The whole country can see what a total stuff up Auckland amalgamation is. Â Everything that was promised has not come to pass, especially cost savings. Â What has come to pass is that previous councils would not work together so things that would benefit the region were very hard to achieve.
Now Aucklanders are enjoying a mayor and a council hell bent of using its new powers to commit the region to a rail network that is going to cater for only 15% of the population, yet causing rates increases that will be hundred of percent in excess of inflation on a yearly basis for the foreseeable future.
Wellingtonians don’t want a bar of it.
Submissions close [today]Â for people to have their say on whether to make Wellington a super city.
The local government commission is recommending nine councils that would be governed by one body. But many don’t feel they’ve been given enough information on it. Read more »