Rating farmers on capital value was unfair, especially when
they were being asked to put big money towards the new Awatea
St stadium, two Clutha farmers told an Otago Regional Council
hearing this week.
On March 17, the Dunedin stadium got what was probably the
clearest message of political support when 10 of 14
councillors at a Dunedin City Council finance and strategy
committee meeting voted to "commit" to the project in Awatea
It has been dubbed "Our Stadium" but Southlanders were
staying away from a presentation about the Awatea St Stadium,
resulting in a smaller venue for the Invercargill public
forum and a cancellation of a free breakfast in Gore.
The start of a process to
change land zoning for the new Dunedin stadium has been
delayed after city councillors raised concerns about the
"robustness'' of a Carisbrook Stadium Trust report on the