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

Second candidate meeting at South Dunedin #review

Originally posted on What if? Dunedin…:
Received from RMN Tue, 21 Sep 2016 at 11:13 p.m. A slightly larger crowd of Dunedinites arrived at the Mayfair Theatre tonight, and one or two were even angry. The group of candidates was…

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No more flooded homes and a rates freeze

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Labour of love | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

Home ownership is not usually about daring physical feats but nobody’s told outspoken city councillor Lee Vandervis. Kim Dungey reports. Source: Labour of love | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

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Fighting city hall | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News

Lee Vandervis knows that people either love him or loathe him and he doesn’t care. Kim Dungey finds out what drives Dunedin’s most controversial city councillor. Source: Fighting city hall | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, … Continue reading

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Formal Code of Conduct Complaint

From: Lee Vandervis Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:01 To: Chris Staynes, Chris Staynes Cc: Mayor Cull, Sandy Graham Subject: Formal Code of Conduct Complaint Dear Chris, In the interests of clarifying DCC elected member’s expected standards of conduct with … Continue reading

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”I have given you nothing”

No leadership role for Vandervis By Debbie Porteous on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has taken the first opportunity to flex his new mayoral powers by sending a message to outspoken councillor Lee Vandervis. Cr Vandervis has … Continue reading

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National Radio Interview

Dave Cull, Hilary Calvert and Lee Vandervis Radio New Zealand, OutSpoken for 15 September 2013, 5:35pm Steve Wilde continues his preview of the approaching local body elections with a close-up look at the metropolitan centres. This time it’s Dunedin… the … Continue reading

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