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Stadium: public access to Water of Leith

The expensive oversight, Councillor stadium proponents, if you don’t consult your own resource management planners, early.

### ODT Online Tue, 29 Nov 2011
Stadium handover hitch
By David Loughrey

But when a map of the stadium showing the various lots to be transferred was shown to councillors at the meeting, Cr Wilson said the esplanade area running from Anzac Ave alongside the Leith should be owned by the city, with full public access all the way. Instead, it appeared to be going into DVL hands.

A sliver of windswept land that snakes alongside the Water of Leith has stymied the handover of Forsyth Barr Stadium, after a surprise decision by a Dunedin City Council committee yesterday. The issue of who owns the land, and whether the public has access, resulted in an extraordinary meeting being booked for next month to resolve the situation, and left finance, strategy and development committee chairman Cr Syd Brown “frustrated” it was brought up at the last minute. But Cr Kate Wilson, who raised the concerns, said she did not realise there was a problem until she began asking questions yesterday.
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Controlled funding pies and the suit-wearers for professional sport

A new home for the academy was signalled as part of the $15.7 million Logan Park redevelopment plan, initially released in 2005, and the cost would come from that budget. The city agreed to provide the academy with a headquarters when Dunedin was picked as its South Island home. Sparc confirmed a $1 million grant for the two-storey building. The Dunedin City Council would meet the remainder of the cost.

The building would be owned by Dunedin Venues Management and run by Dunedin Venues Management Ltd . . . the academy would occupy one end of the building, and the Highlanders the other.

Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said he expected the facility, with input from the scientific community, the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic, along with technology work by Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor, could eventually attract more international interest than the stadium itself.

### ODT Online Tue, 31 May 2011
Piling begun for academy building
By David Loughrey
Work has begun on the new Academy of Sport building on the north end of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which later this year will house both the academy and the Highlanders rugby team. Dunedin City Council community life general manager Graeme Hall said piling work had begun last week, and the two-storey structure was still on track to be completed before the Rugby World Cup begins in September.
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### ODT Online Tue, 31 May 2011
Boost for academy
By David Loughrey
The Otago Community Trust has donated $65,000 to the New Zealand Academy of Sport South Island, the trust announced yesterday. The funding would be used to build a high-performance floor for the new facility. The floor would have a seamless surface with an indoor track built into it. The money would also help build a recovery centre with a heated hydrotherapy spa.
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Wreck of the Hindenburg

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Stadium Open Day – Saturday 11 June, 11am – 2pm
@OtagoNZ Stadium Preview Sure To Please: Just less than two months out from completion of Dunedin’s largest infrastructura… http://nzne.ws/7OQv

24.5.11 ODT Online: Ban on Mexican waves at stadium
World Cup rugby fans planning a Mexican wave at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr stadium are likely to get a stern telling off from police.

(24 May, 4:27 pm) @Police_NZ News: It’s the Behaviour Not the Mexican Wave Police Say – Dunedin Police would like to clarify comments in relation… http://ow.ly/1cPJlo

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