A 75m high crane has arrived in Invercargill to lift roof trusses into place on the new stadium.
The crane, based in Christchurch, was trucked down in five loads and took a special team three days to assemble.
Capable of lifting 180 tonnes, it is the largest crane which will be used in the stadium rebuild and will be onsite for about two weeks.
It is being used to lift 16 tonne roof truss into place across the foyer of the new stadium.
Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt said the construction of the foyer was exciting because it marked the beginning of the completion of stage three of the project.
''They will be able to see the roof frame once it's done. It shows that the whole process has been a redevelopment, not a rebuild, because now they will be able to see how big it is compared to the old one,'' he said.
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