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Is Auckland Council making itself Redundant? The paradox of retrenchment in the face of growth

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February 13, 2021

Auckland Council has responded to Covid by retrenching staff. Yet Auckland faces huge growth pressures. Ultimately, our system of local government is not up to coping with growth and transformation. This leaves the centre. Indeed, "a government of transformation" was promised in 2017 by new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. But is Ms Ardern's central government any better at handling the big stuff? And if not, why not?

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