Is the mayor of Dunedin largely a ceremonial figurehead, or a critical player in all the activities of local government? Lee Vandervis offers a personal perspective and contrasts the styles of two past civic leaders.
Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher unexpectedly quit
yesterday's Dunedin City Council meeting, leaving another
councillor to confirm Cr Butcher had rejected a nomination as
deputy chairwoman of a committee.
A shake-up of Dunedin City Council committees has resulted in
the creation of a new economic body, and its chairman is
promising to consider deferring multimillion-dollar capital
projects to save money.