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Dave Cull


After completing a degree in Political Studies at Otago University, Invercargill-born Dave Cull spent time as a furniture maker and carpenter in New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. After returning downunder in 1983 he was asked to co-present TV's The Renovators, the first of a number of home improvement shows. Cull has also written books on everything from diy to icebergs. In 2010 he began another new role: as mayor of Dunedin. 

Our common thread is creative impulse. It shows up everywhere — in music, fashion, film and TV production, art and architecture. For a city of 126,000, Dunedin nurtures a high level of clever entrepreneurs. Dave Cull on Dunedin