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DCC: Mick Reece’s replacement

Updated post Wed, 8 Jul 2015 at 10:52 p.m.

Richard Saunders, detail [odt.co.nz] 1bw### ODT Online Wed, 8 Jul 2015
Well served with recreation facilities
By David Loughrey
[…] Richard Saunders (35), from Auckland, returned last year to Dunedin, where he completed a masters degree in geography in 2004 at the University of Otago. He moved south to work at the Dunedin City Council, and last week became the council’s group manager of parks, recreation and aquatics. Read more

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How to make a city VERY ANGRY.

“What we need to do is put all those back on the table,” he said, and consider their cost effectiveness, how long they may last, and “then we can make a decent decision on it”. –Richard Saunders

### ODT Online Wed, 8 Jul 2015
No plans to replace beach sand
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin City Council has no immediate plans to replace sand lost from dunes at city beaches. Instead, it will monitor the situation, continue to seek advice, and again consider long-term options for the area. […] Mr Saunders said consultants would provide advice, and the council would be asked to make decisions on that advice.
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DCC: Services and development #staffappointment

Simon Pickford [stuff.co.nz] 2Dunedin City Council – Media Release
DCC General Manager Services and Development Appointed

This item was published on 30 Jul 2014

A new General Manager Services and Development has been appointed at the DCC, filling a position vacated by Dr Sue Bidrose after she was appointed CEO. The position is to be filled by Simon Pickford, who is currently the Manager of Executive Services at New Plymouth District Council – an Executive Leadership Team role which has seen him responsible for corporate planning and policy, long-term planning, communications, legal services, iwi relations and democratic services. Dr Bidrose says Mr Pickford will bring an excellent mix of skills and experience to his new role.

“Since leaving the private sector and coming into local government in 2002, he has worked in a range of roles across the sector, from community planning and engagement to regulatory services, customer services, and arts and culture. I am sure this cross-sector experience will be valuable to both Mr Pickford and the DCC when he takes on his new position here.”

His previous role at NPDC was Manager Customer and Regulatory Services, which included building, planning, consents, animal control, environmental health and parking, front of house and call centre operations. Prior to this he worked at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth’s combined library and museum. He has also undertaken the role of Acting Director of the Govett Brewster Art Gallery. Mr Pickford originally moved from the UK to New Zealand in 1998. In the UK his roles included Commissioning Editor for Elsevier Science, a publishing group in London.

Mr Pickford will take up his role at the DCC in early October.
Contact Acting Chief Executive on 03 477 4000.

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### stuff.co.nz Last updated 17:22 30/07/2014
New Plymouth council manager heads south (via Taranaki Daily News)

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