Maps showing the boundaries of New Zealand’s local authorities (regional, district and city councils), courtesy of the Local Government New Zealand site.
We have 78 local authorities (with around 1600 elected members: mayors, regional council chairs, councillors, local boards and community boards).
- 11 regional councils;
- 61 territorial authorities – 11 are city councils and 50 are district councils; and
- Six unitary councils – which are territorial authorities with regional council responsibilities.
The LGNZ site has a wealth of information about local authorities and how they work. http://www.lgnz.co.nz/.