Daily Archives: October 16, 2010

Day 3 in office: Mayor-elect Dave Cull

Mayor Cull says he wants to review all city assets, projects and debt, but his first priority will be to look at operating costs rather than existing capital expenditure.

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Oct 2010
Dave Cull: A chain and a city
By Mark Price
He has presented television programmes such as Renovators, Open Home, Town and Country and Master Builders’ House of the Year Awards. He has written and published many books, including Big Weather South. He was born in Invercargill, remains a fan of Yes Minister and has a taste for Central Otago wine. His name is Dave Cull and, on October 26, he will be sworn in as the 57th mayor of Dunedin. Mark Price spoke to him this week.
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Lovelock Avenue Realignment

Rumours have been circulating in Opoho recently that tender documents for the realignment had been sent out by council staff in a hurried attempt to prevent the incoming council from stopping the realignment.

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Oct 2010
Don’t sign any tender papers, Harland told
By David Loughrey
The controversial project to realign Lovelock Ave, in Dunedin, may be dumped, just days before tender documents are due to be signed. Mayor-elect Dave Cull said yesterday he had already told council chief executive Jim Harland not to sign any tender documents for the project. Those documents were sent to selected contractors about three weeks ago, and are due back on Monday.
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