Supplementary Order Paper No 61

No 61

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill


Proposed amendment

Hone Harawira, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Part 2, Clause 8

To insert the following new subsection: (after line 32 on page 6)

  • (4A) Subject to clauses 19Z to 19ZH of the Local Electoral Act 2001, Māori members may be added to the governing body of the Auckland Council.


Explanatory note

The Supplementary Order Paper amends the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill to clarify that Māori members can be added to the governing body of the Auckland Council via processes established under the Local Electoral Act 2001. Clause 6 of the Bill states that if there is any inconsistency between the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 and the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 will prevail. Given that the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 makes no provision for Māori members, it is important to ensure that clauses 19Z to 19ZH of the Local Electoral Act 2001 are applicable if either the governing body or the electors of Auckland determine that they want Māori members on the governing body of the Auckland Council.