MAYORS BEGIN THEIR OWNPROCESS
The Mayors’ Forum group has agreed to individually consult their own constituencies. Chairman Wayne Guppy, Upper Hutt mayor, said each council will adopt its own approach to the subject in consultation with their respective communities. Wellington City Council announced last week it would draw up a range of options for reorganising local government in the region and consult its citizens on them, as well as the status quo. Should there be public support for change, the council will pass a proposal to the Local Government Commission.