This dataset is the definitive set of local board boundaries for Auckland and territorial authority boundaries for the rest of New Zealand for 2018 as defined by Statistics New Zealand, as at 1 January 2018. This version contains 21 local boards in the Auckland Council and 66 territorial authority boundaries for the rest New Zealand.
This version contains 21 local boards in the Auckland Council.Local boards fall within the community board classification.Local boards were introduced as part of the new local government arrangements for Auckland in 2010. Local boards share governance with a council’s governing body and each has complementary responsibilities, guaranteed by legislation. Local boards can propose bylaws and they gather community views on local and regional matters. Local legislation enacted in 2012 allows for the establishment of local boards in areas of new unitary authorities that are predominantly urban and have a population of more than 400,000. The boundaries of local boards cannot be abolished or changed except through a reorganisation process.