OUSA happy with makeup of council

The Otago University Students' Association says the makeup of the new Dunedin City Council is "overwhelmingly positive'' from the perspective of students.

OUSA ran a local body election campaign to get students enrolled to vote, and outgoing president James Heath said the association was "incredibly happy'' with how the campaign had gone.

"Dunedin has elected a positive and progressive leadership team who I would consider strong advocates for students and student issues. ''

The association's engagement with local councils "does not end here'' and the association would be working with the council and Southern District Health Board during the next three years.

Engaging students in political processes was one of the key responsibilities of a student association and OUSA looked forward to preparing for the 2020 national election, Mr Heath said.

About 60% of people aged 18-24 and 80% of people aged 25-29 are enrolled to vote in the Dunedin North electorate, compared with 61% and 71.5% respectively around the country.


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