Local Government New Zealand
Local Government New Zealand is the organisation that represents the national interests of all 85 councils of New Zealand. These include regional councils
Regions of New Zealand
The region is the top tier of local government in New Zealand. There are 16 regions of New Zealand. Eleven are governed by an elected regional council, while five are governed by territorial authorities which also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities...

, unitary authorities, district councils
Districts of New Zealand
A district in New Zealand is a territorial authority area governed by a District Council as a second-tier local government unit. They were formed as a result of local government reforms in 1989.-Districts:There are currently 53 districts:*Ashburton District...

 and city council
City council
A city council or town council is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area.-Australia & NZ:Because of the differences in legislation between the States, the exact definition of a City Council varies...


Local Government New Zealand provides policy, advice and training to councils and champions best practice in New Zealand's local government sector.

See also

  • Territorial authorities of New Zealand
    Territorial authorities of New Zealand
    Territorial authorities are the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. There are 67 territorial authorities: 13 city councils, 53 district councils, and the Chatham Islands Council...

  • Local Government Commission (New Zealand)
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