Dunedin ratepayers have been spared paying about $100 million in additional interest on the city's $117.6 million stadium debt after councillors voted to reduce the loan term from 40 years to 23.
Brendan Eathorne is not so superstitious that he has to put his gumboots on in a particular order, start his lawn mower within three pulls, or avoid stepping on the white lines when going on to the field at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Dunedin is pressing ahead with a bid to host part of the Fifa under-20 World Cup in 2015, despite concerns about uncertain costs associated with the tournament.
The public will have a say over future uses of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, after a feisty Dunedin City Council meeting yesterday.
It remains unclear whether a possible Coldplay concert in Dunedin was discussed between promoters and venue management.
Stadium opponent Bev Butler feels vindicated, and is calling for councillors who supported it to resign, plus forensic audits and an independent inquiry.
A woman and her cat were escorted from the Forsyth Barr Stadium during the Highlanders v Hurricanes match on Saturday, after she carried the cat into the stadium in her bag, a spokeswoman for the venue said.
A busy week looms for Dunedin city councillors, who will today participate in a full council meeting, followed by at least three days of deliberating on the council's draft annual and long-term budgets, during which some big decisions must be made - in the light of bad news last week about Forsyth Barr Stadium finances.
The final construction cost of Forsyth Barr Stadium is expected to be revealed this morning.
The Dunedin City Council says it will be forced to consider more funding to help the company running the Forsyth Barr Stadium overcome a nearly $2 million loss and debt-servicing costs it cannot afford to pay.
Forsyth Barr Stadium and the company running it are in for a reorganisation, after the shock announcement chief executive David Davies plans to quit Dunedin.
The size of the financial hole occupied by Dunedin Venues Management Ltd - the company tasked with running the Forsyth Barr Stadium - has been confirmed.
An emotional David Davies says he is returning to England to keep his family together.
The size of the financial hole occupied by Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, the company tasked with running the Forsyth Barr Stadium, will be revealed later today.
Dunedin City Council's decision to instigate a review of Forsyth Barr Stadium and the company tasked with running it, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd, is the correct one.
The fans have flocked in, but the road has been rocky for David Davies since the opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Chris Morris looks back.
The man tasked with making a success of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium is resigning and will return to England.
There has been a "frustrating" lack of progress in the way traffic is managed at Forsyth Barr Stadium, and traffic was "bumper to bumper" after the Highlanders versus Stormers game on Saturday, Dunedin Taxis director Murray Alcock says.
Dunedin City Council watchdog Calvin Oaten has analysed the costs of and contributions for the Forsyth Barr Stadium as he sees them.
Results of an independent review examining the final cost of the Forsyth Barr Stadium will be scrutinised in public next month, Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders says.