Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

Part 7 Local authority meetings

45 Interpretation

(1)

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

meeting, in relation to a local authority, means, subject to subsection (2),

(a)

any annual, biennial, triennial, ordinary, or extraordinary meeting of a local authority; and

(b)

any meeting of—

(i)

any committee or standing committee or special committee or subcommittee of a local authority; and

(ii)

any meeting of any joint standing committee or joint special committee appointed by 2 or more local authorities, and any subcommittee of any such committee—

if—

(iii)

any function, duty, or power is conferred or imposed on that committee or subcommittee by any enactment; or

(iv)

that committee or subcommittee is empowered to exercise or perform, on behalf of any local authority or any committee of any local authority, any function, duty, or power conferred or imposed on any local authority, or on any committee of any local authority, by or under any enactment or bylaw

minutes, in relation to any meeting of any local authority, means any minutes or other record of the proceedings of any such meeting.

(1A)

Despite subsection (1), meeting, in relation to a local authority that is a board of inquiry or special tribunal given authority to conduct hearings under section 149J or 202 of the Resource Management Act 1991, is limited to any hearing that the board or tribunal holds under section 149L or 206 of that Act.

(2)

For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that any meeting of a local authority or of any committee or subcommittee of a local authority, at which no resolutions or decisions are made is not a meeting for the purposes of this Part.

Section 45(1) meeting: amended, on 1 October 1991, by section 3(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 54).

Section 45(1) meeting paragraph (a): substituted, on 1 July 2003, by section 262 of the Local Government Act 2002 (2002 No 84).

Section 45(1A): inserted, on 4 September 2013, by section 4 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 65).

Section 45(2): added, on 1 October 1991, by section 3(2) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 54).