The five biggest spenders vying for a seat at Dunedin's council table were elected — and the top two spent nearly $100,000 between them.
Local Body Elections
The five biggest spenders vying for a seat at Dunedin's council table have been revealed, with deputy mayor Christine Garey topping the list.
There is still some way to go before local government representation reflects our communities. Suggestions of a "youthquake" or "womanquake" after the recent elections may have over-egged the pudding.
"The city is in safe hands," says Dunedin's new deputy mayor, Christine Garey, as she prepares to take up the mantle of leadership.
Dunedin Mayor-elect Aaron Hawkins has extended his winning margin again following the release of final election results this afternoon.
Portobello School teacher Cheryl Neill is set to join the Otago Peninsula Community Board class of 2019-22.
Now that the dust from the local body elections has settled, West Harbour Community Board's two new members are keen to get stuck in to the issues.
Green Island businessman and community stalwart John Moyle has returned to the Saddle Hill Community Board, after a three-year hiatus.
A community board member returning after a three-year gap wants to ensure Mosgiel gets its "fair share of the pie''.
A driving force behind the Otago Central Rail Trail is set to saddle up on the Strath Taieri Community Board for the first time.
Appointing a chairman or chairwoman for the Otago Regional Council may not be as simple as in past terms. Reporter Jono Edwards speculates wildly on who its next leader might be.
Dunedin city councillor Christine Garey is saying little as others pick her as the frontrunner to become deputy mayor.
Dunedin city councillor Jim O'Malley says he is likely to walk away at the end of the next term, after missing out on the mayoralty and facing a difficult three years ahead.
A question mark hangs over whether or not Calum MacLeod will remain deputy mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District.