COMPLETE Dis-satisfaction with DCC, DCHL, DVML, DVL, Delta….


Fake it til you make it, and hey, don’t lift the marigolds.

Sorry Daaave, looks like a D for your council’s governance. —Actually, for the avoidance of euphemism, make that D- and lower for DIRE Performance, accompanying Drivel, and Diabolical treatment of Residents and Ratepayers in the aftermath of emergency situations.

Listening to Yes People and your dwindling voter base isn’t your best hope to resolve ongoing multimillion-dollar losses being sustained by a couple of the council-owned companies, to the point where the holding company led by chairman Crombie, fronts with a “qualified audit” only on presentation of its annual report(?) to Council.

[In July 2015 Graham Crombie was appointed to the Commerce Commission as an Associate Commissioner for a five year term.]

Damages to employment, liveability and opportunity in a No-growth city keep stacking.

“It is also yet another example of good public service jobs being lost from our smaller towns and cities.” –PSA spokeswoman

### ODT Online Thu, 13 Oct 2016
ACC jobs to go in Dunedin
By Vaughan Elder
After consulting with staff since June, the decision had been made to relocate all the roles over the next 12 to 18 months to the larger Christchurch office and have “one centre for consistent customer and rehabilitation services across the Southern region”.
Read more


Asked about people who continued to be negative about the city, he said: “Negativity is an attitude, it’s not a fact.”

### ODT Online Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Survey ‘shows Dunedin on right track’
By Vaughan Elder
A survey showing Dunedin residents feel increasingly positive about their city shows the city is on the “right track”, Mayor Dave Cull says. […] the annual survey was not all good news. Last year’s June flood was picked as a reason for increasing dissatisfaction with the city’s stormwater system [down 13 points to 43%]. Satisfaction rates also fell when it came to public toilets, the suitability of the city’s roads for cycling and the availability of parks in the central city.
Read more

[Chief executive Sue Bidrose] said some of the areas where there had been negative results this year and in past surveys correlated to negative media coverage in the Otago Daily Times.

*1577 survey responses from 5400 residents randomly selected from the electoral roll,

The Talking Head (without helmet, unprepared)

█ Dunedin City Council (media release)
Residents’ Opinion Survey released 12 Oct 2016. Link

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Image: – marigold, tweaked by whatifdunedin


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6 responses to “COMPLETE Dis-satisfaction with DCC, DCHL, DVML, DVL, Delta….

  1. tuppence

    And let us not forget that this is the same Mr Crombie getting paid $900 a day to ‘sort out’ our SDHB. We should all be very, very worried.

  2. Elizabeth

    “Their proximity to ordinary people might actually improve them.” –Winston Peters

    ### NZ Herald Online Wed, 12 Oct 2016
    Call to move departments out of cities
    By Nicholas Jones
    Government departments would be moved out of the big cities into the regions under New Zealand First policy. Leader and Northland MP Winston Peters said with modern technology there was no reason many public servants couldn’t move out of Wellington and Auckland. […] Peters said the policy wasn’t to shift entire departments, but large chunks could be moved to regional centres that would get a much-needed economic boost. “It would be done with the greatest of speed to restore some balance to our economy.”
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  3. Gurglars

    Winston is often right and on this matter 100% right.

  4. Elizabeth

    Comment relocated from another thread. Relevance. -Eds

    2016/10/24 at 2:00 pm

    I just heard RODNEY BRYANT’S roasting of the new David Cull Council on Radio Dunedin. Would you please put it up on here for us all to hear?
    DCC = David Cull Council

    {Radio Dunedin online appears not to support shareable audio files /podcasts – no functionality. raymac97, suggest you contact the station directly to request audio copy. We never listen to this station…. but will happily broadcast. -Eds}

    [ – tweaked by whatifdunedin]

  5. Elizabeth

    So what happened for ACC at Christchurch ???

    Thu, 8 Dec 2016
    ODT: Council backs off land deal
    The Dunedin City Council has backed out of its undertaking to allow the Frederick St car park to be used for the $300 million redevelopment of Dunedin Hospital. Instead, the site has been promised to the Accident Compensation Corporation, which is considering consolidating its operations to a proposed multi-storey building there. “That was then,” Mayor Dave Cull said of the council’s change of heart since October when it said the land was earmarked for the hospital. The move has disappointed Dr David Perez, the chairman of the clinical leadership group appointed to advise on the hospital development. Cont/


    “On car park numbers, [Mayor Cull] said car parking would be adequate for the needs of the area. However, he did not know what car park numbers would be.” (ODT)

  6. Gurglars

    “Chief executive Sue Bidrose said some of the areas where there had been negative results this year and in past surveys correlated to negative media coverage in the Otago Daily Times.”

    It’s such a pesky thing for bureaucrats isn’t it.

    When the facts are known about incompetency the ratepayers get annoyed.

    One now sees the complicity of the ODT in the re-election of the six sitting councillors. Had the ODT informed the electorate of the particular matters referred to by Miz Bidrose, prior to the election there would have been every chance the electorate’s angst might have elected those who could put it right rather than the complicit perpetrators.

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