5 Jun 2009

Not enough consultation on super-city - survey

11:41 am on 5 June 2009

New Zealanders believe people have not been adequately consulted about the planned new supercity for Auckland, a survey indicates.

The research, carried out for the Business Council for Sustainable Development, shows that nationally opinion is spilt on whether a super city should be created, with 31% against, 27% in support and 31% neutral.

In the Auckland region, however, people in six of the seven council areas oppose the changes. Opposition was highest in Rodney while support was strongest in Auckland City at 45%.

Nationally, 63% of people thought there had not been enough consultation, and about 70% thought there should be a referendum.

The survey, which questioned more than 2,000 people between 28 May and 3 June, has a margin of error of 2.1 percentage points.