The Very Very Lonely Planet – 2060

Dunedin – Overview

Of all of New Zealand’s drowned cities, Dunedin is one of the most spectacular.
Once it must have been a proud and vibrant university city…

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Published in: on 15/02/2010 at 10:06 am  Leave a Comment  

New name and focus – “Sort the System!”

At a special meeting on Sunday, we voted to change our name to Sort the System.
Our new objective is to ensure adverse impacts of the Forsyth Barr stadium being built in Awatea St are contained, as far as possible.

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Published in: on 16/11/2009 at 9:19 am  Comments (1)  

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Published in: on 04/11/2009 at 6:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Debate on StS

We denigrate ourselves when we insult and attack each other.
It makes us none the wiser and only reinforces our prejudices.

  • Use facts and logic as your weapons.
  • Challenge those that disagree over our “10 facts
  • Put together 10 new reasons on why certain councillors should not be reelected.

We’ll all feel better about ourselves!

Published in: on 01/11/2009 at 9:02 am  Comments (4)  

Join Us

Most councillors in the DCC appear to have lost the plot.

They ignore the desires of the majority of their rate payers and push forward with their plans irrespective of the opinions of experts. One bit of democracy they can’t ignore are their local-body elections.

Help us send them on their way… Join us!

Published in: on 15/10/2009 at 7:42 am  Leave a Comment  

“Sort The System”

“Sort the System” has been chosen by Stop the Stadium’s committee as the new name for the organisation, part of changes to the constitution members will be asked to vote on this Sunday.

President Dave Witherow stated STS would not run candidates during next year’s local government elections but would promote “good governance” and get rid of those councillors who had supported the stadium.

ODT article

Published in: on 14/10/2009 at 12:01 am  Comments (8)  

Future directions?

The future of Stop the Stadium as described by our president –
David Witherow

Read via PDF here: from D-scene

Published in: on 18/09/2009 at 3:02 am  Comments (1)  

Stop the Stadium to pay court costs

Stop the Stadium has been ordered to pay almost $10,000 court costs following its unsuccessful High Court bid in April to stop Dunedin’s ill-conceived stadium project.

Full article: the cost of trying to save Dunedin

Published in: on 17/09/2009 at 10:01 pm  Comments (48)  

Stadium group seeks costs

Stop the Stadium’s lawyers are applying for $17,513 court costs from the Dunedin City Council following the organisation’s High Court challenge to the council’s funding of the Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Full article: and DCC seeking $11K from StS

Published in: on 02/09/2009 at 2:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Combined action urged by Adie

The Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders Association has issued a call to arms, urging people to “wake up”, and join the organisation “before it is too late”.

Full article: to arms

Published in: on 02/09/2009 at 2:51 am  Comments (8)  

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

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