Rodney Hide is gung ho about what he has done and is doing for the restructuring of local government in Auckland and bringing relief to ratepayers.
He’s much too gung ho for Alf’s liking, actually, and is bound to come a cropper.
The final legislation setting up the rules and responsibilities of the Super City has been passed into law after Parliament passed the Bill that finalises the roles of local boards and the council’s management of its companies.
More ominously, as TVNZ reports:
There are claims this morning that the costs for setting up the Auckland Super City are spiralling out of control.