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The Creation of Auckland Council

Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council

The launch of Mai Chen’s new book Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council on 1 May 2014 was accompanied by speeches from the Hon Nikki Kaye - Minister for Food Safety, Minister of Civil Defence & Minister of Youth Affairs and MP for Auckland Central, and Mai Chen.

The book was designed to capture insights from a range of key players involved in the various stages of the creation of Auckland Council. Interviews were conducted with a wide range of people involved in the development of Auckland Council, from the Royal Commission into Auckland Governance, to Cabinet decision-making, the drafting the legislation, and the Auckland Transition Agency (ATA). The text also captures key Council staff’s insights on the transformation process to help understand what is not explained by the legislation as to why Auckland Council works the way it does.

Hon Nikki Kaye, during her speech, noted “I think it is really important to be able to tell the story. I think it is important to be able to capture the learnings from people like Doug McKay (Inaugural Chief Executive of the Auckland Council) and I think that we can celebrate this evening because a lot of these people in this room have been part of history, part of a transformation that ultimately will lead to us having a great quality in life”.

A transcript of the Hon Nikki Kaye’s speech from the launch of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council can be viewed here, and a transcript of Mai’s speech can be viewed here.

To purchase a copy of Transforming Auckland: The Creation of Auckland Council please visit the LexisNexis online store.

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