Work driving piles into the ground at the Forsyth Barr
Stadium site is going ahead successfully, but the most
difficult stage of the project, lifting about 700 tonnes of
steel roof trusses into place 35m above ground, will be the
major challenge of the project.
The Otago Regional Council looks set to become
embroiled in the sort of internal bickering that is more
usually the territory of its city council cousin, with the
fallout from Wednesday's meeting looking likely to result in
a code of conduct complaint.
The Dunedin City Council may be reeling from a barrage of
criticism from an angry public, but Mayor Peter Chin says the
decisions it has made to support major multimillion-dollar
projects are the right ones.
The Dunedin City Council's operating surplus was almost $13
million less than expected at the end of the financial year,
but timing issues, rather than budgetary problems, are mostly
to blame, the council says.