Mudtanks and drains + Notice of Public Meeting #SouthDunedinFlood

█ PUBLIC MEETING – SOUTH DUNEDIN FLOOD
South Dunedin MP Clare Curran is convening a public meeting on Monday 7 March at 6:00 p.m. in the Nations Church Auditorium, 334 King Edward Street, to look at why South Dunedin “flooded” on 3 June last year. All Welcome.

Notice of Public Meeting 1

Received from Jeff Dickie
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 at 8:09 p.m.

Message: Snapped Fulton Hogan diligently sucking for all they’re worth this afternoon in St David Street. Still. Probably better now than waiting for the anniversary!

Fulton Hogan in St David Street 25.2.16 [Jeff Dickie] 1Fulton Hogan for Hire, St David Street 25.2.16

Only recently, there was a comment to ODT from Phil Dowsett complaining of a sucker truck working in a Dunedin residential street at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday.

What’s happening out there. Or.
Everywhere but not South Dunedin ?

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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20 responses to “Mudtanks and drains + Notice of Public Meeting #SouthDunedinFlood

  1. ‘Father & Son’, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, 1968: “What time of the day you call this then?”
    “It’s four o’clock in the morning, father”.
    ” I’ll four o’clock in the morning you, my boy!. Out, poncing down the Kings Road. Time you went down The Drains”.
    “No father, I will not be taking on the family business”
    “I’ll not take the family business You, my boy”. I’ve been down the drains, my father and his father before him. The whole Family’s been down the drains for generations! Drains are too good for you, a regular Lord Faunt Leroy. I’ve seen better things than you FLOATING down the Drains!”

  2. Elizabeth

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Fri, 26 Feb 2016
    Nightly Interview: Clare Curran
    Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is encouraging residents to get involved in a new community group, set up in response to last June’s flooding. She’s organising a public meeting and joins us to talk about it, as well as the upcoming local body elections.
    Ch 39 Video

    Clare needs to drop [Labour policy on] Climate Change as anything to do with South Dunedin’s long-term future. However, most of her reasons for the immediate meeting hold true.

  3. Gurglars

    Now look Jimmy, it has not been global warming since temperatures started to fall over 15 years ago.

    It’s “Climate Change” now, a nom that cannot be denied as the climate has been altering according to all measures.

    Fluctuating wildly in fact, with or without man, causing the decline of dinosaurs.

    My greatest hope is that it Culls the bloody dinosaur that wears the mayoral chain.

    A case of the biter bit that would be.

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    ‘s I heard a brief cause for optimism a few days ago. Interviewer on RNZ National said “climate change” and quickly correcter herself – “anthropogenic climate change”, because that’s what her question was about, not the climate change that has been going on for (as far as anyone can tell, currently) as long as this planet has been orbiting the sun.

  5. Gurglars

    Douglas, just in case there is any confusion. Gurglars personally does not want the chain! If Gurglars had his way, the ermine, the chain and possibly even the office would disappear.

    Instead of the councillors and the mayor governing the city in the interests of ratepayers who fund such governance in New Zealand now we have council staff setting policy, cycleways, traffic lights, car theft, no parking for business customers etc.

    Why then have an elected council which just rubber stamps these ever more stupid policies, that are not only poorly created, but poorly planned and if adminstrated at all, then done whilst viewing trademe.

    Lets not have a council at all.

    Then the ratepayers would know where the problems lay and demand reform of the council itself.

    The alternative- Elect a council willing to govern in the interest of ratepayers set the agenda (anything but agenda 21 which is definitely not in the interest of ratepayers) and ensure staff follow that agenda with enthusiasm, honesty and integrity.

    • @Gurglars
      February 28, 2016 at 8:04 am
      You say: Douglas, just in case there is any confusion. Gurglars personally does not want the chain!

      Nope Gurglars – no mistake. It was the Dinosaur who wanted the chain and a decent feed afterwards.

      BTW it didn’t take him long the catch the fat turkey and daft donkey and have a scoff – I didn’t record that due to the need to consider viewer sensitivity you understand.

  6. Gurglars

    Record it Douglas! We need a reason to celebrate. There is precious little to celebrate in Dunedin administration at present.

    • I just checked – just a pile of feathers and some tatty looking ears. I think that is reliable evidence. But there is a troll still standing there looking bewildered without his shiny chain. I suspect that the suction pump might pick him up soon cos I noticed it was doing the mudtanks in that area when I went by. Now that might be worth recording.

  7. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Wed, 2 Mar 2016
    Monday flood meeting
    By John Lewis
    An upcoming public meeting for people living in the South Dunedin “basin” may be the key to preventing future floods like the one which affected many family homes, schools and businesses last year, Labour MP Clare Curran hopes. The Dunedin South MP said the meeting was “an opportunity to discuss the situation and find ways forward”.
    Read more

    Note: (via ODT)
    ● Meeting to allow residents to express their views, ask questions and begin a public discussion about South Dunedin’s future.
    ● Speakers to include people affected directly by the floods, school representatives, business leaders, an engineer to tease out the underlying causes of the flooding and a representative from the Dunedin City Council.

    █ PUBLIC MEETING – SOUTH DUNEDIN FLOOD
    South Dunedin MP Clare Curran is convening a public meeting on Monday 7 March at 6:00 p.m. in the Nations Church Auditorium, 334 King Edward Street, to look at why South Dunedin “flooded” on 3 June last year.
    All Welcome.

    Notice of Public Meeting 1

  8. Peter

    Is this meeting also open to others who don’t live in South Dunedin, but may be interested in its future?

    {The notice does clearly say Public meeting. ‘All wecome’ is ditto. -Eds}

    • Hype O'Thermia

      See the notice – “….committed to protecting the future of South Dunedin”, “want to have your say”.

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