Photo by Jane Dawber.
Travellers Dean Chytraus (left) and Ben Sarten have a
beer with (from left) Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen
Woodhead and Otago's mayors, Alex Familton (Waitaki), Tony
Lepper (Central Otago), Dave Cull (Dunedin), Vanessa van Uden
(Queenstown Lakes) and Bryan Cadogan (Clutha).
Mr Chytraus, who comes from Salt Lake City, in Utah, and Ben
Sarten, of Taranaki, are winners of Arrival Magazine social
The prize was two months travelling around New Zealand,
capturing their travels for social media, but with one
challenge - to have a beer with as many mayors as they could.
It proved harder than they thought until they met Ms van
Uden, who suggested that if the pair made it to Dunedin by
lunchtime yesterday they could tick off five mayors and one
regional council chairman in one go.
Otago's mayors were attending a mayoral forum in the city
yesterday and were happy to pose for photographs with the
pair, who are in Dunedin for three nights before heading to
They have already travelled the North Island and West Coast.