Having seven candidates standing for the Waitaki mayoralty has turned the contest into a bit of a lottery, making it difficult to pick a likely favourite.
Those who claim the race for the Dunedin mayoralty lacks a big issue should look no further than the dole queue.
Clutha's two mayoral candidates will face off for the first time outside the council chamber tonight as they seek to win the public's vote ahead of the local body elections in October.
The Otago Daily Times is profiling mayoral candidates in Otago's heartland. Today, David Bruce talks to Eric Spittal, standing in Waitaki.
The Otago Daily Times is profiling mayoral candidates in Otago's heartland. Today, Christina McDonald talks to Al Angus, standing in Queenstown Lakes.
The Otago Daily Times is profiling mayoral candidates in Otago's heartland. Today, David Bruce talks to Gary Kircher, standing in Waitaki.
Central Otago voters will have at least three chances in the next three weeks to quiz the district's mayoral candidates and see how they perform on the campaign trail, starting tonight.
Battle lines were drawn as Dunedin's mayoral candidates squared off yesterday over the future of the city and its economy.
Perhaps they should do a season.
The first in a series of regional debates involving mayoral candidates at this year's elections are being held in Oamaru and Balclutha next week.
There is much at stake in this year's local body elections.
A Dunedin arts advocacy group hopes to make arts and culture an issue at this year's local government elections.
It was standing room only in the Opera House Inkbox last night for the second Otago mayoral debate, this time between the seven candidates seeking the Waitaki mayoralty, who faced voters at a good-humoured forum.
Dunedin's nine mayoral aspirants did their best to court the tourism sector at their first mayoral candidates forum in the city last night.