9 Oct 2010

Officials confirm new Dunedin mayor

10:06 pm on 9 October 2010

Electoral officials in Dunedin have confirmed Dave Cull is victor in the mayoralty race.

He will replace sitting mayor Peter Chin, a lawyer and opera singer who has served two terms in office.

Figures from the Dunedin returning officer give Mr Cull a big margin.

After preferences have been accounted for under the Single Transferable Vote system, Dave Cull has a majority of more than 8000 over Mr Chin.

Mr Cull is a sitting councillor and has long been a presenter and writer, mainly on lifestyle and home improvement projects.

Mr Cull says he believed the Dunedin voters wanted change and is grateful they accepted his mandate.