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The story behind the Carisbrook purchase is detailed in more than 1000 pages of documents released by the Dunedin City Council yesterday.
Council staff yesterday published more than 50 council documents - some of them stretching to more than 100 pages and others dating back to 2007 - on a new section of the council's website.
The documents included previously non-public reports and meeting minutes kept confidential because of ''commercial sensitivity'' surrounding the deal.
Mayor Dave Cull yesterday said the decision to release the material came after the deal to sell the stadium to Calder Stewart went unconditional.
''We have a policy of releasing all information, when we can, when it's appropriate. Up until now some of this was commercially sensitive.''
The Otago Daily Times will study the material over the coming days.