Local focus

All the latest local government news from around New Zealand.

Council executives face chop – New Plymouth

Top-tier managers will lose their jobs in a major council shake-up.



Councils accused of pursuing own interests - Waikato

An investigation into new ways of managing water services across three Waikato councils could be derailed by competing interests, a councillor has warned.



Local government (LGNZ) votes on amalgamation remit



LGC 'pre-judging' supercity recommendations – Lower Hutt



Council chief removes staff's submissions – Wairoa

Personal submissions made by council staff to Wairoa District Council's annual plan have been removed by the council's new chief executive, who believes the practice is "wrong, or at the very least, undesirable".


Bennett response stuns White – Napier

Napier deputy mayor Faye White is "stunned" by what she believes was a put-down by Local Government minister Paula Bennett after warning National could lose Napier's seat in Parliament over local body amalgamation issues.



Brown defends Auckland Council funding cuts

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has defended the supercity's latest 10-year budget, dismissing speculation about where spending will be cut as "conjecture and imagination".

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