• Does Wellington need to be a supercity?

    by  • February 2, 2013 • Articles, Features, FishHead magazine • 0 Comments

    Wellington is under increasing pressure to import Auckland’s supercity model. So is amalgamation really the answer to all our problems? 

    (First published in FishHead magazine, April 2012) 

    The area’s local councils say there’s no need for such sweeping changes: a gradual process of sharing more services will do the trick, they say. But others claim that the councils’ scattered responsibilities and dysfunctional relationships are stopping the region from being well run, and exacerbating our weaknesses compared to Auckland.

    Read the article here: FishHead – Case for Wellington supercity – April 2012

    Max Rashbrooke


    Max is an author, academic and journalist working in Wellington, New Zealand, where he writes about politics, finance and social issues. Sign up to Max's mailing list.

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