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Monday, 3 November 2014

Hutt City Council poll: amalgamation would be soundly defeated

Hutt City Council has commissioned a region-wide poll on the amalgamation issue. The results are emphatic - we don't want an Auckland-style super city for Wellington. As the image above shows, no territorial authority in the region supports amalgamation. Support was strongest in Kapiti and Porirua, and lowest in the Wairarapa.

This reflects exactly what I said during the campaign: there was no evidence either of the Hutt's city councils would be forced into amalgamating. On the current law, amalgamation would be soundly defeated.