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Delta, Carisbrook, Fubar Stadium —Councillors “weak”, or worse

ODT Letter to the editor 15.7.13 (page 8) 1ODT Letter to the editor 15.7.13 (page 8)

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Stadium construction and sustainability. The review of mega-event stadiums (1990-2012)

What if? has covered a lot of topics on and off stadium subjects since Paul started the website. The following is a paper, now three years old, that by chance (haltingly) summarises many of the issues encountered here through posts and comments on stadiums.

The paper is interesting rather than astonishing as a piece of student writing and analysis goes; clearly English is a second language. The students’ supervisors could have worked them harder across the board.

If nothing else the paper underlines the fact that stadium construction itself is relentlessly astonishing on a global basis – why would we even attempt to equate stadium construction and sustainability in one breath…

We think – we know – we’ve got problems at Dunedin trying to build a rugby stadium for three little RWC pool games…after these, we haven’t thought much about the future of the facility, this has been evident from the very start.

Multiuse notions will be flung ill-fittingly at a relatively inflexible unconvincing building form. The construction budget has always been too small for the so-called multipurpose dream. The operating budget projections are shockingly inconsequential.

The stadium as it rises from the piles will read like a curtailment.

To turn the Otago stadium into a multipurpose venue – indeed, if in any way it is possible – will be the added drain on citizens and ratepayers.

For months the Carisbrook Stadium Trust has been avoiding face-to-face meetings with the Dunedin public (forced as main funder of the stadium), to explain the sustainable future of this building and the activity it hosts, within the city’s urban fabric.

Instead, vaguely interested people in the townships of Cromwell, Wanaka and Oamaru, for example, could be the only ones to interact with the CST ‘live update’ roadshow.

These are not the tactics of a socially responsible and accountable charitable trust – no, was it a trust with own mission working complicitly with Dunedin City Council to build a rugby venue that will stupefy and strangle citizens for twenty years, or more.

The Otago stadium, whether or not a pig’s ear (it is), can’t at all be mistaken for a mega-event stadium in a world city.


Stadium construction and sustainability.
The review of mega-event stadiums (1990-2012)

Contributors: Sertac Erten and Sena Oezfiliz
Date of publication: 2006
Place of publication: Rotterdam, Netherlands

International CIB endorsed METU postgraduate conference, Ankara (Turkey), 17. Mar. 2006 – 18. Mar. 2006
Part of Conference: Built environment and information technologies


This paper will try to review the near past of the mega-event stadium construction, and the recent approaches in stadium-building in terms of sustainable urban development and architecture. The research will cover the period of 1990-2012, from the start of sustainability discussions and their revealing implications on stadium-construction up to the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic Games and its stadium. The focus will be on the notions of flexibility in stadium design and post-event maintenance of stadiums for sustainable urban environment.

Full Text URL: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/06059012396.pdf

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D Scene: Demolition, Apology & Calder confused

### D Scene 27-5-09 (page 5)
Stadium site demolition
Dunedin mayor Peter Chin and Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry have officially started site demolition. Hall Bros Transport owner Doug Hall says about 16 buildings will be pulled down in total – about one a fortnight.
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### D Scene 27-5-09 (page 8)
The Insider: Sorry – say again?
Editor Ryan Keen interviews Cr Teresa Stevenson
Back in January when Dunedin city councillor Teresa Stevenson tipped off media about a confidential letter to the Government by Dunedin mayor Peter Chin and Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns she probably didn’t think she’d still be apologising in late May. The letter itself, which she didn’t leak but just alluded to, requested stadium funding and explored the offer of a share of the city assets in return. Since then, she’s been formally censured and asked to apologise. Mayor Chin has rejected her initial apology and asked her to have another go.
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### D Scene 27-5-09 (page 14)
They shall not be moved
By Michelle Sutton
Otago University Students Association monthly meetings still aren’t getting the numbers despite lively motions – such as the one describing Telecom management as “wankers”. Other motions include supporting Clear Communications as much as possible, opposing and supporting construction of Otago Stadium and some pontifications on pot use.

The OUSA general meeting to be held last week did not eventuate as it failed to reach a quorum.

[Further down the item it says:]
The next motion was to be against Otago Stadium. Students Tim Calder and Luke Herlihy wanted OUSA to withhold support for construction if it contributed to fee increases or negatively affects OUSA’s ownership or control of student gym UNIPOL. Confusingly, they then called for OUSA to support construction.
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