Lo­cal body talk on

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Thames/ Coro­man­del Mayor Glenn Leach will speak at a meet­ing about the amal­ga­ma­tion of Waikato coun­cils.

The Waikato branch of Property Coun­cil New Zealand – a non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that rep­re­sents property own­ers, man­agers and in­vestors – has called a meet­ing to present its sub­mis­sion to the Lo­cal Govern­ment Com­mis­sion in favour of amal­ga­ma­tion.

Also speak­ing will be Thomas Gib­bons, chair­man of the amal­ga­ma­tion sub­com­mit­tee, and Natalie Jack­son, a pro­fes­sor of de­mog­ra­phy at the Univer­sity of Waikato.

The meet­ing for Property Coun­cil New Zealand mem­bers and their guests will be on April 30 at Win­tec.

The sub­mis­sion says the or­gan­i­sa­tion wants a ‘‘ re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of lo­cal govern­ment in the Waikato’’.

The property coun­cil seeks a uni­tary author­ity called the Greater Waikato Coun­cil, with one re­gional mayor.

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