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Fears raised over powers – North Shore Times Last updated 05:00 07/07/2009
Shore councillors fear the agency handling the shift to an
Auckland supercity is acting outside its powers after it raised questions about major projects.

Councillors must be elected from wards – Last updated 05:00 07/07/2009
After months of debate on Auckland’s supercity politicians are now settling into a month-long marathon of hearing submissions on the future of local government in our biggest city.

Lack of Maori super-city seats ‘evil’, iwi tells hearing – Updated at 8:49am on 7 July 2009

Ngati Whatua has told a select committee hearing it would be evil for Maori not to have seats on the new Auckland Council.

Community powers vital for Super City, MPs told – Tuesday Jul 07, 2009

A nine-year bureaucratic wrangle to extend the garden at an 1850s stone cottage in Panmure was a case of giving communities the power to get things done under the Super City, MPs heard yesterday.

Super submissions help with Auckland reforms – Last updated 05:00 07/07/2009
Modern democracies work best with a balance between democratically elected representatives and citizens participating in developing policy.

Supercity survey – North Shore Times Last updated 05:00 07/07/2009

A council survey of 750 Shore residents will seek their views on the Auckland supercity legislation.

Whyte dismisses conspiracy theory – North Shore Times Last updated 05:00 07/07/2009
Shore councillor Lisa Whyte doesn’t see the “conspiracy theory” that stopped the council signing a confidentiality agreement with regional water supplier Watercare.

Plan sets course for the future – By Rodney District Council acting chief executive WARREN MACLENNAN – Rodney Times Last updated 09:07 07/07/2009

Rodney has a population of 98,000 and this is expected to increase to 120,000 by 2019.

As many of you will be aware, the Rodney District Council’s chief executive Rodger Kerr-Newell has been seconded to the Auckland Transition Agency to drive the reorganisation of the Auckland councils into a supercity.

Subcommitte to hear Supercity submissions from Maori – Last updated 16:33 06/07/2009

A special parliamentary subcommitte has been set up to hear submissions from Maori about Maori seats on the new Auckland Council and other issues to do with the establishment of the supercity.

Community group asks how super city would be better – National Business Review – 6th Jul 2009
A community group today challenged the Government over whether the
Auckland super city restructure would produce better results than local body changes 20 years ago.


Key seeks wiggle-room over supercity – National Business Review – 6th Jul 2009
The Government wants to see a unitary council in
Auckland but is “flexible” on the details, Prime Minister John Key says.


Powers for second tier of Auckland councils beefed up – National Business Review – 6th Jul 2009
The Government is willing to beef up the powers and role of the second tier of councils under the proposed
Auckland super city, Prime Minister John Key said today.

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