Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Open Communication to Cr Paul Hudson

Received – Thursday, 18 August 2011 8:40 p.m.

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An Open Communication to Cr Paul Hudson

Councillor Paul Hudson
Dunedin City Council


Having now read the Warren Larsen Report entitled “Governance review of all companies in which Dunedin City Council and/or Dunedin City Holdings Limited has an equity interest of 50% or more” it is clear that you, despite a number of denials you have made over a period of time, have been compromised by the positions you hold as a Director of DCHL, a number of companies within DCHL and as a City Councillor.

It is time that you accepted the findings of this independent review.

I call upon you to immediately tender your resignation as a Board member of all companies associated with DCHL and also as a Dunedin City Councillor.

Russell Garbutt

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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Historic heritage up in flames, illegal apartment at 389 Princes St, Dunedin

### ODT Online Wed, 17 Aug 2011
Crews tackle central Dunedin fire
Five buildings were evacuated and one person taken to hospital as fire crews battled a blaze in an historic building in central Dunedin this afternoon. The fire, in an apartment above a second-hand bookshop, near Chipmunks south of the Exchange, was extinguished just before 3pm. Crowds gathered as flames shot out of the second storey of the S F Aburn Ltd building at 389 Princes St.
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ODT Video: Princes Street Fire
Ch9 Video: Lucky escape in Princes Street apartments


### ODT Online Thu, 18 Aug 2011
Women flee building fire
By Debbie Porteous
Frightened flatmates ran for their lives as a fire ripped through a central city Dunedin building yesterday afternoon. Crowds gathered in Princes and Bond Sts yesterday afternoon to watch the Fire Service battle the blaze that gutted an apartment above second-hand bookstore Raven Books, at 389 Princes St.

The Dunedin City Council confirmed yesterday it had no record of the building being upgraded to provide sleeping accommodation.

The building’s owner Patrick Rainsford, who also runs Raven Books, did not return calls last night. His address as listed in the phonebook is 389 Princes St.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Images ©2011 Elizabeth Kerr


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