Story: Local and regional government

Auckland Regional Authority, 1988

Auckland Regional Authority, 1988

Stan Augustowicz (left) and Dominic McCarthy of the Auckland Regional Authority's Regional Water Board test the Ōmaru Creek in East Tāmaki, Manukau City, for traces of contamination in 1988. The Auckland Regional Authority was formed in 1963, originally to manage the bulk supply of water in the region. It later took on other functions, including planning, bulk sewage collection and treatment, and bus transport.

Courtesy of Fairfax Media

Using this item

Auckland Libraries
Reference: Footprints 00646

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Managing urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

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