Daily Archives: February 6, 2015

Cr Lee Vandervis apology

● ODT 4.2.15 Formal complaint to be laid against Vandervis
● ODT 6.2.15 Vandervis offers apology; Wilson unmoved

Received from Lee Vandervis
Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at 9:04 p.m.

Message: Since the ODT did not print my apology, but just chose to interpret bits of it, the apology as below may be of interest.

—— Forwarded Message
From: Lee Vandervis
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:22:32 +1300
To: Sue Bidrose, Sandy Graham, Andrew Noone, Andrew Whiley, Chris Staynes, Doug Hall, Hilary Calvert, John Bezett, Jinty MacTavish, Kate Wilson, Lee Vandervis, Mayor Cull, Mike Lord, Neville Peat, Richartd Thomson, David Benson-Pope, Aaron Hawkins
Cc: Chris Morris [ODT], Debbie Porteous [ODT]
Conversation: Apology for hallway loudness
Subject: Apology for hallway loudness

Dear Sue, Sandy and Councillors.

If it was thought that my Council hallway questioning of CEO Bidrose yesterday was considered to be too loud or inappropriate, I unreservedly apologize to those who thought so, especially if that included Dr. Bidrose.
I recognise today that I had become increasingly frustrated with the lack of CEO response to my earlier emailed governance complaints, and that an unacceptable Council agenda item was imminent as a result.
Happily some time was subsequently allowed for possible resolution of the Governance issues I complained of.
To prevent a recurrence of overheard unpleasantness, I undertake to make any future complaints of staff or elected representatives in a recorded medium.

Kind regards,
Cr. Lee Vandervis
—— End of Forwarded Message

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Malcolm Farry, revisited at Nine to Noon (December 2008)


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Dunedin real estate, seriously?

Names. Companies. How long is a piece of string.

### ODT Online Fri, 6 Feb 2015
Fined $17,000; appeal lodged
By Simon Hartley
Three members of Dunedin’s Sievwright real estate family and employer Edinburgh Realty have been censured and collectively fined more than $17,000 for “unsatisfactory conduct” by the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA). The decision, published last week, is under appeal by the Sievwrights and Edinburgh. Barclay Sievwright and sons Lane and Clayton were censured for “unsatisfactory conduct” and fined $3750. Edinburgh Realty was similarly censured and fined $6000. Another real estate agent, Matthew Shepherd, was censured.
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### ODT Online Fri, 6 Feb 2015
Real estate agent fined, censured over commission; decision appealed
By Simon Hartley
Dunedin real estate agent Tim Barnett has been censured and fined by the Real Estate Agents Authority (REAA) – a decision which is under appeal – over commission on a more than $700,000 commercial building. The decision, released last week, found “unsatisfactory conduct” against Mr Barnett. He was fined $2000 and required to undergo further training. Mr Barnett, of Tim Barnett Realty, declined to comment when contacted because the decision was under appeal.
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