Author Archives: Lee Vandervis

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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A combative interview that still brings out real DCC issues finally, despite being too long. [1hour 38 minutes]

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UNSUSTAINABLE $1million PER WEEK DCC INTEREST-ONLY ON SKYROCKETING DEBT

The ODT don’t want you to know that DCC Group Debt has gone up by $100 million every year under Hawkins and is planned to keep going!, with Dunedin citizens having to pay $1million per week in interest-only to overseas … Continue reading

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Smear set-up exposed

Rival Mayoral candidate Mandy Mayhem and 80 year old ‘woman’ turns out to be Ms Parsons, Mayhem’s Mayoral nominator.

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A well-timed ODT smear,

who have long refused to print my revealing DCC Debt graph. Rival Mayoral Candidate Mandy Mahem asked “if Cr. Vandervis was picking on a little old lady?” The answer is that I simply told this seated serial interrupter in the … Continue reading

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Who do I think would be a good candidate?

I am getting thIs request regularly now, so below is the list of those I have met and been impressed by: Jules Radich is still my favourite Councillor [despite going soft on stopping 3 Waters Government/Iwi confiscation], also Jim O’Malley, … Continue reading

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Only the financially illiterate can do this:

Strange that the big numbers in Dunedin’s $300 million annual DCC spend of our money don’t seem to register with most candidates. A largely left-leaning audience at Opoho Church last night were lapping up Mayor Hawkins’ claims to have been … Continue reading

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Stop 3Waters confiscation + 2 minutes of Mayoral Debate

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ODT unfavourable reporting as voting papers posted out.

What do you do when you’re branded? Losing the Supreme Court attempt to clear my name, or being upfront about my personal views was always going to weaken my Mayoral chances, but I believe it had to be done and … Continue reading

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ODT favourable reporting

of the mood of the full Burns Hall Ratepayer’s Mayoralty meeting last night gelled with my impressions as seen from the stage. https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/dcc/cheers-vandervis-hawkins-absent-forum?fbclid=IwAR3BKPpGNnTBYU1eL8JGURrWlqBUHFiHg-vJomAF_KE5-91xcPF_-B15MC0

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ODT Reporter’s ‘personal assessment’ of elected representatives.

I am proud to have debated against so much wasteful debt-funded spending by the Hawkins’ Council, and against the erosion of Democracy with creeping co-governance, even if I was often the only one daring to vote against. The ODT reporter’s … Continue reading

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CLARIFICATION

I am adding ‘in Dunedin Ownership’ to accessible posters to make my opposition to the government/Iwi attempted theft of Dunedin’s 3Waters [$3 BILLION drinking, drainage and waste-water] assets clear.

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Saturday’s ODT p6 favoured me with good information on my election billboard design as follows:

• Campaign signage for Dunedin candidate Lee Vandervis includes a nod to Hollywood and a photo of the South Seas Exhibition, which Dunedin hosted in 1925-26. The Otago Daily Times asked Cr Vandervis what this imagery signified. The Hollywood-style font is a … Continue reading

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Are we really on Maori land drinking Maori water?

In yesterday’s public Council meeting, Cr. Laufiso [who has admitted being a Communist in previous meetings] claimed during item 15 Dunedin Housing Plan “This is Maori land”. She went on say that we need to recognise 182 years of occupation … Continue reading

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Free Speech Union Debate at Otago University.

FREEDOMS and SPEECH.               17/08/22 My Name is Lee Vandervis, one of 14 elected Dunedin City Councillors. Today I am not speaking on behalf of the City or the DCC, but giving my personal view of freedoms in New Zealand, and … Continue reading

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The New Normal

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Tremain does it again.

‘Altering’ Democracy is a necessary step in reverting to Tribalism and Minority Rule. Mayor Hawkins confirms he is anti-Democracy claiming that “the interests of minorities will never be served by a popular vote” and his running mate Cr. Laufiso is … Continue reading

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The best address on Democracy I have seen in years.

IN DEFENCE OF DEMOCRACY Professor Elizabeth Rata University of Auckland Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to speak today. My talk ‘In Defence of Democracy’ is for those of all political persuasions who are deeply worried about New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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