Outspoken city councillor Lee Vandervis, who complained of
being sidelined from senior posts within the Dunedin City
Council, rejected at least three other roles offered by
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, it has emerged.
The temperature is rising in Dunedin's mayoral race as
incumbent Dave Cull and one of his fiercest rivals go
head-to-head over credit for slashing the Forsyth Barr
Stadium interest bills by $128 million.
A call by a Dunedin city councillor for some Christchurch
rebuilding to be shifted to Dunedin has drawn the ire of
Christchurch residents and scorn from Canterbury Earthquake
Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.