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Bigger not necessarily better for local government

A study of Auckland Council could help determine if local authority amalgamation does actually lead to better services.

Unclear whether larger councils improve infrastructure or consenting processes.

Brent Edwards Wed, 13 Jul 2022

An Infrastructure Commission report has found there is little evidence to suggest big is better when it comes to local government.

The report by Te Waihanga economists Nadine Dodge and Peter Nunns looked at road maintenance, building consent processing and overhead costs for governance and support

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