DCC electoral issues : Double jeopardy

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 at 1:19 p.m.

Whiley Coyote sign on SH1 – 13.7 km from Waikouaiti
2.45 m x 1.22 m double sided on power poles….
Authorised site ?????





wile-e-coyote-yotube-com“I see Andrew Whiley has made a bold announcement today that he wants to build a sea wall from the St Clair Pool to Lawyers Head to include a cycle way to protect the beach and dunes. He also suggests it can be done for $20 million, which is a big call but unfortunately not likely to be feasible. The replacement cost for the Oamaru breakwater is estimated as high as $27-$48 million, if you put that into context with the scale of Ocean Beach Domain the cost is significantly higher. The Oamaru breakwater is approximately 500 metres long and allowing for the curvature of the beach, Ocean Beach is 3.6 kilometres, seven times the distance. So you would be looking at an approximate cost of $189-$336 million dollars.” –Paul Pope

[image supplied]whiley-flyer-2wile-e-coyote-thechive-com-3[thechive.com]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

*Image: youtube.com – Wile E. Coyote Genius


Filed under Business, DCC, Democracy, Design, District Plan, Dunedin, Geography, Hot air, Name, People, Politics, Property, Public interest, Site, Town planning, Travesty

14 responses to “DCC electoral issues : Double jeopardy

  1. Elizabeth

    Sat, 24 Sep 2016
    Voting rate low in first week
    By Thursday evening 6.5% of votes had been returned, compared to 6.2% at the same time in 2013. […] But University of Otago political studies lecturer Assoc Prof Janine Hayward said it was too early to be concerned, as the mail system might mean postal voting forms, sent on Friday last week, were delivered at varying times. Prof Hayward said it was important to wait and see.

  2. Peter

    Thank you Paul for highlighting this Whiley advert.
    Either Andrew Whiley is clueless or he is cynically manipulating the suggestion to build a sea wall for $20m to appear visionary. I am appalled. This, along with his First Family stunt plus his on again off again decision to stand for the mayoralty is bizarre.
    The shallowness of it all.

  3. Gurglars

    Lower than a snakes belly, now that’s shallow!

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    He seems to be emitting policies and “gonna’s” like a mallard shits on the lawn. Plenty for everyone, oops I missed that one – splat!

  5. Elizabeth

    ODT 17.9.16 (page 34)


    ODT 23.9.16 (page 12)


  6. Calvin Oaten

    One of the issues which hasn’t had much airing is the DCC debt situation. Not surprising really, as it is in the incumbents’ interests to keep it under wraps. We heard from Cr Thomson about how much further the reduction is over budget and giving himself and others big ups for that. He was talking of a figure around $170m odd from memory.

    That of course is utter crap, if you refer to the ODT in June 2016 it was stated that at 30th April the debt was $229.678million. Then we were told it was projected to be $220m by 30 June balance date. This was subsequently revised up to $230m due to relieving DVL of $30m of its debt. This was necessary to try to make DVL viable and meet its debt repayment obligations. So there we go, another great subsidy by the ratepayers to the Stadium.
    But it seems to get worse because if we look at page 35 of the new Long Term Plan we see the Non-current Liabilities as: Term loans and other non-current liabilities total $243.997m. Moving to page 40 we see the graph confirms those figures.
    So it seems that once again we are either being ‘flim flammed’ or Dave Cull has no understanding of the real situation. Because he makes great play on his debt reduction efforts over his tenure, when it would seem to be pretty much in the same place or higher than at his start.

    I wouldn’t want to go to page 34 where we see the figure of $12.401m for Derivative Financial Instruments. Rob Hamlin is better qualified to comment on these.

    I wonder how many candidates are up with the play on all this.

    • Peter

      Calvin. It would be interesting to know which prospects believe shifting debt from one council entity to another means you reduce overall debt when the total across all entities is not factored in.
      How many believe that,for example, if you take debt away from DVML and put it on the council books, DVML is now doing better?
      If the said prospect believes this they should not be.
      You really have to sift out the cranks from the 43 on offer.

      • Calvin Oaten

        Peter. This all goes to prove that people will generally believe what it is they need to believe when they need to believe it. I can’t believe I just said that.

        • Hype O'Thermia

          Clap hands if you believe in fairi- I mean would-be councillors.

          Ooh how I love the pantomime and I love not having to wait till Christmas this year. It’s better than ever this time, more Ugly Sisters. Did you know, Calvin, they’re always played by men, it’s the panto tradition.

      • Hype O'Thermia

        Peter, “shifting debt from one council entity to another means you reduce overall debt” –
        – but it DOES. I went to a magic show The Great Benyon when I was a child and the impression he made has stayed with me to this day.
        He took some money from a member of the audience and made it disappear!
        But he was a nice man, so then he found the same amount of money IN THE MAN’S EAR would you believe! And gave it to him! So nobody was worse off.

        Do you think that’s the problem here, lack of niceness?

  7. Gurglars

    Actions speak louder than words. The sentiment is correct!

    However where is the evidence that the proponent has ever been a man of any action, successful or failed?

  8. Hype O'Thermia

    Oh come on Gurgs, he’s not that bad. In a less toxic environment than Council under Mayor Cull ….
    It took uncommon resoluteness to stand up to the bully culture. It always does, whether council, police, school or office.
    Lee Vandervis did it and is still there, despite having his name dragged into the mud (watch out for result of his legal claim against Cull!) and being sidelined in every possible way, and if the wee man had had the balls to do it Vandervis would have been given the Order of the Tight Rubber Ring.
    Hilary Calvert stood up too but couldn’t face another 3 years of too many hours per week in Fruitloop Central Station.

    Lee Vandervis and Hilary Calvert are exceptional people.
    I think it’s unfair to diss other people for not being exceptional.

  9. Gurglars

    Hype, exceptional is unusual.

    Incompetent is unfortunately rife. Don’t extend incompetence if you don’t have to.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s