The Local Government Commission has made a decision on the next step Northland's local government reorganisation proposal.
The commission has decided not to proceed with its draft proposal for a single council in Northland.
For more information on the decision, read the commission's 'Amalgamation Decisions – Wellington and Northland' media release on their website.
The commission revealed it had decided not to proceed with its draft proposal, but would instead return to Northland and work with its communities to try to develop other options to address the challenges the region is facing.
Find the council's media release 'Local Govt Commission Northland reform move welcomed'.