Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007

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  • Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007: expired, on 24 October 2007, by clause 3.

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as at 24 October 2007

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Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007

(SR 2007/172)

  • Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007: expired, on 24 October 2007, by clause 3.


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


Pursuant to clause 6 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 and to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977, the Remuneration Authority makes the following determination (to which is appended an Explanatory Memorandum).

Determination

1 Title
  • This determination is the Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 1 July 2007.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires, in respect of each of the local authorities and community boards specified in the schedules, on the day on which the result of the 2007 election for the local authority or community board in question is declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

4 Interpretation
  • In this determination, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    city council means a city council named in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Act

    community board means a community board established under section 49 of the Act

    district council means a district council named in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Act

    expenses rules means a local authority's rules for paying expenses to a member that have been approved by the Remuneration Authority

    local authority means a regional council, district council, or city council

    member means—

    • (a) in relation to a regional council, a chairperson or other member of the regional council:

    • (b) in relation to a district council or city council, as the case may be, a mayor or other member of the district council or city council:

    • (c) in relation to a community board, a chairperson or other member of the community board

    regional council means a regional council named in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Act.

Regional councils

5 Remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to members of regional councils
  • (1) Subject to the other provisions of this determination, the remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to the members of a regional council are—

    • (b) actual and reasonable expenses and allowances as outlined in council policy and as formally approved by the Remuneration Authority, but subject to the provisions of this determination; and

    • (c) resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with this determination.

    (2) However, the chairperson of a regional council must not be paid resource consent hearing fees or meeting fees, unless the payment is first approved by the Remuneration Authority.

District councils, city councils, and community boards

6 Remuneration, expenses, and allowances of elected members of district councils, city councils, or community boards
  • (1) Subject to the other provisions of this determination, the remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to the elected members of a district council, city council, or community board are—

    • (b) actual and reasonable expenses and allowances as outlined in council policy and as formally approved by the Remuneration Authority, but subject to the provisions of this determination; and

    • (c) resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with this determination.

    (2) However, the mayor of a district council or city council must not be paid resource consent hearing fees or meeting fees unless the payment is first approved by the Remuneration Authority.

    (3) A member of a community board is not entitled to be paid a meeting fee, other than—

    • (a) a resource consent hearing fee; or

    • (b) a meeting fee paid in accordance with the rules of the relevant council that have been approved by the Remuneration Authority.

Resource consent hearing fees

7 Meaning of resource consent hearing
  • (1) In this determination, resource consent hearing means—

    • (a) a hearing arising from a resource consent application under section 88 of the Resource Management Act 1991; or

    • (b) a hearing arising from a notice of requirement given under section 168 of the Resource Management Act 1991; or

    • (c) a formal pre-hearing meeting held as a preliminary step before a resource consent hearing in paragraph (a) or (b) above; or

    • (d) a hearing relating to a private change in a district or regional plan or policy statement initiated under clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991; or

    • (e) a mediation hearing in the Environment Court as part of an appeal from a decision of a local authority; or

    • (f) a hearing on an objection against a charge fixed by the local authority under section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

    (2) In this determination, resource consent hearing does not include—

    • (a) a hearing of submissions as part of the process of preparation of a district or regional plan or policy statement; or

    • (b) a hearing relating to a change or variation in a district or regional plan or policy statement initiated by the local authority; or

    • (c) a hearing relating to a notice of requirement initiated by the local authority; or

    • (d) any other hearing not specified in subclause (1).

8 Meaning of hearing time
  • (1) In this determination, hearing time

    • (a) means the time spent by a member in hearing a resource consent hearing; and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) time spent in formal committee deliberations; and

      • (ii) time spent at a formal pre-hearing meeting under section 99 of the Resource Management Act 1991; and

      • (iii) time spent at a formal site inspection as part of a group inspection or as part of a pre-hearing meeting; and

      • (iv) time spent in determining a notified resource consent application where a formal hearing does not take place.

    (2) In this determination, hearing time does not include time spent by a member—

    • (a) in preparing for a resource consent hearing; or

    • (b) in inspecting a site, except where subclause (1)(b)(iii) applies.

9 Amount of resource consent hearing fee
  • (1) Subject to clause 10, a member who acts as the chairperson of a resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $85 per hour of hearing time.

    (2) A member who is not the chairperson of a resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $68 per hour of hearing time.

    (3) For any period of hearing time of less than 1 hour, the fee must be apportioned accordingly.

10 Fee for pre-hearing meeting
  • A resource consent fee for a formal pre-hearing meeting held as a preliminary step before a resource consent hearing may be paid only to 1 member.

Expenses

11 Expenses may be reimbursed in accordance with rules approved by Remuneration Authority
  • A local authority may reimburse expenses in accordance with expenses rules approved by the Remuneration Authority to the following persons:

    • (a) its members; and

    • (b) in the case of a district council or a city council, the members of community boards situated within its district.

12 Public may inspect expenses rules
  • A local authority must allow a member of the public, during the hours that the local authority is open to the public, to inspect a copy of its expenses rules approved by the Remuneration Authority for that local authority or its community boards.

Allowances

13 Allowances may be paid in accordance with rules approved by Remuneration Authority
  • A local authority may pay allowances in accordance with rules approved by the Remuneration Authority to the following persons:

    • (a) its members; and

    • (b) in the case of a district council or a city council, the members of community boards situated within its district.

14 Vehicle mileage allowance
  • (1) A local authority may pay a vehicle mileage allowance in accordance with this clause to the following persons if they are not otherwise provided with a vehicle by the local authority:

    • (a) its members; and

    • (b) in the case of a district council or city council, the members of community boards situated within its district.

    (2) The local authority may pay a vehicle mileage allowance for travel by the member, including travel to and from the member's residence, if the travel is—

    • (a) in his or her own vehicle; and

    • (b) on the local authority's business; and

    • (c) by the most direct route reasonable in the circumstances.

    (3) The maximum amount of the allowance is $0.70 per kilometre.


Schedule 1
Remuneration, expenses, and allowances of elected members of regional councils

cl 5

Auckland Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 151,518
Deputy Council Chair 43,500
Committee Chair (5) 43,500
Deputy Committee Chair (3) 25,000
Councillor 22,000
Meeting feesDescription
$230Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period from 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $92,000.
Chair car  
N/A  
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 119,443
Deputy Chair 52,609
Committee Chair (5) 48,854
Councillor 37,579
Meeting feesDescription
$200Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period from 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $3,000.
Chair car  
Private use  
Canterbury Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 128,448
Deputy Chair 52,307
Committee Chair, Planning, Regulation Hearing (2), Regional Land Transport52,307
Committee Chair, Portfolio (3), Finance & Audit48,162
Committee Chair, Maori Advisory, Area45,055
Councillor 43,149
OfficeAnnual allowance($)
Councillor members of Hearings Committees for Variation 1 and 2 of the Natural Resources Regional Plan Chapters 4–8(5)6,207
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Chair car  
Full private use  
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 105,271
Deputy Chair 45,124
Committee Chair (4) 45,124
Councillor 41,123
Meeting feesDescription
$200Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period from 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $5,600.
Chair car  
N/A  
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 107,568
Council Deputy Chair/Chair, Environment Committee54,654
Chair, Audit and Risk Committee/Chair, Road Safe Central Subcommittee42,161
Chair, River and Drainage Committee/Deputy Chair, Audit and Risk Committee57,777
Chair, Regional Land Transport Committee43,723
Chair, Passenger Transport Subcommittee/Deputy Chair, Regional Land Transport Committee39,038
Deputy Chairs, Environment and River and Drainage Committees (2)34,354
Councillor31,231
Meeting feesDescription
$150Per meeting in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period from 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $3,500.
Chair car  
Full private use  
Northland Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 95,270
Deputy Chair 53,089
Committee Chair A (3) 51,089
Committee Chair B (2) 49,089
Councillor 33,242
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Chair car  
Full private use  
Otago Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 106,361
Council Deputy Chair 45,169
Committee Chair (5) 39,622
Councillor 31,698
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Chair car  
Full private use  
Southland Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 82,019
Council Deputy Chair/Chair, Consents Committee34,827
Chair, Environmental Management Committee and Regional Services Committee (2)30,184
Chair, Regional Land Transport Committee25,540
Councillor 23,218
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Chair car  
N/A  
Taranaki Regional Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair78,388
Deputy Chair39,457
Committee Chair (2)39,457
Councillor27,549
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Waikato Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 123,310
Deputy Chair 49,308
Committee Chair (6) 45,363
Councillor 31,557
Meeting feesDescription
$120Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period from 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $26,000.
Chair car  
Full private use  
Wellington Regional Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair134,424
Deputy Chair and Committee Chair70,352
Committee Chair (5)67,419
Chair, Planning and Monitoring Subcommittee56,428
Councillor45,184
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Private use 
West Coast Regional Council
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 59,000
Deputy Chair 29,500
Councillor 24,125
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Chair car  
N/A  

Schedule 2
Remuneration, expenses, and allowances of elected members of district councils, city councils, and community boards

cl 6

The Council salary and any meeting fees allocated to councillors who have been appointed to a community board incorporate remuneration for both roles. These members are not entitled to any additional remuneration.

Ashburton District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor67,920
Deputy Mayor23,600
Committee Chair (3)23,600
Councillor15,597
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Methven Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair5,746
Member1,642
Auckland City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor163,418
Deputy Mayor86,803
Chair, Major Committee (11)75,214
Chair, Minor Committee (2)57,478
Councillor46,529
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Avondale Community Board
Eastern Bays Community Board
Eden/Albert Community Board
Great Barrier Community Board
Hobson Community Board
Maungakiekie Community Board
Mt Roskill Community Board
Tamaki Community Board
Waiheke Community Board
Western Bays Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair20,729
Member10,161
Buller District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor55,165
Deputy Mayor12,677
Committee Chair (9)12,677
Councillor and appointed Community Board Chair*12,677
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees N/A Mayoral car N/A Inangahua Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)ChairNil*Member1,711
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Carterton District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor48,755
Deputy Mayor18,028
Committee Chair (2)18,028
Councillor10,793
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Central Hawke's Bay District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor60,483
Deputy Mayor24,472
Chair, Finance and Services Committee29,366
Chair, Regulatory Committee22,027
Councillor14,600
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Otago District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor57,957
Deputy Mayor/Committee Chair/appointed to Earnscleugh–Manuherikia Community Board*12,170
Chair, Planning and Environment Committee/appointed to Roxburgh Community Board*7,317
Chair, Clutha Management Committee/appointed to Cromwell Community Board*8,661
Councillor/Chair, Cromwell Community Board*12,544
Councillor/Chair, Earnscleugh-Manuherikia Community Board*9,557
Councillor/Chair, Maniototo Community Board*9,557
Councillor appointed to Alexandra or Cromwell Community Boards*8,064
Councillor appointed to Earnscleugh–Manukerikia, Roxburgh, or Maniototo Community Boards*5,824
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription $116Per half day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration AuthorityThe maximum amount payable for meeting fees in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $11,000.Mayoral car  Full private use  Alexandra Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair 8,960Member 4,480Cromwell Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair Nil*Member 4,480Earnscleugh–Manuherikia Community BoardManiototo Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair Nil*Member 2,240Roxburgh Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair 5,973Member 2,240
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Chatham Islands Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor39,500
Deputy Mayor11,400
Councillor5,757
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Christchurch City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor152,298
Deputy Mayor89,137
Councillor77,977
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Burwood/Pegasus Community Board
Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board
Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board
Riccarton/Wigram Community Board
Shirley/Papanui Community Board
Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair35,850
Member22,450
Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board
Lyttleton/Mt Herbert Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair11,412
Member6,273
Clutha District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 68,075
Deputy Mayor 14,500
Committee Chair (3)14,500
Councillor 7,250
Meeting feesDescription 
$180For meetings in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $21,000.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 7,250
Member 3,625
West Otago Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 5,075
Member 4,060
Dunedin City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor120,043
Deputy Mayor56,027
Committee Chair (6)48,710
Deputy Committee Chair (4)41,170
Councillor33,852
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Chalmers Community Board
Mosgiel Taieri Community Board
Otago Peninsula Community Board
Saddle Hill Community Board
Strath Taieri Community Board
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair18,849
Deputy Chair13,305
Member8,870
Far North District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor91,298
Deputy Mayor59,495
Committee Chair (4)47,504
Councillor36,515
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Eastern Community Board
Northern Community Board
Western Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair/Committee appointment17,387
Member/Committee appointment7,579
Member5,314
Franklin District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 82,779
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Regulatory Committee42,601
Committee Chair (3)33,943
Councillor 27,155
Meeting feesDescription 
$155Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $3,000.
Mayoral car  
Full private use  
Onewhero/Tuakau Community Board
Waiuku/Awhitu Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 13,577
Member 6,789
Gisborne District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor90,028
Deputy Mayor32,435
Committee Chair (6)32,435
Councillor27,435
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Gore District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor55,440
Deputy Mayor18,213
Committee Chair (3)18,213
Councillor10,045
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Mataura Ward Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair2,930
Member836
Grey District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 56,940
Deputy Mayor 19,276
Councillor 13,582
Meeting feesDescription 
$135Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $8,000.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Northern Ward Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 9,405
Member 6,467
Hamilton City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor116,439
Deputy Mayor69,937
Chair, Major Committee (4)69,937
Chair, Minor Committee (1)66,437
Councillor62,937
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Hastings District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor91,247
Deputy Mayor44,193
Committee Chair (4)37,148
Committee Chair, Hearings35,611
Councillors, Hearings (3)26,358
Councillor25,619
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Hastings District Rural Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair11,427
Member4,968
Hauraki District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor60,509
Deputy Mayor25,812
Committee Chair, Category 119,294
Committee Chair, Category 2 (3)18,053
Portfolio Category 116,035
Portfolio Category 2 (4)13,591
Councillor11,612
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Horowhenua District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor67,789
Deputy Mayor25,287
Chair, Hearings Committee25,287
Councillor17,439
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Foxton Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair14,474
Member4,883
Hurunui District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor57,007
Deputy Mayor20,057
Committee Chair (2)20,691
Councillor13,794
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Hanmer Springs Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair8,906
Member3,758
Hutt City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor99,013
Deputy Mayor55,856
Committee Chair (6)49,154
Councillor42,742
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Eastbourne Community Board
Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair13,988
Member6,217
Invercargill City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor77,486
Committee Chair (4)43,892
Councillor22,539
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Bluff Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair14,546
Member4,066
Kaikoura District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 42,500
Councillor 14,715
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Kaipara District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor63,249
Deputy Mayor24,906
Councillor19,026
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kapiti Coast District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 77,470
Deputy Mayor* 23,947
Chair, Community and Strategic Directions Committee*23,947
Committee Chair (2)22,114
Councillor* (2) 19,189
Councillor 17,361
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee members to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription $192Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration AuthorityThe maximum amount payable for meeting fees in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $18,000.Mayoral car  Mayoral use only  Otaki Community BoardParaparaumu/Raumati Community BoardWaikanae Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair 11,940Member 6,092Paekakariki Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair 7,164Member 3,655
Kawerau District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor47,902
Deputy Mayor19,256
Committee Chair19,256
Councillor10,877
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Mackenzie District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor46,617
Deputy Mayor17,199
Councillor13,759
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Fairlie Community Board
Tekapo Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair3,440
Member1,376
Twizel Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair1,892
Member1,892
Manawatu District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor69,808
Deputy Mayor31,161
Committee Chair (3)26,598
Councillor24,180
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Manukau City Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 151,700
Deputy Mayor 84,782
Committee Chair, Category 1 (5)74,746
Committee Chair, Category 2 (4)71,296
Councillor, Category 1 (3)51,768
Councillor, Category 2 (4)49,008
Meeting feesDescription 
$255Per half day, for Chair of Hearings Committee in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$204Per half day, for members of Hearings Committee in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all members of the Hearings Committee in respect of the period from 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $14,000.
Mayoral car  
Private use  
Botany Community Board
Clevedon Community Board
Howick Community Board
Mangere Community Board
Manurewa Community Board
Otara Community Board
Pakuranga Community Board
Papatoetoe Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 21,800
Member 10,329
Marlborough District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor87,376
Deputy Mayor35,771
Committee Chair (5)35,771
Councillor23,848
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Masterton District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor65,294
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Policy and Finance Committee34,016
Chair, Resource Management Committee27,213
Chair, Hearings Committee21,260
Chair, Task Group (4)18,709
Councillor17,008
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Matamata–Piako District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor63,957
Deputy Mayor20,923
Committee Chair, Corporate and Operations20,923
Committee Chair, Hearings and Regulatory18,412
Councillor16,738
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Matamata Community Board
Morrinsville Community Board
Te Aroha Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair9,206
Member4,603
Napier City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor87,496
Deputy Mayor43,047
Standing Committee Chair (4)43,047
Councillor28,698
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Nelson City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor88,746
Deputy Mayor37,925
Committee Chair (4)37,925
Councillor28,443
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
New Plymouth District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor97,538
Deputy Mayor45,891
Committee Chair (3)42,360
Councillor29,863
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Clifton Community Board
Inglewood Community Board
Kaitake Community Board
Waitara Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair12,178
Member5,825
North Shore City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor142,130
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Contract Management Committee79,692
Chair Committee (4)71,093
Councillor57,332
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Albany Community Board
Birkenhead–Northcote Community Board
Devonport Community Board
East Coast Bays Community Board
Glenfield Community Board
Takapuna Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair22,960
Member14,360
Opotiki District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor50,828
Deputy Mayor25,523
Councillor/Community Board Chair*20,621
Councillor15,798

*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees N/A Mayoral car N/A Coast Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)ChairNil*Member4,546
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Otorohanga District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor52,748
Deputy Mayor24,462
Councillor/Chair, Otorohanga Community Board*19,857
Councillor/Member, Otorohanga Community Board*18,857
Councillor/Member, Kawhia Community Board*13,000
Councillor11,147
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees N/A Mayoral car N/A Kawhia Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)Chair3,092Member1,853Otorohanga Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)ChairNil*Member7,710
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Palmerston North City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor94,824
Deputy Mayor36,412
Councillor33,106
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Papakura District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 73,327
Deputy Mayor 38,781
Committee chair (3)35,908
Councillor 28,727
Meeting feesDescription 
$130 for Type A meetingsPer meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$250 for Type B meetingsPer day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $6,000.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Porirua City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor78,234
Deputy Mayor34,909
Standing Committee Chair (2)31,169
Councillor24,935
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Queenstown Lakes District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor79,656
Committee Chair (5)31,562
Councillor22,954
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanaka Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair24,790
Member/Standing Committee (2)14,461
Member9,641
Rangitikei District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 64,031
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Strategy Committee12,096
Committee Chair (4)12,096
Councillor 9,985
Meeting feesDescription 
$119Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $21,500.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Ratana Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 3,500
Member 2,540
Taihape Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 4,771
Deputy Chair 3,068
Member 2,501
Rodney District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor109,242
Deputy Mayor58,646
Committee Chair (5)55,646
Councillor54,646
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Rotorua District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor90,874
Deputy Mayor47,558
Committee Chair (3)42,118
Councillor36,542
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Ruapehu District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 60,273
Deputy Mayor 9,588
Committee Chair (3) 7,057
Councillor and Community Board Chair* (2)7,057
Councillor 4,602
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription $165Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration AuthorityThe maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $40,000.Mayoral car  N/A  National Park Community BoardWaimarino–Waiouru Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair Nil*Member 1,926
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Selwyn District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor74,836
Deputy Mayor34,350
Chair, Industrial Park Project Team26,042
Councillor24,810
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Malvern Area Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair9,600
Member6,466
Selwyn Central Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair8,909
Member6,659
South Taranaki District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor68,108
Deputy Mayor24,135
Chair, Environment and Hearings Committee24,135
Councillor/Community Board Chair (3)*19,153
Councillor/Community Board appointee/Member Environment and Hearings Committee*22,585
Councillor/Member, Environment and Hearings Committee (4)16,186
Councillor12,753
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees N/A Mayoral car Full private use Egmont Plains Community BoardEltham Community BoardHawera–Tangahoe Community BoardPatea Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)ChairNil*Member4,262
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
South Waikato District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor60,511
Deputy Mayor22,421
Committee Chair (3)22,421
Chair, Grants Committee18,622
Councillor16,450
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Tirau Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair3,724
Member1,862
South Wairarapa District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor52,617
Deputy Mayor22,536
Committee Chair13,484
Councillor11,484
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Featherston Community Board
Greytown Community Board
Martinborough Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair3,304
Member1,195
Southland District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor77,818
Deputy Mayor30,882
Chair, Resource Management Committee30,356
Chair, Policy Committee24,949
Chair, Activities Performance and Audit Committee20,246
Chair, Civil Defence Committee19,131
Chair, Forestry Committee19,131
Councillor18,342
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Balfour Community Board
Lumsden Community Board
Riversdale Community Board
Wyndham Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair1,215
Deputy Chair206
Member206
Edendale Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair2,142
Deputy Chair597
Member412
Riverton Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair4,038
Deputy Chair3,214
Member3,214
Stewart Island Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair1,833
Deputy Chair824
Member824
Te Anau Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair9,661
Deputy Chair4,532
Member4,532
Tuatapere Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair2,596
Deputy Chair1,833
Member1,215
Wallace Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair6,482
Deputy Chair3,062
Member3,062
Wallacetown Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair1,833
Deputy Chair597
Member412
Winton Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair7,849
Deputy Chair3,131
Member3,131
Stratford District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor52,577
Deputy Mayor23,094
Councillor11,688
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Tararua District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 67,563
Deputy Mayor 25,200
Councillor 15,100
Meeting feesDescription 
$170Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $22,000.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Dannevirke Community Board
Eketahuna Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 6,500
Member 3,600
Tasman District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor93,271
Committee Chair (4)35,679
Councillor26,759
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Golden Bay Community Board
Motueka Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair10,704
Member5,352
Taupo District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 74,263
Deputy Mayor 21,323
Chair, Regulatory and Hearings Committee/Chair, Turangi/Tongariro Community Board*28,781
Committee Chair (2)21,323
Councillor 16,747
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription $100Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration AuthorityThe maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $23,000.Mayoral car  Private use  Turangi/Tongariro Community BoardOffice Annual salary($)Chair Nil*Member 7,458
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Tauranga City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor110,542
Deputy Mayor80,000
Committee Chair (3)74,856
Councillor65,443
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Thames–Coromandel District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor74,682
Deputy Mayor30,010
Committee Chair (3)30,010
Chair, Audit Committee25,994
Councillor25,994
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Coromandel/Colville Community Board
Mercury Bay Community Board
Tairua/Pauanui Community Board
Thames Community Board
Whangamata Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair9,505
Member5,575
Timaru District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 79,173
Deputy Mayor 29,435
Committee Chair (4) 27,250
Councillor/Timaru Ward Committee Chair21,060
Councillor 14,980
Meeting feesDescription 
$110Per day, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $15,000.
Mayoral car  
Mayoral use only  
Geraldine Community Board
Temuka Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair 7,550
Member 3,500
Pleasant Point Community Board
Office Annual salary($)
Chair Nil*
Member 3,500
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Upper Hutt City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor71,819
Deputy Mayor35,554
Chair, Policy Committee33,421
Chair, Facilities and Services Committee30,932
Chair, Audit Committee30,932
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee26,310
Councillor21,048
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Waikato District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor79,930
Deputy Mayor31,766
Committee Chair (6)25,800
Councillor20,875
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Huntly Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
ChairNil*
Member2,460
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Ngaruawahia Community BoardRaglan Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)Chair6,100Member2,460Taupiri Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)Chair715Member600
Waimakariri District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor79,239
Deputy Mayor46,287
Committee Chair (3)43,535
Deputy Committee Chair/Chair, Community Board*24,207
Deputy Committee Chair (3)23,081
Councillor22,456
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees N/A Mayoral car N/A Kaiapoi Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)ChairNil*Member5,878
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Waimate District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 52,366
Deputy Mayor 18,570
Councillor 9,788
Meeting feesDescription 
$160Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $12,000.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Waipa District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor72,649
Deputy Mayor23,300
Committee Chair23,300
Committee Chair/Member, Community Board*25,070
Councillor/Member, Community Board (3)*23,310
Councillor20,900
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees N/A Mayoral car Full private use Cambridge Community BoardTe Awamutu Community BoardOfficeAnnual salary($)Chair15,540Member6,220
Wairoa District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor54,784
Deputy Mayor32,809
Councillor21,874
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Waitakere City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor132,995
Deputy Mayor77,527
Chair, Standing Committee (3)74,003
Chair, Other Committee (3)62,902
Councillor50,928
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Henderson Community Board
Massey Community Board
New Lynn Community Board
Waitakere Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair23,963
Member12,334
Waitaki District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor68,133
Deputy Mayor22,182
Chair, Policy and Monitoring Committee22,182
Committee Chair (5)19,409
Councillor16,636
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Ahuriri Community Board
Waihemo Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair13,864
Member5,545
Waitomo District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor55,394
Deputy Mayor29,203
Councillor23,364
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanganui District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor76,046
Deputy Mayor38,701
Committee Chair (7)30,902
Deputy Committee Chair (3)25,190
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Wanganui Rural Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair9,955
Member5,088
Wellington City Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor146,178
Deputy Mayor100,305
Chair, Strategy and Policy Committee97,069
Portfolio Leader (5)84,126
Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee77,655
Chair, Subcommittee (2)71,184
Councillor64,713
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Makara/Ohariu Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair12,336
Member4,816
Tawa Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair19,950
Member7,630
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor76,836
Deputy Mayor36,600
Committee Chair (5)28,448
Councillor22,579
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Kati Kati Community Board
Omokoroa Community Board
Te Puke Community Board
Waihi Beach Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair9,557
Member3,186
Maketu Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair4,778
Member2,389
Westland District Council
Office Annual salary($)
Mayor 52,748
Deputy Mayor 16,700
Councillor 7,474
Meeting feesDescription 
$300Per meeting, when acting as chair of a standing committee; or
$130Per meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2007 to 13 October 2007 must not exceed $9,000.
Mayoral car  
N/A  
Whakatane District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor73,224
Deputy Mayor29,280
Committee Chair26,795
Councillor22,270
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Edgecumbe–Tarawera Community Board
Murupara Community Board
Ohope Beach Community Board
Taneatua Community Board
Whakatane Community Board
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Chair5,600
Member2,200
Whangarei District Council
OfficeAnnual salary($)
Mayor92,861
Committee Chair (3)47,244
Councillor37,838
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Dated at Wellington this 20th day of June 2007.

David Oughton,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.

M Wintringham,
Member.


Explanatory memorandum

This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

A provision in the Local Government Act 2002 gives the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) responsibility for setting the remuneration of elected local government representatives.

The legislation requires the Authority to have regard to the need to—

  • minimise the potential for types of remuneration to distort the behaviour of the elected member:

  • achieve and maintain fair relativity with levels of remuneration received elsewhere:

  • be fair both to the elected members and ratepayers:

  • attract and retain competent persons.

In order to meet its statutory obligations, and in particular to achieve transparency, fairness, and consistency between members, the Authority established appropriate models to assist in determining the cost of governance and representation for each local and regional authority. The models utilised adopted 4 criteria that are transparent and readily verifiable from published data, namely—

  • population:

  • operational expenditure:

  • assets controlled:

  • rate of population change.

The application of these models results in an indicative pool of money notionally attributable to each local and regional authority. These indicative pools are used by the Authority to assist in ultimately determining the remuneration for each elected member.

This determination uses indicative pool totals derived from audited annual accounts for the year ended 30 June 2006 and population figures as at the same date.

Local and regional authority members carry out their responsibilities on a diverse basis. In order to assist the Authority to recognise that diversity, councils and members are given the opportunity of proposing to the Authority remuneration levels appropriate for the responsibilities of each position within the council and its community boards. The Authority then determines the remuneration for each member after considering the council recommendations, any dissenting views, or other factors.

The Authority also determines allowances and expenses. The rules governing these are determined by the Authority and must be available for public scrutiny at each council.

This determination covers the period between 1 July 2007 and the date of declaration of the local body elections to be held in October 2007.

The Authority will issue an interim determination to cover the period immediately after the declaration of results until such time as the incoming councils have been able to consider and make recommendations on the distribution of the indicative pool for the balance of the 2007/08 financial year.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 June 2007.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Local Government Elected Members Determination 2007 as at 24 October 2007, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)