Author Archives: Lee Vandervis

Before and after pics of our vintage Hillside-built cooler carriage restoration Christmas holiday project that we milled the macrocarpa for…

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No doubt Tremain will inflame, but he is insightful all the same.

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69th Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Who would have dreamed that a hundred+ year old American 14 litre fire-engine could be rebodied into a 100mph+ racing car, and today took off from our Octagon for the 69th Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Car Run? Thanks to all … Continue reading

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DCC Planning and Spending based on Presumed Growth

Against DCC modeled predictions, a net loss of 2,000 people voted with their feet to leave Dunedin for other parts of NZ last year, when the rest of NZ population is growing at 1%. We need to know why: to … Continue reading

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From today’s Economist magazine:

The world of long-predicted rapidly rising interest rates and inflation is upon us… Opportunities to reduce Dunedin City Council vulnerability are still available. – my personal view.

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Still no media coverage of the extraordinary content of the DCC ‘updated’ Maori Memorandum of Understanding.

The vast majority of Council voted for the new revision of the DCC 2006 Maori MoU. In my view the vast majority of Dunedin citizens would not have approved had they been given the chance to know what this new … Continue reading

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Inaugural Council meeting.

The Inaugural Council meeting went like a well-scripted Coronation, with the only departure being an embarrassing motion from Cr. Laufiso and the now gang of four wanting to modify Councillor pay rates to a different unequal range on a claimed … Continue reading

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Solar Electrical System for home.

Lithium is the lightest metal, but lithium batteries are still damn heavy. This one is from a Nissan Leaf weighing near 300kg and being repurposed for our house solar electrical system.

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Mayor Radich Landslide

Mayor Radich’s Landslide is our best hope now for reversing some of the DCC damage done over the Hawkins/Benson-Pope years https://www.odt.co.nz/…/radich-announces-senior-council…

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2022 Council vote numbers – looking forward to a positive term

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DCC Election result with 90% votes counted:

This result is based upon the counting of approximately 90% of the returned voting papers. The progress result does not include some special votes and voting papers returned today that are still in transit to the processing centre. The outcome … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Research on the ‘Benefits’ of our Stadium

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How long must Dunedin suffer its DCC Companies?

DCC Council Companies to remain in the too-hard-basket? Seven years. It has been seven years since our Dunedin Council-controlled Companies have provided us with a dividend from profits.  Many decades of many millions invested in our Council Companies have given … Continue reading

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Kiwi Voice Mayoral Candidate Interview

https://fb.watch/fLoVi97-dm/

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Thefts of Election Signage and Tandem Trailer

STOLEN TANDEM TRANSPORTER TRAILER with 2.4m double-sided election signage attached on scaffolding tube at night-time from 35 Portsmouth drive outside NZ Couriers Depot. Trailer tow-ball was padlocked. Z537N number plate likely changed by now. Distinguishing features include black strong scaf-tube … Continue reading

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After more than a year of sending graph data to the ODT…

Good to see the ODT putting DCC debt facts on the front page and including the Council meeting video in which Mayor Hawkins accuses me of being rude.Not included were important details on my ‘pushed over’ placard – that DCC … Continue reading

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Labour is trying to confiscate our biggest local Asset

3 Waters is actually 3 Kinds of Pipes that we in Dunedin have all long paid for, as Hilary Calvert writes: Let’s ask the right questions now for those communities struggling for healthy water, writes Hilary Calvert. Otago towns, the pipes … Continue reading

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Mayoral Candidate interview – Kiwi Voice 26 minutes

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rgvrDmXEBvNScImyhW5TGcJkaGgwvz14/view?usp=sharing

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Labour Political Party Puppets

Labour Political Party Puppets Pledge on Dunedin City Council? Ever wondered why Council Candidates boosted on to the DCC by Labour vote as a block with central government policy on major issues like MP Mahuta’s 3 Waters proposed confiscation of … Continue reading

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ODT ‘reporter’ Grant Miller continues his smear campaign today

falsely claiming that I “publicly highlighted the pensioner’s home address details” referring to a Ms Parsons who has repeatedly interrupted my campaign speeches and pushed my DCC Group Debt graph signage to the floor at a public Mayoralty meeting. Miller … Continue reading

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