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Local Government

Eugenie Sage MP
Eugenie Sage MP
eugenie [dot] sage [at] parliament [dot] govt [dot] nz (Email)

The Green Party supports having local government decision making carried out by communities - so that decisions about local issues are made by local New Zealanders.

Changes to local government

Taking the local out of local government

Local government plays an important role in our communities. Councils carry out the activities that give towns and cities their colour and identity and yet this Government is cutting the heart of local government.

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Loss of democracy

Suspension of elections in Canterbury

We have campaigned strongly against the removal of democracy in Christchurch. The extension of the appointment of Commissioners to the Canterbury regional council was done on a flimsy basis. This sets an unacceptably low benchmark for the removal of democracy.

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Recent news about Local Government

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