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Stadium Open Day 11 June – images/hype/so on

11.6.11 ODT Online: Video: Stadium Open Day

Over 10,000 people took the chance to look around Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.


### ODT Online Mon, 13 Jun 2011
Stadium: Positive vibes, but still work to be done
By Debbie Porteous
Thousands of people had a peek inside Dunedin’s newest sporting arena on Saturday. Forsyth Barr Stadium is due to be completed by August 1, and people were allowed to the edge of the grass to make their own assessment of progress so far. A gold-coin stadium entry donation raised a little more than $21,000 for the Otago Medical Research Foundation.
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Stadium open day photos…


Remember when Vbase was floated to the good citizens of Dunedin as the sort of model DCC might want to adopt for the managment of the stadium and other council-owned venues?

Media Release
Joint Statement from Christchurch City Council and Vbase Ltd

10 June 2011

Christchurch City Council and Vbase Ltd today confirmed the Vbase business will now be governed and managed by Council. The decision is a result of Vbase’s deteriorating financial position due to factors outside of the company’s control. Vbase has been impacted by changes to the tax law around the eligibility of depreciation on buildings and also by the February earthquake with three of its four venues closed. Today’s decision by Council was based on achieving the most cost effective outcome. Vbase Ltd owns and commercially manages the Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch Town Hall for Performing Arts, AMI Stadium and CBS Canterbury Arena for community benefit – economically, socially and culturally.
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### tvnz.co.nz 6:06AM Monday June 13, 2011
Christchurch’s Vbase downsizing, jobs to go
Source: ONE News/Newstalk ZB
Vbase staff will be given more details on the considerable downsizing of the business today. The company, which runs four key Christchurch venues, is being disestablished with the city council taking over its functions. Vbase chief executive Bryan Pearson has said there will be a large number of job losses.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Stadium Family Fun Day – Sunday 6 December

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

25 November 2009

Forsyth Barr Stadium Family Fun Day

The Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza construction site will be open for public viewing on Sunday 6 December from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

David Davies, Chief Executive of the Carisbrook Stadium Trust, said the day would be a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to visit the site and see the considerable progress made since construction began in June.

“We invite you to come along, bring your family and your camera, and see how far we have already come in the first few months of construction.” Rotary Club of Dunedin is hosting the family viewing day for a gold coin donation for adults or $5 for a family. The money raised will be used towards the Rotary Club of Dunedin’s community projects such as “Books in Homes” (providing free books to New Zealand children), Shelterboxes (for use in disaster-torn areas such as Samoa) and the eradication of polio.

“Visitors to the family viewing day will be able to see how the Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza is taking shape and at the same time help the community,” said Mr Davies.

Entry to the site is between 11:00am and 2:00pm via the east end of Parry Street, off Ravensbourne Road. The tour route will take visitors through the middle of the Stadium site along the former Awatea Street, exiting via Anzac Avenue.

Limited off-street parking will be available on Parry Street. There will be food and refreshment stalls on site. Link

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


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