Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 14 councillors and the mayor. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Dunedin City Council election.

Christine Garey

Independent

Christine Garey

Independent

Why I'm standing

During the pandemic we've achieved significant momentum for the city. Ōtepoti Dunedin's prospects are bright with the level of private and public investment currently underway. However, there's more to do regarding climate change, housing, accessibility, the arts, transport options and infrastructure – all in the context of a deepening relationship with mana whenua. I am standing to complete what we have started, towards an inclusive, welcoming and future-ready city for our grandchildren and beyond.

My priorities
  1. Continue to deepen the council's relationship with mana whenua; showing commitment in all of our work.
  2. Address climate change – it's immediate and urgent and we're late already! Resource staff's work.
  3. Source funding for the Peninsula Connection; an asset to the city – ideally completing it by 2025.
About me

As current deputy mayor with 15 years' local government experience, I am passionate about our city. I consider it an honour to serve as an elected member and uphold the mana of the role I currently hold. Ongoing, capable, courageous leadership is critical. I bring integrity and genuine care to the role of elected councillor and I make collaborative, evidence-based decisions. But always, the people of Dunedin remain at the heart of my work.

Current role

Deputy Mayor of Dunedin

Before politics

Tour guide, teacher,manager.

Residence

Otago Peninsula

Age

66

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Why I'm standing

During the pandemic we've achieved significant momentum for the city. Ōtepoti Dunedin's prospects are bright with the level of private and public investment currently underway. However, there's more to do regarding climate change, housing, accessibility, the arts, transport options and infrastructure – all in the context of a deepening relationship with mana whenua. I am standing to complete what we have started, towards an inclusive, welcoming and future-ready city for our grandchildren and beyond.

My priorities
  1. Continue to deepen the council's relationship with mana whenua; showing commitment in all of our work.
  2. Address climate change – it's immediate and urgent and we're late already! Resource staff's work.
  3. Source funding for the Peninsula Connection; an asset to the city – ideally completing it by 2025.
About me

As current deputy mayor with 15 years' local government experience, I am passionate about our city. I consider it an honour to serve as an elected member and uphold the mana of the role I currently hold. Ongoing, capable, courageous leadership is critical. I bring integrity and genuine care to the role of elected councillor and I make collaborative, evidence-based decisions. But always, the people of Dunedin remain at the heart of my work.

Current role

Deputy Mayor of Dunedin

Before politics

Tour guide, teacher,manager.

Residence

Otago Peninsula

Age

66

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