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Encyclopedia > Territorial authorities of New Zealand

Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. There are 74 territorial authorities: 16 city councils, 57 district councils and the Chatham Islands Council. Five territorial authorities (Nelson City Council, Gisborne, Tasman and Marlborough District Councils and the Chatham Islands Council) also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities. Territorial authority districts are not subdivisions of regions, and some of them fall within more than one region. Franklin District Council, for example, falls within both the Auckland and Waikato regions. Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... // How the term city is used in New Zealand After the local government reforms of 1989, the term city began to take on two meanings in New Zealand. ... The Chatham Islands from space. ... The city of Nelson stands on the eastern side of Tasman Bay at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Gisborne is the name of a unitary authority (in this case, a region and district) in New Zealand. ...   Categories: Nelson, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | New Zealand geography stubs ... Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... A true-colour image showing the Auckland area. ... Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ...


For standard abbreviations of names, see ISO 3166-2:NZ. ISO 3166-2 codes for New Zealand cover 16 regions, 9 in the North Island and 7 in the South Island. ...

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Territorial Authorities

North Island

North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... The Northland Region, one of the regions of New Zealand, is, as the name suggests, the northernmost of New Zealands administrative regions. ... The Far North District of New Zealand, as its name suggests, is the northernmost district within New Zealand, consisting of the northern tip of the North Island. ... Whangarei Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | Northland, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... The Kaipara District is located in the Northland Region in northern New Zealand. ... Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ... The Rodney District of New Zealand is the northernmost area in New Zealands Auckland region, created in 1989 from the amalgamation of Helensville Borough and Rodney County. ... This article is about the City of Auckland. ... North Shore City in New Zealand is one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area, and the fourth largest city by area in the country. ... Waitakere City is in the west of metropolitan Auckland, New Zealands most populous urban area. ... Manukau City is a city in the Greater Auckland region of New Zealand. ... Papakura is the name of a city and a district to the south of Auckland in New Zealands North Island. ... A true-colour image showing the Auckland area. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Thames-Coromandel | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... A true-colour image showing the Auckland area. ... The Hauraki District Council is a municipality in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Waikato District is the municipality in the northern Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Matamata-Piako District is a local government area in the Waikato region of New Zealand. ... Hamilton is New Zealands 4th-largest metropolitan area. ... Categories: Stub | Waikato | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... The South Waikato district is a municipality located between the c9ities of Hamilton and Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Otorohanga is a town at the southern end of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the southwest of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | Central North Island, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ... The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is a municipality in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. ... Tauranga (population 90,906 — 2001 census) is the major city of the western Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Opotiki is a town in the eastern Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Whakatane is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Gisborne is the name of a unitary authority (in this case, a region and district) in New Zealand. ... Hawkes Bay is a region of New Zealand. ... Wairoa is a town in New Zealands North Island. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand | Central North Island, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... Hastings Town Square Hastings City is a city in Hawkes Bay, close to the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Central Hawkes Bay District is a region of North Island, New Zealand. ... Rangitikei River near Bulls. ... View of Mount Taranaki from Stratford (facing west). ... New Plymouth is the port and main city in the Taranaki region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Stratfords view of Mount Taranaki (facing west). ... South Taranaki is political district on the west coast of New Zealands North Island that contains the towns of Hawera, Manaia, Opunake, Patea, Eltham, and Waverley. ... Manawatu-Wanganui is a region situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Ruapehu is political district on New Zealands North Island with an area of 6,700 square kilometers and a population of 14,295 as of 2004. ... Stratfords view of Mount Taranaki (facing west). ... Rangitikei River near Bulls. ... Wanganui is an urban area and district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Manawatu is a district in the Manawatu-Wanganui region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Palmerston North is a city in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Tararua District lies near the south-east corner of New Zealands North Island. ... Horowhenua is a district on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. ... Masterton is the largest town (and local government district) in the Wairarapa region in the southeastern North Island of New Zealand. ... The Kapiti Coast District is the name of a local government district in the north-west corner of the Wellington Region of New Zealand. ... Carterton is a small town in a farming area of the Wairarapa district in New Zealand’s North Island. ... The South Wairarapa District Council controls the south-east tip of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Upper Hutt is a satellite city of Wellington, New Zealand. ... Porirua is a city in New Zealand, 20 km north of Wellington. ... Lower Hutt is a city in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital city of New Zealand, the countrys second-largest urban area and the most populous national capital city in Oceania. ...

South Island

The South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Tasman district is a region at the northern tip of New Zealands largest island, the South Island. ... The city of Nelson stands on the eastern side of Tasman Bay at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. ... The West Coast is one of the administrative regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. ... Tasman, New Zealand ... Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. ... The West Coast is one of the Administrative Regions of New Zealand, located on the west coast of the South Island. ... The New Zealand region of Canterbury mostly comprises the Canterbury Plains. ... A view of the bay in Kaikoura showing the mountains. ... The Hurunui District is a political district on the east coast of New Zealands South Island, north of Christchurch, New Zealand. ... The Selwyn district is a predominantly rural area in central Canterbury, on the east coast of New Zealands South Island. ... Waimakariri District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. ... For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). ... Banks Peninsula is roughly circular in shape, with many bays, and two deep harbours. ... Ashburton is a town in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... MacKenzie District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. ... Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Canterbury, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... The Waitaki district straddles the border of the Canterbury and Otago regions of New Zealand, the traditional border of which is the Waitaki River. ... Waimate is a town and district in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Otago  pronunciation? is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... Panorama of the view from the Remarkables back toward Frankton airport (Queenstown airport) with Queenstown beyond. ... The area known as Central Otago in Otago, New Zealand, includes the middle of the region but generally also most of the north-western portion (the Queenstown-Lakes District). ... The Waitaki district straddles the border of the Canterbury and Otago regions of New Zealand, the traditional border of which is the Waitaki River. ... Alternative meanings at Dunedin (disambiguation) Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located in coastal Otago. ... South Otago (pop. ... Southland is the name of New Zealands southernmost region and is also the name of a district within that region. ...   Categories: New Zealand-related stubs | Southland, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... Gore is a town and surrounding borough in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the most southern settlements in the world. ...

Stewart Island/Rakiura

Stewart Island/Rakiura is the third largest island of New Zealand. ...   Categories: New Zealand-related stubs | Southland, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ...   Categories: New Zealand-related stubs | Southland, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ...

Chatham Islands

[*] With the exception of Hutt City Council and Chatham Islands Council, each territorial authority is named after the area it covers, with the words "City Council" or "District Council" added. The Hutt City Council covers Lower Hutt (Lower Hutt City (Name of City Council) Act 1991); the Chatham Islands Council covers a district known as Chatham Islands Territory, and has no encompassing region (Chatham Islands Council Act 1995). The Chatham Islands from space. ... The Chatham Islands from space. ...


Offshore islands

There are eight islands where the Minister of Local Government is the territorial authority, three of which have a 'significant population and/or permanent buildings and structures.'

Mayor Island (or Tuhua) is located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Motiti Island is located off the Bay of Plenty coast of New Zealands North Island. ... Whakaari/White Island is one of two New Zealand islands known as White Island. ...

Changes since 1989

Since the 1989 reorganisations conducted by the Local Government Commission, there have been few major reorganisations or status changes in local government. Incomplete list: 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Local Government Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Local Government Act 2002 in New Zealand. ...

Reports on completed reorganisation proposals since 1999 are available on the Local Government Commission's site (link below). 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the most southern settlements in the world. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chatham Islands from space. ... The New Zealand Parliament is the legislative body of the New Zealand government. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ...


External links and sources

  • Local Councils website (maintained by the Department of Internal Affairs)
  • Local Government Services at the Department of Internal Affairs site (includes the Local Government Directory at the bottom of the page)
    • Administration of Offshore Islands
  • Local Government Commission site
  • Local Government Online Limited site (portal site owned by the Society of Local Government Managers and the Association of Local Government Information Management)
  • Local Government New Zealand region and district boundaries - North Island
  • Local Government New Zealand region and district boundaries - South Island
  • Statistics New Zealand clickable map for local body and area unit detail over all NZ
Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
Cities:
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
Districts:
North Island: Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Banks Peninsula | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

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Territorial authorities of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
Territorial authorities is the formal term for the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils.
Five territorial authorities (Nelson City Council, Gisborne, Tasman and Marlborough District Councils and the Chatham Islands Council) also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities.
Territorial authority districts are not subdivisions of regions, and some of them fall within more than one region.
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