Introduced on July 26, and omnibus bill addressing various matters around the elections of local councils. Opposition parties have focused on sections design to increase Māori representation on councils. Other aspects include changing the current restriction on the number of councillors on Auckland Council and simplifying the process for unitary authorities to adjust local board boundaries. First reading Aug 2 opposed by National and Act referred to the Governance and Administration Committee. Reported back on Dec 20 with a number of changes. Second reading on April 4 with National and Act opposed. Remaining stages completed on Aug 22 with National and Act opposed.