Auckland Regional Council

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The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) was the regional council (one of the former local government authorities) of the Auckland Region.wikipedia
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The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) was the regional council (one of the former local government authorities) of the Auckland Region.
Auckland Regional Council, formed in 1989, was replaced by Auckland Council, a unitary authority, in 2010.

Auckland Council

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The ARC was subsumed into the Auckland Council on 1 November 2010.
The Auckland Council took over the functions of the Auckland Regional Council and the region's seven city and district councils: Auckland City Council, Manukau City Council, Waitakere City Council, North Shore City Council, Papakura District Council, Rodney District Council and most of Franklin District Council.

Dove-Myer Robinson

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Dove-Myer Robinson in standing for Mayor of Auckland City in 1959 campaigned on wanting to unify all of Auckland.
After being re-elected in 1962, the Auckland Regional Authority (ARA) was established in 1963 and Robinson was chosen as its founding chairman.

Auckland Airport

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Other achievements were completing and upgrading the Manukau wastewater treatment plant, creating the largest bus fleet in the country at the time, constructing Auckland Airport representing local government in a joint venture with central government and creating the regional parks network, founded on the Centennial Memorial Park in the Waitakere Ranges which was transferred from Auckland City Council control and added to first with the purchase of what became Wenderholm Regional Park.
It had previously been run by the Auckland Regional Authority, covering the five councils in the Auckland region.

Wenderholm Regional Park

Other achievements were completing and upgrading the Manukau wastewater treatment plant, creating the largest bus fleet in the country at the time, constructing Auckland Airport representing local government in a joint venture with central government and creating the regional parks network, founded on the Centennial Memorial Park in the Waitakere Ranges which was transferred from Auckland City Council control and added to first with the purchase of what became Wenderholm Regional Park.
The park has a resident artist, Nic Moon, provided by Auckland Regional Council.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority

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The creation of the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) followed the return of assets to the Auckland Regional Council in 2004.
ARTA was under the control of the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) and was replaced by Auckland Transport on 1 November 2010.

Auckland railway electrification

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In the final period before its subsumation into Auckland Council, the ARC was concentrating on the electrification of the Auckland railway network, building the case for a CBD rail tunnel, and an extension of rail to Auckland Airport.
Installation started in the late 2000s after funds were approved from a combination of regional (Auckland Regional Council, later Auckland Council) and central government (NZ Transport Agency) budgets.

Ports of Auckland

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Port authorities were considered part of local government and the Auckland Harbour Board was corporatised in 1988 as Ports of Auckland, with the majority shareholding held by the ARA and the minority by Waikato local government.
On 1 April 2005 Auckland Regional Holdings, part of the former Auckland Regional Council, which held the remaining 80% of shares in the company, made a takeover offer at $8 a share.

Michael Bassett

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In 1989 local government minister Michael Bassett concluded a reform of all local government in New Zealand.
In 1964, Bassett married Judith Petrie, who went on to become a historian at the University of Auckland and a member of the Auckland Regional Council.

Colin Kay

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He was the 34th Mayor of Auckland City, elected for one term serving from 1980 to 1983, and chairman of the Auckland Regional Council from 1986 to 1992.

Mike Lee (New Zealand politician)

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Michael Lee is a former councillor on the Auckland Council from 2010 until 2019 and prior to it, a chairman of the former Auckland Regional Council in Auckland, New Zealand.

Phil Warren (promoter)

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In later years he was Chairman of the Auckland Regional Council.

Auckland Region

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The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) was the regional council (one of the former local government authorities) of the Auckland Region.

Metropolitan Toronto

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Robinson used the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works as models.

Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works

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Robinson used the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto and the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works as models.

Keith Holyoake

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Through a good relationship with the Prime Minister Keith Holyoake, Robinson persuaded the Government to support his second compromise Bill in 1962, which was passed.

Auckland City Council

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One of its first areas of responsibility was bulk water supply, which it assumed from Auckland City Council.

New Zealand Railways Department

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Local opposition and obstruction within the elected ARA members continued, as there was from the New Zealand Railways Department and railway unions.

1973 oil crisis

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The OPEC oil price shock and the 1975 election of the Robert Muldoon lead National government was the end of the scheme.

1975 New Zealand general election

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The OPEC oil price shock and the 1975 election of the Robert Muldoon lead National government was the end of the scheme.

Robert Muldoon

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The OPEC oil price shock and the 1975 election of the Robert Muldoon lead National government was the end of the scheme.

Fourth National Government of New Zealand

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The OPEC oil price shock and the 1975 election of the Robert Muldoon lead National government was the end of the scheme.

Fourth Labour Government of New Zealand

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In the late 1980s the Fourth Labour Government, consistent with its policy of corporatising and privatising government-owned entities, looked to other quasi-commercial entities to apply the same process to.

Local-authority trading enterprise

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The power to corporatise local government operations as local-authority trading enterprises (LATEs), modelled on state-owned enterprises, was created.

State-owned enterprise

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The power to corporatise local government operations as local-authority trading enterprises (LATEs), modelled on state-owned enterprises, was created.