Local Government Act 2002

Schedule 2 Local authorities

ss 5(1), 21(3), 25(5), 27(4)

Part 1 Regional councils

Regional councilsConstituted by
Bay of Plenty Regional CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Canterbury Regional CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Hawke’s Bay Regional CouncilLocal Government (Hawke’s Bay Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2334
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu-Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Northland Regional CouncilLocal Government (Northland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2391
Otago Regional CouncilLocal Government (Otago Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2408
Southland Regional CouncilLocal Government (Southland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2430
Taranaki Regional CouncilLocal Government (Taranaki Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2445
Waikato Regional CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Wellington Regional CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
West Coast Regional CouncilLocal Government (West Coast Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2517

Schedule 2 Part 1: amended, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).

Part 2 Territorial authorities

City and District CouncilsConstituted by
Ashburton District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Auckland Councilsection 6(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009
Buller District CouncilLocal Government (West Coast Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2517
Carterton District CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Central Hawke’s Bay District CouncilLocal Government (Hawke’s Bay Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2334
Central Otago District CouncilLocal Government (Otago Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2408
Chatham Islands CouncilChatham Islands Council Act 1995
Christchurch City CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Clutha District CouncilLocal Government (Otago Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2408
Dunedin City CouncilLocal Government (Otago Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2408
Far North District CouncilLocal Government (Northland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2391
Gisborne District CouncilLocal Government (Gisborne Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2328
Gore District CouncilLocal Government (Southland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2430
Grey District CouncilLocal Government (West Coast Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2517
Hamilton City CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Hastings District CouncilLocal Government (Hawke’s Bay Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2334
Hauraki District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Horowhenua District CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu–Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Hurunui District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Hutt City CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Invercargill City CouncilLocal Government (Invercargill City) Reorganisation Order 1990, Gazette 1990, p 2326
Kaikoura District CouncilLocal Government (Nelson–Marlborough Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2375
Kaipara District CouncilLocal Government (Northland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2391
Kapiti Coast District CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Kawerau District CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Mackenzie District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Manawatu District CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu–Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Marlborough District CouncilLocal Government (Nelson–Marlborough Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2375
Masterton District CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Matamata-Piako District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Napier City CouncilLocal Government (Hawke’s Bay Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2334
Nelson City CouncilLocal Government (Nelson–Marlborough Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2375
New Plymouth District CouncilLocal Government (Taranaki Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2445
Opotiki District CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Otorohanga District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Palmerston North City CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu-Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Porirua City CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Queenstown-Lakes District CouncilLocal Government (Otago Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2408
Rangitikei District CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu–Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Rotorua District CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Ruapehu District CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu-Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Selwyn District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
South Wairarapa District CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
South Taranaki District CouncilLocal Government (Taranaki Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2445
South Waikato District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Southland District CouncilLocal Government (Southland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2430
Stratford District CouncilLocal Government (Taranaki Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2445
Tararua District CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu–Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Tasman District CouncilLocal Government (Nelson–Marlborough Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2375
Taupo District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Tauranga City CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Thames-Coromandel District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Timaru District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Upper Hutt City CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Waikato District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Waimakariri District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Waimate District CouncilLocal Government (Canterbury Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2296
Waipa District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Wairoa District CouncilLocal Government (Hawke’s Bay Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2334
Waitaki District CouncilLocal Government (Otago Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2408
Waitomo District CouncilLocal Government (Waikato Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2460
Wellington City CouncilLocal Government (Wellington Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2491
Western Bay of Plenty District CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Westland District CouncilLocal Government (West Coast Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2517
Whakatane District CouncilLocal Government (Bay of Plenty Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2275
Whanganui District CouncilLocal Government (Manawatu-Wanganui Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2351
Whangarei District CouncilLocal Government (Northland Region) Reorganisation Order 1989, Gazette 1989, p 2391

Schedule 2 Part 2: amended, on 1 December 2015, by clause 3 of the Local Government (Whanganui District Council) Order 2015 (LI 2015/275).

Schedule 2 Part 2: amended, on 12 December 2012, by section 4 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act (No 2) 2012 (2012 No 107).

Schedule 2 Part 2: amended, on 1 November 2010, by section 113(1) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (2010 No 37).

Schedule 2 Part 2: amended, on 1 March 2004, by clause 5 of the Local Government (Tauranga City Council) Order 2003 (SR 2003/275).

Part 3 Boundaries

1 Boundaries of regions

(1)

If any part of the boundary of a region is the sea, that boundary is the outer limits of the territorial sea of New Zealand.

(2)

A region must be defined, as far as practicable, so that it does not contain a fraction of the district of a territorial authority.

(3)

If the boundaries of a district that are the same as the boundaries of part of any region are altered,—

(a)

the alteration also has effect with respect to the region; and

(b)

the boundaries of the region are altered accordingly.

(4)

Subclause (3) applies subject to the Order in Council made under section 25.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 37O

Schedule 2 Part 3 clause 1(4): amended, on 5 December 2012, by section 35 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 93).

2 Boundaries of districts

(1)

If any part of the boundary of a district is the sea, that boundary may be between the mean high-water mark and the outer limit of the territorial sea of New Zealand as determined by the Order in Council defining the district.

(2)

If a river or stream runs between 2 or more districts, wholly or in part, the boundaries of the relevant districts, for the purposes of this Act, extend to the middle line of the river or stream and follow its natural course.

(3)

If the boundaries of a district are altered and all or part of the boundaries concerned were the same as the boundaries of any region,—

(a)

the alteration also has effect with respect to the boundaries of that part of the region; and

(b)

the boundaries of the region are altered accordingly.

(4)

Subclause (3) applies subject to the Order in Council made under section 25.

Compare: 1974 No 66 s 37P

Schedule 2 Part 3 clause 2(4): amended, on 5 December 2012, by section 35 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 93).

3 Unitary authorities

(1)

A territorial authority that is a unitary authority has—

(a)

the responsibilities, duties, and powers of a territorial authority in respect of the district for which it was constituted; and

(b)

the responsibilities, duties, and powers of a regional council in respect of the region over which it has control.

(2)

If a territorial authority is a unitary authority, the boundaries of the district of the territorial authority and those of the region over which it has control, except the seaward boundaries, are the same.

4 Savings provisions for unitary authorities

If, immediately before the commencement of this Act, a territorial authority has, under section 37N of the Local Government Act 1974, the responsibilities, duties, and powers of a regional council as well as its own responsibilities, duties, and powers, then the territorial authority—

(a)

continues to have the responsibilities, duties, and powers of the regional council; and

(b)

is a unitary authority for the purposes of this Act.

5 Adjustments to boundaries

(1)

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, alter the boundaries of a district or region to include or exclude—

(a)

land reclaimed from the sea adjacent to the district or region; or

(b)

land, including any island, that in the Minister’s opinion should be included in or excluded from the district or region and in respect of which there are no electors.

(2)

Despite subclause (1),—

(a)

land reclaimed from the sea (whether lawfully or unlawfully) adjoining a district or region forms part of that district or region; and

(b)

if the reclaimed land forms part of 2 or more districts or regions, the boundary or boundaries between those districts or regions must be determined by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.