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RNZ National: Dougal Stevenson on stadium

### Radio New Zealand National May 31, 2009
Sunday Morning: Notes From the South

Speaking from Dunedin, Dougal Stevenson continues to wax lyrical on stadium issues.
Audio Link (duration 6′06″)

An inane moment occurs at the end when Chris Laidlaw says, “But the money is there, isn’t it?” An email reply from Rosemary McQueen setting matters straight was read out prior to the news at noon.


### Radio New Zealand National Feb 22, 2009
Sunday Morning: Notes From the South
Dougal Stevenson on Otago Stadium
Audio Link (duration 6′00″)

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They act out

Channel 9 forewarned there would be an on-site media opportunity today.

The “opportunity” featured on ONE News at Midday. Luckily, hardly anyone saw it at that screening time.

### ONE News Midday Update Monday, 25 May 2009 (23:40)
Follow the link, select Chapter 2, the item is near the end of Sports coverage.
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Here’s the local version of said news propaganda:

### Channel 9 Online May 25, 2009 – 8:25pm
Demolition Work First Stage In Stadium Construction

With a demonstration of confidence that the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza will go ahead, Mayor Peter Chin and Stadium Head Malcolm Farry donned hard hats and did some demolition work today.

The photo opportunity giving a strong message to the public that eleventh hour attempts to thwart the Stadium’s progress are unlikely to succeed.
Video Link


### STS website May 25th, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Comment by Ian Smith on DCC reminded of social duty

It’s happened, and every bit as stomach-churning as expected, (TV-One News, approx 12.25pm today). Those who didn’t see this unsavoury spectacle might also be interested to know that our Mayor, looked straight into the camera and assured viewers nationwide that the people of Dunedin were ‘behind’ it, as well as the nation, while his offsider sat in the cab of a wrecking-device grinning inanely at something off-camera.
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### Radio New Zealand National Monday, 25 May 2009
Checkpoint with Mary Wilson
Work to make way for Dunedin’s new stadium begins

Demolition work has begun in Dunedin to make way for the construction of the city’s new $198-million enclosed sports stadium, after more than three years of planning.
Audio Link (duration: 2′43″)


[Simon Cunliffe] Tomorrow’s ODT “takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when you put a mayor on an excavator”.


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Pedantry from our "very patient guy"

### ODT Online Fri, 22 May 2009
Chin awaits second attempt at apology
By Chris Morris

The silence appears to be deafening as Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin awaits a second attempt at an apology from city councillor Teresa Stevenson.
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Busy caller

### ODT Online Thu, 26 Mar 2009
Chin called Stedman over meeting

By David Loughrey

NHNZ chief executive Michael Stedman’s name can be added to the list of those contacted by stadium proponents in the lead up to Stop the Stadium’s March 29 meeting.

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2011 RWC: Dunedin gets three


### ODT Online Thu, 12 Mar 2009

Dunedin gets three World Cup games

Dunedin will host three pool matches in the 2011 Rugby World Cup but Queenstown has missed out.

The tournament organising committee said today that Carisbrook will host pool matches involving Scotland and England against opponents yet to be confirmed, along with the pool match between Ireland and Italy.

Dunedin’s games are as follows:
Wednesday, September 14: Scotland Vs Europe 1
Saturday, September 24: England Vs Playoff winner
Sunday, October 2: Ireland Vs Italy

Invercargill’s games:
Saturday, September 10, Scotland Vs Playoff winner
Saturday, September 17: Argentina Vs Playoff winner.

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### newstalkzb.co.nz 12/03/2009 16:13:20

“Nationwide” Rugby World Cup unveiled

Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited CEO Martin Snedden says it is about making sure the tournament is a genuine nationwide opportunity.

“It’s a chance to bring to life that stadium of four million concept that we’ve talked about so much.”

Along with the opening match Eden Park will see the final. Auckland Mayor John Banks says his city will be more than ready.

“The build is going ahead on time, on budget and full steam ahead.”


Related audio
Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited CEO Martin Snedden announces the Rugby World Cup venues from Eden Park in Auckland.

12/03/2009 14:37:00
Martin Sneddon part one Listen

12/03/2009 14:31:00
Martin Sneddon part two Listen


### http://www.primetv.co.nz March 12, 2009
Prime News – First at 5.30pm
Mayor in limelight…

Amongst glad elevated company… during today’s rugby gathering at Eden Park, Mayor Chin was glimpsed saying “the timeframe for the building [Otago stadium] will mean that we will be operational within two months of the start of the World Cup”.

Item start time: 01:35


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Govt move sways vote on stadium

Use of the word underwriting is interesting.

### ODT Wed, 4 Mar 2009

By Rebecca Fox and Mark Price

The Otago Stadium project got a $52.5 million shot in the arm yesterday after an 11th-hour decision by the Government.

• How they voted

In favour: Stephen Cairns, Crs Doug Brown, Duncan Butcher, Sam Neill, Gretchen Robertson, Stephen Woodhead.
Against: Crs Michael Deaker, Gerry Eckhoff, Bryan Scott, David Shepherd.
Absent: Cr Louise Croot.

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Open letter to the Mayor

### ODT Online Tue, 03/03/2009 – 12:41pm.
Comment by Graham Bishop
The Stadium
(an open letter to the Mayor of Dunedin)
(sent February 17, 2009)

Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would ever be necessary me to write to the Mayor of Dunedin in this way. I am appalled at the hubris you and your councillors have shown for the residential ratepayers of this fair city. You have treated them with disregard despite two very clear indications of the majority opinion.

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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.


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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