(1) Subpart 3 of this Part sets out how the Auckland Council and its subsidiaries must conduct themselves in relation to specific matters during the first few years of their existence. It supplements the Council's own legislation (the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009) and local government legislation in general. However, while whereas that legislation is enduring, the provisions in this subpart are transitional and so apply only for as long as specified or until a certain event occurs.
(2) Subpart 4 of this Part sets out how local authorities (other than Auckland Council) other local authorities affected by the reorganisation of local government in Auckland must conduct themselves in relation to specific matters during the first few years after the reorganisation. As with subpart 3, this part is a supplement to local government legislation in general and applies only as long as specified or until a certain event occurs.
(3) This section is only a guide to the general scheme and effect of this Part. It does not affect the interpretation or application of the other provisions of the Part.