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DCC encourages Election Candidates

FYI Dunedin Issue 41 July 2016 (PDF, 251.1 KB)

DCC FYI Issue 41 July 2016 Chief Executives Desk

DCC FYI Issue 41 July 2016 Call for Candidates (1)

Read online or source back copies at:
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/fyi-dunedin

█ HOT PRESS.— Fees and Charges
Most DCC fees and charges will rise by an average of 3% from 1 July.

IMPORTANT DATES
Nominations for candidates open Friday, 15 July and close 12 noon on Friday, 12 August.

ENROLMENT TO VOTE
Check your enrolment details online at www.elections.org.nz or at any NZ Post Shop.

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Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

*Images: screenshots by whatifdunedin

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Murdoch: New Year’s Honours

Received by Tweet at 12:46 PM – 4 Jan 2015

Sharon Murdoch @domesticanimal My New Year Honours List in honour of the Casserole Makers & Feeders of Stray Animals. #cartoon @sundaystartimes

Cartoon - Sharon Murdoch New Years Honours List (SST 4.1.15) B6c7s5wCcAAR2fJ[click to enlarge]

Observably, Dunedin people failed to nominate their closest creepy-crawly political alliances and BFFs for honours this year. We’re learning!!

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DCC website: Candidate profiles

David Shearer 1 [3news.co.nz]HOT PRESS —.
David Shearer stands down from Labour Party leadership

Mr Shearer stood down as party leader this afternoon, citing discontent amongst his caucus and poor party polling results.

LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS

DCC has published all candidate profiles and photographs at its website.

Unfortunately, the web page formatting allows no easy cross-comparison between the candidates since there is no ‘one-glance’ photobank of candidate images (named and dated!) with hover statements and links provided to the full candidate statements.

As usual, the DCC website is from the dark ages.
Happy fishing, everyone.

Why are web designers and graphic designers in the employ of the council? To provide clear information to the council, residents, ratepayers and visitors. No stars for the Nominations Received pages (DCC, ORC and SDHB) and their navigation.

This is not a criticism angled at the highly organised and efficient electoral officer for Dunedin, Pam Jordan.

Visit the DCC website for more electoral information.

Mayoral Candidates 2013 Mayoral candidates 2013Left to right, (top) Hilary Calvert, Dave Cull, Kevin Dwyer, (middle) Pete George, Aaron Hawkins, Olivier Lequeux, (bottom) Steve McGregor, Lee Vandervis, Andrew Whiley

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DCC nominations —All the mops, brooms and feather dusters

Updated 22.8.13 at3:25 pm

Dunedin City Council Media Release
Local Body Nominations Close

This item was published on 16 Aug 2013.

Some local body candidates have been elected unopposed following the close of nominations. Current Dunedin City Councillor Andrew Noone has been re-elected unopposed to represent the Waikouaiti Coast-Chalmers Ward. Three community boards – Mosgiel Taieri, Strath Taieri and Waikouaiti Coast – have also been elected.
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More information is available at www.dunedin.govt.nz/elections.

CANDIDATE PROFILES are now available, follow the links here or go to the DCC website (Link).

Who are they 1

Mayor (1 vacancy)
1. Calvert, Hilary
2. Cull, Dave – Greater Dunedin ● Supports propping DVML
3. Dwyer, Kevin
4. George, Pete – Your Dunedin
5. Hawkins, Aaron – Green Dunedin
6. Lequeux, Olivier
7. McGregor, Steve
8. Vandervis, Lee – Independent
9. Whiley, Andrew – Independent

Central Ward (11 vacancies)
1. Benson-Pope, David – Independent ● Tired former councillor
2. Bezett, John – Independent ● Stadium Councillor
3. Calvert, Hilary
4. Cole, Phillip – Independent
5. Copeman, Ali – Greater Dunedin ● Otago Chamber of Commerce director
6. Crawford, Julian Lloyd – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
7. Cull, Dave – Greater Dunedin ● Supports propping DVML
8. Dixon, Malcolm – Independent
9. Dwyer, Kevin
10. Elder, Rachel – Independent ● Supports ORFU and stadium, dubious
11. Evans, John P.
12. Garey, Christine
13. George, Pete – Your Dunedin ● Supports propping rugby
14. Hall, Doug – Independent
15. Harrison, Lindsay – Independent
16. Harwood, Nigel – Independent
17. Hawkins, Aaron – Green Dunedin
18. Hernandez, Francisco (Fran) – Independent
19. Hudson, Paul Richard – Independent ● Stadium Councillor / ex DCHL
20. Lequeux, Olivier
21. Loo, Tat – Independent
22. MacTavish, Jinty – Greater Dunedin ● Supports propping DVML
23. Mitchell, Kim
24. Mosley, Irene – Greater Dunedin
25. Neill, Kevin – Independent
26. Nicholas, Letisha – Greater Dunedin
27. Peat, Neville – Independent
28. Ross, Tom
29. Staynes, Chris – Greater Dunedin ● Supports propping DVML
30. Stedman, ConradMetro Realty, pumps city real estate… few values
31. Stevenson, Teresa – Independent ● Tired councillor (first elected 1992)
32. Thomson, Richard – Greater Dunedin ● Supports propping DVML
33. Vandervis, Lee – Independent
34. Voight, Warren – Independent
35. Whiley, Andrew – Independent

Mosgiel Taieri Ward (2 vacancies)
1. Dillon, Martin
2. Lord, Mike – Greater Dunedin
3. Wilson, Kate – Greater Dunedin ● Supports propping DVML

Waikouaiti Coast – Chalmers Ward (1 vacancy)
1. Noone, Andrew – Independent ELECTEDStadium Councillor (first elected 1998)

Chalmers Community Board (6 vacancies)
1. Aitken, Mel
2. Austin, Jack – Independent
3. Cole, Peter – Independent
4. Dwyer, Kevin
5. Eddy, Duncan – Independent
6. Griffin, Francisca
7. Johnson, Trevor Alan
8. McErlane, Ange
9. Pedofski, Raewynne
10. Taylor, Jason – Green Dunedin
11. Walker, SteveLoves cycling too much?
12. Walker, Rachael

Otago Peninsula Community Board (6 vacancies)
1. Cameron, Wayne
2. Garey, Christine
3. Kellas, Lox
4. Langsbury, Hoani
5. Neill, Christine
6. Pope, Paul – Independent
7. Stevenson, Edna – Independent

Mosgiel Taieri Community Board (6 vacancies)
1. Catlow, Blackie – Independent ELECTED
2. Dillon, Martin ELECTED
3. Feather, Bill ELECTED
4. Nitis, Sarah – Independent ELECTED
5. Prendergast, Maurice Daniel – Independent ELECTED
6. Willis, Mark – Independent ELECTED

Saddle Hill Community Board (6 vacancies)
1. Hutchings, Jayin
2. Jemmett, Pamela
3. McFadyen, Keith
4. Moyle, John – Independent
5. Stenhouse, Leanne
6. Usher, Jonathan
7. Weatherall, Scott – Independent

Strath Taieri Community Board (6 vacancies)
1. Anderson, Russell – Independent ELECTED
2. Dowling, Bevan Thomas ELECTED
3. Dunn, Karen ELECTED
4. Matthews, Noel ELECTED
5. Williams, Barry – Independent ELECTED
6. Wilson, Joan ELECTED

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board (6 vacancies)
1. Brown, Mark ELECTED
2. Collings, Gerard ELECTED
3. Morrison, Alasdair ELECTED
4. Russell, Richard ELECTED
5. Scurr, Tracey ELECTED
6. Tait, Geraldine ELECTED

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Busted hacks! Media rates Cull and shiny-arsed suit brigade

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ODT Watch
Submitted on 2013/08/06 at 2:01 pm

I see Robin Charteris, former ODT editor, has written a letter to today’s ODT concerning the proposal for a regional political party of some description. What a woeful, intellectually light letter it is too. Unbelievable for a man who once was an editor of a city daily.
He would like Ian Taylor to head it and to include Stuart McLauchlan, Dave Cull, Peter McIntyre and Richard Thomson. Talk about a less than subtle plug for the election coming up. Sorry, Robin, you have overplayed this one.

ODT 6.8.13 Opinion page (detail) re-imaged

SMELL THAT SWEET SUCCESS
The stadium, ORFU, Delta, Hillside, lack of core infrastructure investment, St Clair seawall, +$650M council consolidated debt, storm damage, multimillion-dollar cycleways, ratepayer subsidy to DVML/attraction fund, NZ Post, SH88 realignment, Invermay, centralisation of health board jobs, on it goes . . . Cull drops out of the race to take up L(l)ama farming. [Thanks, Critic]

Ineffectuals like Cull lap up the current job-loss situation, grandstanding in the pre-election period wearing nothing but dull leaden boots. Where are Eion Edgar’s ‘men’? —are they really Sir J’s scrubby old team? The club armchairs have lost their stuffing.

### ODT Online Tue, 6 Aug 2013
Call to action goes out
By Rebecca Fox
A “call to action” has been issued to southern business, local government, agricultural and tertiary education leaders from Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull as part of the fight against job losses at AgResearch’s Invermay campus. Mr Cull has organised a “summit” meeting on August 14 to discuss the announcement proposing that 85 jobs are to go from Invermay by 2016. Mr Joyce confirmed in Saturday’s Otago Daily Times he was happy to arrange for the board and executives of AgResearch to meet local representatives and said he was prepared to meet a delegation of civic and business leaders to talk about regional development.
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Other ODT ‘bait’:
5.8.13 Call for South to form own party
3.8.13 Editorial: Time for South to fight

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22.5.13 Dunedin mayoralty and the Q-town heavies

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Nominations, TWO WEEKS to go !!!

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Nominations for Dunedin City councillorships and the mayoralty close on Friday 16 August.

So far, VERY POOR turnout —about the same for individual nominees’ expertise and capability.

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22.5.13 Dunedin mayoralty and the Q-town heavies

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Dunedin mayoralty and the Q-town heavies

Update 16.8.13
The full nominations list is published today at
DCC nominations —All the mops, brooms and feather dusters

Sir and Friends brought you the stadium and DCC’s MASSIVE consolidated debt.

How much more control do you want to give them ???

ODT Graphic 22.5.13### ODT Online Wed, 22 May 2013
Mayoral contest heats up
By Chris Morris
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull faces a political challenge – possibly from all sides – as the race for the city’s robe and chains later this year begins to heat up.
Queenstown businessman and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar yesterday confirmed he was behind a push to resurrect a Citizens Association-style group that could support candidates in October’s local body elections.
The idea had been raised with potential backers in Dunedin and, if confirmed, could see the group’s mayoral or council candidates offered financial support by the group, including from interested businessmen, he said. Sir Eion said he was prepared to help finance the right candidates’ campaigns himself, saying the city needed ”good leadership”.
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[ODT Graphic]

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