In six weeks, Dunedin residents will have the opportunity
to have their say on the city's future at the 2010 local
government elections. Dunedin City Council reporter David
Loughrey looks at the council's record in the last triennium,
considers the issues that will dominate the election, and
asks: Does the council listens to its citizens?
Voting patterns at the Dunedin City Council vary, but on most
votes relating to the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Crs Fliss
Butcher, Kate Wilson, Dave Cull, Teresa Stevenson and Chris
Staynes have voted against the project.
The Dunedin City Council's hearings
committee faces a difficult decision, after passionate
arguments on both sides about the future use of John Wilson
Ocean Dr, committee chairman Cr Colin Weatherall says.