'Passion for Otago' - Wilson to stand for ORC

Kate Wilson
Cr Kate Wilson. PHOTO: ODT FILES
Dunedin city councillor Kate Wilson has confirmed she will stand for election again - but this time for the Otago Regional Council.

Cr Wilson had been expected to step down from the DCC when local body elections are held in October.

However, she told the Otago Daily Times yesterday she had been "become energised" by the calibre of candidates coming forward to seek election to the ORC, and wanted to join them.

"I think it's a really exciting opportunity for change."

She would stand for a seat in the Molyneux Constituency, which covers the Clutha, Mosgiel-Taieri and Strath Taieri districts.

Cr Wilson, a four-term city councillor and chairwoman of the DCC's infrastructure services and networks committee, had planned to stand down from the DCC in 2016, only to change her mind.

She then signalled earlier this year that her fourth term would be her last, but yesterday said she now wanted to focus on improving the ORC's connections with the community.

"I've got a passion for Otago. I think we live in a wonderful place and I want to see it really working better together."


Whats up with all this movement to ORC, Do these people know they will no longer be protected by Cull? Do they know they will be held accountable under a new Mayor, Will there cover be blown with a new Mayor. Or do they know they have bleed Dunedin Dry so they will now prey on Otago via the ORC. I guess some may say "Gliding On" at the DCC will be over when Cull moves on,

Great news! She’s one of the hardest working Councillors I’ve known and will be brilliant on the ORC

Good news. If she can 'focus on improving the ORC's connections with the community' she will achieve a miracle. They have ignored all submissions made on improving the new bus service- in the most arrogant way and the result is a dismal failure (despite all their expensive PR- which we pay for).