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Ministerial Portfolio

Local Government

Minister:
Minister of Local Government
Current Minister:
Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister of Local Government
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Meka Whaitiri
Description: 

Responsibilities include supporting the system of local government and the central government and local government relationship, oversight of the Local Government Commission, acting as the territorial authority for the 11 islands that are not part of a local authority’s district and the harbour authority for Lake Taupō, and the administration of the Rates Rebate Scheme.

Department: 

The Department of Internal Affairs provides the administrative support for this portfolio.

Other organisations: 

Local Government Commission

Vote: 

Vote Internal Affairs

Legislation: 

Bylaws Act 1910
Chatham Islands Council Act 1995
Counties Insurance Empowering Act 1941
Dog Control Act 1996
Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 20161
Freedom Camping Act 2011 (jointly with the Department of Conservation)
Impounding Act 1955
Land Drainage Act 1908
Libraries and Mechanics Institutes Act 1908
Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968
Local Authorities Reorganisation (Property Transfers) Act 1990
Local Electoral Act 2001
Local Government Act 1974
Local Government Act 2002
Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009
Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010
Local Government Borrowing Act 2011
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Local Government (Rating) Act 2002
Local Legislation Acts 1926-1992
Municipal Insurance Act 1959
Public Authorities (Party Wall) Empowering Act 1919
Public Bodies Contracts Act 1959
Public Bodies Leases Act 1969
Rangitaiki Land Drainage Act 1956
Rates Rebate Act 1973
River Boards Act 1908
Waimakariri-Ashley Water Supply Act 1961

1 Responsibility for the Act is jointly shared between the Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Local Government

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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