More links and websites
More suggestions and sources
Bush, Graham. Local government and politics in New Zealand. 2nd ed. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1995.
Drage, Jean. Weaving a new pattern: women political leaders in local government. Wellington: Local Government New Zealand, 1997.
Drage, Jean, ed. Empowering communities?: representation and participation in New Zealand’s local government. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2002.
Drage, Jean, Jeff McNeill, and Christine Cheyne, eds. Along a fault line: New Zealand’s changing local government. Wellington: Dunmore, 2011.