In April 2021 the Government announced an independent review of local government that will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve, long into the future.
Department of Internal Affairs website
Government news release
- 30 September 2021: an interim report to the Minister signalling the probable direction of the review and key next steps
- 30 September 2022: Draft report and recommendations to be issued for public consultation
- 30 April 2023: Review presents final report to the Minister and Local Government New Zealand