The Elton John concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium is estimated to have pumped $14.9 million into the wider Dunedin economy, a survey reveals.
A report on the financial position of the Dunedin company running Forsyth Barr Stadium is being held for another month, with little explanation yesterday of why.
Failings within the Dunedin City Council are to be scrutinised after an independent review criticised budget blowouts and unauthorised spending within the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction project.
Reaching the finals of the World Stadium Awards was an "outstanding achievement", Forsyth Barr Stadium project delivery team chairman Stewart Barnett said.
Dunedin City Council staff have some reading to do after a late rush of public suggestions on ways to make the most of Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Students will be able to party until midnight at Forsyth Barr Stadium this Orientation Week after the Dunedin City Council agreed to change an earlier decision restricting events to an 11.30pm finish.
The Forsyth Barr Stadium crowd is diversifying, but the punters still love their beer and chips, the company running the venue says.
Major ongoing losses are predicted by the company running Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium following a review identifying operating costs and expenditure.
Now it has the approval of all the region's territorial local authorities involved in funding a new stadium in Dunedin, the Otago Regional Council is taking the next step and preparing to consult the community on the issue.
New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew is excited Dunedin is to build a new roofed stadium, but has again emphasised the national body can give neither money nor guarantees to the project.
The cost of changing land zoning at the Dunedin stadium site, which could include expensive legal fees, will not be a hidden cost to the Dunedin City Council, deputy mayor Syd Brown said.
The planned Otago Stadium has received a boost at today's extraordinary Dunedin City Council meeting, with confirmation the Government's $15 million contribution will come as a grant.
The Dunedin City Council has upped its efforts to recover court costs from Stop the Stadium, initiating legal proceedings to recover an $11,060 debt, or force the organisation into liquidation.
A man was tackled by security personnel and detained at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night after he was found wandering around the premises.
Not one Otago regional councillor has come out against the Awatea St stadium, but most say they want to finish consultation before forming a view on the project.
A retired High Court judge will head a new group looking after the interests of organisations funding the Awatea St stadium.
The Dunedin City Council's evidence for the stadium plan-change ended yesterday, and evidence for the harbour arterial route began, on a day commissioners began to ask pointed questions of the local authority's expert witnesses.
Claims the Dunedin City Council is planning to cut core services to overcome a mountain of debt and help pay for the planned $188 million Otago Stadium have been called "deplorable" lies by Cr Richard Walls.