Monthly Archives: May 2014

DCC: Another deadweight pro-stadium councillor #Whiley

Cr Andrew Whiley, isn’t feeling well.
“The impact of this stadium is huge and Dunedin residents need to embrace it and treat it as the asset it is.”
He mentions an economic “win”. —Cough, cough. Strangled cry.
Poor man hasn’t done the sums.

Myth or fancy, “Whiley for Mayor (if Daaave is tired)”……

Rest assured, Cr Whiley, in another sense, that thinking indebted city ratepayers and residents KNOW the impact of the stadium is huge. Moreover, there’s absolutely no doubt they embrace it for WHAT it is.

No. The mayoralty is not for you, Cr Whiley.
You have lined up your ducks as a one-term councillor ONLY.

ODT 30.5.14 Letters to the editor MacDonald, Whiley (page 12)ODT 30.5.14 Letters to the editor (page 12) [click to enlarge]

Garrick Tremain 30.5.14 [garricktremain.com] 1Meanwhile, another score against the edifice.
(again!)

Garrick Tremain – 30 May 2014 [view fullsize]

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Stadium: GOBs’ crush FLATTENED

Stadium - Katy Perry[RIP, fubar]

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*GOB —good old boy

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Mangawhai Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc wins at High Court

v Kaipara District Council

Brilliant ~!!!

Case webpage:
http://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/cases/mangawhai-ratepayers-and-residents-association-inc-v-kaipara-district-council

The decision (date of judgment 28 May 2014):
http://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/cases/mangawhai-ratepayers-and-residents-association-inc-v-kaipara-district-council/at_download/fileDecision
(PDF, 332 KB)

● Decision is not sealed.

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DCC: Audit and risk subcommittee

Do you believe “anything” Audit New Zealand says after DCC decided to build the stadium with such a BAD business case? NOPE

[NZ Farce] Ratepayers needed to know they were getting as good a service as any other ratepayers would get from other councils. –Lothian

### ODT Online Wed, 28 May 2014
Financial stability still a risk, committee told
By Debbie Porteous
Financial sustainability, a new funding model for Forsyth Barr Stadium and detecting potential fraud might be its highest priorities risks, Audit NZ has suggested to the Dunedin City Council’s new audit and risk subcommittee. Complying with legislation was not such an issue for the council, but it should work on putting all its management policies and procedures into one document so there was broad understanding of everything happening in that area, Audit NZ audit director Ian Lothian said.
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Audit and Risk Subcommittee:
Susie Johnstone, chairwoman (accountant)
Cr Richard Thomson
Cr Chris Staynes
Cr Hilary Calvert
Janet Copeland (employment law specialist)

● City councillors may attend all meetings of the subcommittee.

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Otago Regional Council: Buses —Journey Planner (now online)

ANOTHER REASON ORC SHOULD KEEP MANAGING THE DUNEDIN BUS SYSTEM

### ODT Online Wed, 28 May 2014
Internet bus trip planner
Bus users can now find the best route to travel using a new internet-based journey planner. The planner is available on the Otago Regional Council’s website and uses Google transit information. Council corporate services director Wayne Scott said the planner was introduced to make the council’s bus timetable more accessible. Users of the journey planner enter a bus journey starting point and destination.
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Website: http://www.orc.govt.nz/Information-and-Services/Buses/

ORC Journey Planner (buses)

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NZIA Gold Medal: Patrick Clifford

Patrick Clifford (Architectus) Saint Kentigern's School, Jubilee sports centre, Auckland (2009) 1

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Patrick Clifford (ArchitectureNZ 3.2014) - detail 1Patrick Clifford – Architecture Gold Standard
Patrick Clifford, along with his long time colleagues Malcolm Bowes and Michael Thomson, and more recently Carsten Auer, is responsible for some acclaimed buildings in New Zealand architecture.
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ArchitectureNZ 3.2014 – ‘NZIA Gold Medal’, pp 76-86
Patrick Clifford | Profile, Tributes, Interview + Significant Projects

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Offices | Auckland + Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Shanghai, Sydney

Patrick Clifford (Architectus) International Criminal Courts Design Competition 2008 (detail) 1

Patrick Clifford (Architectus) - Wynyard Central, Auckland (2013) 1

(from top) Saint Kentigern’s School, Jubilee Sports Centre, Auckland (2009). International Criminal Courts Design Competition (2008). Wynyard Central, Auckland (2013).

Images via NZIA | Awards | NZIA Gold Medal

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Sunday Star-Times: Judge backs blogger’s fight against fraud

The following is reproduced in the public interest. The Grant Norman King website contains other media references and the Court’s full judgement. –Eds

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Lawyer Madeleine Flannagan said the judge’s decision showed free speech was alive and well. […] The unique nature of the case, setting a new precedent in harassment laws, meant it was already being used by media law professors at Auckland University.

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 25/05/2014
Judge backs blogger’s fight against fraud
By Rob Kidd – Sunday Star-Times
A fraudster’s victim who fought back has won a landmark battle to name and shame the man who scammed him and dozens of others.
Nearly two and a half years ago, Steve Taylor contracted Grant Norman King to build a sleepout for his elderly father behind the family home in West Auckland. Taylor paid three-quarters of the price – $23,500 – as a deposit. The sleepout was never built and the money was not returned.

In a bid to get even, Taylor brought civil proceedings against King but when the cost of continuing the case became prohibitive, he took a different tack, setting up the website grantnormanking.com with the intention of warning others who might be drawn in.

Within months other victims were clamouring to tell their stories and it was not long before Taylor built a comprehensive timeline of King’s offending. King then tried to turn the legal tables on Taylor by using the Harassment Act to sue Taylor and demand the website be taken down. Taylor was forced into Auckland District Court to defend himself. However, that was King’s mistake. “What he did was open up the opportunity for every other victim to tell their story, which was the very thing he was advocating against,” Taylor said. Affidavits in support of Taylor’s cause flooded in and he said it was surreal to be standing in court with the public gallery full of people backing him.

Taylor said more than 70 victims had come forward, across a 32-year span, claiming losses of more than $3 million.

In court Judge David Wilson sided with Taylor and said the website, with all its explosive accusations, could remain online. “It would be inappropriate if a man in Mr King’s position could close down postings of essentially factual material on the basis that it interferes with his commercial plans and deprives him of customers,” the judge said.
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