Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull's plea for a fresh start fell
on deaf ears yesterday, after Cr Lee Vandervis mounted a bid
to grab more power at the inaugural meeting of the new
Dunedin City Council.
The Dunedin City Council is to increase the number of public
forums it holds in a bid to improve community engagement with
The two decades of service given to Dunedin by former city
councillors Paul Hudson and Teresa Stevenson has been
formally recognised, thanks given and tributes made by
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has taken
the first opportunity to flex his new mayoral powers by
sending a message to outspoken councillor Lee Vandervis.
One of the first major issues for the incoming Dunedin City
Council to consider could be assuming control of the city's
public transport network.
The Dunedin City Council will review some of the assumptions
underpinning its planning efforts, after census data revealed
slower-than-expected growth in the city.
Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has been accused of
misrepresenting former Olympian Kashi Leuchs' views on
cycleways to ''push forward his own agenda'' at a recent
Dunedin City Council meeting.
The Dunedin City Council will begin building a temporary
rescue boat launching ramp at the north end of the St Clair
Beach sea wall next week, after this week dumping another
1000 tonnes of rock along the wall.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull extended his victory margin slightly
when the Dunedin City Council's final election results were
One of Dunedin's incoming city councillors, businessman Doug
Hall, is remaining tight-lipped about conflicts of interest
after a top-level meeting with Dunedin City Council staff
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