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‘Quaking!’ Dark day$ and tide$ to come #Dunedin #Jun2015flood

Douglas Field Published on Jan 14, 2016
Noah Cull floating his boat
Dunedin’s mayor (Cull) persists with his obsession with global warming and catastrophic sea level rise as being in some way connected to the flooding event of June last year in Dunedin. This, even though local meteorologists dismiss it as nonsense.
In order to pay for the effects of the damage caused, he is now trying to link this to the truly catastrophic damage caused by the earthquake in Christchurch the cost of which is substantially underwritten by central government.
The sketch lampoons the mayor for trying to squeeze money from central government coffers on such patently baseless arguments.

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A sister ark ‘construction’ has also been identified in satirical comments about the stadium.

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But what of Noah’s contrariness towards rules of the district plan, lack of consultation over the build (see LTP and AP), and obvious parking demeanors incurred by the ark.

Received.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 at 7:07 a.m.

█ Message: Worth noting that the council instructs officers that they must write 3 tickets per hour. How have we let councils construct such an unpopular and penal extra tax?

### Stuff.co.nz Last updated 19:29, January 13 2016
Wellington City Council’s multimillion-dollar ticket haul
By Tom Hunt – The Dominion
Wellington drivers are being stung by millions of dollars in parking fines, and are 10 times less likely to have them waived than if they parked just 20 minutes away in Porirua. Official figures from Wellington City Council show the number of tickets it issued dropped to 141,341 in 2015, but that still put an extra $6.4 million in the council coffers. In 2012, when the council issued 262,627 tickets, it gathered almost $10.01m in revenue.

In May, it was revealed that the capital’s 32 wardens had been told they had to issue at least three tickets an hour. The council defended the “performance measure” and insisted it was not a quota.

The region’s councils were asked to supply figures showing how many tickets were issued, how much revenue this generated, and how many tickets they waived.
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D Scene: Hotseat for mayor

### D Scene 19-8-09 (page 1)
Will Peter Chin be seeking re-election as Dunedin’s mayor? What does he think of the council’s critics? He responds to these and other questions from D Scene. See page 7
Cartoon by Pat McCarty. Peter Chin starring as Miss Havisham in ‘Great Expectations’.

Mayor speaks (page 3)
By Dave Wood, Acting Editor
Mayor Chin answers our questions, and his responses give a frank perspective of where he sees the council at…but his answers are also equivocal, curious and condescending.
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Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin Talks to D Scene:
My job is like a swan (page 7)

The questions:
What’s your leadership style?
In view of the criticism you’re coming under, do you cringe when you pick up the ODT each day?
What in your mind have been the council’s biggest achievements?
What in your mind have been the council’s biggest mistakes?*
How’s your blood pressure?
What are the good news council stories you think residents should know about?
What is your view of the increasing council debt as outlined by Calvin Oaten in last week’s D Scene?
Why do you think various anti-council residents’ groups are mobilising?
Why do you believe it’s the council’s role to help stimulate economic activity with its own projects?
What do you think about the Government’s investigations of the Delta land purchases?
It’s been said your leadership is undemocratic because you’ve always not involved councillors in decision-making, for example, your letter to the Government offering a social housing deal. Your comments?
How do mayoral pressures impact on your personal life?
What are your thoughts on seeking another term as Dunedin mayor?

Read D Scene for disheartening answers…

*Note to Mayor Chin: There is no group called “Save Harrop Street”. You listened to the (gutsy and polite) incorporated society Hands off Harrop, as well as other stakeholders and council personnel.

We hope that’s not “Swann” you mean, given your confusion with names.

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Other stories:

Stadium fight hits court by Michelle Sutton (page 6)
‘Brook price confirmed by Michelle Sutton (page 6)

Councillors become rubber-stampers (page 13)
Dunedin people need to complain loudly about city council decisions, says former councillor and 2007 defeated mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis.

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