Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has laid a complaint
with the police against Allied Press over the publication of
an Otago Daily Times article rating councillors'
performance in the last term.
Cr Vandervis says the October 21 article breaches the 2001
Local Electoral Act by attempting to interfere with or
influence voters in the process of voting in the local body
His complaint was taken by police yesterday.
Police confirmed a complaint was received, but declined to
Cr Vandervis also referred his concerns to Dunedin electoral
officer Pam Jordan, who said legal advice had been taken and
she would not be lodging a complaint with the police.
ODT editor Murray Kirkness had no comment other than
to say the company would wait for due process to take its