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SUNK Stadium: TOO MUCH ratepayer money going west STOP

Garrick Tremain – 11 May 2012


The point is $224 million is not the TRUE COST. It is FAR HIGHER. Dunedin City Council must stop all OBFUSCATION. Open the books to a full independent forensic audit of the council and related entities NOW.

Meantime, close the stadium to stem the losses.

### ODT Online Fri, 11 May 2012
Budget blowout pushes stadium cost to $224m
By Chris Morris
The final cost of the Forsyth Barr Stadium has risen to $224 million, after independent auditors uncovered a budget blow-out of more than $8 million, it has been confirmed. The findings showed the stadium’s capital cost had risen by $8.4 million, from $198 million to $206.4 million. Interest accrued during the stadium’s entire construction period, as loans began to be drawn down, also hadn’t been included in costs.

The $8.4 million overspend meant costs exceeded budgets by 4.2%.

The PWC review did not seek to apportion blame, but findings had been passed to council chief executive Paul Orders, who told reporters he would study them “coolly and calmly”.
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Roof Scares I

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@socialspace Just had a horrifying thought => I hope the folk making the stadium roof aren’t the same ones that made the School of Business atrium roof?

(uncovered) candy:

@ForBarrStadium I love this construction picture of the north stand http://yfrog.com/5mcptmj

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Stadium construction on track

### ODT Online Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Columns for stadium due tomorrow
By Chris Morris
The first pieces of two giant steel columns, together weighing more than 100 tonnes, are on their way south to Dunedin’s new Forsyth Barr Stadium. The twin columns, each weighing 55 tonnes, are made of steel tubes, and are being fabricated and painted in sections by workers at Grayson Engineering in Manukau, Auckland.

The University of Otago was expected to begin the groundworks for its building – linking the University Plaza and stadium – in May, in time to be completed by August 2011.
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Related posts:
10.2.10 Stadium news by tweet
10.2.10 David Davies: “The university wants a better finish and therefore they are going to have to pay for it”

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TVNZ Sport: Blog FOR the stadium

Thanks to UglyBob at SkycraperCity blog for the reference…

### TVNZ ONE Sport: Rugby Published: 10:50AM Tuesday April 28, 2009
New stadium a triumph for Dunedin
Blog by tvnz.co.nz’s Max Bania

Despite all the debates the Dunedin Stadium is finally going ahead and tvnz.co.nz’s Max Bania believes that city will be all the richer for it.
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