The 85,000 spectators
expected to flood New Zealand for next year's Rugby World Cup
are predicted to help generate a "turning point" for the
country's tourism industry.
Four anonymous benefactors have donated $2.7 million to
Dunedin's new stadium, pitching total fundraising close to
The Dunedin City Council looks set
to increase its capacity to borrow by $250 million to provide
security for gross debt that should hit $712 million by 2013.
An irrigation system could be installed on the Forsyth Barr
Stadium's roof if dew prevents sufficient light getting to
the playing pitch, it was revealed yesterday.
A significant tract of Dunedin's flat land has been declared
at risk of liquefaction, with the potential to jeopardise
insurance cover in the area.
Questions over the use of public funds at Otago Museum - and
chief executive Shimrath Paul's use of a late-model Audi -
have prompted a warning future funding could be on the line.
Traces of arsenic, asbestos and other industrial chemicals
have been unearthed in contaminated sand dunes at Dunedin's
Middle beach, beside Kettle Park, prompting a warning for the
public to stay clear.
Dunedin's teeth are getting some whitening treatment.
Feathers could fly if seagulls try to turn Dunedin's Forsyth
Barr Stadium into their next nest.
Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher has been granted a
leave of absence.
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