opponents to legally challenge the Dunedin City Council on its support for the project has come up short, with Stop the Stadium’s lawyer failing to convince a High Court judge his arguments stood up to scrutiny.
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### ODT Online Sat, 25 Apr 2009
Farry dismissive of injunction bid
By Chris Morris
Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has dismissed Stop the Stadium’s injunction efforts as without merit, as attention turns to planning for the $198 million Otago stadium’s launch.
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TVNZ News: Feelings still run high

### TVNZ News Published: 10:48AM Friday April 24, 2009
Dunedin stadium clears last big hurdle
Source: NZPA
Justice Lester Chisholm dismissed the application for a judicial review brought by the Stop the Stadium group, with just seven words.
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Channel 9: Winners and losers

### Channel 9 Online April 24, 2009 – 8:08pm
Controversial Stadium Looks Set To Go Ahead
Dunedin’s controversial stadium looks set to go ahead after a judge dismissed an application for a judicial review made by Stop the Stadium. Justice Lester Chisholm made his ruling at about 10 this morning, leaving some people bitterly disappointed and others feeling vindicated.
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In the video, StS’s instructing solicitor Hilary Calvert says she understands there is “somebody else currently intending to file some sort of proceedings…not StS, but a completely separate person…it’s more to do with the ORC and the money that they’re intending to provide for the stadium”.

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Glory be: Employment = Rugby

### National Business Review Friday April 24 2009 – 03:55pm
Dunedin stadium will employ 500 for two years to be ready for RWC
By Robert Smith
If you can swing a hammer or operate heavy machinery you might be needed down south. With the last legal barrier kicked into touch, construction of Dunedin’s new $200 million stadium will begin in a matter of weeks, with more than 500 workers required for 2 years to get in done in time for the Rugby World Cup.
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Decision due 10am – www.odt.co.nz

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
Stadium decision due 10am
By David Loughrey
Stop the Stadium’s injunction in the High Court at Christchurch yesterday covered well-worn arguments over costs, capital, revenue and bridging loans.
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STS v DCC: News at High Court (2)

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
DCC to get stadium decision tomorrow
The Dunedin City Council will know tomorrow whether it can proceed with the city’s new stadium project. The council says timing is now critical for the stadium project which was stalled by review action in the High Court in Christchurch today.
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Christchurch Court News Link

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### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
STS asks about ‘missing $13m’
By David Loughrey
Stop the Stadium has given its own calculations of the stadium’s cost today, as the group opened its injunction in the Christchurch High Court.
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9 Local News “will endeavour to catch up with the winners and losers tomorrow”. Link

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### Radio New Zealand News Updated at 4:59pm on 23 April 2009
Stadium could cost ratepayers double, court told
A lawyer acting for opponents of a proposed sports stadium in Dunedin has told a court it could cost ratepayers twice as much as the city council has claimed.
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STS v DCC: News at High Court (1)

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Stop the Stadium has day in court
Dunedin’s bid for a new $165.4 million sports stadium turned into a rolling maul in the High Court at Christchurch today with a citizens’ group trying to stop Dunedin City Council signing the construction contract.
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### http://www.stuff.co.nz Last updated 13:26 23/04/2009
Judge swamped with stadium papers
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Stop The Stadium v DCC

### ODT Online Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Stop the Stadium seeks court case funds
By Sarah Harvey
Stop The Stadium is attempting to raise $20,000 in donations for its High Court injunction hearing in Christchurch today – and may have to raise more funds if it loses.
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### Newstalk ZB 23/04/2009 6:20:08
Court deciding on stadium case
A High Court hearing in Christchurch today will determine whether the proposed $200 million Dunedin stadium will go ahead.
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Contract offer extended

### ODT Online Wed, 22 Apr 2009
Injunction decision expected Friday
By David Loughrey
A High Court decision on an injunction barring the Dunedin City Council from proceeding with the planned Awatea St stadium is expected on Friday.
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University thinks around 2011 RWC

### ODT Online Wed, 22 Apr 2009
University looks at two-stage stadium project
By Allison Rudd

The university plans a $50 million L-shaped development to house several stand-alone activities including Student Health, the Unipol gymnasium, and the foundation studies department, and possibly child-care facilities, research spaces and a café.
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Stop The Stadium on war path

### Channel 9 Online April 21, 2009 – 7:07pm
Stadium Another Step Closer
Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza may be another step closer with the council’s 10 to 4 vote yesterday but whether it proceeds or not rests with the High Court in Christchurch. The council says it will seek costs if its defence is successful, while lawyers for Stop The Stadium say if they lose, it won’t stop them.
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Once at Auckland…

Remember this…thanks to the person who reminded us

### NZ Herald 5:00AM Tuesday Nov 21, 2006
Stadium decision: Choice open to legal challenge
By Paula Oliver

The rushed way in which Auckland’s councils are deciding whether to back a waterfront stadium could be legally challenged, experts say. A view is now emerging that the public consultation the councils are undertaking may not meet the requirements of the Local Government Act and, therefore, the councils’ right to make a decision could be challenged.
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