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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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Dunedin Council push Pause when we should push Stop!

Dunedin Council legal staff today confirmed that the proposed 3 Waters “protection mechanisms to prevent privatisation are insufficient as they could be repealed or amended by a simple majority in Parliament”, meaning that our $3 BILLION ratepaid investment over the … Continue reading

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MP Mahuta has misled Councils on 3 Waters takeover

I have made my submission to 3 Waters Committee Members: The Water Services Entities Bill and the Three Waters reforms have been foisted on our Councils without any consultation or pre-election warning. The 3 Waters takeover is un-Democratic, and puts … Continue reading

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Dunedin City Council should de-fund Local Government New Zealand.

Local Government New Zealand extracts 4 million rates-paid dollars from our Councils every year for supposed representation to Government, but instead is an apologist for Government ideology, dismissing 3 Waters push-back and Communities 4 Local Democracy, and publishing the following … Continue reading

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We will be paying the increasing and compounding interest, exporting hard-earned Dunedin dollars, for a very long time.

Einstein may not have actually said this, but it is no less true. Yesterday the basis for our interest rates, the Official Cash Rate went up again by 50 basis points to 2.5%, the 6th rates rise since October last … Continue reading

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Supreme Court application reasons include:

My concern is for the reputational harm done by Dunedin City Council staff with the unprecedented misuse of the Councillor Code of Conduct process which was leaked smearing the likely candidate for the 2019 Council Mayoral election. I actually went … Continue reading

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Costumer services video evidence

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Mainstream Media have sunk to new lows. Look at some of the reporters feeding you the ‘news’.

TROLLs are what is wrong with social media, keyboard activists who delight in smearing, lying about, and misrepresenting people that aren’t extreme leftie or woke like they are.Oscar Francis is special kind of keyboard activist still employed as a ‘reporter’ … Continue reading

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