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

Sandfly Bay

Sensational sun and sand dunes at Sandfly Bay today…

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Letters to the editor

From those who have read my supposedly vitriolic and “harassment, tantamount to abuse and bullying” emails, the first three public responses…

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Position on Rates

I have been asked why I have voted against this year’s DCC 5% rate increase on top of last year’s 7% increase. Some of the answers are in this video clip from the DCC Annual Plan meeting.

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Continuing and planned underspend on DCC drainage renewals

This is the graph I showed to Councillors at our last meeting and the facts it portrays came from DCC records. I repeatedly asked CEO Bidrose to confirm the accuracy of the graph which she finally did confirm as “roughly … Continue reading

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Mayoral Interview | TV Dunedin

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Mayoral Interview | Otago Daily Times Online

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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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