Media release

Otago Mayors and ORC Chair to donate 10% of their pay to charities for the next six months

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Otago Mayoral Forum members Jim Boult (Mayor Queenstown Lakes), Bryan and Tim Cadogan (Mayors Clutha and Central Otago), Aaron Hawkins (Mayor Dunedin), Marian Hobbs (Chair Otago Regional Council) and Gary Kircher (Mayor Waitaki) will be donating 10% of their pay to local charities of their choosing for the next six months in response to the effect of the Covid 19 pandemic on their communities.

The Mayors/Chair will be aiming to support organisations that will be meeting community needs on the frontline.

ORC Chair Marian Hobbs will be splitting her donation between a Queenstown charity and a Dunedin one.