Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


ARC demands Govt leaves Auckland’s boundries alone

ARC demands the Government leaves Auckland’s boundaries alone

11 September 2009

The Government is putting Auckland – New Zealand’s economic power house – at risk by needlessly fiddling with the region’s boundaries, ARC Chairman Mike Lee said today.

“The Government must stop this madness before it is too late. The proposed boundaries are unworkable and will damage local government. What is happening is just divisive and a needless diversion.

“Today the ARC voted unanimously to demand the Government leave Auckland’s boundaries alone, and get on with the real job at hand – ensuring Auckland government can drive economic performance and the region’s development.

“The Government is also separating Auckland from key infrastructure, regional parks and water supplies paid for by Auckland ratepayers. This makes no sense and demonstrates a lack of understanding of Auckland and the issues the region faces.”

Mr Lee said radical boundary changes are not what most people want.

“The Government has never consulted on this. Instead of bringing Greater Auckland together by building a strong sense of community, the Government it is breaking up long standing, cohesive communities.

“We want to see the analysis behind the Government’s boundary decision. We challenge the Government to tell us and everyone else why it thinks this is a good idea and how it will help create better local government.

“It is not too late for the Government to stop this shambles. It must act to keep Greater Auckland intact if it wants to rely on Auckland’s economic base and ensure the Super City is a success.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>


14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>


Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>


Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>


Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>


Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>


Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>


"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>





InfoPages News Channels