No Integrity | Cull’s FULL INSULT to Ratepayers and Residents


The Star cites the Mayor-terrible:
“Creating the Vision. 2017: Positive, confident, outward-looking Dunedin”

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Opinion. The Mayor is a disgrace.

Starter for 10:
1. Responsible for DCC flooding South Dunedin in 2015
2. Responsible for Council’s lack of infrastructure spending and monitoring
3. Responsible for wasting +$20million pa of Ratepayer funds to prop up the loss-making Stadium
4. Responsible for Council not investigating the misuse of public funds by Carisbrook Stadium Charitable Trust
5. Responsible for wasting millions of Ratepayer dollars on unworkable cycleways
6. Responsible for overseeing lack of prosecutions for Jacks Point and Luggate
7. Responsible for Council ignoring constructive fraud and money write-offs at Noble Yaldhurst
8. Responsible for lack of prosecutions for Citifleet (+152 cars sold on, 2003-2013)
9. Responsible for lack of progress with council debt reduction
10. Responsible for criminal neglect of Otago’s power network via Aurora/Delta/DCHL boards and management

So yeah. Has kept Dunedin’s economy at a standstill since being elected to office.

Not a smart learner.
Deals in OBFUSCATION, hides behind deadbeat mouthpieces while practising a pronounced lack of fiducial responsibility to Ratepayers and Residents.
Ending in chaos and disaster for those set to inherit ‘Dunedin’.

Re lack of vision…
Responsible for the lack of Health & Safety leading to an appalling eye injury at the DCC-managed New Year 2017 event held in the Octagon.

Your main job, Mr Mayor, is to get the Otago power network and Dunedin’s water infrastructure, roads, reserves and community owned assets into first class working order.

But actually, just f*** off altogether.

Wanted: New leader with a cool business head, capable of rigour and empathy.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

This post is offered in the public interest.


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21 responses to “No Integrity | Cull’s FULL INSULT to Ratepayers and Residents

  1. Peter Hall

    I’ll second that. He and Grady Cameron could holiday together. Same non interests.

  2. We have not received The Star yet

  3. Gurglars

    That’s a win!

  4. Elizabeth

    Thanks for link Raymond :)

    A noxious piece of phooey via Brenda Harwood who should know better. Where were the penetrating questions to unseat the old buzzard. I guess it doesn’t matter if you don’t have to sell papers to ratepayers and residents….space fillers between all the ads.

  5. Rob Hamlin

    Mr Cull is relying upon being rescued by positive economic developments that are beyond his control, but not beyond his taking credit for them – namely human and capital flight from Auckland. His hopes may well be realised – at least for long enough to see him out..

  6. Elizabeth

    Enterprise Dunedin on another bender. Social media is not household possessions in a container steaming to DUD.

    Do they know quite a few people voted for Mr Trump.

    Fri, 13 Jan 2017
    ODT: Trump phobia helps prompt Dunedin campaign
    The election of controversial Republican Donald Trump has some Americans looking for other places to live. He becomes president on January 20.
    Donald Trump’s election win last year in the United States has in part prompted a new Dunedin campaign to attract people to the city. The “SeeDunedin” campaign was launched recently to encourage Dunedin people and businesses to share images, stories and information about their hometown through the city’s website. Cont/

    • Hype O'Thermia

      To be fair, given the populations of Dunedin and US it would take only a very tiny percentage of disaffected Americans to make a big percentage difference here.

      • Elizabeth

        Hard to figure if the ED slant is mere practicality like buying a weekly Lotto ticket in the face of monumental odds – or a nod to the tawdry of ‘cargo cult’ ….not surprisingly seized upon by ODT as a news lead.

        All to someone’s disaffection, a negative campaign.

        With the inauguration on the 20th – and that’s perhaps a long time in terms of contemporary American history, following 9/ 11 – anything could happen.

        People thinking to repatriate will be thrilled to discover the grubby truth of DCC’s corporate underbelly.

        • Hype O'Thermia

          I doubt if Dunedin scores worse than average for grubbiness of corporate underbelly. Privatisation Religion, faith that Business Does It Better, politics as career rather than service giving back to the community after one has made a success of one’s life (and learned grown-up lessons) in the big wide world – all these have encouraged the growth of sheltered workshops for degree’d smartypantses answerable (slightly) to career minded since puberty politicians. Some of these are corrupt, many have no street smarts and are adroitly recruited as besties by people who know how to make easy profits in a sector where accountability is conveniently conflated with shame’n’blame. And we know how pernicious shame is. Damage to self esteem, even a slow leak to over-inflated sense of importance – no way can this be countenanced. Names must not be mentioned in the ungodly mess.

          Styles of graft and incompetence vary from place to place, the manifestations of both are well documented if one looks beyond the local Council’s and Businessmen’s Association’s puffery in print and online.

        • Elizabeth

          I refer to the cop’rate degree of “the unprosecuted” in this regional division of local government. You will find, for the country, that it’s right up there per head of ratepayers. Startling.

  7. Calvin Oaten

    So John Christie’s looking for a bunch of “Americans” to take up residence in Dunedin. That is a new line I would have thought, but still within the realms of ‘nonsense’ he and the DCC promote. Even if it happens then initial research will put most right thinking people off. Why would you pick Dunedin out of the whole world. The place is mad! Not good value at all compared with places like Argentina with its property prices and new government sitting on the edge of a great movement in lifestyle and business. It has not long ago tossed out the sort of operations like the DCC.

  8. Elizabeth

    Link received Fri, 13 Jan 2017 at 4:27 p.m.

    A succinct video moment!

  9. Elizabeth

    DECIMATED one-horse cow town, Dunedin…..

    ODT Online reproduces the Cull piece and gives it top billing by the end of Sunday at the homepage:

    [screenshot] ODT Online 15.1.17


  10. Hype O'Thermia

    He doesn’t “create” the vision, he simply says he has a vision. A vision of results, not so much about how to get there from here.
    Do mo’ better drugs give detailed visions complete with map & Tactics For Dummies?

  11. Peter

    Boy, that Wolfgang Riebe interview says it all. What he says is explained in plain, simple language, but at the same time he is not being simplistic. It is hard to argue against logic…..though many do so.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Isn’t he amazing, whoever he is. He’s not Wolfgang Riebe, that’s the name of the (according to search) magician and speaker who posted it to youtube without doing the decent thing and name-crediting the plain-speaking man in the video.

      • Elizabeth

        He’s Godfrey Bloom.

        See the same clip via YouTube:

        eurallfree Uploaded on Aug 31, 2011
        Godfrey Bloom – Developments in the ongoing debt crisis and the EU response (debate) – 11 May 2011

        Godfrey Bloom MEP, UKIP (Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group.

        European Parliament, Strasbourg, 11 May 2011


        Godfrey William Bloom TD (born 22 November 1949) is a British former politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Yorkshire and the Humber from 2004 to 2014. He was elected for the UK Independence Party in the European elections of 2004 and 2009, representing UKIP until September 2013, when UKIP withdrew the party whip from him. He then sat as an Independent until the end of his term of office in May 2014. Bloom subsequently resigned his UKIP party membership on 13 October 2014.
        Read more at Wikipedia

  12. Elizabeth

    Superficiality alive and well at the newspaper editor’s desk.


    Tue, 17 Jan 2017
    ODT Editorial: A city with history
    OPINION It should come as no surprise, although there will be some, at the news Tauranga has overtaken Dunedin to become the country’s fifth-largest city. Doomsayers will quickly say this is an example of a dying Dunedin, an economy in tatters, failure to attract new immigrants from either Auckland or overseas and the general neglect of the region by the powers that be. Nothing can be further from the truth, except perhaps some neglect from the Government as it shores up votes in the two major constituencies of Christchurch and Auckland. Cont/

    Thank you editor (Daisy Cull supporter!!!!), for stating the truth so bluntly (italics by whatifdunedin), after that you turn to cargo cult Enterprise Dunedin ideology.

    God Save Us.

    yawn stretch yawn stretch yawn *flakesit


    Tue, 17 Jan 2017
    ODT: ‘Quality over quantity’
    Dunedin has lost its place to Tauranga as New Zealand’s fifth-largest city, but Dunedin’s defenders say size isn’t everything. The latest Statistics New Zealand figures estimate Tauranga overtook Dunedin last year. Its decade of rapid growth saw it balloon from 79,800 residents in 1996 to 128,200 last year. In the same period, Dunedin’s population has risen from 120,800 to 127,000. Cont/

  13. Hype O'Thermia

    As a lady of my acquaintance once said, size isn’t everything but there’s a big difference between smaller than average and imperceptible.

  14. Elizabeth

    Link received.
    Wed, 18 Jan 2017 at 5:35 p.m.

    Whaleoil: Who do people trust?
    by Cameron Slater on January 18, 2017 at 1:30pm
    The Edelman report into where people place their trust doesn’t really provide any surprises. It simply confirms what we already know.

    Trust in (declining) media, (declining) Government, (declining) NGOs… traditional media shows the steepest decline –Eldelman

    2017 Edleman Trust Barometer (global report) – 66 slides

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