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On 12 October 2012 the Central Otago District Council considered the submissions received on its initial proposal
regarding the representation arrangements for the Council and its constituent community boards to apply for the
elections to be held on 12 October 2013.
The Council received 120 submissions on its proposal. Of this number twenty-four submissions were in favour of the
Council's proposal for 8 Councillors elected at large. Ninety-five submitters disagreed with the proposal for at-large
elections of councillors. (Note one submission was solely related to the point about the name change for a community
board and didn't comment on anything further within the proposal).
The submissions that contained objections to various elements of the proposal can be summarised as follows:
• A common theme through submissions was "it ain't broke, so why fix it?"
• Some submitters felt that voting at large could lay the way open for pressure groups, special interest groups or block
voting to dominate.
• Submitters raised concerns about eight councillors not being a sufficient number to deal with the sizeable workload.
• Many submitters raised concerns that the smaller communities in the district would miss out under an at-large
system, as the perception was that candidates from more populated areas would be voted in leaving less populous
regions without a local representation at the Council table.
• Many submitters raised the point that Central Otago is too large a geographic area to be adequately served by eight
• Submitters felt the ward-system provided them with the best (local) representation.
• Some submitters questioned what benefit(s) the change of system would bring.
• A few submitters said they would feel more comfortable with a mixed (at-large and ward-based) model.
• One submitter proposed a three community board model -- Cromwell and surrounds; Alexandra and Clyde; and a third
rural ward encompassing Maniototo, Roxburgh, Omakau and Earnscleugh/Manuherikia
Having considered all the submissions, Council noted that submitters had raised the issue of the importance of local
representation and a high level of uncertainty about councils elected at large. Once Council decided (through a close
vote) to go with 10 councillors elected on a ward basis (the status quo), going with the status quo for the rest of the
proposal was seen as the soundest decision that could be made at this time, given current legislative rules regarding
The one item from the Initial Proposal of 15 August that survived the process was that Councillors agreed to adopt the
name change of Teviot Valley Community Board for the board currently known as Roxburgh Community Board.
The Final Proposal (based largely on the status quo) therefore is:
i. 1 Mayor elected by electors of the district as a whole (at-large).
ii. 10 Councillors elected by ward. (3 Cromwell, 3 Alexandra, 2 Earnscleugh-Manuherikia, 1 Maniototo, 1 Roxburgh)
iii. Communities for Community Boards be based on existing ward boundaries -- the current five wards of Cromwell,
Maniototo, Roxburgh, Alexandra and Earnscleugh-Manuherikia.
iv. Four Community Boards remain named:
Cromwell Community Board, Vincent Community Board, Maniototo Community Board
Teviot Valley Community Board (currently known as Roxburgh Community Board)
v. Community Board composition remains as it is currently (status quo).
Any person who made a submission on the Council's initial proposal may lodge an appeal against the Council's decision.
An appeal must relate to the matters raised in that person's submission.
Any other person who objects to the final proposal may lodge an objection to the Council's final proposal. Any objection
must identify the matters to which the objection relates.
Appeals and objections must be made in writing and be forwarded to:
CODC Representation Review 2012
PO Box 122, Alexandra 9340
Fax: 03 448 9196, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appeals must be received by Council no later than 5pm Monday 26 November 2012.
Any queries regarding the Council's decision should be directed to the CEO on (03) 440 0056 or email@example.com
CENTRAL OTAGO DISTRICT COUNCIL
FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS
FOR THE 2013 LOCAL ELECTIONS
Water Treatment Plant / Water & Waste Water
We are looking for an experienced operator to join our team based in sunny, scenic
You will be involved in daily operation of the water treatment plants, maintenance
of the waste water pump stations, routine inspection and maintenance of water &
waste water reticulation and grounds maintenance. Due to the nature of the work,
you will also be rostered on an after-hours call out system for emergencies.
You will be a self motivated problem solver with a strong focus on safety and
quality. You must have a National Certificate in Water Treatment , or experience in
the operation of water treatment plants and reticulation of water & waste water
systems. Ideally you will hold, or be working towards, a National Certificate in Water
Reticulation including the waste water strand, and must have a full Class 2 licence
with WTR endorsements.
We can offer you the opportunity to work amongst breathtaking scenery within a
closeknit team environment and the opportunity to develop your career.
The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and
Apply online at www.fultonhogan.com/careers behind reference 492635 or
contact Patrice Wilkin on 03 336 5107 for more details. Alternatively, post your
application to Patrice Wilkin, Fulton Hogan, P O Box 16064, Hornby, Christchurch.
PARTS & ACCESSORIES SALES
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Going from strength to strength we are looking for a capable and
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The ideal applicant will possess the following key attributes;
- A positive, 'can-do' attitude
- A quick learner
- Slick on the computer
- A good head for numbers
- A great phone manner
- A genuine desire to be of help
- A knowledge and interest in vehicles
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