In which Dunedin ratepayer Jeff Dickie is made out to be a liar?

ODT 3.1.15 (page 30)
ODT 3.1.15 Letter to the editor Dickie page 30

Saturday night thoughts on disgrace and dark forces.

When did Cull’s highly individualised chip-on-shoulder naysaying campaign start; this would be located well outside DCC Comms’ advice, wethinks.

Nowadays, how many Dunedin ratepayers and residents are “absolutely right” in how they view Dunedin City Council and the way it is operating. Citifleet is a mighty nail in the council coffin, surely.

ONE MAN alone is not the guilty PARTY.
ONE MAN is dead.

It’s disgusting, indecent and despicable that COUNCIL leaders are preying on the deceased, at their own convenience.

2015. Let individual histories and emerging evidence tell the real story against the mayor and chief executive’s ‘party line’ for Brent Bachop.

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Business, Carisbrook, Citifleet, Construction, DCC, Delta, Democracy, Economics, Inspiration, Media, Name, New Zealand, People, Politics, Property, Stadiums

15 responses to “DCC: Street talk NEVER HAPPENED

  1. cinimodjunior

    So Mayor Cull claims that the Jacks Point/Luggate albatross was investigated by well respected independent organisations. That’s contrary to my understanding. Is it not true that the INDEPENDENT expert investigator/valuer (in relation to the purchase/sale of Jacks Point) was none other than a Real Estate operator from the Lakes District named Coburn? Cockburn? Is it not also true that this independent man named Coburn(?) is also the son of that man named Coburn(?) who was a Director of Dunedin City Holdings Ltd and was also the vendor who sold that ‘dog’ of a development to the very ratepayer owned Company of which he was also a Director. How much truth (if any) is there in that rumour?

    • Robert

      And you know it will never be reported in the ODT when Mike Coburn is also a director of Arthur Barnett, which is owned by Julian Smith. It helps having friends in high places.

    • Calvin Oaten

      Brilliant letter in today’s 16/1/15 ODT by Gavin MacDonald castigating Dave Cull’s response to Jeff Dickie.

  2. Elizabeth

    I remember when…. (Jeff Dickie, another 2011 howler)

    When Christmas shopping I ran into Daaave on the lower ground floor of Arthur Barnett —refer the PS. below (a bright memory?) (overwhelmingly a fabrication?) !!!

    Submitted on 2012/02/17 at 10:02 am | In reply to Russell Garbutt.

    Citizens must demand of the Dunedin City Council its position on this growing fiasco, now not later. The damage is done but the absolute requirement for limiting, by the Council, isn’t over by a long way in the citizens’ interest.

    PS. Mr Cull, I think it’s true to say your stated hope to me, just prior to Christmas 2011, that stadium operations would break even was completely illogical in the best and worst of times. I thought it before, I thought it then, and I think it now.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Elizabeth, your detailed memory of that conversation is clearly a fabrication. We neigh-brayers also believe there is no reason to believe that the irreproachable and compulsively truthful Mayor Cull said he hoped “stadium operations would break even”, far less that you had the foresight to think at that time it “was completely illogical in the best and worst of times.” “I thought it before, I thought it then, and I think it now,” you write now – how “convenienly prescient and detailed memory of a conversation over 3 years ago” is that?

      OK so there’s consistency in your views expressed on this site over more than 3 years but even so….

      Do you really expect neigh-brayers to believe this site hasn’t been expertly hacked and amended on a regular basis solely to discredit our wise and prudent leader?


  3. Peter

    ‘Overwhelmingly a fabrication’ Why not, simply,’untrue’? This, to me, sounds like the kind of hyperbolic reply to something that is quite true. The discomfort is palpable.

  4. Calvin Oaten

    “And the captain placed his telescope to his b!lnd eye, I see nothing he uttered. Sail on was the order.” Our man Dave Cull is a much lesser man than Lord Nelson. But seriously, his response to Jeff Dickie is indicative of how he reacts and how many times he has been caught out doing it. Public gaffes one after the other, none worse than the unbelievable comments which resulted in a defamation case costing the ratepayers who knows how much plus a ‘grovelling written apology’. To rugby. Perhaps Jeff can look forward to a similar apology.

  5. Turkey Cull

    Extracts from “Cull wins Dunedin Mayoralty” (ODT 9.10.10)

    Dave Cull, who stood on a platform of prudent financial management………Mr Cull said his first job as mayor would be to regain the trust of the community, by engaging with it more constructively.

    Bravo Dave you’ve certainly achieved that – not!!!

  6. Murray

    Below are the words of Political Reporter, Andrea Vance –

    “In the age of the spin doctor, we now rarely know what a politician really thinks. Their response to a crisis is packaged up into palatable soundbites for news bulletins. Biographies, sympathetically penned by acolytes and admirers, have become another election campaign weapon.”

    {Link http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/64642468/history-in-bin-when-the-pm-deletes-texts -Eds}

  7. Anonymous

    I don’t believe in conspiracy theories regarding DCC.
    I am of the firm view that there was extensive wrongdoing in the “rogue years” 2003-2010.
    I believe that severance clauses gag those senior managers and executives who departed around the end of that period.

  8. Cars

    Well Anonymous do you support a current audit of the NZTA?

  9. Peter

    One interesting area where denial comes in the form of ‘overwhelmingly a fabrication’ is the leaking of public information. Past and present councillors have done it for good reasons….to serve the public for good or bad reasons….eg to serve private interests.
    You get a strenuous denial, like Dave’s, when there is an accusation made against your record or recall of something awkward.

  10. Elizabeth

    Mashup. On eating cars….. DCC’s perfect storm.
    [distract with local warehouse ‘built to last’ video and retro street art]

    Faeden Uploaded on Aug 18, 2006

    Blondie Vs. The Doors – Rapture Riders
    http://www.thedoors.com http://www.blondie.net/index.shtml http://www.emirecords.co.uk/ Jim Morrision and Debbie Harry Mix created by Mark Vidler

    “Riders on the Storm” is a song by The Doors from their 1971 album, L.A. Woman. It reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, #22 on the UK Singles Chart, and #7 in the Netherlands. According to band member Robby Krieger, it was inspired by the song “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend”. The song is played in the E Dorian mode, and incorporates real sound effects of thunder and rain, along with Ray Manzarek’s Fender Rhodes electric piano playing, which emulates the sound of rain.
    The song was recorded at the Doors Workshop in December 1970 with the assistance of Bruce Botnick, their long-time engineer, who was co-producing the recording sessions. Jim Morrison recorded his main vocals and then whispered the lyrics over them to create the echo effect. This was the last song recorded by the members of The Doors, according to Manzarek, as well as Morrison’s last recorded song to be released. The single was released in 1971, shortly before Morrison’s death, entering the Hot 100 on 3 July 1971, the day that Morrison died.

    Riders On The Storm – The Doors
    Riders on the storm
    Riders on the storm
    Into this house we’re born
    Into this world we’re thrown
    Like a dog without a bone
    An actor out on loan
    Riders on the storm

    There’s a killer on the road
    His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
    Take a long holiday
    Let your children play
    If ya give this man a ride
    Sweet FAMILY will die
    Killer on the road, yeah

    Girl ya gotta love your man
    Girl ya gotta love your man
    Take him by the hand
    Make him understand
    The world on you depends
    Our life will never end
    Gotta love your man, yeah

    Riders on the storm
    Riders on the storm
    Into this house we’re born
    Into this world we’re thrown
    Like a dog without a bone
    An actor out on loan

    Riders on the storm
    Riders on the storm
    Riders on the storm
    Riders on the storm

    Riders on the storm
    Riders on the storm

    “Rapture” is a 1980 song by the American band Blondie, from their fifth studio album Autoamerican. In January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed for two weeks. It was the first #1 song in the U.S. to feature “rap”. The song peaked at #4 in Australia and #5 in the United Kingdom. “Rapture” is a combination of disco, funk, and hip hop with the rap section forming an extended coda. The song title “Rapture” served to indicate this element. While it was not the first single featuring rapping to be commercially successful, it was the first to top the charts. Its lyrics were especially notable for namechecking hip-hop pioneers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash.

    Rapture – Blondie
    Toe to toe
    Dancing very close
    Barely breathing
    Almost comatose
    Wall to wall
    People hypnotised
    And they’re stepping lightly
    Hang each night in Rapture

    Back to back
    Spineless movement
    And a wild attack

    Face to face
    Sadly solitude
    And it’s finger popping
    Twenty-four hour shopping in Rapture

    Fab Five Freddie told me everybody’s fly
    DJ’s spinning I said my, my
    Flash is fast, Flash is cool
    Francois sais pas, Flashe no deux
    And you don’t stop, sure shot
    Go out to the parking lot
    And you get in your car and you drive real far
    And you drive all night and then you see a light
    And it comes right down and lands on the ground
    And out comes a man from Mars
    And you try to run but he’s got a gun
    And he shoots you dead and he eats your head
    And then you’re in the man from Mars
    You go out at night, eatin’ cars
    You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too
    Mercuries and Subarus
    And you don’t stop, you keep on eatin’ cars
    Then, when there’s no more cars
    You go out at night and eat up bars where the people meet
    Face to face, dance cheek to cheek
    One to one, man to man
    Dance toe to toe
    Don’t move too slow, ’cause the man from Mars
    Is through with cars, he’s eatin’ bars
    Yeah, wall to wall, door to door, hall to hall
    He’s gonna eat ’em all
    Rapture, be pure
    Take a tour, through the sewer
    Don’t strain your brain, paint a train
    You’ll be singin’ in the rain
    I said don’t stop, do punk rock

    Well now you see what you wanna be
    Just have your party on TV
    ‘Cause the man from Mars won’t eat up bars when the TV’s on
    And now he’s gone back up to space
    Where he won’t have a hassle with the human race
    And you hip-hop, and you don’t stop
    Just blast off, sure shot
    ‘Cause the man from Mars stopped eatin’ cars and eatin’ bars
    And now he only eats guitars, get up!

    Blondie – Rapture uploaded by emimusic (Feb 24, 2009) via YouTube:
    Official video of Blondie performing Rapture from the album Autoamerican. The music video made its television debut on Solid Gold on January 31, 1981, and became the first rap video ever broadcast on MTV. Set in the East Village section of Manhattan, the “Man from Mars” or “voodoo god” (dancer William Barnes in the white suit and top hat) is the introductory and central figure. Barnes also choreographed the piece. The final shot is a one-take scene of Debbie Harry dancing along the street, passing by graffiti artists, Uncle Sam, a Native American and a goat. Fab Five Freddy and graffiti artists Lee Quinones and Jean-Michel Basquiat make cameo appearances. Basquiat was hired when Grandmaster Flash did not show for the filming.

  11. Elizabeth

    [click to enlarge]
    Brent Bachop at Facebook via screenshot as at 3.9.14
    Brent Bachop at Facebook via screenshot as at 3.9.14 (2)

    Current search shows profile unavailable (6.1.15):
    Brent Bachop at Facebook via screenshot as at 6.1.15

  12. Elizabeth

    [aside] Holiday reading….. when Paul Le Comte last mentioned Jim Morrison at What if?, he gave you the complete tour !! Do it again. Love it, Paul :)

    30.11.08 Not to touch the Earth

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