Story: Local and regional government

Auckland Council mayor Len Brown

Auckland Council mayor Len Brown

The first mayor of the Auckland 'super-city', Len Brown, stands beside a sign newly erected at Auckland airport in 2010. Brown was elected mayor of Manukau City in 2007. At the following local-body election in 2010 he became mayor of the newly formed Auckland Council, which replaced seven previous city and district councils (including Manukau) and the Auckland Regional Council. Re-elected as mayor in 2013, he did not stand again in 2016.

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Local authorities after 2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

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