Environment Southland chief executive Ciaran Keogh has pulled
out of Stop the Stadium's meeting this month, and announced
his recent anti-stadium opinion piece in the Otago Daily
Times was not written in his professional capacity.
Commissioners hearing a resource consent application to
realign Dunedin's Lovelock Ave noted there was "considerable
uncertainty and suspicion" among Opoho residents when they
called for more information on the project.
Arguments for retaining the Wesley Church on Hillside Rd, and
detailing the quality of the building's aesthetics, came to
the fore as a Dunedin City Council resource consent hearing
into a plan to demolish the church and replace it with a $5.6
million social services complex ended.
The Wesley Church building in Hillside Rd, Dunedin, fitted
with neither the tradition nor the future needs of the
Methodist church, and moves to preserve it on historic
grounds were a "sideshow", a resource consent committee heard