Dunedin City Council

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 134,100 people of Dunedin.[1] Since October 2019, the Mayor of Dunedin is Aaron Hawkins, who succeeded Dave Cull. 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 12 October 2019.

Dunedin City Council

Kaunihera ā-Rohe o Ōtepoti
Dunedin City Council coat of arms
Dunedin City Council logo
Type
Type
HousesGoverning Body
Term limits
None
History
Founded6 March 1989 (1989-03-06)
Leadership
Structure
Seats11 seats (1 mayor, 10 ward seats)
Length of term
3 years
Elections
Single Transferable Vote
Last election
12 October 2019
Next election
October 2022
Motto
Maiorum Institutis Utendo
Meeting place
Civic Centre at The Octagon
Website
dunedin.govt.nz