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YOUR GUIDE To the 2013 Election Candidates


CONTENTS Instructions........................................................................................................................................................... 2 THE CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL......................................................................................................................... 4 Dave CULL..................................................................................................................................................... 5 Martini SAMSON...........................................................................................................................................

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John BEZETT.................................................................................................................................................... 9 Hendrik KOCH............................................................................................................................................... 11 Jinty MACTAVISH........................................................................................................................................... 13 Tracey SMITH................................................................................................................................................. 15 Chris MARLOW.............................................................................................................................................. 17 EXPLAINING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED......................................................................................................19


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COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


Dave CULL “Fiscal responsibility and future

POLITICAL SHAPE Socially/ Culturally Liberal

focus”

“Dunedin has a fantastic future, but we will only achieve it with a shared community vision, transparent processes and responsible leadership. All parts of our community and city should be valued and engaged. I lead the diverse Greater Dunedin team of talented, energetic candidates determined to put Dunedin back on track economically, socially and environmentally.

Contact:

@davecullnz

Lives in:

Andersons Bay

Family/Marital:

Ticket/Party:

Dave Wife 2x Children

dave.cull@dcc.org.nz

dave.cull.facebook.com

Less Council Powers

Greater Dunedin

03 866 8855

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative Greater Council Powers

LIFE TIMELINE University of Otago BA, Pols (Hons) 1969

TV Co-Host

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade preferred

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

As the name was gifted to us it makes sense that we use it. I personally think it is very appropriate and will simply take some getting used to by the public.

Dunedin City Council 2010-2013

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES For

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Mayor

Various Publications 1997-2011

Various Locations 1972-1989

Against

Dunedin City Council 2007-2010

Non-Fiction Author

Builder

Age

Councillor

Maggies Garden Show TVNZ Home Front 1991-2000 1997-2005

For Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

Unfortunately we’ve waited long enough for the student community to clean up their act a liquor ban is a well researched solution that is bold and a needed culture change.

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Not Sure DCC Control of Public Transport

Currently the ORC funds our PT a lot better than we could. I’d love to see improved services one day but whether the time is now is not clear.

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Not Sure Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

If the city would benefit than this would be an inevitable change, not sure if the appetite is there amongst the public.

Against Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin

Unlike others I think the days of fossil fuel extraction are behind us and that there are smarter more sophisticated things Dunedin could focus on.

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COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


Martini SAMSON

POLITICAL SHAPE

“The time has come” I have always taken a keen interest in local body politics and current events. I have been an active supporter and participant of local community activities. The time has come to take the next step, in advocating for youth, elderly, and other disadvantaged sectors of our community.

Lives in:

martini.samson

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Contact:

-

Family/Marital:

Ticket/Party: INDEPENDENT

Martini Partner 1x Daughter Independent

Brighton

LIFE TIMELINE

Otago Polytechnic

03 894 6678

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative Greater Council Powers

Age

Youth Worker

Carpentry 1998

25

Brighton Primary 1991-2010

7 Founder

Dunedin Schools

Dunedin City Council Youth Forum 2007-2012

Kapa Haka Instructor 2001-2005

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES Against

Less Council Powers

Against

Against

?

Not Sure

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

DCC Control of Public Transport

I used to be for it but then I think it costs to much now. Carisbrook should just have been cleaned up a bit and got the community involved.

I thought it could have had a way better name- why not run a competition and get a few young people involved?

Won’t sovle drinking problems. I think its is best to leave that to the government. Killing off Gardies and the Bowler were the most stupid decisions in my opinion.

I think the buses could be improved for sure, but should that be with the DCC or maybe a separate company like Auckland Transport.

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Not Sure Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

Not sure if the changes would help or harm Dunedin would have to get more information first.

For Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin Yeah I think we probably could do a bit more without harming the environment. Drilling under the ocean far off the cost would probably be safe enough and create lots of jobs, so good yeah?


COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


John BEZETT

POLITICAL SHAPE

“Encouraging Growth and Development” Totally committed to Dunedin, with strong family values, and a successful jewellery business, he has been chairman of numerous committees plus being a member of many others connected with Dunedin’s development and well being. John’s main interest has always been furthering the economic growth of the city, and in particular creating employment.

Contact:

Lives in:

Vauxhall

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Family/Marital:

John Wife 4x Children jbezett@dcc.govt.nz

Less Council Powers

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Ticket/Party:

None 03 454 3493

LIFE TIMELINE

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative Greater Council Powers

Chairman

University of Otago

Age

NZ Masters Games 2010-2013

BCom BA 1969

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Bezett Jewellers

Dunedin City Council 1998-2010

Owner Operator 1972-2012

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES For

Against

For

Against

?

For

Not

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

DCC Control of Public Transport

Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin

We needed a new stadium and it was better to go all out then do a “patch up job”. Dunedin is now all the better for it.

Pretending to have a “public poll” and then slipping in a PC adjustment is not transparent and not fair. This is the kind of trickery that upsets the public big time.

High time that we introduced a sensible and transposable drinking culture.Getting kids of the streets is the first part of that.

Dunedin is just to small and the council to financially fraught to manage such a change now. I’m not convinced it would improve services.

I’ll have to see what changes are expected in the up coming changes in the LGA review.

If Dunedin has any kind of future of prosperity and high employment I see it in off sure mineral wealth. We’ve sent the wrong signals for long enough.


COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


Hendrik KOCH

POLITICAL SHAPE

“Socially Just, Environmentally Sustainable” I have been an environmental and social justice activist for over 30 years and am still determined to make a difference. Local issues such as global warming, coastal erosion, sewage treatment, habitat protection, water quality, public transport, healthy homes, student celebrations, local employment and community facilities all rely on the Council hearing your voice your vision for the future !

Contact:

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Lives in:

Portobello

LIFE TIMELINE

Landscape Draftsman

Massey University Education, Fine Arts 1972-1975

DCC 1985-1987

Otago Polytechnic Environmental Studies Economics 1978-1982

Ticket/Party:

Hendrik 4x Children

Community Vision

For

03 478 0311

Fortune Theatre 1989-1992

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative

Co-ordinator

Age

Shetland Street Conservation Nursery 2010-2012

Otago Museum 1991-1995

Set Designer

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Greater Council Powers

Display Artist

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11 Trustee

Farm Manager

Dunedin Environment Centre Trust 2007-2012

Manuka Farm Nursery 1997-2011

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES Against

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Family/Marital:

manukafarm@paradise.net.

hendrik.koch.940

Less Council Powers

Against

For

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

DCC Control of Public Transport

Time has shown us just what poor spending the stadium was. Have always been against, always will be.

I think it sounds great and reflects a part of our settler history that wasn’t capture in the previous ESM.

Look what these kids need is responsible drinking environments coming down hard with bans and draconian punishments is not the way.

Absolutely needs to be a priority for our city.. With an aging population, peak oil and the climate crisis knocking on our door, council needs to get on board the PT journey.

Against Amalgamation of ORC and DCC Not convinced that the community would continue to have as much say in developments and projects as they do now. I think the split works well.

Against Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin Not in our backyard. Too much to lose, and people who think we would actually benefit -have their heads stuck in come middle eastern tar sands.


COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


Jinty MACTAVISH

POLITICAL SHAPE

“Positive, secure and sustainable future” I believe that we need to interpret the challenges posed by rising debt, climate change and resource limits as an opportunity to build stronger and more resilient communities. I’d love to live in a Dunedin with an abundance of fresh food, powered by distributed renewable energy, linked by accessible sustainable transport options and offering its young people exciting job opportunities.

Contact:

Lives in:

Andersons Bay

crjintymactavish

@jintymact

LIFE TIMELINE

Family/Marital:

Jinty

Greater Dunedin

Partner

www.jintymactavish.co.nz

03 891 6678

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative

Convenor

350.org Dunedin 2010-2011

Enviroschools Program 2008-2011

BSc Botany Ecology 2005

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Greater Council Powers

Youth Worker

University of Otago

Age 25

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University of Otago

Dunedin City Council 2007-2013

Lessons from a Melting Ice cap 2008-2009

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES For

Councillor

Film Maker

Masters Science Communications 2008

Against

Ticket/Party:

Less Council Powers

For

For

For

Against

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

DCC Control of Public Transport

Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin

Three problems with the stadium. 1. Money could have been better spent. 2. Community totally ignored. 3. Now our liability for the next 40 years.

Wasn’t too happy that it came out after the original names suggested, but nice for local iwi to have an appropriate input.

I’d like to see how it works and if it doesn’t bring about the culture change I’d consider rethinking it in 4 or 5 years.

Absolute must. Our cities transport as an entire network is extremely single occupancy reliant. As a city it is one of the key areas we could tackle in really future proofing Dunedin.

Would be a little concerned with the loss of representation but in principle I think its probably and inevitable change.

Potential and irreversible costs to our city and its surrounding environment just don’t come near any benefits that we’re meant to get.


COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


Tracey SMITH “Vote affirmatively, Vote Local,

POLITICAL SHAPE Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Vote Smith”

The fore-fathers of Dunedin constructed our town and we are proud of what they have built. We now have the opportunity to bring our council into balance and elect also the inclusive and compassionate voice. A voice which takes consideration of people, the environment, our business and industry, our progress, in a caring and sustainable way thereby returning a sense of prosperity to all in the community.

Contact:

Lives in:

LIFE TIMELINE Inverlochy Art School

Carlton Hill

Tracey 1x Daughter

tsmith.wordpress.com/

Independent

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative

03 891 6678

Greater Council Powers

PresIdent

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Chair 2010-2013

Womens Refuge

15 Midwinter Carnival

Queens High School

Councillor 1984-1989

Trustee 2008

Board of Trustees 1997-2011

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES For

Age

Dunedin Safer Community Council

YWCA Dunedin 1991-2000

General Certificate 1982

Against

Ticket/Party: INDEPENDENT

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Family/Marital:

Less Council Powers

Against

For

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

DCC Control of Public Transport

This went strictly against the consideration of normal peoples opinions- a project for the old boys club of Dunedin- not on my watch!

I thinks is highly appropriate to acknowledge to contribution iwi made to this community and what a fitting what to express it. Captures what the museum is about too.

No such a hardline approach will not help things. We need to welcome the students and make them feel like this is there home too. This is about respect.

PT in Dunedin is awful. I’m sorry but it really is let us control it and bring back the cable cars that made us famous in NZ.

For Amalgamation of ORC and DCC Yes, most people don’t understand the differences anyway. Usually just an excuse for bureaucrats to take longer in deciding.

Against Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin No protecting our natural environment is one of our assets as a city time we realised its under threat and this is how.


COUNCIL CANDIDATE

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Like what I see!

Not for me!


Chris MARLOW

POLITICAL SHAPE

“Transparent and responsible decisions” I am a fifth generation Dunedinite, and have held numerous positions in commerce, law and social justice. My policy is to create a modern blueprint for the future economic and social direction of the city and incentives to attract new business, jobs and industry to the city. My priority is to tackle record debt and costs but at the same time balance that with social responsibilities.

Contact:

Lives in:

LIFE TIMELINE

St Clair

Chris Wife 3x Children Chris@consultmarlow.com

Independent 03 448 3458

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

International Business Consultant

Age 54

Consult Marlow 2007-2010

Commercial Lawyer

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President

Various Locations 1972-1989

National Councillor

Te Aroha Chamber of Commerce 1997-2011

Red Cross Society 2010-2013

POSITION ON FUTURE ISSUES

POSITION ON PAST ISSUES Against

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Greater Council Powers

NZ/Queensland Business Council 1991-2000

LLB PG Dip Law 1969

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative

President

University of Otago

Against

Ticket/Party: INDEPENDENT

Vote-Chris-Marlow

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Family/Marital:

Less Council Powers

For

Against

For

For

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin

DCC Control of Public Transport

Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin

Not the kind of thing the city should ever have been able to afford. If Christchurch is hesitating why did we even play around with stadium pipe dreams.

Absolutely silly waste of time. Give the name the public wants.

Time to get tough and tell the few trouble makers to keep it at home.

An excellent example of what the council should not be getting involved with. I we needed it we’d have it by now.

If it creates savings and efficiencies than that’s what we need.

The only real way of keeping Dunedin growing into the future. You can’t have it both ways, look at Australia- minerals means jobs.


EXPLAINING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED

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How we gathered it...! What it means...! How it might help...!


Who are they? GENERAL PROFILE

Candidate NAME

Political Shape

“Campaign Slogan or Mission StateA brief candidate statement consisting of no more than 80 words and Ideally written in the first person. Candidates were free to cover whatever topics they liked including biographical information, policy information and even waffley campaign summaries.

Lives in:

@twitterhandle

facebook

Name

Independent

1x Child

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Conservative

Greater Council Control

Life Timeline

Chairman

University of Otago

Dunedin City Council 1998-2010

WHY THIS INFORMATION? Political scientists tell us that voters usually want to know 4 pieces of information about a candidate when they are deciding who to vote for.

Position on Past Issues Against

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Councilor

Bezett Jewellers

What is there background? LIFE TIMELINE Page

Age

NZ Masters Games 2010-2013

BCom BA 1969

Owner Operator 1972-2012

Against

Position on Future Issues Against

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Not Sure

?

Not Sure

For

Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin Area

DCC Control of Public Transport

Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade prefered

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade prefered

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade prefered

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade prefered

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade prefered

Nice Idea but we bit off way more than we could chew. Carisbrook upgrade prefered

signed to quickly and clearly gather and present this information as laid out in the four sections provided with each candidate. HOW THE INFORMATION IS GATHERED AND WAS IT FAIR?

the campaign period. As is explained on following pages some elements, such as the candidate statements and issue comments, were open text answers while other parts, such as the political shape and for/against issue positions, were in a more restricted form so as to provide clarity.

All candidates were given equal opportunity and questions in completing these profiles. Once completed, candidates were able to see what their final All candidates running for Mayor results and responses looked like or councillor were individualand where invited to review any ly interviewed and questioned answers they believed misrepreThese candidate profiles were de- during the 4 months leading up to sented them. Who are they? How are their political ideas different from other politicians? What is there background? Where do they stand and what are there policies on particular issues?

How are their political ideas different from other politicians? POLITICAL SHAPE Page

Socially/ Culturally Conserv-

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative

03 Phone Number

website or email adress

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Ticket Logo Suburb

Contact:

Ticket/Party:

Family/Marital:

Less Council Control

Where do they stand and what are there policies on particular issues? POSITIONS ON ISSUES Page

19 General Profile Candidates were asked in advance to provide their full name, a recent photo, campaign slogan (0-10 words), a brief introductory statement (50 words), campaign ticket and if desired information relating to their local suburb and Family or Relationship status. In addition to this candidates were able to provide a number of other methods of contact such as email, phone number, and facebook and twitter contact details.


POLITICAL SHAPE

EXAMPLE QUESTION

Socially/ Culturally Liberal

Policies to fight global warming should be encouraged even if it hampers economic growth or employment completely agree

tend to agree

neutral

open to change

Less Council Control

tend to disagree

completely disagree

no opinion

Environmental/ Regulatory Liberal

Fiscally Progressive

Fiscally Conservative

Socially/ Culturally Conservative

Environmental/ Regulatory Conservative Greater Council Control

left leaning

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POLITICAL SHAPE This section uses a political visualisation tool used in the European Union elections and developed by the Sotomo Project at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. (see www.euprofiler.eu) Originally known as “the smart spider” it builds a political shape on a spidergraph that sits across 8 different dimensions which distinguish the major ideological differences between politicians. HOW IS THAT SHAPE MADE? This shape is generated by asking candidates there views on 40

local political questions that are divided into the 8 catagories or political directions- 5 questions on each. Candidates may respond with 1 of 5 answers: completely agree, tend to agree, neutral, tend to disagree, completely agree. (see example above) These responses are then quantified and applied to the spider graph. The stronger the support of a political direction, the further out the shape will extend towards the edge- the stronger the disagreement the closer to the centre. It is important to note however

that while categories are placed on opposite sides of the graph this does not mean that they are mutually exclusive but rather traditionally seen to be in political conflict. In this way, a candidate is able to both agree and disagree with certain aspects of either side and have this view reflected as such. Finding out what your own political shape looks like is a useful way of discovering which candidates you agree with. Generate your own shape at “elections. org.nz/localelections/mypoliticalshape”

closed to change

right leaning WHY THESE DIMENSIONS? One of the reasons these particular dimensions were chosen is because they map over with the 4 pillars of local government as set out in the Local Governments Act 2001. • • • •

Social Responsibility Environmental Responsibility Economic Responsibility Democratic Responsibility

Thus the political shape broadly shows us how candidates would respond to meeting those 4 responsibilities.


MORE COUNCIL POWERS

Refers to policies that increase the autonomy and number of decisions made at council level. Such a view would see power weakened at parliamentary, regional council and community board level. eg- Amalgamation of Regional and City council

LESS COUNCIL POWERS

Refers to policies that decrease the autonomy and number of decisions made at council level. Such a view would see power strengthened instead of parliamentary, regional council and community board level. eg- Give community boards a discretionary budget of their own

BUT WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT SYMBOLS AND CATEGORIES MEAN? The different dimensions placed around the graph represent the broad areas of local politics that usually divide most councillors and politicians. In local politics, ideology and party politics are not as common and thus the fundamental differences between politicians is harder distinguish. What the smart spider shows however is that some of broad directions of popular political decision making still apply at a local level but are more mixed- candi-

SOCIALLY/ CULTURALLY LIBERAL

Refers to policies that promote indigeounous rights, multiculturalism, personal autonomy and the need to compensate social inequalities in the community.

eg- Include indigenous language signage in facilities

SOCIALLY/ CULTURALLY CONSERVATIVE

Refers to policies that restrict and enforce fairness and order in the community. Protect society from moral hazard and social ills. Retain traditional cultural understandings.

ENVIRONMENTAL/ ENVIRONMENTAL/ FISCALLY REGULATORY REGULATORY PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE

Refers to policies that Refers to policies that pro- Refers to policies that seek to “cut red tape” and tect and restrict use of the increase the councils reduce the rules and regu- natural and built environ- role in the local economy lations enforced by local ment. It seeks to minimise by raising revenue and government. Freedom to the communities impact increasing spending in use natural resources and on natural resources and both capital projects and surrounding environment actively promote ideas of operational budgets. without consultation or sustainability. penalties. eg- strictly enforce a eg- allow individuals eg- restrict coal boilers eg- introduce a regional city wide liquor ban and to build what they like, and encourage cleaner fuel tax to pay for alterincrease fines where they like wood chips natives

dates for example night want to keep spending tight while protecting the environment but also vote in a “socially liberal” way. How the categories are placed around the spectrum is not random. In order to make stronger links with how you might connect with politics in other political arenas, the directions largely map over with traditional political understandings. Where economic/social ideas are placed left to right while liberal/conservative(or open and closed) ideas are placed top and bottom.

HOW ARE THOSE COLOURS CHOSEN? DO THEY MEAN ANYTHING? Yes. The colours are generated by candidates responses to the Political Shape survey. The stronger a candidate agrees or disagrees with a particular direction the higher or lower numerical value they generate. One step along the levels of agreement is worth 5 places with strongly against counting as 0 and strongly for counting as 20. The top 3 highest valued categories (with 5 questions in each category ) are then mixed relative to 8 traditional uses of colour in politics (see

FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE Refers to policies that decrease the councils role in the local economy by raising revenue and increasing spending in both capital projects and operational budgets. eg-hold rates below the rate of inflation, cut services

below). These are then placed over with the four spectrum’s that make up the CMYK colour space and a unique political colour is generated. Symbol

Colour

CMYK 0.0.0.100 0.0.0.0 50.100.0.20 0.50.100.20 0.0.100.20 100.0.100.20 0.100.100.20 100.50.0.20

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Life Timeline

Chairman

University of Otago

Dunedin City Council 1998-2010

Owner Operator 1972-2012

Position on Past Issues

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Construction of the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Against Naming of Toitu- Early Settlers Museum

LIFE TIMELINE The life time line is filled in according to the candidate and uses the format of the Linked In professional social network. Stating a Job title, organisations/ name and the approximate years involved. For educational or vocational institutions the name of the institution followed by the courses completed followed by years attended is included. It is useful to note that the physical length of a time-line section

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Councillor

Bezett Jewellers

Against

Age

NZ Masters Games 2010-2013

BCom BA 1969

Position on Future Issues Against Introduction of Liquor Ban in North Dunedin Area

is relative only to that candidates other activities and not between candidates as the ages between candidates may vary greatly. ISSUE POSITIONS Candidates were asked ‘how they would vote in council ?” on a number of locally specific issues. Candidates were able to choose between For and against or not sure( which may included genuine uncertainty, an abstention or conflict of interest). Candidates were then able to provide 140 characters qualifying their answer.

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?

Not Sure

DCC Control of Public Transport

Not Sure Amalgamation of ORC and DCC

For

Oil, Gas and Fracking around Dunedin

It is important to note that whether a candidate was “for or against” an issue does not by any means indicate that either option is by itself “good” or “bad” but rather that if a motion was put in a particular way, then this is how a candidate would vote in response.

use media reports, council agendas and minutes and candidate consultation in the formation of the issues.You can find out who decided your top local issues as well as a brief description of each issue at www.elections.org.nz/ localexperts.

HOW WERE THESE “ISSUES” CHOSEN? A panel of local and politically neutral experts were asked to identify the top 3 most salient issues in the past and the top 3 in the future. They were advised to

Disclaimer: The issue positions while indicative of how a candidate might vote or might have voted to not attempt to be an actual voting record and therefore have not been checked.for accuracy.


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