Inquiry prompted by requests from two MPs, the NZ Taxpayers’ Union and more than 10,000 New Zealanders.
Auditor-General’s second annual report applying a thematic approach to its previous year’s audits was released last month.
The requests raise "issues of trust and confidence" in council processes and issues about how council officers participate in these processes, the audit office says.
To reduce red tape, the city's building control department has introduced risk-based consenting for minor building work.
Whanau Ora was set up in response to recognition that current approaches to service delivery were not serving Māori families well enough.