16 Apr 2009

Little progress made at super-city meeting

3:22 pm on 16 April 2009

A meeting between Auckland leaders and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide on the super-city plan has brought about little progress.

However, all parties say it has given them a way forward.

The leaders of Auckland's eight councils met with Mr Hide on Thursday to discuss the super-city plan for the first time since its announcement.

The mayors have concerns over the structure of the proposed local community boards and the way representatives on the super-council would be elected.

Mr Hide says the meeting was a success and will ensure Auckland leaders are working with the Government on the region's future.

The group will meet again next week to discuss the transition involved with the introduction of a new super-city.