Dunedin will be under even more pressure to accommodate the thousands of rugby fans expected to visit for the Rugby World Cup as organisers confirmed the city will now play host to four matches.
Construction at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium may be rapidly reaching a conclusion, but in the shadow of the structure, the financial debate and the entrenched political tensions, continue.
The All Blacks could christen the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin this July. Fiji could play the All Blacks in what would be the first game in the new covered stadium.
Not having a World Cup quarterfinal in the South Island would create sadness, and money should not be the sole reason to play the games in Auckland, the manager of Forsyth Barr Stadium says.
The Dunedin City Council is cautious about working with a new local government funding agency being established by the Government, fearing it could find itself saddled with other councils' debts.
Amid the bickering and sabre-rattling, some clarity is beginning to emerge on the true extent of the impost Forsyth Barr Stadium funding is imposing on Dunedin city debt levels.
Charitable trusts can expect another round of requests for funding for the Forsyth Barr Stadium, following a Dunedin City Council decision earlier this week.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has questioned the ability of the council's group of companies to pay what it promised for the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The Dunedin City Council is to consult the public on new road names around the Forsyth Barr Stadium - but not before suggesting a few of its own.
The big hits of the National Rugby League may be coming to Dunedin. The likes of Jerome Ropati, Manu Vatuvei and Simon Mannering could be playing in the new Forsyth Barr Stadium next year.
Forsyth Barr Stadium extras with a combined cost of $5.15 million have been approved by the Dunedin City Council.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has given his clearest indication yet he would support the council's helping to finance $4.3 million of additional spending for the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Internet giant Google has joined forces with Dunedin Venues Management Ltd to produce a 3D model of the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Greater Dunedin councillors yesterday helped block a motion that would have ended more ratepayer money going to the Forsyth Barr Stadium, amid claims members of the group had broken election promises.
An 11-point list of "possible additional" spending at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, with a newly released price tag of $4.35 million, is about to hit the Dunedin City Council table, just months before the stadium is due to open.
Just under four weeks since it was sown, the much-discussed grass at Forsyth Barr Stadium appeared more than ready for the whirling blades of a motor mower last week.
The Dunedin City Council has been required to write a "letter of comfort" to Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, the company set up to run the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Dunedin City Council acting chief executive Athol Stephens has reiterated his response to concerns about the amount of money council-owned companies will have to pay towards Forsyth Barr Stadium debt, an issue he said had been clear for three years.