21 Mar 2010

Boards against super-city electoral name change

6:32 am on 21 March 2010

East Auckland community boards are banding together to protest against a name change under the new super-city.

The Local Government Commission has decided to rename the Howick Pakuranga Botany electorate Te Irirangi.

Manukau City councillor Michael Williams says a survey of 2000 two residents found that 97% are against the change, as they do not identify with Te Irirangi.

A public meeting on the issue will be held at Howick College on Friday night.