Stop the Stadium to target councillors

Stop the Stadium has a new president and a new mission, with major changes to the organisation following its annual meeting yesterday.

Full story: Dave Witherow is the new StS president

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Published in: on 31/08/2009 at 1:34 am  Comments (28)  

Stadium buildings architect named

The University of Otago has appointed architects for stage one of its $50 million development at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, but construction will not start until after the realignment of State Highway 88 away from Anzac Ave has been confirmed.

Full article: Warren and Mahoney (not a Dunedin firm)

Published in: on 27/08/2009 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  

Injunction Appeal documents

All in PDF-format between 0.5Mb and 1.5Mb

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Published in: on 27/08/2009 at 2:10 am  Leave a Comment  

Stadium company directors named

The general manager of Saatchi and Saatchi New Zealand, the chief executive of Silver Fern Farms and a former High Court judge have been appointed directors of the company that will run the Forsyth Barr Stadium, and other Dunedin venues.

Full article here

Published in: on 25/08/2009 at 10:16 pm  Comments (2)  

Trust’s annual meeting more relaxed this year

The Otago Community Trust’s annual meeting last night was a subdued affair, despite a year when its investments were hit by the global financial crisis and it awarded its biggest grant – $7 million to the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the University Plaza.

Full article here

Published in: on 25/08/2009 at 10:14 pm  Comments (1)  

Legal threat over stadium website

Legal action may be taken over acrimonious comments posted on a website dedicated to discussing Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Full article: websites and defamation

Published in: on 25/08/2009 at 12:10 am  Leave a Comment  

Group to face hefty legal bill

Stop the Stadium faces paying up to $17,000 in court costs, after its challenge to the Dunedin City Council’s funding of the Forsyth Barr Stadium was yesterday dismissed.

Full article: we are disappointed with the result

Published in: on 25/08/2009 at 12:04 am  Leave a Comment  

Dunedin stadium appeal rejected

“I think I would have felt very sorry for Stop the Stadium if they had won this because they would have been crucified,” says Malcolm Farry, the Stadium Trust chairman.

Full article and good photo: here

Published in: on 24/08/2009 at 11:31 pm  Comments (4)  

STS statement re Appeal decision

STS is disappointed with the Wellington Court of Appeal result but pleased the action has forced the Dunedin City Council to admit that what they told the Christchurch High Court was wrong and the Council, NOT the Central Government, are making up the $13 million shortfall.
STS would like to thank our legal team, Len Andersen, Hilary Calvert and Katie Lane for their sterling efforts to bring some light to this case before the courts.
We also thank our devoted members and the majority of the general public for their never ending support to fight a clearly unpopular project.

View PDF of decision: Injunction Appeal Decision

Published in: on 24/08/2009 at 8:56 am  Comments (5)  

Stadium construction viewing stand mooted

A public viewing platform may be built to accommodate the interest in the construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Full article: watch the white elephant grow

Published in: on 20/08/2009 at 9:57 pm  Comments (105)  

Hobbs: NZRU won’t go bust

New Zealand rugby isn’t about to go broke, but chairman Jock Hobbs admits it will have to write a big cheque after hosting the Rugby World Cup.

Full article: Forecasted World Cup loss blows out

Published in: on 20/08/2009 at 9:47 pm  Comments (6)  

STS denies own rules breached

The Dunedin City Council took on Stop the Stadium’s processes at the Court of Appeal in Wellington this week, claiming the group did not stick to the rules within its own constitution.

Full article: rules had been followed

Published in: on 19/08/2009 at 10:35 pm  Leave a Comment