Ladies and gentlemen, raise your Globelets.
In November, the country comes to town in all its western
finery for the International Rodeo. Shane Gilchrist discusses
broncos, bulls and a few bucks with those in the know.
The job of running one of Dunedin's most controversial
companies is officially available.
First came Elton John, and cowboys will soon move in, but the
latest announcement concerning the Forsyth Barr Stadium has a
more local flavour.
Dunedin will host the world's largest indoor rodeo show
outside Las Vegas, followed by New Zealand-exclusive
performances from bands like The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and
Bruno Mars, an international event promoter says.
Reaching the finals of the World Stadium Awards was an
"outstanding achievement", Forsyth Barr Stadium project
delivery team chairman Stewart Barnett said.
Rates hikes, increased debt levels or cuts to services remain
a risk for the Dunedin City Council as it grapples with
uncertainty over the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Audit New Zealand
The Dunedin City Council has moved to retain direct ownership
of High Performance Sport New Zealand's Dunedin base.
Peter Attwooll, a vociferous critic of the Forsyth Barr
stadium, takes issue with Prof Sir David Skegg's views about
negativity in the city.
Forsyth Barr Stadium won an excellence award in the tourism
and leisure category at the 2012 Property Council New Zealand
Industry Awards in Auckland last night.
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