Larry Mitchell has just published the 4th edition of his NZ Local Government financial sustainability and community affordability League Table.
The LGLT scores-ranks each of the 67 NZ territorial local authorities in order according to the strength of each Council’s financial sustainability as well as the affordability of Council rates and charges to their local communities.
The top ranked Councils are the Clutha and Southland District Councils. The bottom ranked ones in order are Kaipara, Horowhenua, Kawerau, Buller and Whangarei.
A video of Larry talking about the league table is above, and the full league table is below.
Local Government Mag has some further details also.