After 25 years in the job, Invercargill City Council
chief executive officer Richard King has been reappointed for
another five-year term.
Councils are required to readvertise chief executives'
positions every five years.
Mr King (60) was one of three people shortlisted from more
than 30 applicants.
The front-runners were interviewed by all councillors on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Announcing the council's decision on Thursday, Invercargill
Mayor Tim Shadbolt said he could assure residents the process
was ''thorough and robust''.
Mr King said in a statement the review process was
''personally stressful'' and he could now look to the future
and make plans with certainty.