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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Desperate calls for changes to local Government laws

    Desperate calls for changes to local Government laws


    Reviews of Tauranga and Invercargill councils have uncovered rampant problems - from infighting to a lack of leadership.

    Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has been urged to intervene - but National MP Simon Bridges thinks Government should butt out.

    Kapiti Councillor Gwynn Compton claims outdated frameworks and funding structures are putting pressure on councillors- and wants a Royal Commission to find solutions.

    He says significant issues face local Government, including 40 years of under-investment in infrastructure and rapid population growth.

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