Regions of New Zealand

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New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions (takiwā) for local government purposes.wikipedia
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Territorial authorities of New Zealand

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Eleven are administered by regional councils (the top tier of local government), and five are administered by unitary authorities, which are territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) that also perform the functions of regional councils.
Territorial authorities are the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils.

New Zealand

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New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions (takiwā) for local government purposes.
In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes.

1989 local government reforms

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The current regions and most of their councils came into being through a local government reform in 1989 that took place under the Local Government Act 1974.
Some 850 local bodies were amalgamated into 86 local authorities, made up of regional and territorial levels.

Auckland Regional Council

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

Local government in New Zealand

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New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions (takiwā) for local government purposes.
The top tier consists of regional councils, of which there are eleven.

Northland Region

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The Northland Region (Te Tai Tokerau) is the northernmost of New Zealand's 16 local government regions.

Unitary authority

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Eleven are administered by regional councils (the top tier of local government), and five are administered by unitary authorities, which are territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) that also perform the functions of regional councils.
In New Zealand, a unitary authority is a territorial authority (district or city) that also performs the functions of a regional council (first-level division).

Auckland Region

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The Auckland Region (Tāmaki-makau-rau) is one of the sixteen regions of New Zealand, named for the city of Auckland, the country's largest urban area.

Waikato

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An example is Taupo District, split between four regions, although most of its area is in the Waikato region.
Waikato ( or ) is a local government region of the upper North Island of New Zealand.

Local Government Act 1974

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The current regions and most of their councils came into being through a local government reform in 1989 that took place under the Local Government Act 1974.
The legislation is the legal basis for the governances of the cities, districts and regions of New Zealand.

Local Government Act 2002

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The regional councils are listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 2002,
The districts are grouped under 12 regional authorities.

North Island

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Nine local government regions cover the North Island and all its adjacent islands and territorial waters.

Gisborne District

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A unitary authority (with the combined powers of a district and regional council), it is also known as the Gisborne Region.

Hawke's Bay Region

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Hawke's Bay Region (Te Matau-a-Māui), also known as 'Galpin's Playground', is a region of New Zealand on the east coast of the North Island.

Taranaki

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Taranaki is a region in the west of New Zealand's North Island.

Resource consent

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Applications for resource consents are usually granted by the regional councils and territorial authorities acting as consent authorities.

Manawatū-Whanganui

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Manawatū-Whanganui ) is a region in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, whose main population centres are the cities of Palmerston North and Whanganui.

Wellington Region

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The Wellington Region (also known as Greater Wellington) is a local-government region of New Zealand that occupies the southern end of the North Island.

Taupo District

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An example is Taupo District, split between four regions, although most of its area is in the Waikato region.

Marlborough Region

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The Marlborough Region (Te Tauihu-o-te-waka, or Tauihu), commonly known simply as Marlborough, is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island.

Blenheim, New Zealand

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Blenheim (Waiharakeke) is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand.

Auckland

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The Auckland Council is the local authority with jurisdiction over the city of Auckland, along with surrounding rural areas, parkland, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

West Coast, New Zealand

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The West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) is a region of New Zealand on the west coast of the South Island that is administered by the West Coast Regional Council.

Canterbury, New Zealand

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Canterbury (Waitaha) is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island.

Greymouth

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Greymouth (Māori: Māwhera) is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council.