Published 12 March 2010 The Local Government Commission released its final decisions on the boundaries & representation arrangements for the new Auckland Council yesterday.
Published 3 March 2010 The Auckland Transition Agency issued discussion documents on Monday on local boards and yesterday on council-controlled organisations – and the second of them has drawn sharp criticism, especially from politicians, for the lack of transparency. Already, though, there is a lack of transparency after councils around the region jumped enthusiastically […]
Published 22 February 2010 North Shore mayor Andrew Williams said last week the new Auckland Council legislation needed major changes if it was to deliver the improvements promised by Local Government Minister Rodney Hide. The North Shore City Council said in its submission on the third Auckland governance bill that all tiers of government […]
Published 22 February 2010 Around the region, councils have promoted the Auckland Transition Agency’s competition to design the new Auckland Council’s logo and designers have questioned the lack of professional input. At Orewa, however, Rodney District mayor asked why the logo was coming ahead of fundamental business of the transition agency: “It is a […]
Published 21 December 2009 The third piece of the Auckland governance legislation was introduced to Parliament and went through its first reading last week. The Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill was introduced on 10 December and had its first reading on 15 December. Submissions on this bill close on Friday 12 February with […]
Published 4 December 2009 The Property Council welcomed Local Government Minister Rodney Hide’s announcement on the third bill for Auckland’s super city, saying many of the Government’s key points were in line with the council’s own recommendations. Chief executive Connal Townsend said the council was pleased to see the latest bill provided a strong […]