Author Archives: Lee Vandervis

About Lee Vandervis

My name is Lee Vandervis and I was born in Balclutha 60 years ago to Dutch immigrant parents who ran a successful building contractor business. I have been passing Dad nails since I can remember and I learned to swing a hammer usefully early in life. My parents always pushed the values of thrift and a broad education. At Otago University I gained a BA in Philosophy before going to London for 5 years overseas experience, working in electronics manufacturing and rising to Production Manager of Midas Audio UK, building mixing consoles for musicians like Stevie Wonder, Supertramp and Pink Floyd. I returned to Dunedin in 1981 to have a family and set up Vandervision Lighting Audio and Video, making it Dunedin’s largest lighting hire business, and restoring heritage buildings like Dundas st Church and 401 Moray Place along the way. I sold most of my business interests when first elected to the DCC in 2004. Dunedin City Councillor profile: http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/councillors/cr-lee-vandervis

Mayor Hawkins

The Mayoralty is the position that can influence so many local Government issues and processes. What will Mayor Hawkins change? Mayor Hawkins asked me what I would have done as Mayor in a wide-ranging and pleasant discussion. One of my … Continue reading

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Duel

Radio One Duel – listen here https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dcc/informal-poll-points-duel

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Queens Drive Parking

DCC lost Commuter Parking that I have long complained of but might be regained with social media pressure…

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Parry Street Parking Space

DCC Parking Manager claims “DCC does not have space to create 200 temporary parks…” – ODT today…

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More Unitary Council Misinformation

Again Mayor Cull shuts down appropriate questions asked at the appropriate time. Email received yesterday as below, again well outside the legally required date to answer a question under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, again no answer … Continue reading

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BUDGETED BILLION$ DUNEDIN DEBT.

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Imagine

Looking back at early emails sent regarding Unitary Council possibilities: Imagine Unitary Dunedin [with apologies to John Lennon] Imagine there’s one rates bill,It’s easy if you tryOne group of Councillors to vote forAnd rates that aren’t so highImagine all Dunedin, … Continue reading

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