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Mayor Chin: ‘Aspects of letter may seem patronising’

More of the circus in your town…

### ODT Online Wed, 13 May 2009
Dunedin | Annual Plan 2009-10 | Stadium
Letter explains city council’s actions
By David Loughrey
A nine-page letter explaining the Dunedin City Council’s actions on the stadium got a thorough page-by-page, line-by-line grilling from councillors yesterday, before its expected release after June 2.
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The article reveals the Otago Rugby Football Union has a 35-year venue-hire agreement with a licence to use the stadium…

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Cr Walls: Some "extra-ordinary" calculations of costs in stadium blogs

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### ODT Online Tue, 12 May 2009
DCC promises answers on stadium submissions
By David Loughrey

A reply to residents who presented submissions to the council opposing the Awatea St stadium has become “half the size of The Forsyte Saga”, as the council tries to clear up what Mayor Peter Chin says are factual errors and wrong assumptions.
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The budget will not be finalised until approved at a full Dunedin City Council meeting next month…

### ODT Online Tue, 12 May 2009
DCC trims probable rates rise
By Chris Morris

Ratepayers could be spared a proposed 7.8% rates increase, after Dunedin City Council staff yesterday announced they had shaved nearly $1.3 million off roading budgets.
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Linked story…
Council delegation to meet opponents

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### ODT Online Tue, 12/05/2009 – 11:49am.
Comment by Baxter on The DCC’s time…

The DCC’s time would be better spent actually listening to what we want; not writing “detailed reports” telling us what they want us to want.

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### ODT Online Tue, 12/05/2009 – 3:03pm.
Submitted by ro1 on de-confusing

By “de-confusing” Mr Harland clearly means “reasserting the spin”. People who oppose the stadium aren’t confused; they are simply not comforted by the spin.
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### Channel 9 News May 12, 2009 – 8:04pm
Annual Plan Still Under Deliberation

Today’s main topic was the Stadium, and given the number of responses it prompted, everyone who put forward a submission will receive the same rebuttal from Council.
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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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