Dunedin accountant Doug Harvie was reluctant to get involved
but could not sit back and let Otago rugby fail.
It has taken a lot longer than expected but a new-look Otago
Rugby Football Union board has been unveiled.
Grants earmarked for the amateur rugby game were used by the
Otago Rugby Football Union to pay creditors, New Zealand
Rugby Union appointed change manager Jeremy Curragh has
The wait continues.
The new board of the Otago Rugby Football Union is expected
to be named today and is likely to include two faces from the
The Office of the Auditor-general is looking at the trust
embroiled in an alleged pokies funding scandal involving the
Otago Rugby Football Union.
The new board of the Otago Rugby Football Union should be
known by the end of the week.
Stadium opponent Bev Butler feels vindicated, and is calling
for councillors who supported it to resign, plus forensic
audits and an independent inquiry.
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.
Adam Thomson is a smart man but, as far he was concerned,
helping the Otago Spirit was a no-brainer.
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