The job did open him up to the sort of aspects of New Zealand life that could restore faith in human nature.
### ODT Online Sat, 30 Apr 2011
Seeing his way clear
By David Loughrey
If a week is a long time in politics, six months may seem like an eternity to the five Otago mayors who ended up in charge after last October’s local government elections. That anniversary passed this month, and the Otago Daily Times asked our leaders for their thoughts on their term so far, and the highlights and low points of running a city or district.
“One of the things I find really challenging, given the number and range of important things in front of us, is council finding the time to get together and consider them properly and chew them over, progress them.”
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull rode into power on a wave of displeasure with the previous administration, gaining the leadership with promises of a more open and transparent council that would be more frugal than the last version.
ODT Online: 200 days in office
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr