Dunedin City Council

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Dunedin City Council

Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Ōtepoti
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Dunedin City Council coat of arms
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Dunedin City Council logo
Type
Type
HousesGoverning Body
Term limits
None
History
Founded6 March 1989 (1989-03-06)
Leadership
Deputy Mayor
Sophie Barker
Structure
Seats11 seats (1 mayor, 10 ward seats)
Length of term
3 years
Elections
Single Transferable Vote
Last election
8 October 2022
Next election
October 2025
Motto
Maiorum Institutis Utendo
Meeting place
26 Dunedin Town Hall at the Octagon square, Dunedin, New Zealand.JPG
Municipal Chambers, in The Octagon
Website
dunedin.govt.nz

The Dunedin City Council (Māori : Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Ōtepoti) is the local government authority for Dunedin in New Zealand. It is a territorial authority elected to represent the 133,300 people of Dunedin. [1] Since October 2022, the Mayor of Dunedin is Jules Radich, who succeeded Aaron Hawkins. The council consists of a mayor who is elected at large, and 14 councillors elected at large, one of whom gets chosen as deputy-mayor. The councillors are elected under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system in triennial elections, with the most recent election held on 8 October 2022.

Contents

2022–present

The current composition of the council is as follows:

NameAffiliation
Jules Radich (Mayor) Team Dunedin
Bill AcklinIndependent
Sophie Barker (Deputy Mayor)Independent
David Benson-Pope Independent
Christine GareyIndependent
Kevin GilbertTeam Dunedin
Carmen HoulahanIndependent
Marie Laufiso Green Dunedin
Cherry LucasIndependent
Jim O'MalleyIndependent
Mandy Mayhem-BullockIndependent
Lee Vandervis Independent
Steve Walker Labour
Brent WeatherallTeam Dunedin
Andrew WhileyTeam Dunedin

2019–2022

During the 2019–2022 term the composition of the Council was as follow:

NameAffiliation
Aaron Hawkins (Mayor) Green Dunedin
Christine Garey (Deputy Mayor)Independent
Sophie BarkerIndependent
David Benson-Pope Independent
Rachel ElderIndependent
Doug HallIndependent
Carmen HoulahanIndependent
Marie Laufiso Green Dunedin
Mike LordIndependent
Jim O'MalleyIndependent
Jules Radich Independent
Chris StaynesIndependent
Lee Vandervis Independent
Steve Walker Labour
Andrew WhileyIndependent

2016–2019

During the 2016–2019 term the composition of the Council was as follows: [2]

NameAffiliation
David Cull (Mayor)Independent
Lee Vandervis Independent
Andrew WhileyIndependent
Aaron Hawkins Green Dunedin
David Benson-Pope Independent
Chris Staynes (Deputy Mayor)Independent
Conrad StedmanIndependent
Doug HallIndependent
Rachel ElderIndependent
Jim O'MalleyIndependent
Kate WilsonIndependent
Mike LordIndependent
Damian NewellIndependent
Marie Laufiso Green Dunedin
Christine GareyIndependent

2013–2016

Dunedin Municipal Chambers and Civic Centre. The Municipal Chambers (left) serve as the city's official town hall; council offices are largely contained in the more modern Civic Centre (right). Dunedin Town Hall 2011.JPG
Dunedin Municipal Chambers and Civic Centre. The Municipal Chambers (left) serve as the city's official town hall; council offices are largely contained in the more modern Civic Centre (right).

During the 2013–2016 term, the composition of the Council was as follows: [3]

Mayor Dave Cull
Councillors – Central Ward Hilary Calvert
Richard Thompson
Lee Vandervis
Jinty MacTavish
David Benson-Pope
Aaron Hawkins
Chris Staynes
Neville Peat
Doug Hall
John Bezett
Andrew Whiley
Councillors – Mosgiel-Taieri wardKate Wilson
Mike Lord
Councillor – Waikouaiti Coast-Chalmers wardAndrew Noone

2010–2013

During the 2010–2013 term, the composition of the Council was as follows:

Mayor Dave Cull
Councillors – Central WardBill Acklin
John Bezett
Fliss Butcher
Neil Collins
Paul Hudson
Jinty MacTavish
Chris Staynes
Teresa Stevenson
Richard Thompson
Lee Vandervis
Colin Weatherall
Councillors – Mosgiel-Taieri wardSyd Brown
Kate Wilson
Councillor – Waikouaiti Coast-Chalmers wardAndrew Noone

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References

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