Sir Barry Curtis standing down as mayor

Sir Barry Curtis standing down as mayorLong-serving Manukau mayor Sir Barry Curtis has announced he will stand down after 24 years in the job. Sir Barry, a surveyor and town planner in his early career, is New Zealand's longest serving mayor, having held the position… [NZ Politics]

Finally the old man of Manukau has called it quits. Sir Barry has been Mayor of Manukau for 24 years making him  is New Zealand's longest serving mayor, having held the position since 1983, and a coucillor since 1968.

 


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