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Postcard from a different edge

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Cinque Terre FB 4.7.15

█ [screenshot] Facebook find 4.7.15

The Cinque Terre (Italian pronunciation: [ˌtʃinkwe ˈtɛrːe]) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. More at Wikipedia

Lonely Planet on Cinque Terre

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Code of Conduct show trial

Updated post
Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at 7.30 p.m.

Recently, Daaave Cull – he who cannot keep a true and proper Council minute record (as the Ch39 videos demonstrate) – ran an evil-illegal ultra vires punitive Code of Conduct campaign against Cr Lee Vandervis.

code of conduct cartoon (30-6-15)Mad Hatter 30.6.15 [click to enlarge]

The image fell across the desk this afternoon, from a moving picture version that will circulate by email.

Another take, received today.

Grating Dunedin Cabal gif-2Grating Dunedin Cabal

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NZ Herald plays up Bezett story! #nationalnews

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Screenshot_2015-06-29-10-47-55[screenshot – NZ Herald 29.6.15]

A Dunedin resident is threatening legal action against a city councillor amid claims of bullying in a neighbourhood dispute. Steve Hawkins says councillor John Bezett told him to “be prepared to catch the bus” after using his Toyota Rav4 to block the Hawkins’ cars into their Portobello Rd driveway.
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Source: Otago Daily Times

█ DCC Profile: Cr John Bezett

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City promotion: moral fibre

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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 at 1:33 p.m.

“I can’t think of another single thing that would make as big a difference to the Dunedin economy as winning this.” –Sue Bidrose

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WEATHER is not climate change; this is not the 100-year flood

Debate is raging, more comments and posts will surface on Greenie Mayor Cull’s witless screwy remarks at Otago Daily Times today.

Flood will cost ratepayers: Cull
Dunedin’s massive deluge will hit ratepayers in the form of delayed projects and funding reallocations, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull concedes. […] “This kind of downpour is exactly the kind of climatic change that is predicted for the eastern South Island in the event of unfolding climate change.” […] “My feeling is central government and local government will need to co-operate right around the country and this is a bit of a pre-taste of some of the effects we can expect from climate change and sea level rises,” he said. “I think it would be a bit naïve to think this won’t happen again for another 100 years.”
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/344767/flood-will-cost-ratepayers-cull

Received from Mick Field
Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at 4:20 p.m.

You might find this interesting in view of all the alarm and hype over the latest flooding. The Green Party is entirely wrong to blame the 3 June Dunedin flooding on climate change. Why? Because they show that the severe flooding two days ago is not new. Unusual, but not unique. A combination of rainfall data and photographs makes these comments as convincing as they were prompt.

22 Apr 1923 Dunedin 230mm in 24 hours
19-20 Mar 1929 Ross Creek (Dunedin outskirts) 279mm in 24 hours
[June 3 2015] was 175mm in 24 hours

The Otago Daily Times said it was double the previous record for a full day since records began in 2006. [But 2006 was only the start of recording rainfall in the city centre rather than Musselburgh, 3 km away.]

Flooding Anzac Ave, looking towards Harrow St - April 1923 [DCC Archives]

Local experts:

### ODT Online Fri, 5 Jun 2015
Don’t blame climate change for city deluge, weather experts say
By Eileen Goodwin
The flooding in Dunedin on Wednesday was not caused by climate change, a University of Otago climatologist says. “I think this is just a weather event,” Dr Nicolas Cullen, of the department of geography, said.
Read more

Comments received:

JimmyJones
Submitted on 2015/06/05 at 12:12 am

….Dunedin has experienced two bad floods, one in 1923 and another in 1929. More rain fell in the 24-hour periods than what we got on Tuesday/Wednesday. In the first 1923 flood, 229mm (9.02 inches) fell (measured at Musselburgh) and in 1929, 279mm (11.0 inches) fell (measured at Ross Creek reservoir). Figures are from City of Dunedin, a history by K C McDonald. Our recent big rain was only 175mm in 24 hours. Probably it wasn’t severe enough to be called a one in 100 year event.

Based on these three measurements, it looks like severe rainfall in Dunedin has become less frequent and less intense. And if Tuesday’s flood was caused by Global Warming, then what caused the other floods? If it was the weather that caused the earlier floods, then why would you think that it wasn’t the weather that caused the recent flood?

A very serious problem for crusaders that blame extreme weather on Global warming is that for at least the last 17 years there has been no warming trend of global temperatures. In fact there has been a slight cooling trend. The conclusion is that anything that has happened over the last 17 years can not have been caused by Global Warming (because there has been none). Don’t expect to get credible scientific advice from the Labour Party, Dave Cull or Jinty MacTavish.

Diane Yeldon
Submitted on 2015/06/05 at 10:51 am

Well, I just did a bit of checking and the Resource Management Act was amended in 2004, putting the responsibility fairly and squarely on to local councils to budget and plan for and take responsibility for reasonably anticipated effects of climate change. There’s a guide about what local councils have a legal responsibility to do on the website for the Ministry for the Environment (mfe.govt.nz – local government and climate change).
So Mayor Cull’s contention that central government will or should bail out Dunedin is as fatuous as a similar claim I read in a past Annual Plan document (2011, I think) that central government would (might?) bail the city out if it got into financial strife after committing to the stadium expenditure. (No central government would set such a precedent, rewarding financial irresponsibility on the part of a local body!)
Mayor Cull’s claims that maintenance is up to scratch and that 100-plus-year-old pipes held up as well as could be expected are ridiculous. He is merely asserting that the DCC is not at fault in any way. And trying to offload the responsibility for any climate change effects on to central government when councils have known since 2004 that it was a local government responsibility. Even if you think climate change is a myth, it seems prudent to protect a city against a 1 in a 100 years weather event. I wonder if the DCC can truthfully say they have been doing that.

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Social media messages after Sunday TVNZ (10 May)

Sunday 10 May at 7pm TVI - promotion for SUNDAY

WATCH ‘Party Central’
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Sunday TVNZ investigator: Libby Middlebrook
Producer: Jane Skinner

█ Facebook entries sampled after the ‘wake up’ Sunday TVNZ show – the student’s name and personal gravatar have been removed; Helen Back from City Rise (not Carol Devine featured on camera), responds:

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*Images – screenshots and text from Sunday TVNZ / ONE News
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cool rough video —boy’s own

Ed Sheeran Published on May 9, 2015
Ed Sheeran – Photograph (Official Music Video)
Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/x-itunesdlx
Listen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/stream.photograph
Directed by Emil Nava
Music: “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran (Google Play • iTunes)
Album: ‘x’ (Multiply)

Saturday night nostalgia…..

PHOTOGRAPH

Loving can hurt / Loving can hurt sometimes / But it’s the only thing / That I know

And when it gets hard / You know it can get hard sometimes / It is the only thing that makes us feel alive

We keep this love in a photograph / We made these memories for ourselves / Where our eyes are never closing / Hearts are never broken / And times are forever frozen still

So you can keep me / Inside the pocket / Of your ripped jeans / Holdin’ me closer / Til our eyes meet / You won’t ever be alone / Wait for me to come home

Loving can heal / Loving can mend your soul / And is the only thing / That I know (know) / I swear it will get easier / Remember that with every piece of ya / And it’s the only thing we take with us when we die

We keep this love in a photograph / We make these memories for ourselves / Where our eyes are never closing / Our hearts were never broken / And times forever frozen still / So you can keep me / Inside the pocket / Of your ripped jeans/ Holdin’ me closer / Till our eyes meet / You won’t ever be alone

And if you hurt me / Well that’s ok baby only words bleed / Inside these pages you just hold me / And I won’t ever let you go

Wait for me to come home / Wait for me to come home / Wait for me to come home / Wait for me to come home

Oh you can fit me / Inside the necklace you got when you were 16 / Next to your heartbeat / Where I should be / Keep it deep within your soul

And if you hurt me / Well that’s ok baby only words bleed / Inside these pages you just hold me / And I won’t ever let you go

When I’m away / I will remember how you kissed me / Under the lamppost / Back on 6th street / Hearing you whisper through the phone / Wait for me to come home

[ends]

█ Wikipedia: Ed Sheeran

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