New Zealand has 78 local authorities, with around 1600 elected members: mayors, regional council chairs, councillors, local board members and community board members.
- 11 regional councils
- 61 territorial authorities – 11 are city councils and 50 are district councils
- Six unitary councils – which are territorial authorities with regional council responsibilities
The Local Government New Zealand website has a wealth of information about local authorities and how they work, including maps such as the ones here: