Merge and Purge

The Dom Post yesterday called for a “merge and purge” of local body councillors.

The Wellington Region includes nine local authorities – four citiy councils, four district councils and a regional council. This gives us over 100 local body politicians for a population of 300,000.

I would have just four Councils. A Regional Council, a Wellington Council which includes the Hutt and Porirua, a combined Wairarapa district council and the Kapiti Council.

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