Story: East Coast region

East Coast local government boundaries

The entire East Coast region was formed into Cook County in 1876. Gisborne borough was established a year later. Successive rural districts set up their own county governments between 1890 and 1920, followed by a phase of reunifications in the early 1960s. The remaining local authorities were joined in the Gisborne District Council in 1989.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015