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Largest council in Australasia[edit]

I've redirected to better sourced material. We don't yet know the name of the new authority, so "Auckland Council" breaks WP:Crystal. Also the claim about largest council in Australasia seems highly doubtful since the so-called "super city" will only be the 6th largest city in the region. dramatic (talk) 00:12, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

That section of the bill has now passed, it wouldn't be called "Outsized Council", "The Sons and Daughters of Maui Council", "Auckland Katchafire Council", "Everyone Belongs Council", "John Key Memorial Council", or "Melissa Lee Memorial Council". [1] F (talk) 23:57, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
oh well, some of those names sounded cool! Mathmo Talk 07:20, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
The info on the largest council in the article and sourced albeit to something before the creation of the Auckland Council. Simple OR suggests it's likely accurate in terms of population, List of cities in Australia by population shows the only one in Australia which comes close is City of Brisbane but that's only slighly over 1 million and the rest are much smaller. The other large Australian statistical divisions like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide are primarily made up of tiny local governments by comparison. (The largest ones for them have less population then even the previous Auckland City Council.) Incidentally there are only 4 statistical divisions in Australia with a greater population, not 5, although it depends somewhat on what you count (and of course Sydney and Melbourne are more than double Auckland so you could divide them in to 2). There's of course nothing with a greater population in New Zealand or anywhere else in Australasia. Of course largest is ambigious and could refer to size of the area they are in charge of or their budget or some strange combination of these and I don't know how Auckland compares for these, so perhaps the sentence could be clarified. Nil Einne (talk) 09:48, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Last election was held on Saturday 9 October 2010[edit]

Re the phrase "The last election was held on Saturday 9 October 2010" - is that correct or is that just when the postal voting ended after three or so weeks Kahuroa (talk) 20:12, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm, how about "The last election ended on Saturday 9 October 2010"? Mattlore (talk) 22:40, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
I've given this a shot - see what you think. Schwede66 22:58, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
I think that works guys. Kahuroa (talk) 23:37, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

CEOs of CCOs[edit]

If somebody has time, this media release lists the (interim) CEOs of four of the CCOs. Schwede66 01:22, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Named for George Eden, Earl of Auckland[edit]

It was George Eden, not his father William that gives Auckland it's name. The Auckland Islands get their name from William. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:19, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Area - 6,059 km2 vs. 5,600 km2[edit]

What is the actual land area of the Auckland Council? I ask, because this page list 5,600 km2 for the land area, but the page for Auckland Region gives an area of 6,059 km2. Since they are coterminous, shouldn't these numbers be the same?

The border between Auckland and Waikato was adjusted on the formation of the new Auckland Council, with a significant amount of land land in the south-east part of the region transferred to Hauraki District (which is part of Waikato). This would explain the 459 km2 reduction. Lcmortensen (mailbox) 11:41, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
The figures in the two articles should still agree with each other, though. I would change the Auckland Region article, but I haven't been able to track down a source for the 5,600 km2 figure yet. --Avenue (talk) 01:07, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, guys. Whenever you're able to confirm an exact measure of the area for the region and council, you can make the change so they they jibe. Thanks, again. --Criticalthinker (talk) 09:40, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
I've tracked down a source for an area figure of 4,894 km² ([2], page 2), but this is so different from the others that it seems to me something must be wrong. I'll look into it further. --Avenue (talk) 11:13, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I can derive the 5,600 km² from the figures in this version of our Territorial authorities of New Zealand article, so that may well have been correct before 1 Nov 2010. But for the 4,894 km² figure to also be correct, Auckland would have had to lose about two thirds of its part of Franklin District, rather than the 15% or so I'd guess from this map (3.5MB pdf). So things are still not adding up. --Avenue (talk) 15:49, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Here's another source for 4,894 km²,[3] and for 5,600 km².[4] The latter source was updated in October, so presumably that's the area of the old Auckland Region. I don't understand why the difference is so big (I'd estimate the lost area as roughly 120 km², not 700), but since there are multiple sources saying 4894, in the absence of anything better I guess we should go with that. I'll stop talking to myself now. :) --Avenue (talk) 12:43, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps, someone could just contact the region's/council's planning department for a definitive explanation. The descrepency may be between total area (including land and water) and then just land area. I have no idea. Thanks for all of the research, though. --Criticalthinker (talk) 03:39, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

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