He said having 30 community boards with no power was totally irrelevant, "you need six or maybe a dozen quite strong local councils under the region wide Auckland council".
Oh, you mean like, exactly what we have now only without the community boards? Then why did we bother having a royal commission in the first place? Nanny Helen should have just abolished the communities and been done with it.
What a good way to "keep the local in local government".