Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 4 August 2020 at 19:20)
Chapter 13 Part 7 Section 438K
438K   Minister to give notice of intention to suspend council
(1)  The Minister is to give a council notice in writing of his or her intention to suspend the council.
(2)  The notice is to specify—
(a)  the reasons why it is proposed to suspend the council, and
(b)  the duration of the proposed suspension.
(3)  The notice must invite the council to make submissions in respect of the proposed suspension within a consultation period specified in the notice.
(4)  The notice is to specify a consultation period of—
(a)  not less than 14 days from the date the notice is served on the council, unless paragraph (b) applies, or
(b)  not less than 7 days from the date the notice is served on the council, if the Minister considers that the suspension is required as a matter of urgency.
(5)  The Minister is to have regard to any submissions made by the council during the consultation period in deciding whether to suspend the council.