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The Local Government Services group undertakes the Department's operational responsibilities with regard to local government. Local Government Services gives advice and information to the public about local government and provides advisory and administrative support to the Local Government Commission to assist it in carrying out its statutory functions.

Local Government Services provides boating facilities and regulates boating activity at Lake Taupo. It is also responsible for Harbourmaster functions for Lake Taupo and administers and enforces the Lake Taupo Regulations 1976. The unit exercises territorial authority functions on behalf of the Minister of Local Government on some offshore islands where the Minister has the powers of a territorial authority.
    The Rates Rebate Scheme, which provides rebates to low-income ratepayers, is also administered in the unit.
    Local Government Information Project

    The purpose of the Local Government Information Project is to collect, analyse and disseminate consistent, credible information about each Council, easily accessible from a single website for the public, councillors and staff . The Local Councils website went live in August 2005.


    Local Government KnowHow
    • LG KnowHow is a joint work programme by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM), and the Department of Internal Affairs, to provide councils with the guidance, templates, "best practice" advice and ongoing training that will enable them to implement the new Local Government and Rating Acts successfully.

    Further Information
    • NEW! Strategy for Evaluating Local Government Legislation (December 2005) Link here to a copy of the strategy developed by the Department of Internal Affairs for evaluating the roles, responsibilities, powers and accountabilities of local government as defined by the Local Government Act 2002, the Local Electoral Act 2001, and the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
    To read or print a .pdf document you need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site. For a hard copy version contact: info@dia.govt.nz.
    Local Government Directory (March 2006)
    A Directory of Local Government in New Zealand is available below in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. To access these documents you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the
    Adobe site.
    Choosing Electoral Systems in Local Government in New Zealand (May 2002)
    Read, download or print out this document by clicking on the link below:

    This resource document, Choosing Electoral Systems in Local Government in New Zealand, was designed to help local government elected members and officials as they consider whether or not to change from a First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system to a Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system for the 2004 local elections. Local authorities had the option to change electoral systems under the Local Electoral Act 2001. This document contains facts that anybody considering local government electoral systems in New Zealand should know about STV and how it works. The document was prepared by the STV Taskforce, convened by the Department of Internal Affairs, and features contributions from a number of expert authors and reviewers.

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