14 Apr 2010

Community poll result to be sent to Local Govt Minister

11:10 am on 14 April 2010

The Government is to be sent the results of a poll suggesting that residents Manukau City have dismissed the new name for their new community boards.

The Botany, Howick and Pakuranga boards will be merged under the Auckland super-city.

The Local Government Commission has chosen the name Te Irirangi for their replacement.

The three boards polled 750 people by phone on Sunday, with the results showing 58% of respondents prefer the name Howick and just 5% Te Irirangi.

Botany board member Michael Williams says the Local Government Minister, and local MPs, are being asked to change the name to Howick.

The $3700 cost of the poll was paid by the three boards.