24 Nov 2020

Invercargill City Council needs commissioner - local govt expert

From Checkpoint, 6:14 pm on 24 November 2020

A local government expert says installing a Commissioner at the embattled Invercargill City Council is the most sensible option.

The council's under increasing scrutiny after the Department of Internal Affairs requested information in August over rising tensions and serious concerns about their ability to govern.

An independent governance review yesterday revealed long standing Mayor Tim Shadbolt is struggling to fulfil significant parts of his role, leaving a leadership void.

Tess Brunton has more.