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.
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
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