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This report provides an analysis of submissions received by 30 August 2001 regarding the Review of the Local Government Act. As part of the consultation process a number of hui and fono were conducted by officials from Department of Internal Affairs, and the record of those meetings has been included in this analysis. AC Nielsen, an independent market research agency, was commissioned to carry out the analysis for the Department of Internal Affairs.

The aim of this report is to summarise the information and ideas contained in the submissions in a clear and concise way. It does not provide an in-depth analysis of individual submissions. However, it does reflect the main themes and points of view expressed in the submissions. A list of all submissions is included in Appendix 1.

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Review of the Local Government Act 1974: Synopsis of Submissions

Part One: pp. 1-19 (592k)
Title Page
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview of the Report
Chapter 2: Overview of Submissions
Chapter 3: Purpose of Local Government
Chapter 4: Principles of Local Government.

Part Two: pp. 20-45 (415k)
Chapter 5: Power of General Competence
Chapter 6: Roles and Responsibilities of Local Authorities
Chapter 7: Mäori, Treaty of Waitangi and Local Government.

Part Three: pp. 46-79 (176k)
Chapter 8: Planning, Consultation and Reporting
Chapter 9: Financial Management
Chapter 10: Local Powers of Regulation
Chapter 11: Reorganisation of Local Authorities
Chapter 12: Pacific Island and Other Ethnic Communities
Chapter 13: Areas Mentioned in Submissions outside Scope of LGA Review.

Part Four: pp. 80-95 (85k)
Appendix 1: List of Submissions.

Complete document: pp. 1-95 (1m)