29 Apr 2010

Auckland group opposes super-city process

11:59 am on 29 April 2010

An Auckland group has launched a last-ditch bid to influence the super-city process.

The group Our Auckland has started a campaign with a community newspaper, aimed at giving ratepayers a say on super-city arrangements yet to be confirmed by the Government.

A spokesperson for the group, Mels Barton, says residents are concerned about how much power unelected council-controlled organisations will have.

She says there are also concerns local boards will be stripped of the ability to make decisions.

Our Auckland plans to launch what it calls a referendum next week, prior to the final super city bill coming before Parliament next month.