Mayor of Dunedin, Jules Radich, has today paid tribute to former City councillor and Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board member, Maurice Prendergast, who has died aged 83.
“Mr Prendergast was a long-serving city councillor, deputy mayor and board member,” the Mayor said.
“He was a fierce advocate for his community and he never shied away from sharing his views or holding the DCC to account, even after stepping back from his duties.
“His contribution to our city spanned 18 years, and it is only right we acknowledge his public service.
“On behalf of the Dunedin City Council, I pass on our condolences to Mr Prendergast’s family.”
Mr Prendergast joined the Council in 1989 and served 18 years, which included a term as Deputy Mayor in 1995-1998. He served as a Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board member from 2013 until 2019.
Mr Prendergast died at Southland Hospital last Thursday.
A memorial service will be held on Friday at St Mary’s Parish Church in Mosgiel.