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Lo­cal body elec­tions...How do we get our towns back?

Why should our Mata­mata coun­cil­lors have to gain ap­proval from neigh­bour­ing dis­tricts namely Te Aroha and Mor­rinsville for ex­am­ple parks and re­serves, sports fa­cil­i­ties and many other things. And like wise why should they of us? Do we need a re­gional coun­cil and a sep­a­rate dis­trict coun­cil when many of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties over­lap?

What are the chances of amal­ga­ma­tion? What has to be done to achieve this?

If this change was pos­si­ble and ap­pro­pri­ate bound­aries agreed to, we would have two rate­able en­ti­ties and own­er­ship of our towns and the ad­van­tages that would flow from that.

David Wheadon

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