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DScene – wtf the survey’s wrong?

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### DScene 14.7.10
Dissatisfaction trendy: council (page 4)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Disliking Dunedin City Council is trendy, the DCC believes. The latest Residents Opinion Survey gave several aspects of the council’s performance the thumbs down – but that could be because dissatisfaction was trendy this year, an executive summary said.
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Council reviewing card (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
Dunedin City Council (DCC) is reviewiing its managerial credit card use because $7000 worth of coffees bought by staff appear questionable.
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Purchasing cards were introduced a number of years ago to improve efficiencies in the council’s accounts payable system, reducing manual invoicing, and to increase the transparency of staff spending. The resulting savings had been equivalent to the cost of employing a full time staff member.
-Jim Harland, Chief Executive

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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 8)
Letters to the editor
Tourism Campaign by John Milburn, Owner, Monarch Wildlife Cruises
Re Tourism Campaign Disappointing (D Scene, 30/6/2010). It is unfortunate that this article was perthaps less than balanced and contained a number of inaccuracies. Whilst the campaign may not have done a lot for accommodation providers, it was a success for a number of tourism operators.
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Plod’s patch With Paul Kennedy (page 9)
Policing Carisbrook
Part of community policing encompasses working at major sporting events with the latest being the recent farewell All Black test against the Welsh at Carisbrook.
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-What if? Eds. We love this quote! FuBar for the one person crowd.

“Getting into the middle of the terraces to make an arrest or eviction was always a difficult logistical task which won’t be an issue at The Forsyth Barr Stadium with its one seat, one person layout cutting out the rough and tumble of days gone by on the terraces.” -Paul Kennedy

Note: “Fubar” is an acronym for “Fucked up beyond all repair” or “Fucked up beyond all recognition”. The stadium and the survey have something in common?

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