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Highlanders “Buy Us” entertainment: Obnoxious, noxious PROFESSIONAL RUGBY —stay away DCC !!!

One other possible investor could be Dunedin Venues Management Ltd as a shareholding in the Highlanders would keep the side playing at Forsyth Barr Stadium for the foreseeable future. –Steve Hepburn

### ODT Online Wed, 11 Dec 2013
Rugby: ORFU keen to be stakeholder in privatised Highlanders
By Steve Hepburn
The NZRU said yesterday the Highlanders were being considered for privatisation next year. The Otago Rugby Football Union is keen to be a stakeholder in the southern franchise, but whether the union has the financial muscle to get involved is still open to question although any discussion is months away.
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DVML is drowning in debt and is on shaky management ground (there is more to say about that in coming days).

ORFU is the entity DCC has continually ‘helped’ to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars over a considerable number of years without qualification, openly, illicitly — without the required checks and balances in place to conservatively and prudently manage ratepayer funds — DCC has been the unsanctionable open chequebook of assistance to a fraudulent sporting regime.

No doubt Mr Mayor Rugby-is-Us Cull (with ex Cr Brown and the like pulling strings), the DVML Boys, and the money-laundering GOBs of Dunedin… will want to buy a rugby team. Because the GOBs/ORFU sure as hell did not buy the stadium – they connived and deceived to have it gifted by all ratepayers and residents such that the city council’s consolidated debt is $623 million and rising. They haven’t raised the (conditional) $45 million in private sector funding they promised to the stadium construction project. And now, they want MORE.


█ ODT 11.12.13 A levelled playing field – the end of Carisbrook

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Harland on harlanders

This would be the damp squib…

### ODT Online Fri, 3 Jul 2009
Underwriting should benefit Otago union
By David Loughrey

The Otago Rugby Football Union should be in a good position to produce revenue after two years of financial underwriting by its parent body, Dunedin City Council chief executive Jim Harland said last night.
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### ODT Online Thu, 02/07/2009 – 8:15pm.
Comment by caz on The world’s best laughing circus

This must be the deciding factor for many to leave Dunedin once and for all. Where else in this country or in the world would ratepayers be expected to bail out a poorly-performing rugby team? The DCC is a joke. Bundle the lot of them together and promote Dunedin overseas as “The world’s best laughing circus.”


### ODT Online Thu, 02/07/2009 – 7:03pm.
Comment by gplusa on If no money, then why ?

The purpose of the new Highlanders board is to provide financial advice to the Highlanders franchise. That is the sole reason why any changes have been deemed necessary. NZRFU are there as the main underwriters, as they have always been. The ORFU simply manage the Highlanders for a fee. The mystery is why the DCC have been invited onto the board.
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