Two more hands up for council

Dr Samuel Mann
Dr Samuel Mann
Two more candidates have emerged to challenge for a seat at the Dunedin City Council table, under the umbrella of the Greater Dunedin ticket.

Dr Samuel Mann, an associate professor at Otago Polytechnic, and Lynn Tozer, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, were yesterday announced as the latest Greater Dunedin candidates in local body elections in October.

The pair join council and mayoral candidate Cr Dave Cull and fellow council incumbents Crs Kate Wilson and Chris Staynes on the ticket, as well as challenger Richard Thomson, the former chairman of the Otago District Health Board.

Dr Mann said, when contacted, he wanted to end "piecemeal" decision-making by the council, and create opportunities for people - including his three children - to stay in Dunedin.

Mrs Tozer, a former holder of a Fulbright Scholarship, taught curriculum mathematics at the University of Otago's College of Education and is a former primary school teacher and deputy principal, and a mother of four.

She was "passionate" about Dunedin as a place to live, but felt "the recent direction of the council hasn't been in the interest of all ratepayers".


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