The Department of Internal Affairs

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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


Local government policy

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Councils operate under a wide array of legislation. These Acts both empower and set out some expectations of councils.

The Department of Internal Affairs administers three of the key Acts under which councils operate. These are -

Councils also operate under other local government legislation, which sets out specific responsibilities for functions and activities to be delivered locally.

For a look at the latest in local government policy development activities, visit the Local Government Policy page on the Department of Internal Affairs website.

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