South starts to get a share

March 3, 2009

The ODT was underwhelmed  by the government’s stimulus package because it didn’t give much to the south.

Today there’s happier news with the announcement that the government will underwrite the $15 million shortfall  in funding for a new stadium in Dunedin and Hillside Engineering has won a $39.9 million contract to build passenger carriages for the TranScenic rail routes. 

This is a welcome boost for the city although whether taxpayers should be subsidising the stadium and building railway carriages is open to debate.

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