13 May 2009

Opinion split over Auckland super-city

8:18 pm on 13 May 2009

A survey suggests opinions are split about Auckland becoming a super-city.

A telephone poll by Research New Zealand of just over 500 people older than 15 was carried out between 24-30 April, with a margin of error of 4.6%.

It shows that nationally, 39% support the super-city proposal and 36% oppose it.

Respondents in Auckland are similarly divided: 41% support a super-council ruled by a Lord Mayor and 45% are against.

Research director Emanuel Kalafatelis says many people outside Auckland are either undecided or indifferent to the super-city idea; but within the region only 1% do not care either way.