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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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