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Key and Hide root Super City

If we meant roof we would say so.

Prime Minister John Key and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide have been scathing of the number and duplication of the existing council-controlled organisations in Auckland.

### nzherald.co.nz Thursday Mar 11, 2010
Ballet and rugby under one roof
Dozens of directors who run Auckland’s cultural and sporting facilities look set to be dumped by the Government for a handful of directors to control everything from ballet in the Aotea Centre to rugby fixtures at North Harbour Stadium. The agency designing the Super City is working on winding up 16 major arts and other regional facilities to create a single major regional facilities council-controlled organisation for the Super City. The new CCO, with a board of about eight directors, will be responsible for most of Auckland’s iconic facilities, such as Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo and Motat, cultural facilities like The Edge and Bruce Mason Centre, and major stadiums, including Mt Smart and North Harbour. The directors will need to make calls on risky musicals, decide on a new herd of elephants at Auckland Zoo, deal with the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium and manage controversial museum director Vanda Vitali.

The Auckland Transitional Authority yesterday supplied the Herald with a list of 34 CCO or similar models currently active in Auckland.

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