The phrase desperate and dateless had a new twist on Saturday when Dunedin City Council candidates narrowly outnumbered "speed dating"-style voters at an event devised to put voters face-to-face with those who seek to represent them.
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Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull faces a ''challenging'' term dealing with a potentially feisty new council, after seven new faces emerged from a major clean-out at the Dunedin City Council.
Dunedin's seven mayoral candidates hit the campaign trail last night, and rather than firing up with political rhetoric, acted so politely they were praised by chairman Ivan Criglington for their respectful demeanor.
Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders is to leave Dunedin by the end of the month, it has been confirmed.
Student radio broadcaster Aaron Hawkins (26) is stepping out from behind the microphone, hoping to pursue his passion for politics and change Dunedin for the better.
A Dunedin City Council manager says he is being ''dragged through the wringer'' over questions about his private contract to supply vending machines at Moana Pool.
Dunedin's election campaign ignited yesterday, with mayoral candidate Cr Dave Cull fending off accusations he and fellow Greater Dunedin candidate Kate Wilson voted for the Forsyth Barr Stadium in 2008.
An investigation into the Dunedin City Council's refusal to release emails about the Dalai Lama's visit to Dunedin looks set to drag on into next year.
What do you know about the candidates who are contesting Dunedin's mayoral campaign in the 2010 local body elections? Today, in the second of a seven-part Mayoral Profile series, Chris Morris puts the questions to Lee Vandervis.
An investigation into irregularities within the Dunedin City Council's Citifleet and Citipark departments is examining the disappearance of dozens of council vehicles, it has been confirmed.
What do you know about the candidates who are contesting Dunedin's mayoral campaign in the 2010 local body elections? Today, in the third of a seven-part Mayoral Profile series, Stu Oldham puts the questions to Kevin Dwyer.
Dunedin's second generation district plan will play a big part in the city's growth. The document out for public consultation is imposing - it's 1600 pages long - but residents need to know about...
Cafe-bar owner and coffee roaster Olivier Lequeux says he will work for nothing - if he has to - to encourage councillors to keep city rates where they are.
Dave Cull Age: 60. Family/marital status: Married, two daughters. Occupation: Writer. Council experience: One term as councillor. Running for: Mayor and council. Dunedin city councillor...
Dunedin city councillor Fliss Butcher has confirmed she will not seek another term, but wants to "shake a few cages" before she goes.
Dunedin City Council representatives outnumbered their audience, but empty chairs trumped them both, at last night's budget roadshow meeting.
The traditional last-minute rush is set to begin for Dunedin City Council candidates, as more names emerge a week before the nominations deadline.
There have been more last-minute changes to the Dunedin City Council's draft transport strategy after another fiery debate that brought allegations of political grandstanding yesterday.
Dunedin City Council chief executive Paul Orders says he will be leaving the city with ''mixed emotions'' after his return to Wales was confirmed.