Story: Local and regional government

Local Government Commission, 1977

Local Government Commission, 1977

Members of the Local Government Commission study a map of the Wellington region showing local-authority boundaries. From 1974 the commission held increased powers to reform and merge local authorities, and especially to eliminate the traditional distinctions between urban and rural authorities.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/4542/13-F

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Managing urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015