Former Dunedin mayor Russell Calvert has died, aged 102.
Mr Calvert lived in Richmond, near Nelson, at Oakwoods
He served as Dunedin's mayor from 1965-68, having moved to
the city during the Depression.
Mr Calvert became involved in Dunedin local body politics
through the Kew Ratepayers and Householders Association in
the 1940s, and was an organiser for the Dunedin Combined
Ratepayers Association's 1953 successful campaign for
unimproved value rating.
He won three council by-elections, in 1958, 1961 and 1970.
He also served four terms on the Town and Country Planning
Appeal Board, and was chairman of the Clutha Valley
Development Commission in the early 1970s.
An obituary will follow.