256 Interpretation

In this Part,—

Commission means a commission appointed under section 258F

Ministerial appointee means a person appointed under subpart 1 of this Part as a Crown Manager or a Crown Observer, or as a member of a Crown Review Team or of a Commission

Ministerial body means a Crown Review Team, a Crown Observer, a Crown Manager, or a Commission appointed under subpart 1 of this Part

problem, in relation to a local authority,—

(a)

means—

(i)

a matter or circumstance relating to the management or governance of the local authority that detracts from, or is likely to detract from, its ability to give effect to the purpose of local government within its district or region; or

(ii)

a significant or persistent failure by the local authority to perform 1 or more of its functions or duties under any enactment; or

(iii)

the consequences of a state of emergency (within the meaning of section 4 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002) affecting, or recently affecting, the local authority’s district or region; and

(b)

includes—

(i)

a failure by the local authority to demonstrate prudent management of its revenues, expenses, assets, liabilities, investments, or general financial dealings; and

(ii)

a potential problem within the meaning of paragraph (a)(i) or (ii); and

(iii)

to avoid doubt, 2 or more problems within the meaning of paragraph (a) or subparagraph (i) or (ii) of this paragraph

public notice, in relation to notice given by the Minister,

(a)

means a notice published—

(i)

in a newspaper circulating in the district or region of the local authority; and

(ii)

on the Internet site of the department responsible for the administration of this Act; and

(b)

includes any other notice that the Minister thinks desirable in the circumstances

significant, in relation to a problem of a local authority, means that the problem will have actual or probable adverse consequences for residents and ratepayers within the district or region of the local authority.

Section 256: replaced, on 5 December 2012, by section 31 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 93).