The Dunedin City Council’s draft film location fee policy is small-minded action from an increasingly punitive council, Michael Stedman says.
### ODT Online Thu, 14 Jul 2011
Film location fee policy ill considered
By Michael Stedman
Well, well, well, the DCC has done it again! Another ill-considered policy that has the potential to limit growth. The Dunedin City Council has circulated a draft film location fee policy. They have asked for comments regarding the introduction of the policy, which is code for it’s a done deal unless you scream. It appears to me the council operates at two extremes. Both are immensely damaging to the city and both have significant consequences for all of us, burdened as we are with ever-increasing rates.
• Michael Stedman is the managing-director of NHNZ
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19.8.11 Genuinely EXCITING
18 July 2011
PLEASE NOTE: Sunday Morning’s temporary producer has explained that Dougal Stevenson requested cancellation of his contribution for 17 July – Dougal will be appearing next Sunday, 24 July. The link will be provided at this post.
UPDATED 24 July
### radionz.co.nz 24 Jul 2011 10:40 am
Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal is worried that Dunedin City Council is having a bunch of very bad ideas.
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Radio New Zealand National 101FM
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15.7.11 Another happy camper, not.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Filed under People, Politics
The Dunedin City Council books have been fully opened for forensic audit and independent investigations of conflicts of interest, governance decisions, council-owned companies, and more have been completed.
One area where satisfaction levels were not improving was respondents’ perception of Dunedin as a thriving city; only 29% agreed it was, the same as last year, but down from 50% in 2006.
### ODT Online Fri, 15 Jul 2011
Residents happier with DCC
By David Loughrey
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull was wearing a satisfied smile yesterday, following the release of a residents’ opinion survey that showed a sharp increase in public satisfaction with his council. Acting chief executive Athol Stephens was also basking in the glow of a result that showed 63% of residents were satisfied with his staff, up 11% from last year. […] Satisfaction with the overall performance of the council increased significantly, with 46% of respondents satisfied with their council, and 17% dissatisfied, compared with 35% and 38% last year.
25.4.11 Oh wait, you mean…
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
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