23 Description of local government

(1)

A territorial authority must be either a city council or a district council.

(2)

A territorial authority that is a city council must be described as the “[name of city] City Council”.

(3)

A territorial authority that is a district council must be described as the “[name of district] District Council”.

(3A)

However, a territorial authority created as a unitary authority after 1 July 2013 must be described as “[name of city or district] Council”.

(4)

A regional council must be described as the “[name of region] Regional Council”.

(4A)

A local board must be described as the “[name of local board area] Local Board”.

(5)

Despite subsection (1), the Auckland Council and the Chatham Islands Council are territorial authorities.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 37L(2), (3)

Section 23(3A): inserted, on 5 December 2012, by section 10 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 93).

Section 23(4A): inserted, on 8 August 2014, by section 13 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).

Section 23(5): substituted, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).