David Loughrey

Desperate plea to sell stadium seats

Desperate plea to sell stadium seats

Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has made another call for stadium supporters to buy seating packages if they want the stadium to go ahead, as the deadline for the trust to raise private sector funding closes in.

Pedestrian-crossing gender bender gets red light

Pedestrian-crossing gender bender gets red light

She has been quietly ushering pedestrians across High St to Manse St for nigh on two years, but the questionable gender of one of Dunedin's pedestrian signals has finally come to light.

Pilfered pup discreetly returned

Pilfered pup discreetly returned

The pre-Christmas season appears to be doubling as puppy-napping season, but the second incident of canine criminality - like the first - has had a happy ending.

Strong opposition to Princes St plan

Strong opposition to Princes St plan

A petition signed by 260 people and trenchant opposition from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust has met a proposal to demolish a row of four protected buildings in Princes St, Dunedin, and another in Stafford St.

Stadium trust heads to Invercargill

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust is heading to Invercargill on Monday in its quest to provide information on the project, and sell its seating packages.

Santa, the Sallies - and Darth Vader

Santa, the Sallies - and Darth Vader

From bagpipes to marching bands, from Jesus to gymnasts, the 11th annual Dunedin Santa Parade had all bases covered as it again attracted tens of thousands of people to George St yesterday.

No mention of survey or shaky funds for stadium

No mention of survey or shaky funds for stadium

The Otago Stadium Trust has been left reeling after a week of bad news, but some of the most damaging issues were not discussed at Dunedin City Council committee meeting yesterday.

ORFU bid to sell Carisbrook

ORFU bid to sell Carisbrook

A cash-strapped Otago Rugby Football Union wants to make money from selling Carisbrook to the trust developing the Otago Stadium, despite the possibility of it benefiting from a new, and largely ratepayer-funded facility.

Stop the Stadium committee split

Stop the Stadium committee split

Internal ructions within the Stop the Stadium group have resulted in four of its 10 committee members being asked to leave, including vice-president Peter Entwisle.

Public urged to commit to stadium

Public urged to commit to stadium

Dunedin stadium proponents are urging the 1600 people and businesses that registered an interest in buying seats, lounge memberships and corporate boxes at the Otago Stadium to start signing contracts, amid concern about slow sales.