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What. Warming up bands for the (new) stadium enterprise, slowly.

@ForBarrStadium Check out The Black Seeds are coming to Dunedin next month to play at Carisbrook:) good times!! http://bit.ly/ddzAcq

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### stuff.co.nz 26 Feb 2010
Entertainment
The Black Seeds at Carisbrook
The Black Seeds will play at Carisbrook as part of the Rebel Sport Super 14 billing on Saturday 20 March 2010. The concert will follow the Highlanders versus Sharks game. Tickets available now!

Tickets are on sale via TicketDirect and the usual local outlets”.

The Black Seeds are an 8-piece Wellington band that have carved out their reputation on the back of two double-platinum selling albums, and a masterful 8-piece live show regarded as one of the best in New Zealand.
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D Scene – “hoping the stadium roof provides good shelter for the city”

### D Scene 27-1-10 (page 2)
Looking into stadiums – for research
By Mike Houlahan, editor
As you read this, I will be in Melbourne checking out roofed stadiums.
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Ratepayers may bear cost (page 4)
By Michelle Sutton
Dunedin’s ratepayers in future years have been eyed up to shoulder a larger chunk of city costs. At last Thursday’s Dunedin City Council meeting, depreciation costs for water and waste was suggested to be deferred in order to reduce rates in 2010-11. Cr Noone was wary of the impact deferring 100 per cent depreciation would have on future years, and young ratepayers.
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Rates plan under fire (page 4)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Head of one of Dunedin’s foremost charitable organisations, Gillian Bremner, believes Dunedin City Council should have considered the impact of the recession sooner. D Scene asked Bremner, chief executive of Presbyterian Support Otago, for her views on the affordability of a rates rise for Dunedinites.
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Support there Brown says (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
A Dunedin City councillor who this week called for a report into deferring three large developments says supporters are stopping him in the street. Syd Brown called for the report from council managers into the implications of deferring developments at the Dunedin Town Hall, the Otago Settlers Museum, and the Regent Theatre to reduce this year’s rate hike.
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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 11)
Your say: Letters to the editor

Stadium veil of secrecy
By Peter Attwooll, Dunedin
CST / DVML Chief Executive, David Davies, refuses to show D Scene stadium construction drawings with stand dimensions and rows. (D Scene 20.1.10) Yet they hotly dispute Dr Rob Hamlin’s figures showing a scaled-down stadium, given his sighting of the latest plans, at the Stadium Open Day a number of weeks ago.
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Annual Plan
By KJ Hale, St Kilda
In regards to the financial problems that our mayor and his councillors are presently trying hard to address. It is becoming quite obvious that what the majority of ratepayers including business people and academics predicted is now a reality.
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Lovelock Avenue
By Calvin Oaten, Pine Hill
Cr Michael Guest, at the council budget forum made the surprising comment that there were “still at least 600 residents in the Opoho area strongly opposed to the plan to remove Lovelock Avenue from the Gardens precinct”.
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Details: The finer points (pages 12-13)
Sports academy sets bar high
In a quiet corner of Logan Park, some of New Zealand’s top athletes and coaches are honing their skills. Mike Houlahan tours the South Island Academy of Sport.
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Game: Beyond the scoreboard (page 20)
Hoping for a good 2010 team
By Mike Houlahan
The Highlanders have to learn from their mistakes if they are to be a force in this year’s Super 14, flanker Alando Soakai says.
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Rugby: remaining hopeful

### ODT Wed 30 Dec 2009 (page 21)
Pivotal year ahead for rugby in the South
By Brent Edwards
So the sporting year is almost done and it’s time to turn attention to what 2010 might bring players and supporters. It’s an especially pivotal year for Otago and Highlanders rugby. Another year of results similar to the past season might have those who made the decision to build the Forsyth Barr Stadium pondering anxiously on the wisdom of their investment.
Here in no particular order, is a wish list for the first year of the new decade:
• Someone, anyone, to sort out the mess that is Otago rugby, to instil some passion, pride (and humour) in a team which we once supported with such fervour.
• Otago rugby to avoid relegation to the championship (the second division) even though the backdrop to the season will be a community divided over the appointment of an Australian coach.
• The Highlanders to win more games. I’m not big on the Super 14, especially in February and March, but they simply have to start winning more matches and attracting bigger crowds. Let’s face it, they can’t do a lot worse on the scoreboard than they have in the past six or seven years.
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NZRU idea – selling off Super 14 franchises

### RNZ National Monday, 09 November 2009 07:53
Morning Report with Geoff Robinson & Sean Plunket
NZRU floats idea of selling off Super 14 rugby franchises

The New Zealand Rugby Union has floated the idea of selling off Super 14 rugby franchises to private interests in a move reminiscent of the ownership structures of English premier league football clubs.
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Highlanders: The break down

### ODT Online Sat, 23 May 2009
Rugby: Consistency key if Highlanders to improve
By Steve Hepburn

The Highlanders started slowly, built up some momentum but then finished weakly in a season which at one stage looked very promising. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back at the side’s efforts in 2009.
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### ODT Online Sat, 23 May 2009
Rugby: Thinking time for 14 unions in Air NZ Cup
By Steve Hepburn

Progress has been made on the future structure of the Air New Zealand Cup but it appears there is still plenty of work to do before any new competition is unveiled.
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Loss consigns Highlanders to 11th place

### ODT Online Mon, 18 May 2009
Rugby: Best and worst of season
By Steve Hepburn

It was a mixture of some of the best and some of the worst of the season, Highlanders coach Glenn Moore said after yesterday’s match against the Force. The Highlanders started poorly and were down 23-0 at the break before coming home strongly to lose 33-28.
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Highlanders well out of semifinal running…

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 18/05/2009
Highlanders’ autopsy begins
By Logan Savory – The Southland Times

The Highlanders’ 2009 season will be put under the microscope in the coming days as both players and officials prepare behind closed doors to thrash out another poor season.
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Highlanders…

### ODT Online Sat, 9 May 2009
Rugby: Highlanders crash to fourth straight loss

The Highlanders’ miserable end to their Super 14 rugby campaign continued when they were overrun 27-22 by the Lions in Johannesburg this morning (NZ time).
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The Highlanders play the Western Force in their final match at Perth next week.

### ODT Saturday, May 9, 2009 (page 37)
Sports Comment by Brent Edwards
Memo to NZRU: save provincial rugby now

The national championship is almost terminally ill; and the clubs battle on, motivated only by the love of the game.
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Rugby: Sharks 23 Highlanders 15

### ODT Online Sun, 3 May 2009
Rugby: Highlanders stretch Sharks but go down

The Highlanders were staunch but ultimately beaten 23-15 by the Sharks in a tetchy, error-filled Super 14 rugby match at Durban this morning.
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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:10 03/05/2009
Rusty Sharks beat Highlanders
Reuters

The Sharks edged the Otago Highlanders in Durban on Saturday to record their first win in three games and move back into the top four of the Super 14 tournament.
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Carisbrook: Last test at the ground…

### ODT Online Mon, 27 Apr 2009
Rugby: 10,000 test tickets snapped up
More than 10,000 tickets have been sold for the June 13 test between the All Blacks and France at Carisbrook.
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### ODT Apr 25, 2009 (page 37)
Sports Comment: Stadium no panacea for Otago’s rugby ills
By Brent Edwards
It would be foolish to believe the new stadium will be the panacea for Otago’s rugby ills. So much has been made of how rugby in Wellington was rejuvenated by the new stadium that many believe its mere presence will provide a lifeline for the game in Otago. It would be nice to think so, but that won’t necessarily be the case. There was no question Wellington needed a new stadium. Athletic Park was in a state of disrepair.
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### ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
NZRU tries to allay Cup fears
By Steve Hepburn
A looming deadline for a decision on the future of Super rugby could help the New Zealand Rugby Union to resolve issues with disaffected provincial unions, NZRU chief executive Steve Tew believes.
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Highlanders: What the?

### ODT Online Fri, 24 Apr 2009
Rugby: Highlanders farewell semis chance
The Highlanders farewelled their supporters with an 18-11 loss to the Stormers in Dunedin tonight and kissed goodbye to their Super 14 rugby semifinal hopes in the process.
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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 22:04 24/04/2009
Highlanders semi-final hopes gone
Stormers blow through Dunedin
By Marc Hinton – Rugby Heaven
The final rites were applied to the Highlanders’ Super 14 season by the Stormers, the South Africans too big and too strong for the game but ultimately outmatched southerners.
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Rugby: Bleak financial news

### http://www.stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 23/04/2009
Storm brews at rugby HQ
By Toby Robson – The Dominion Post

Heavy foreign exchange losses, growing disharmony in the provinces and a controversial board nomination have set the stage for a tumultuous New Zealand Rugby Union annual meeting in Wellington.

It is understood the NZRU will announce a profit of about $300,000, but will exclude millions in foreign exchange losses as is now allowed under new international accounting rules.

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Highlanders trounced

### ODT Online Fri, 17 Apr 2009
Rugby: Blues too strong for Highlanders

Indiscipline and another sleepy start killed the Highlanders as they succumbed 26-6 to the Blues in a feisty Super 14 rugby match at Auckland tonight.
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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 23:59 17/04/2009
Rugby Heaven: Jimmy Cowan laments sending off
By Marc Hinton

Highlanders skipper Jimmy Cowan says he let his team-mates down with the 60th-minute red card that cost the southerners any chance of making a game of their Super 14 clash against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday night.
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Highlanders thump Reds

### ODT Online Sat, 11 Apr 2009
Rugby: Highlanders bag third straight win

The Queensland Reds’ southern rugby curse continued when they went down 24-19 to the Highlanders in a Super 14 match at Invercargill tonight that could have gone either way.

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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 19:52 11/04/2009
Rugbyheaven: Three in a row for Highlanders

By Marc Hinton

It wasn’t pretty, but that won’t worry the Highlanders who made it three wins on the trot with a hard-fought Super 14 victory over the Queensland Reds in Invercargill.

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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 00:00 12/04/2009
Rugbyheaven: 2009 Super 14 Standings

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Highlanders TOTALLY EXCEL

### ODT Online Sat, 28 Mar 2009
Rugby: Highlanders stun Bulls 36-12

Home is where the heart is but the Highlanders saved their very best for neutral territory, hammering the Bulls 36-12 in a major Super 14 rugby boilover at Palmerston North today.

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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 19:21 28/03/2009
Highlanders win in Super 14 boilover

By MARC HINTON – Rugbyheaven

On the field and in the stands, it was a day for southern men to rejoice. Not only did the good folk of the Manawatu, and its environs, come to the party in a big way – with a splendid crowd of just under 10,000 – but the Highlanders honoured them with a massive performance to upset the Bulls who were 5-0 and looking, er, unbeata-Bull before hitting this blue and gold brick wall.

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Highlanders 'home' to Palmerston North

### ODT Online Wed, 25 Mar 2009
Rugby: 10,000 tipped for Highlanders’ ‘home’ game

By Steve Hepburn

Manawatu rugby officials are confident of attracting a crowd of 10,000 for the “home” match between the Highlanders and Bulls and say Palmerston North people are getting behind the southerners.

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Highlanders clean up

### ODT Online Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Rugby: Highlanders thrash Cheetahs 32-8

The Highlanders stormed to a 32-8 win over the Cheetahs in a Super 14 rugby match at Dunedin today with flanker Adam Thompson and fullback Israel Dagg scoring two tries apiece.

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Highlanders 6 Crusaders 0 Shihad 'Game'

### ODT Online Mon, 9 Mar 2009
Highlanders, Shihad and crowd a winning formula
By Steve Hepburn

The exact crowd number would not be known until today, estimates put it at between 12,000 and 13,000. With average crowds of only 7000 last year, a crowd nearly double that had Highlanders chief executive Richard Reid smiling. Mr Reid was thrilled with the turnout and with the win, saying the crowd had faith in the Highlanders and the team had repaid them with a gutsy win. The union had wanted a crowd of about 10,000, so to get more than that was a bonus. More

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### ODT Online Sat, 7 Mar 2009
Rugby: Highlanders shock Crusaders

The previously invincible Crusaders suffered their third consecutive loss when they were beaten 6-0 by the Highlanders in their Super 14 rugby match at Carisbrook in Dunedin tonight.

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### http://www.stuff.co.nz Last updated 22:32 07/03/2009
McCaw hurt as Crusaders crash
By MARC HINTON – Rugbyheaven

The Crusaders are down and it looks like their skipper Richie McCaw is out with a knee injury that won’t help the defending Super 14 champions’ chances of arresting their alarming form decline.

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### nz.sports.yahoo.com March 7, 2009, 9:19 pm
McCaw injured in southern snore-fest
Yahoo!Xtra Sport / Neil Reid –

With full-time blown, the stage was set for something worth the admittance, the Shihad gig. More

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### sstlive.co.nz Last updated 00:17 08/03/2009
Superheroes to zeroes
RICHARD KNOWLER at Carisbrook – Sunday Star Times

The first spell was not just nothing to write home about; neither side scored a point. In fact, this match’s most memorable moment arguably took place after the 80 minutes of play had finished.

The hot guitar licks and riffs of top Kiwi rock band Shihad finally got the large crowd amped with the concert they performed on the field after this dour game. More

### http://www.seenindunedin.co.nz March 8, 2009
Rebel Sport Super 14 Rugby – Highlanders v Crusades

A combination of warm, sunny weather, thousands of students returning to the city, and Kiwi rock legends Shihad playing live after the match, meant the terraces at The Brook were jam packed with fans from both sides dressed in their team colours to add to the occasion…much to the delight of the rugby union. More

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### http://www.vodafonerugbytribe.co.nz 18 February 2009
Top rock at the Brook

Highlanders marketing manager Chris Green said, “We wanted to create an event as close as possible to a standard concert…and after the game when it was dark more could be done with the lights and make the most of what will be an incredible occasion.”

It will be Shihad’s first performance in a major New Zealand city this year and only the second of the year after a gig at Lake Hawea on January 2. Shihad’s members live in Melbourne but are no strangers to rugby. The band was formed in Wellington and lead vocalist and founder, Jon Toogood, says he knows the significance of playing at Carisbrook.

“We are really looking forward to playing some loud Shihad tracks at the Brook,” he said. “I suppose it’s the closest I’ll get to playing pro rugby.” More

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Income model isn't fair, Highlanders

### Waikato Times Friday, 27 February 2009
By Marc Hinton – Rugby Heaven

Highlanders boss Richard Reid believes the current Super 14 income system is unfair and has called on the NZRU to come up with a more equitable model.

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Poor Crowd Indeed

In response to Sam, his poor sources and his stereotypes.

without wanting to disappoint you, I am very much not a”Rugby Union Type”, my first love is Football – the beautiful game – the worlds game, my second love is that most English of games with whites and a little shiny red ball, my third sport would be Baseball, fourth Ice Hockey, fifth American Football then Rugby and Darts more or less equal. Dang where does F1 fit in there?

But once again stereotypical assumptions are very easy to create when debating this stadium project. Imagine my disappointment when I saw the design of the stadium that didn’t include cricket. Continue reading

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