August 1989 - Issue No.173
Local Government Elections:
Great Barrier Island County will go out of
existence on 31 October 1989. As from November 1989, Great
Barrier, and also Kaikoura and the other off-shore islands, and Little
Barrier, will become a part of the new Auckland City, and also a part of
the new Auckland Region.
Auckland City Wards. The new city
will be divided into 10 wards and the Auckland City Council will consist
of 3 Mayors and 24 members. Each of the wards will elect ward
members, the number depending on population. The Hauraki Gulf Islands
Ward will have 1 member.
The area of each of the wards except the
Hauraki Gulf Islands ward shall be constituted a 'community' and each
community will elect a community board. A ward member shall also
be a member of the community board. In the case of the Hauraki
Gulf Islands ward, there shall be two community boards, namely Waiheke
and Great Barrier.
The community board will be made up of 6
members elected by the electors of the community, plus the ward member.