The Oamaru Mail and the Oamaru Opera House will present a mayoral candidates’ forum on Monday, September 2.
Oamaru Mail general manager Tony Nielsen said he was “very aware that there is quite a large field of candidates contesting the Mayoralty this election, and, as our local daily newspaper, we felt it was important to provide the community with an opportunity to hear all of the candidates together.”
Oamaru Mail readers will be invited to submit questions for each candidate to answer within a one minute time limit. The forum will be moderated by Phil Hope. The public is invited to attend with a $5 entry fee, all of which will be donated directly to a local charity.
“I’m looking forward to the issues being fully canvassed thanks to our readers,” Mr Nielsen said.
“All of the mayoral candidates confirmed so far have agreed to participate.”