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DCC: Council meeting Mon 11 April at 1pm

An ordinary meeting of the Dunedin City Council will be held on Monday 11 April 2016, Council Chamber, Municipal Chambers at 1.00 pm

PUBLIC AGENDA
1 Opening (page 4)
2 Public Forum (4)
2.1 Harbourside Development (4)
2.2 St Clair Erosion – Sand Sausages (4)
3 Apologies (4)
4 Confirmation of Agenda (4)
5 Declaration of Interest (5)
6 Confirmation of Minutes (6)
6.1 Ordinary Council meeting – 22 February 2016 (6)
6.2 Ordinary Council meeting – 17 March 2016 (19)
MINUTES OF COMMITTEES
7 Hearings Committee – 27 January 2016 (23)
8 Hearings Committee – 9 February 2016 (27)
9 Planning and Regulatory Committee – 14 March 2016 (37)
10 Community and Environment Committee – 15 March 2016 (41)
11 Infrastructure Services Committee – 15 March 2016 (48)
12 Economic Development Committee – 29 March 2016 (51)
13 Finance Committee – 29 March 2016 (55)
14 Audit and Risk Subcommittee – 2 February 2016 (58)
MINUTES OF COMMUNITY BOARDS
15 Waikouaiti Coast Community Board – 2 March 2016 (64)
16 Otago Peninsula Community Board – 3 March 2016 (70)
17 Strath Taieri Community Board – 3 March 2016 (76)
18 Mosgiel Taieri Community Board – 8 March 2016 (81)
19 Chalmers Community Board – 9 March 2016 (88)
20 Saddle Hill Community Board – 10 March 2016 (95)
REPORTS
21 Elected Member Remuneration Rates for 2016/17 (101)
22 Dunedin City Council Investments and Returns (109)
23 Representation Review – Local Government Commission Determination (to follow when received)
RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC (124)

Agenda – Council – 11/04/2016 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
This agenda contains the reports.

SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA
REPORTS
23 Representation Review – Local Govt Commission Determination (4)

Agenda – Council – 11/04/2016 (PDF, 650.4 KB)
This is a supplementary agenda and report.

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spilt milk, tears, Unnecessary

Received from Anonymous
Sun, 10 April 2016 at 9:56 a.m.

Following receipt of the newspaper clipping, I dredged family files. My great-great-grandfather [unnamed for privacy reasons], then in business at Maclaggan Street, was one of the signatories. He went on to prominently support, with other Dunedin businessmen, the provincial and national development aims, and political aspirations of the indefatigable Julius Vogel.

The Otago Daily Times was founded by W.H. Cutten and Julius (later Sir Julius) Vogel during the boom following the discovery of gold at the Tuapeka, the first of the Otago goldrushes. “Vogel had an elevated idea of the role of the press, believing it had the power to create public opinion. He took a strong, positive line on all the current major issues and used the Times to promote his own views and political career. He appointed a number of reporters, such as Edward Gillon, William Harrison and Ebenezer Fox, who later had notable careers in journalism, politics and the civil service.”

Lessons from history ODT Issue 650, 18 Jan 1864 p4 (resized)[paperspast.natlib.govt.nz]

Another weekend find. Modern image, un-Vogel-like.

abuse scandal lets-not-sweep-the-dirt-under-the-carpet-for-a-change [nation.com.pk][nation.com.pk]

Life after politics Vogel has a reputation as the first New Zealander to write a science-fiction novel: Anno Domini 2000, or, Woman’s Destiny, published in 1889. It anticipated a utopian world where women held many positions of authority. New Zealand went on to become the first country to give women the vote, and, from 1997-2008, continuously had a female Prime Minister, while for a short period (2005–2006) women simultaneously held all five highest government positions (Monarch, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House and Chief Justice). In honour of this book, the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for New Zealand speculative fiction take their name from him.

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