Maybe Tomorrow

4 Jul

I submitted a letter about Rugby Park to the Times yesterday.   It’s not printed today but given it has posed some questions I suppose it will take a few days.  I won’t say too much more about it except to say I commended Crowe Horwath.  It was heartening to see in the financial notes of Rugby Southland that they have (finally) acknowledged the severity of the situation by reducing their fee.


One might say that they have been ‘benefiting’ for years but that wouldn’t be polite.  But credit where credit is due…..for 2013 at least.

2 Responses to “Maybe Tomorrow”

  1. paulinemnz July 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi Kylie …I left comments on the Times comment section but they were wiped by the Times. I say that there is no way the ratepayers should pay the loans the rugby owes like all households whom have a mortgage know the lender is as responsible as the borrower for money borrowed. I ask the question what due diligence was don’t by the lenders as to the rugby unions ability to repay the loans they gave out. I also want proof of why the ongoing costs of yearly maintenance of the park is $200,000..I suggest start giving proof etc of this necessary cost in ongoing maintenance.
    Finally I suggest that Southland rugby team should consider going down to second division in the provincial rugby competition ..this will mean we wont have to buy players but instead use local amateur talent instead

    • Kylie July 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

      I’m told the $200-$250K per year will also allow for an amount to be set aside for earthquake strengthening. I find that surprising personally and would like to see the numbers given both Rugby Southland and SOST claim RS have paid some costs (every year) for the stadium. They don’t say how much so that could be an unknown amount to be added on top. So when the SOST finances show over $100k in maintenance that is not the true figure.

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