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".


Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter