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Date: 18 August 2020
The Local Government Commission has adopted a process document for investigating a possible boundary alteration between Horowhenua District and Palmerston North City. The adoption of such a document, outlining the process the Commission intends taking for the investigation, is required by clause 7 of Schedule 3 of the Local Government Act 2002.
The investigation has its origins in an application made in November 2018 from a group of local residents to have an area including the township of Tokomaru, the rural locality of Opiki, and an area extending south towards Shannon, that is currently within the district, included in the city.
A map showing the area potentially affected is available on the Commission’s website at www.lgc.govt.nz.
The adoption of the investigation process document follows consultation with affected local authorities and iwi and hapū.
The key features of the investigation process document are:
Public meetings on the possible boundary alteration will be held at:
Copies of the investigation process document are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgc.govt.nz. Further information can be obtained from the Commission at:
Phone: (04) 460 2228
Postal address: PO Box 5362, Wellington 6140
The relevant legislation can be accessed via the New Zealand Government website www.legislation.govt.nz/browse.aspx.
It is likely that access to online legislation may also be obtained through assistance from staff of local public libraries.
Chief Executive Officer