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Stadium's big loss 'a dose of reality'

Stadium's big loss 'a dose of reality'

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.

The stadium shake-up

The stadium shake-up

Dunedin City Council's decision to instigate a review of Forsyth Barr Stadium and the company tasked with running it, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, is the correct one.

Stadium boss in shock resignation

Stadium boss in shock resignation

The man tasked with making a success of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is resigning and will return to England.

Scantily-clad women launch Zoo ambush

Scantily-clad women launch Zoo ambush

Scantily clad women enticing rugby fans at Forsyth Barr Stadium to a Dunedin pub has come as a surprise to the venue's management.

Council observer for ORFU meetings

The Dunedin City Council will have a permanent presence at future Otago Rugby Football Union board meetings, after councillors yesterday appointed an observer to help avoid any future "train-wrecks".

DVML boss will work with union

DVML boss will work with union

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.

Doubts over private sector funding for stadium

Doubts over private sector funding for stadium

The future of "private sector funding" for the Forsyth Barr Stadium may be thrown into question by the shock announcement last night the Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) could fold by the end of the week.

Free public gallery use advocated

Free public gallery use advocated

A decision to consider spending $20,000 to allow access for community groups to a well-used Dunedin City Council function room sparked a second passionate debate at a council meeting yesterday.

Access to meeting venue assured

Access to meeting venue assured

Access for community groups to a well-used Dunedin City Council function room appears to have been ensured, but the mechanism by which that takes place may change.

Rugby: Highlanders' season ticket sales exceed last year's

The Highlanders do not play a home game for nearly three weeks but their season ticket sales already exceed last year's.

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