Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

DCC: Nontrading Council-controlled organisations – exemption

An exemption is sought under section 7(3) of the Local Government Act 2002 for nontrading Council-controlled organisations from the requirement to fulfil reporting and other requirements imposed by the Local Government Act 2002.

It is recommended that the Council grant an exemption under section 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 to each of the companies named below, whilst they are not being used for any trading.
• Tourism Dunedin Limited
• Dunedin Events Limited
• Dunedin Visitor Centre Limited

UPDATED: DCC has announced today’s council meeting on the LTP has been postponed. See media release.

Council meeting – Friday 9 March 2012, at 1.00 PM
Council Chamber, Municipal Chambers

Agenda – Council – 09/03/2012 (PDF, 25.2 KB)

Report – Council – 09/03/2012 (PDF, 170.0 KB)
Statement of Proposal for Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 – 2021/22, Incorporating the Draft Annual Plan 2012/13

Report – Council – 09/03/2012 (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Statement of Proposal for Draft Long Term Plan 2012/13 – 2021/22, Incorporating the Draft Annual Plan 2012/13 – Attachment

Report – Council – 09/03/2012
(PDF, 73.9 KB)
Non-Trading Council-Controlled Organisations – Application for Exemption.
This will need to be added to the agenda under “Confirmation of Agenda”.

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DScene: Call for full inquiry into stadium project

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### DScene 7.3.12
Open the books (front page)
Anti-stadium campaigner Bev Butler says an audit into the Forsyth Barr Stadium cost should just be the start; she is calling on Dunedin City Council to hold a full inquiry into the project. See page 3. #bookmark

Stadium inquiry demanded (page 3)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Stadium opponent Bev Butler has urged Local Government Minister Nick Smith to initiate a full inquiry into the project. Butler believed an inquiry would prove it simply too expensive to maintain empty and unused. Confidential documents obtained through the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) solidify Butler’s determination. She was heartened by the Dunedin City Council decision two weeks ago to commission a review of stadium completion figures by a PricewaterhouseCoopers forensic auditing team. But that wasn’t enough, she said.
{continues} #bookmark

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UPDATED 7.3.12 at 7:20 pm
Smell the Delta rat…

{storyline as published today at DScene is under review -Eds}
Delta pursues damages from councillor (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale #bookmark

Refer to the following news stories at ODT Online:
14.9.10 Swings hoping to sway voters
16.9.10 Candidate’s advertising sign sparks power cut
18.9.10 Candidates’ sign sites pose risks

UPDATED 8.3.12 at 7:05 pm
—— Forwarded Message
From: Lee Vandervis
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 18:29:15 +1300
To: EditorDscene , “Wilma McCorkindale (STL)”
Conversation: Delta pursues damages from Councillor – misinformation
Subject: Delta pursues damages from Councillor – misinformation

Dear Mike and Wilma,

Delta pursues damages from Councillor – misinformation
I was very disappointed in your 7/3/12 article ‘Delta pursues damages from Councillor’, because of its judgemental presentation of untruths.
The damage done to a power cable by me is only alleged at this point, and did not happen last September as claimed but 18 months ago prior to the last local body election.
The claims that I personally hit a steel peg that pierced the cable and that it exploded are false, as the more accurate ODT articles on the issue in 2010 made clear.
The claim that Delta had heard nothing from me is false as I have verbally invited Delta to produce their evidence when they have rung.
Also false is the claim that my election sign was erected about 20 metres south of the Council designated site, as 2010 ODT photographs show.
If DScene staff had read relevant 2010 ODT reports, or told me what was claimed in this article, this belated misinformation could have been avoided.”

In the interests of accuracy and on-going good relations, I would appreciate you running this letter with similar prominence to the offending article in next week’s Dscene.

Regards,
Cr. Lee Vandervis

—— End of Forwarded Message

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