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Demise of Waihi Borough Council, 1989

Demise of Waihi Borough Council, 1989

In a 1989 event marking the demise of the 87-year-old Waihi Borough Council, each councillor in turn sat on stage as a candle was snuffed out behind them. The council was absorbed into the Hauraki District Council. At this time many other local authorities around the country were also amalgamated into larger entities.

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Reference: John Greenhalgh, 1902, 1989: Waihi Borough Council: winds of change. Waihi: Waihi Borough Council, 1989, p. 48

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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Reforming local government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015