Stadium

Stadium fate hangs on today's vote

Stadium fate hangs on today's vote

Two or three undecided Otago regional councillors appear to hold the fate of the Awatea St stadium in their hands as the council meets today to vote on funding the project.

Gaps widening in stadium budget

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust faces the task of raising $52 million in funding from the private sector, not the original $45 million, if predictions only 53 per cent of the money will be received before 2011 are accurate.

Stadium priced at $214m

Stadium priced at $214m

Another Otago academic has weighed into the debate on the final cost of the Awatea St stadium, coming up with a new figure for the stadium of close to $214 million.

Claim of lecturer rejected

Claim of lecturer rejected

The role of the Carisbrook Stadium Trust in the Awatea St stadium has been "thrown into confusion", a senior lecturer at the University of Otago says.

Farry calls $400m price 'nonsense'

Carisbrook Trust chairman Malcolm Farry says reports of the Awatea St, Dunedin, stadium costs blowing out to $400 million were "utter nonsense".

Most councillors mum on stadium

Not one Otago regional councillor has come out against the Awatea St stadium, but most say they want to finish consultation before forming a view on the project.

ORFU loan repayment date further extended

The Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) has been given another extension to pay a $2 million loan to the Dunedin City Council, an Official Information Act request has revealed.

Where are stadium supporters?

Where are stadium supporters?

Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Cairns "philosophically" believes the Awatea St stadium could be of long-term benefit to the region, but wonders where its supporters are.

ORC funding wobbles over stadium

ORC funding wobbles over stadium

Hearing opposition to the Otago Regional Council's proposal to put $37.5 million towards the Awatea St stadium was a "sobering" experience, Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry said.

Rates for stadium unfair: farmers

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.

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