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.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times today continues its series profiling those candidates, with David Bruce putting the questions to Waitaki deputy mayor Gary Kircher.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times today continues its series profiling those candidates, with Oamaru reporter David Bruce putting the questions to Bruce Cawley ...
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times continues its series profiling the candidates, with Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh putting questions to Vanessa van Uden.
Jeff Hill Age: 62. Occupation: Mechanic. Marital status: Married to Catherine, four adult children. Council experience: Member of the Alexandra Community Board for one term and 32 months. ...
Queenstown's three mayoral candidates are unimpressed with the council's projected debt level of more than $400 million in the next nine years and say a harder line needs to be taken on spending.
Central Otago Mayor Malcolm Macpherson says he has some unfinished business to complete so is seeking a fourth term in the role.
At literally the 11th hour yesterday, Oamaru businessman Ralph Burrell made it on to the ballot paper for the Waitaki mayoralty.
After nine years representing ratepayers on the Queenstown Lakes District Council, Gillian Macleod has decided it's time for some "fresh blood".
Queenstown Lakes District voters have a choice of three mayoral candidates this year.
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.
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.
Clutha Mayor Juno Hayes announced his retirement from local government yesterday, saying he "will miss it like hell".
The Waitaki District Council's longest-serving councillor, Struan Munro, will face a challenge in October's local body elections in the Ahuriri ward from Ahuriri Community Board chairman Craig Dawson.