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North Island district and city council boundaries (1st of 3)

North Island district and city council boundaries

This map shows the district and city council boundaries in the North Island. In 1989 local-government reform greatly reduced the number of local bodies in New Zealand. Small counties and boroughs disappeared, along with ad hoc bodies like drainage and transport boards. The country was divided along more rational lines into cities and districts. In 2010 a single Auckland Council replaced the seven city and district councils that had previously covered the Auckland region.

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - Local government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Sep 2016