A proposal to replace the mixed grass turf inside the Forsyth
Barr Stadium with a full artificial turf - at an estimated
cost of $1 million - will be considered by a Dunedin City
Council subcommittee examining changes to the year-old venue.
Everything from crafts to curios will be for sale at
Dunedin's first Stadium Market in October.
Headline acts and headline-grabbing financial problems
have dominated the first year of operation at Dunedin's
Forsyth Barr Stadium, but the crowds are continuing to flood
in. Chris Morris reports.
Any plans for a roofed stadium in Christchurch were far from
certain and likely to be at least 10 years away, Dunedin
Mayor Dave Cull says.
The finances of the company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr
Stadium look set to improve after cost-cutting and a cash
injection from the Dunedin City Council.
Dunedin ratepayers are on the right side of the scoreboard,
despite receiving just a fraction of what had been hoped for
from last month's North-South charity rugby clash, Mayor Dave
Changes inside Forsyth Barr Stadium are expected to provide a
much-needed revenue boost, as well as giving television
viewers a new view of the ground.
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.
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