Staging an event at Dunedin's new stadium is a team effort. And as Mark Price discovers, the team is really big.
Negotiations with rugby interests were drawn out and difficult, Carisbrook Charitable Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry explains in a response to questions raised in a Russell Garbutt letter to the editor (below).
The rave reviews and acrimony that comes with Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium could soon be capped by a new accolade - the title of world's best venue.
The inter-island match has not been played since professional rugby began, but plans remain to reinstate the match in June in Dunedin.
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.
A corporate user of the Forsyth Barr stadium has dismissed as "bizarre" claims by stadium opponent Bev Butler over the contract his company has with the stadium to occupy a corporate suite.
The independent review seeking to confirm the final cost of the Forsyth Barr Stadium will continue for another two weeks, but not because anything "untoward" has been found, Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders says.
The Dunedin City Council is considering a debt write-off to help rescue the Otago Rugby Football Union, but only in return for a deal that seeks to secure the Forsyth Barr Stadium's financial future.
More than a third of the catering staff did not turn up for Saturday night's Highlanders game, leaving Forsyth Barr Stadium boss David Davies disappointed.
A document that may give the Dunedin public some idea of whether Forsyth Barr Stadium will pay for itself, or end up an annual drain on city finances, is being held for "formal advice".
Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium has gained ultimate approval from overseas, with Canberra set to copy the design for its new stadium.
Incorrect timekeeping on the big screen led to some knife-edge tension at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday night.
A team of independent reviewers from PricewaterhouseCoopers will arrive in Dunedin next week seeking answers to multimillion-dollar questions concerning the final cost of the Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Even today's Oscar-winning script writer would be hard-pressed to come up with this pot-boiler.
Sponsors backing Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium have reacted to news of the Otago Rugby Football Union's looming liquidation with a mixture of caution and optimism.
A redeveloped University Union building will be used for future Orientation events alongside Forsyth Barr Stadium, the Otago University Students Association president says.
Dunedin may not being facing a huge blowout in the cost of the Forsyth Barr Stadium, but it is possible people or organisations may be "brought to account" following an investigation.
Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry - the man who promised the Forsyth Barr Stadium would be built "on time and on budget" - insists he has delivered.
The head of the company in charge of Forsyth Barr Stadium and other city venues says that community groups will be catered for at its facilities, despite a $100,000 fund to help them having been deferred.
The final cost of the stadium is ... unknown. Six months after the project finished, the Dunedin City Council today admitted it still had questions about the figure, and would fund a $55,000...