What do the candidates in the 2010 Clutha District Council election stand for? The Otago Daily Times has given all nominees the opportunity to answer two questions.
With several major projects on the horizon for the Central Otago district, now is not the time for a change of leadership, incumbent Mayor Malcolm Macpherson says.
The Otago Daily Times/Otago Chamber of Commerce's Dunedin mayoral candidates forum will be held at the Otago Museum's Hutton Theatre next Tuesday.
Giant swings promoting Dunedin mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis might tower over their rivals, but they do not break election campaign rules, Dunedin City Council staff say.
The lack of progress on the new Cromwell information centre emerged as a hot topic for discussion at a local body election forum in the town last night.
Dunedin's mayoral candidates have been challenged to tell a train-load of commuters their stance on public transport.
Central Otago's deputy mayor Tony Lepper believes he has "served his apprenticeship" for long enough and it is time for a change at the top. An "up-front" approach, his...
How to offer core services without overburdening rate payers was a hot topic for candidates in last night's Clutha mayoral debate.
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.
What do you know about the candidates who are contesting Dunedin's mayoral campaign in the 2010 local body elections? Today, in the final Mayoral Profile, David Loughrey puts the questions to Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin.
More than 100 people attended last night's Queenstown Lakes District Council mayoral and council election debate in the Queenstown Memorial Hall.
The only choice remaining for many Central Otago voters will be who they want as mayor.
Hampden has organised its own meeting for candidates standing for the Waitaki District Council in the Waihemo area.
In six weeks, Dunedin residents will have the opportunity to have their say on the city's future at the 2010 local government elections. Dunedin City Council reporter David Loughrey looks at the council's record in the last triennium, considers the issues that will dominate the election, and asks: Does the council listens to its citizens?
Voters are being urged to attend a public meeting in Queenstown this week, to hear from candidates in what is seen as one of the most important elections in many years.
The three mayoral candidates for the Queenstown Lakes District Council were in a collegial and relaxed mood at yesterday's public forum jointly hosted by the Wanaka Chamber of Commerce and the Otago Daily Times.
A need to cut her community commitments means Irene Scurr will not be a candidate for the Otago Peninsula Community Board at the upcoming election.
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.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times today begins a series profiling those candidates, with Oamaru reporter David Bruce putting the questions to the Waitaki District Council's mayor, Alex Familton.
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.