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Veteran Dunedin/Brighton Rally Speech

Veteran Dunedin to Brighton Rally.                                                                           18/01/2020 Thank you all for coming here today on the first day of summer to celebrate our brilliant Vintage fossil-fueled Heritage. I am Cr. Lee Vandervis and on behalf of the Dunedin City Council I … Continue reading

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The DCC 2GP has made the housing crisis worse, but ODT Hawkins-friendly reporter Chris Morris fails to mention that Crs Hawkins and Benson-Pope were highly-paid Cull-appointed commissioners on the 2GP that pushed through the crazy zoning and other rules that have reduced building options in Dunedin and made the few available sections unaffordable. Reporter Morris does say that the DCC Second Generation Plan “had been blamed for holding up the development of hundreds of new homes”, and says that “The 2GP itself has also been described by one property developer as “broken” … Continue reading

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Why ‘Pedestrianisation’ works in ancient European capital Downtowns but won’t work here.

From: Lee Vandervis <> Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 2:11 PM To: Monique Elleboode <>, “Council 2019-2022 (Elected Members)” <> Cc: <>, Sue Bidrose <>, Sandy Graham <>, Simon Drew <> Subject: Re: Cycleways and pedestrianisation [#ABE06C] Dear decision-makers … Continue reading

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What was it that enraged so many about the latest Tremain measles cartoon?

Several people have asked me why Tremain has been censored by the ODT because they had not seen the cartoon, just heard the fallout. So here it is: Tremain has been accused of ‘casual and subliminal racism’, with this cartoon … Continue reading

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Some surprises in Election Spending and Donations, especially Cr. Garey at just under the legal $55,000 maximum just topping Cull’s last spend with the same PR business [if the 2016 $42,000+ share claimed by Cr. Staynes can be believed].


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Missing Tremain

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BILLION $ DEBT only admitted after Election.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 DCC seeking $1b of debt facility Photo: ODT files The Dunedin City Council wants to increase the amount of money it and its companies can borrow – if needed – to almost $1 billion.But it also … Continue reading

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