Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has "stooped to innuendo and baseless
allegations" in commenting about funding arrangements for
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Carisbrook Stadium Trust (CST) chairman
Malcolm Farry says.
Otago Rugby Football Union board members Wayne Graham and
Laurie Mains are together seeking more than $1 million in
damages from Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull over allegations of
defamation, court documents show.
The Dunedin City Council says it will be forced to consider
more funding to help the company running the Forsyth Barr
Stadium overcome a nearly $2 million loss and debt-servicing
costs it cannot afford to pay.
Dunedin Venues Management Ltd chief executive David Davies
says he is prepared to work with the Otago Rugby Football
Union (ORFU) if it is struggling to pay for the cost of
playing at Forsyth Barr Stadium.