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Ridding DCHL of conflicts of interest, Otago business monopoly ‘by director’, and other ghouls

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 12/08/2011
Council votes to revamp City Holdings
By Wilma McCorkindale – Southland Times / D Scene
The Dunedin City Council has voted to accept radical recommendations in a confidential report that slams governance of its holdings company. Mayor Dave Cull last night said the council was seeking legal and accounting advice on how it could implement the measures suggested by the report’s author, governance and business leader Warren Larsen. Mr Larsen suggests a radical overhaul of governance of the council-owned holdings company Dunedin City Holdings Ltd and a review of the “fit” of its subsidiary companies to council requirements.

The Dunedin City Holdings board should be “entirely reconstituted”, it said, recommending three externally sourced directors for an initial three-year term. All should be independent and drawn from a New Zealand-wide recruitment search, initially beyond the Otago region. Ideally, there should be an increase in the pool of women directors and “younger, high-potential, competent directors”.

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CRITICAL Dunedin City Council meeting

UPDATED 11 August 2011

Dunedin City Council
Media Release

Larsen report now available

This item was published on 11 Aug 2011.

A recent governance review of the Dunedin City Council companies was conducted by Warren Larsen. A public copy of his report is now available and a related report on the future cashflows from Dunedin City Holdings Limited is also now available.

If you would like a paper copy of the report, please contact Customer Services via dcc@dcc.govt.nz or on 477 4000.

Contact Mayor Dave Cull on 477 4000.

Related documents:

Future Cash Flows from Dunedin City Holdings Limited (PDF, 388.3 KB)
The report presented to the Finance, Strategy and Development Committee on 25 July 2011 regarding the future cash flows from Dunedin City Holdings Limited.

Warren Larsen Report (PDF, 3.9 MB)
Governance review of all companies in which Dunedin City Council and/or Dunedin City Holdings Limited has an equity interest of 50% or more.

DCC webpage

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A meeting of the Dunedin City Council will be held on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, in the Conference Room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, at 2.00 PM

The agenda lists those plentiful items to be discussed with the public excluded.

Agenda – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 132.2 KB)

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 451.4 KB)
Final 2010/11 Carry Forward Budgets

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Dunedin (New Zealand) Masters Games Governance Changes

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 67.4 KB)
Development Contributions Policy Review – Hearings and Deliberations Process

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 660.5 KB)
Octagon Free Wireless – Internet Access

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 59.9 KB)
Maori Participation Working Party Membership

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 3.5 MB)
Strategic Cycle Network

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 86.6 KB)
Representation Review

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 86.8 KB)
Security for Borrowings

Report – Council – 10/08/2011 (PDF, 502.6 KB)
Electoral System For Future Local Authority Elections

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This part of the Council meeting was held on Monday, 8 August 2011, at Otakou Marae, Tamatea Road, Otakou, following a powhiri commencing at 11.00 AM

Agenda – Council – 08/08/2011 (PDF, 71.6 KB)

Report – Council – 08/08/2011 (PDF, 2.0 MB)
Draft Pukekura Reserves Management Plan – Approval for Public Consultation

Report – Council – 08/08/2011 (PDF, 808.7 KB)
Māori Participation Processes

Report – Council – 08/08/2011 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Kāi Tahu Engagement with the Dunedin City Council

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### radionz.co.nz Monday 8 August 2011 at 14:10
Afternoons with Jim Mora
Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium
Dunedin ratepayers are facing the prospect of even higher rates to pay for the $200 million stadium. Rates next year could go up by nearly 12 per cent because of a looming budget shortfall. Jim talks to former Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin and project critic Dunedin City Councillor Lee Vandervis.
Audio Ogg Vorbis MP3 (17′10″)

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The dormouse sleeps.

### ODT Online Fri, 5 Aug 2011
Ex-mayor Chin named in constitutional panel
Former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin is among a dozen high-profile New Zealanders who have been selected to oversee a review of the nation’s constitutional arrangements.
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Cartoon – 5 August 2011

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