Hawke's Bay to amalgamate councils

Author
Annette Lunn,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 1:56p.m.
Napier's council will come under an amalgamated council (Sophie Lowery)
Napier's council will come under an amalgamated council (Sophie Lowery)

UPDATED 2.14PM: The Local Government Commission has approved the amalgamation of councils in Hawke's Bay.

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The commission has released its final proposal today on reorganising local government in the region.

It's given the green light for Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay, Wairoa and the Regional Council to become one super council.

Commission chair Basil Morrison said there's community support for reorganising Hawke's Bay.

Morrison says it's now up to the people of Hawke's Bay whether or not this final proposal goes ahead.

A binding poll can be requested if 10 percent of electors in one area, such as Napier or Hastings, sign a petition seeking one, Morrison says.

 

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