Night owl Mayor loves Turkey, bike

01:37, Jun 04 2014
damon odey
QUESTION TIME: Japanese for tea at Mayor Damon Odey's place?

This week we invited Timaru Mayor Damon Odey to reveal a little more about himself to our readers.

What is your occupation?

Mayor of Timaru District Council.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing this?

Working on business activities, spending more time with my family.

What was your first job?


Boat builder.

Best advice you ever got?

The only job you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Favourite other country?


Do you have any hobbies?

Mountain biking, snowboarding and waterskiing.

Favourite sports team?

All Blacks.

What charity would you give money to?

Aoraki Foundation.

Are you a night owl or a lark?

Bit of a night owl.

Are you a dog or a cat person?


Most annoying celebrity and why?

Justin Bieber, really, a rock star??!

What are your thoughts on reality TV?

Don't watch any, but thoughts are, absolute rubbish.

What is your favourite food?

Anything my wife cooks for me! Japanese.

What do you love about the region?

Everything, location, lifestyle, community, opportunities.

What's the one single thing you'd really like to have an answer to?

Why my hair stopped growing.

What were you like at high school?

Into sports big time, enjoyed school.

If you could live in any time in history, when would it be?


What thing, besides family photos and pets and people, would you save if your house were on fire?

My mountain bike.

Favourite quote?

Life is 10 per cent what happens to me and 90 per cent of how I react to it. - Charles Swindoll

What's your secret to a good marriage?

Spend time doing things together, spend time doing things apart, be patient and understanding, have fun, and I find if I try to do as I'm told, it helps?!

The Timaru Herald