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Mayor Sukhi Turner Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Mayor Sukhi Turner Will Not Seek Re-Election

Her worship the Mayor of Dunedin, Sukhi Turner, has announced today that she will not seek re-election when her current term ends in October later this year, bringing to an end 12 years of service as councillor and mayor.

Mayor Turner was elected as a councillor in 1992. She was elected Mayor in 1995 and again in 1998 and 2001.

Mayor Turner said she is proud and privileged to have headed the City of Dunedin over this period and is pleased at the growth and development that has occurred in the City during the terms of her mayoralty.

“I am especially pleased to have been part of successive councils that have made differences in our City that will be legacies for years to come. The environmental upgrades we have set in place in the waste and water areas, for example, are assets for our future I am proud to have been associated with,” she said.

“To-day the City of Dunedin is vibrant and alive, and the leadership the City Council has shown in helping to create this environment is something I am particularly proud of,” Mayor Turner said.

Mayor Turner added, “I can assure everyone that I will continue performing my duties to the best of my ability until the end of this term. Keeping on track our projects, developments and the vital services that are delivered to our citizens on a daily basis.”

“The people of Dunedin have made the Mayoralty of the City a very enjoyable experience for me and I am grateful for that. I have had a fair innings and it is time for someone else to take the reins.”

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