Richard Healey on Aurora’s asset value —heralds “massive increase in rates”

Just some little things our beloved leader Mayor Cull isn’t talking about urgently with his Councillors and Dunedin ratepayers at large.

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Excerpts from Richard Healey’s Facebook 14.2.17:

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10 responses to “Richard Healey on Aurora’s asset value —heralds “massive increase in rates”

  1. Ray McKendry

    The cabal that is in control of Dunedin will not allow the appointment of a city administrator in place of the DCC.

    • Elizabeth

      Ray, I think there will be no choice given the grievous disarray of council finances, present and future in the face of so few Dunedin ratepayers – and the fact that it’s a national requirement to provide basic core services to New Zealand people (not the least, water and power). Things at Dunedin are going to implode incredibly fast.

      Right now DCC should be having Emergency meetings and not be relying on DCHL twerps to filter the doom fast unfolding in the CCOs. They won’t of course – possums in headlights is DCC.

  2. Gurglars

    L-ovely place

    You figure out the missing letters!

  3. Elizabeth

    New note at Richard Healey’s Facebook.
    A great read.

    The case of how a [imperfect] perfect pole screws the [perfect] replacement time at South Dunedin, counter to the [un]critical thinking of Aurora’s new program director Godfrey Brosnan who has spent so little time in the lines industry. So not hopeful, people.

    Titled: For expert comment you should really ask the experts

    • nick

      There are once again a lot of things to be taken from the Churchill St pole story.

      The Delta linesmen are certainly awake to the extraordinarily dangerous situations they are working with. Well done guys.

      Their “Pole Replacement Director’ Brosnan is not.

      The extent of the rotten pole problem in South Dunedin is unknown, but given this example probably very extensive.

      The best source of news updates surrounding the dangerous pole replacement program is not coming from Delta. The public needs to know this stuff. Time for some more national TV coverage?

      Richard Healey’s experience and extensive industry knowledge of the Delta patch should have been highly valued by Cameron and his sidekicks. Yet they drove him out.

      Richard Healey’s predictions to date are certainly right on the mark. The guy knows what he is on about. Brosnan with his first press interview showed that he knows precious little about the job he is being paid so generously to direct.

      And finally, a question of Grady Cameron, as he is still ‘in charge’.

      “How are you going to address the crisis facing Delta of all the key engineering staff leaving in droves, simply it would seem, because you are still the CEO?”

      Or can Mr Thompson or Mr Crombie answer that quickly?
      This crisis is growing daily and could bring Dunedin City to its knees.

  4. Rob Hamlin

    I suppose that it’s a bit like the wooden villa that you buy, which just has a bit of rot here and there. Then, when you open the thing up to repair that odd bit of rot – well – we all know what comes next.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Except, Rob, the wooden villa isn’t going to kill tradesmen working on it, nor set fire to property -w-a-y- out of sight from your cracked window….

  5. russandbev

    The recent revelations about what happened to the whistleblowers in the Ministry of Transport have, I’d suggest, application in Dunedin. Think of the parallels. In the MoT case a manipulative person with a barely-hidden track record of fraud and vindictiveness as well as a well developed sense of entitlement goes about systematically defrauding a government department of close on 3/4 million dollars. Not through some incredibly complex fraud, but one of simply creating business that didn’t exist and creating invoices from them for services that were never provided. Not exactly something that would take a lot to investigate.

    Whistleblowers blow the alarm whistles to their managers and nothing happens and the further up the chain the questions were asked, the more dismissive the denials became. Meantime the fraudster moves against the whistleblowers. The Head of the Ministry moves on to even more wondrous things as Auditor General (is that ironic or is that ironic?) and the Minister dismisses all suggestions of wrong-doing. Even the Speaker of the House who employs the Auditor General doesn’t want to get involved.

    Now found that the whistleblowers were entirely vindicated by their concerns and they get private and public apologies and a confidential settlement to, in part, recompense them for their treatment by both a fraudster and by management and governance failures. The Protected Disclosures Act [2000] is supposed to protect whistleblowers in BOTH public and private sectors.

    Now, I don’t think anyone is suggesting fraud in the case of Aurora/Delta and that should be made plain. However look at the track record of these companies. A fearful record of stupid property speculation costing many many millions which is still going on thanks to Yaldhurst. A willingness to go along with borrowing to supply dividends to the DCHL and the DCC. Decades of ignoring maintenance on the Aurora network closely linked to the governance requirements to minimise costs, maximise profits and supply dividends to build vanity projects by the owners and now the spendup of northwards of 3/4 billion dollars on urgent maintenance bought about these years of neglect.

    And then think of the years and layers of denials that these things happened over. When Richard Healey found he could no longer keep working in the company because of all that was being hidden, he gets vilified by EVERYONE that should have listened. EVERYONE is in denial including his past Managers who continued to receive their grossly inflated salaries and those in governance – many of whom refused to even sit down with him and discuss his concerns.

    Am I the only one to see the parallels in how a Ministry or a City company deals with whistleblowers? I wonder if we will ever see similar end results in the case of Richard Healey?

    {*Link added. -Eds}

    • Elizabeth

      Not involving Aurora:

      Charges of Constructive Fraud have been brought, by joinder, against Delta Utility Services Ltd in the Christchurch High Court by the caveators (original property owners of the Noble Subdivision) at Yaldhurst. The case proceeds.

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