“(1) The Minister may, at the same time as appointing a Commission for a local authority under section 258D, postpone the next triennial general election for members of the local authority.
“(2) Subsection (1) applies only if the term of the Commission extends more than 120 days beyond the date of that election as determined under section 10 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.
“(3) If the Minister acts under subsection (1), he or she must, before the term of the Commission ends, call a general election of the local authority by notice in the Gazette. “(4) The notice must specify the date on which the election is to be held, which must be no later than 7 days before the date on which the term of the Commission ends.
“(5) The Local Electoral Act 2001 applies, with any necessary modifications, to the conduct of an election called by the Minister under this section as if the election were a triennial general election.
“(6) Despite subsection (5), the electoral officer responsible for the election must give notice of the election under section 52 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 no later than 7 days after the Minister gives notice of the election under subsection (4).