Councils of the region
Auckland Council covers all Auckland region.
All councils are required to review their representation arrangements (number of councillors, how they are elected etc.) at least every six years.
Auckland Council reviewed its representation arrangements prior to the 2019 triennial local authority elections.
As a result of appeals/objections/referral of proposals not complying with fair representation requirements, the Local Government Commission was required to determine the arrangements that were to apply for the election of Auckland Council including its local boards held on 12 October 2019.
Local government reorganisation
On 1 November 2013, the Local Government Commission received an application for establishment of a North Rodney unitary authority. At Auckland reorganisation you can view the process the Commission took in relation to this application, including the assessment of an application for establishment of Waiheke Island as a unitary authority which was treated as an alternative application. The process concluded in April 2020 with a judgement in the High Court which found in favour of the Commission’s decision not to establish a unitary authority in North Rodney.
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