Government Minister Rodney Hide's visit to Dunedin to
consider the stadium issue is not expected to happen in the
A spokesman for Mr Hide said yesterday a date had yet to be
decided, and the minister had a full diary for the time
"It won't be quick," he said.
Last Sunday's Stop the Stadium meeting at the Dunedin Town
Hall ended with two resolutions, one of which called for Mr
Hide to come to Dunedin to examine the processes behind the
The next day, he told the Otago Daily Times he was happy to
come, but warned it would take a major transgression from the
Dunedin City Council for any investigation to be launched.
Stadium opponents have recently said changes to the project
should trigger another round of public consultation before a
construction contract is signed on April 20, and it is likely
that issue will be brought to Mr Hide's attention.
The spokesman said the minister was "flat out" dealing with
issues in Auckland.