The Auckland Council is a new model of local government for New Zealand, designed to strengthen regional leadership while providing effective local and community democracy. While the way decisions are made will change, the role of local government in Auckland remains the same.
Auckland Council has two complementary and non-hierarchical decision-making parts:
The governing body and the local boards will share the decision-making responsibilities of Auckland Council:
Auckland Council will deliver services through the council organisation and council-controlled organisations.
The diagram below shows the council's structure.
Auckland Council will be advised by an independent board for mana whenua and Maori of Tamaki Makaurau. The board must appoint a maximum of two persons to sit on each of Auckland Council’s committees that deal with the management and stewardship of natural and physical resource. The Auckland Council will also be advised by a Pacific advisory panel and an ethnic advisory panel.
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