UNACCEPTABLE change of DCC meeting location

The elected representatives of the Dunedin City Council now think it is right to favour one important ethnic group over others. ALL meetings of the Council and its standing committees should be held in the Municipal Chambers of the Dunedin City Council, except in circumstances where rooms are not available within the Chambers or the Dunedin Town Hall complex due to building redevelopment work – in which case another central city venue should be substituted. This latest deviation from democracy is as insane as it is obscene.

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### ODT Online Sat, 6 Aug 2011
DCC heads to marae
The Dunedin City Council will hold Monday’s full council meeting at the Otakou marae, and a meeting on Wednesday in the city. Under the Local Government Act 2002, the council must provide opportunities for Maori to participate in local government.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under People, Politics

2 responses to “UNACCEPTABLE change of DCC meeting location

  1. Elizabeth

    Right now DCC has about as much mana as a rugby ball.

    ### ODT Online Tue, 9 Aug 2011
    DCC meeting at marae recognises ‘mana’
    By David Loughrey
    A Dunedin City Council meeting at Otakou yesterday recognised the “mana and standing” of the marae, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull said.
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  2. Amanda kennedy

    Right. The DCC is in no position to confer ‘mana’. Or specifically, some individuals on the council are not. Crs Hudson, Collins, Brown, and mates are under the impression that being on council gives them some sort of ‘mana/esteem’? They have not figured it out, it seems – the price they have paid for their economic incompetence is [a lack of] any esteem from Dunedin people. Respect is earned by proving competence.

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