Mayor of Opotiki

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The Mayor of Ōpōtiki officiates over the Ōpōtiki district of New Zealand which is administered by the Ōpōtiki District Council (ODC). The ODC was formed by the amalgamation of the Opotiki County Council and the Opotiki Borough Council. The current Mayor of Ōpōtiki is Lyn Riesterer,[1] daughter of former mayor Don Riesterer.[2]

Mayors of Ōpōtiki have been:

Name Term
Don Riesterer QSO JP 1989–2001
John Forbes[3] 2001–2019
Lyn Riesterer 2019–present


  1. ^ "Elections – Ōpōtiki District Council".
  2. ^ "We sadly farewell ex-mayor Don Riesterer – Ōpōtiki District Council".
  3. ^ "Elected Members". Ōpōtiki District Council. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2019.