DCC Representation Review: Electoral wards and boundaries

### ODT Online Tue, 23 Sep 2014
Central ward questioned
By Chris Morris
Dunedin could consider scrapping its central ward – and even the need for some councillors – as part of a shake-up of its local body electoral system. However, exactly what – if anything – will replace the current arrangements remains up for debate, as the council searches for panel members to consider the alternatives. Dunedin’s representation review was required by law this term, but councillors at yesterday’s full council meeting voted to extend the deadline for recruiting panel members until November 3.
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Report – Council – 22/09/2014 (PDF, 77.3 KB)
Representation Review – Update on Appointment of Review Team

DCC Ward and Community Board Maps 2013

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2013 Central Ward Boundary Map2013 Mosgiel Taieri Ward Boundary map2013 Waikouaiti Coast-Chalmers Ward Boundary map

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12 responses to “DCC Representation Review: Electoral wards and boundaries

  1. Hype O'Thermia

    “Dunedin could consider scrapping its central ward – and even the need for some councillors – as part of a shake-up of its local body electoral system.” Agreed, there are some councillors for whom there’s no need whatsoever. One might even look higher up the tree and ask, “Value added, or value subtracted overall?” May I respectfully suggest one-for-one substitution with those little round robot vacuum cleaners that make their own way around the room. They clean up mess instead of making it.

    • That robot is a Rombus. The talking one is a real pain, sayin ‘Clean this, clean that, no end to cleaning What. Time did you get in last. Night? Ash all over the Axminster..’

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    OK, amend my last suggestion to “hacked vac’s with natter function disabled” or we’d be little better off.

  3. Elizabeth


    Right to demand poll on electoral system (06 Sep 2014)
    On 18 August 2014 the Dunedin City Council resolved to continue to use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) voting system for the 2016 election of the Council and its community boards. DCC Link

  4. Dunedin City Council – Media Release
    Representation Review Team Appointed

    This item was published on 07 Nov 2014

    An independent review team has been appointed to carry out the Dunedin City Council’s representation review.
    The DCC is required by law to carry out the representation review. The review will look at issues such as how we elect Councillors and whether we should have wards or elect ‘at large’ or have a combination of both. It will also look at the role and responsibility of community boards.

    The Council this week appointed the following people to the Representation Review Team:

    ● Associate Professor Janine Hayward – Department of Politics, University of Otago (who will chair the Review Team)

    ● Len Cook – former Government Statistician

    ● Paulette Tamati-Elliffe – Programme Leader for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy, Kotahi Mano Kāika

    ● Dave Cull – Mayor of Dunedin

    DCC Group Manager Corporate Services Sandy Graham says the next step is for the Review Team to be provided with background information. The group will then meet to decide how it wishes to consult with the various communities of interest. Once the consultation process is complete, the Review Team will present its recommendations to the Council by July/August 2015.

    Contact Group Manager Corporate Services on 477 4000.

    DCC Link

  5. Here we go again, another game of ‘pass the parcel’. Who better than a former Govt statistician sitting with an associate professor of politics, the programme leader for Te Rununga o Ngai Tahu Maori language, and last but not least our illustrious Mayor Dave Cull. This will involve many cups of tea and cup cakes (possibly with hundreds and thousands on) a few dollars spent and possibly some boundary change recommendations, but we can guarantee there will be no reduction in number of councillors. That would be drawing the bow too long, think of the hardship on the remainder and the loss of income for those who might miss the cut. No, it is my guess that this will consume a lot of effort for ‘bugger all’, and at the finish the citizens will all be slightly poorer, but no wiser.

  6. ### ODT Online Mon, 10 Nov 2014
    Academic heads poll review panel
    By Chris Morris
    A University of Otago academic who warned of a ”vicious circle” from low voter turnout in Dunedin City Council elections has been appointed to help revamp the system. Associate Prof Janine Hayward, a political studies lecturer, has been named chairwoman of an independent review team appointed to carry out the council’s representation review. The review was required by law this term and would examine possible changes to the council’s electoral landscape.
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  7. Simon

    There is an old saying that “rats desert a sinking ship”, and on another subject. Did anybody notice that Cr Lord is a trustee on the Harbour Cone Charitable Trust. Harbour cone is a long way from Cr Lord’s Mosgiel/ Taieri ward where Saddle Hill is slowly disappearing, and now the Mosgiel Memorial Gardens are under threat, but not a word from Cr Lord. Could it be that Cr Lord sees his ward disappearing, and is now positioning himself to capture the Peninsula vote in the next city-wide single ward elections?

  8. Calvin Oaten

    Simon, it’s called politics, rules are that there are none. Once on the gravy train the most important function is to stay on. If that means sitting on top of Harbour Cone then so be it. The view’s good. Spanking cows was never glamorous.

  9. Whippet

    He might be lucky to have Harbour Cone to hide behind. Once his dairy mates on the Taieri get their next rates bill and find out that the good lord is part of the team that has increased rates by over 200% above inflation, on top of a huge drop in their income for milk products. Harbour Cone could just be the place for him to move to.

    • Elizabeth

      ### ODT Online Sun, 9 Aug 2015
      Harbour Cone in trust for future
      By Brenda Harwood
      Formed two months ago, the Hereweka-Harbour Cone Charitable Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week to formally take over management of the 328ha Otago Peninsula block. The trustees are Lala Frazer (chairwoman), Fiona Harrison (secretary), Norcombe Barker (treasurer), Dr Jill Hamel, Paul Pope, Helen Davidson and Dunedin city councillors Neville Peat and Mike Lord. Most live in the area or have a special interest in it.
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  10. Jacob

    Any chance that he will take his mates from the pool trust with him.

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