Dunedin city councillors are preparing for a fresh war of
words over Forsyth Barr Stadium, following confirmation it
needs another $1.81million a year from ratepayers.
Frustrated city councillors say they have been left with no
choice but to commit more ratepayers' money to support
Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Forsyth Barr Stadium needs another $1.8 million a year from
ratepayers if its financial position is to be secured, a
Dunedin City Council review has found.
Extending a freedom camping trial to Dunedin's Bayfield Park
might just spread the mess around, it has been claimed.
Rucks and mauls will be replaced by beanbags and popcorn as
Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is transformed into a giant
cinema this Saturday.
Car buyers appear unlikely to face charges as a police
investigation into the alleged $1.5 million Citifleet fraud
draws to a close.
Forsyth Barr Stadium is not the first controversial
building to capture headlines in Dunedin. Fifty years ago, a
decade of debate, disagreement and concerns about the cost
preceded the opening of Moana Pool. Reporter Chris Morris
Moana Pool's golden jubilee is to be marked with a splash,
and Mayor Dave Cull is confident the facility has plenty of
life still left in it.
Dunedin could be in for a boost from China, with more
students, tourists and investors on the way, the mayor says.
An outgoing director responsible for Dunedin's Forsyth Barr
Stadium says she is leaving with high hopes for the future of
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