Peter Chin (mayor)
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Peter (Wing Ho) Chin born 1941 is the current Mayor of Dunedin. He was elected in 2004, replacing the retiring Sukhi Turner. Mr Chin's family owned a take-away establishment in Stuart St. Chin was a student in the 1950s at Otago Boys' High School then the University of Otago. He has worked in Dunedin as a lawyer since 1968. Before becoming mayor, he served three terms on the Dunedin City Council (elected 1995) representing the Hills Ward.
He will give up his law practice in order to concentrate on his mayoral role. Chin also serves as the head of the Gambling Commission, the government-appointed panel that regulates casinos. Married, with four children, he lives in Roslyn and is a prominent operatic singer.