The Otago Rugby Football Union is budgeting for a small profit this year and is keeping tabs on every penny.
Former Black Ferns prop Margaret McCarrigan says it is vital the Otago women's team does not slide into oblivion.
A national road trip will give Wakatipu residents and visitors the chance to share in Rugby World Cup glory when the coveted Webb Ellis Cup and a cabinet full of New Zealand's prestigious rugby silverware are brought to Queenstown.
The Department of Internal Affairs is not investigating the Otago Rugby Football Union, but is auditing one of the cash-strapped union's major funders.
The Otago Rugby Football Union has lived to fight on for yet another week, with the chances of survival now put at 50-50.
The storm clouds may be clearing over Otago rugby. Things seemed grim, very grim, two weeks ago.
From no chance to a slim chance - Otago Rugby has lived to fight for another seven days.
Work is continuing on the bid to stave off liquidation for the Otago Rugby Football Union, but it appears any reprieve will go right down to the wire.
One of the harshest critics of the way the Otago Rugby Football Union has operated believes a big part of the problem for the union and others is that they are administered as incorporated societies rather than as companies.
Liquidation has been avoided - for now - but it has still been a sad week for Otago greats Tuppy Diack and Ray Bell.
Hindsight and a hard-headed perspective suggests it should not have been, but despite the rumblings, the incremental revelations, the headlines and the persistent, worrisome grind of the rumour mill, the impending extinction of the Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) came as a surprise to many.
The Dunedin City Council seems set to join a queue of worried creditors after confirming it is owed more than $400,000 in unpaid rent by the Otago Rugby Football Union.
Information about the "missing" $1 million from the sale of Carisbrook in 2009 has been uncovered, but while it sheds light on the situation, it raises more questions.
New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew has given the first hint the Otago board may be asked to step aside in the wake of the union's financial troubles.
The Otago Rugby Football Union is set to post a loss of "several hundred thousand dollars" and admits it cannot pay creditors.
A meeting of the New Zealand Rugby Union board tomorrow may play a hand in the future of the Otago union.
Speculation is mounting the entire Otago Rugby Football Union board will be asked to stand down on Monday night.
Jeremy Curragh says the Otago Rugby Football Union needs to raise revenue and get the professional side of the game to turn a profit.
The cash-strapped Otago Rugby Football Union intends to slash its future player wage bill - which was $1.1 million last year - by $400,000, chairman Wayne Graham revealed yesterday.
Otago Rugby Football Union chairman Wayne Graham admits the union's financial situation is "tender" but a full picture will not be known for another couple of weeks.