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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

This page provides profile and contact information for Councillor Rachel Elder.


Seeing communities and individual’s grow and thrive is very important to me and I have worked over the past 30 years across the health, education, church, community, employment and business sectors. Community involvement and parenthood are great teachers and I have been privileged to be involved in  anything from school fairs, planning and fundraising for adventure playgrounds, chairing committees and board of trustees to running art auctions and a town hall concert. For the past 7 years I have been an employment consultant – but now plan to give council my full time attention. I bring to council  a wealth of knowledge and networks to inform decision making.

My husband and I have loved raising our four children in Dunedin and had adventures over the many hills and bush tracks surrounding Dunedin, swimming its beaches and visiting the art gallery and museum to find the many treasures there. We still love doing these things and now have a border collie named  Pippa who goes on adventures with us!

Committee Membership

Councillor Elder is a member of the following committees:

  • Economic Development Committee
  • Council
  • Community and Culture Committee - Deputy Chair
  • Finance Committee
  • Infrastructure Services and Networks Committee
  • Planning and Environment Committee
  • Keep Dunedin Beautiful
  • Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Board
  • Youth Partnership Advisory Group
  • Connect South (Dunedin Council of Social Services)
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society
Rachel Elder

Cr Rachel Elder

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