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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 25 June 2019 to date (accessed 23 October 2019 at 06:30)
224 How many councillors does a council have?
(1) A council must have at least 5 and not more than 15 councillors (one of whom is the mayor).(2) Not less than 12 months before the next ordinary election, the council must determine the number, in accordance with subsection (1), of its councillors for the following term of office.(3) If the council proposes to change the number of councillors, it must, before determining the number, obtain approval for the change at a constitutional referendum.