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Author: Richard Shelford-Woodcock

Not enough autonomy for Community Boards

Chairperson of Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association Richard Shelby-Woodcock. This is not specific to the Coromandel Peninsula, as I am aware of other districts raising a particular line of conversation around their being no ability to effect change at the community board level. Their autonomy is consumed by a process that has evolved over the years which results in hamstrung bodies. This process is a trickle-down effect from central government by way of legislation to TCDC, through the Mayor and CEO, then Councillors and finally Community Boards. The legislation is very much energy...

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