New Otago Rugby Football Union general manager Richard Kinley has a clear idea where he wants to lead the organisation.
The Dunedin City Council manager asked to keep an eye on the Otago Rugby Football Union is confident a history of legal threats and unpaid bills will not stand in the way of a "co-operative" relationship.
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It has taken a lot longer than expected but a new-look Otago Rugby Football Union board has been unveiled.
The Office of the Auditor-general is looking at the trust embroiled in an alleged pokies funding scandal involving the Otago Rugby Football Union.
The new board of the Otago Rugby Football Union is expected to be named today and is likely to include two faces from the old board.
Grants earmarked for the amateur rugby game were used by the Otago Rugby Football Union to pay creditors, New Zealand Rugby Union appointed change manager Jeremy Curragh has confirmed.
Dunedin accountant Doug Harvie was reluctant to get involved but could not sit back and let Otago rugby fail.
The wait continues.
The new board of the Otago Rugby Football Union should be known by the end of the week.
Stadium opponent Bev Butler feels vindicated, and is calling for councillors who supported it to resign, plus forensic audits and an independent inquiry.
The Otago Rugby Football Union has raised $500,000 to pay back small creditors, saying it is due to a massive amount of generosity shown by people right around the country.
An unpaid bill for $25,000 worth of food and drink, accrued at an Otago Rugby Football Union black-tie dinner just months before the union admitted facing liquidation, has been labelled "scandalous" and "obscene".
Adam Thomson is a smart man but, as far he was concerned, helping the Otago Spirit was a no-brainer.
Healthy profits from the Otago Rugby Football Union's black-tie fundraising dinner went "into the pot" to pay the union's day-to-day business costs, rather than to creditors left out of pocket, it has been confirmed.
The relationship between the financially troubled Otago Rugby Football Union and Auckland bars may be revealed as part of an "in-depth audit".
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has been threatened with legal action by members of the Otago Rugby Football Union board over comments he made after the bail-out of the union.
The Dunedin City Council has been given a stake in the future of the Otago Rugby Football Union, and will use it to closely scrutinise candidates vying to be part of the next board, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.
The Dunedin City Council is to seek clarification over any liability for the Otago Rugby Football Union's $1.2 million debt formerly owed to the Bank of New Zealand.
The Dunedin City Council will have a permanent presence at future Otago Rugby Football Union board meetings, after councillors yesterday appointed an observer to help avoid any future "train-wrecks".