Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008

  • expired
  • Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008: expired, on 30 June 2009, by clause 3.

Reprint
as at 30 June 2009

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Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008

(SR 2008/181)

  • Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008: expired, on 30 June 2009, 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.

This determination is administered by the Remuneration Authority.


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 (2008/09) Determination 2008.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 1 July 2008.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires on 30 June 2009.

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 of the local authority or its community boards that have been formally 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 made 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 hearing referred to in paragraph (a) or (b); or

    • (d) a hearing relating to a private change to 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 time spent by a member—

      • (i) in formal committee deliberations; and

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

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

      • (iv) 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 the 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 hearing 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 expenses rules
  • A local authority may reimburse expenses in accordance with its expenses rules 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 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 a 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(1)

Auckland Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 153,884
Deputy Council Chair 44,750
Committee Chair (5) 44,750
Deputy Committee Chair (4) 25,750
Councillor 22,750
Meeting feesDescription
$230 Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $325,658.
Chair car 
N/A 
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 119,366
Deputy Chair 50,500
Committee Chair (6) 50,500
Councillor 45,500
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 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $14,427.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Canterbury Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 131,959
Deputy Chair 53,060
Committee Chair, Type 1 (3) 53,060
Committee Chair, Type 2 (9) 48,730
Office Annual allowance
($)
Councillor members of Hearings Committees for Variation 1 and 2 of the Natural Resources Regional Plan Chapters 4–8 (2) 8,400
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 102,426
Deputy Chair 47,080
Committee Chair (2) 47,080
Chair, Hawke's Bay Incorporated Advisory Board 47,080
Councillor 42,580
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 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $12,880.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 108,653
Chair, Environment Committee 48,471
Chair, Catchment Operations Committee/Deputy Chair, Audit, Risk and Investment Committee 48,471
Chair, Audit, Risk and Investment Committee 40,653
Chair, Regional Land Transport Committee 43,780
Chair, Passenger Transport Committee/Deputy Chair, Regional Land Transport Committee 35,962
Deputy Chair, Environment and Catchment Operations Committees (2) 31,271
Councillor 31,271
Meeting fees Description
(a) $150 For each meeting, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with paragraph (a) to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $16,200.
(b) $150 Per day, to elected councillors sitting in hearings or in deliberations for the Council's One Plan process
The maximum amount of fees payable in accordance with paragraph (b) to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $30,000.
Chair car  
Full private use  
Northland Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 98,669
Councillor 50,421
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Otago Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 109,658
Council Deputy Chair 53,454
Committee Chair (5) 44,545
Councillor 35,636
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Southland Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 83,051
Council Deputy Chair/Chair, Consents Committee 35,955
Chair, Environmental Management and Regional Services Committees (2) 31,160
Councillor 23,970
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
N/A 
Taranaki Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 77,562
Deputy Chair 35,987
Committee Chair (2) 35,987
Councillor 25,778
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Waikato Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 128,441
Deputy Chair 62,789
Committee Chair (6) 52,324
Councillor 41,859
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 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $79,800.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Wellington Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 135,865
Deputy Chair with Committee Chair 74,001
Committee Chair (3) 69,553
Chair, Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee 65,001
Councillor 51,891
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
West Coast Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 61,950
Deputy Chair 30,975
Councillor 25,275
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 1 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: amended (with effect from 27 January 2009), on 1 May 2009, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

  • Schedule 1 Hawke's Bay Regional Council: amended (with effect from 25 March 2009), on 1 May 2009, by clause 4(2)(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

  • Schedule 1 Hawke's Bay Regional Council: amended (with effect from 25 March 2009), on 1 May 2009, by clause 4(2)(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect from 1 July 2008), on 1 May 2009, by clause 4(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

  • Schedule 1 Wellington Regional Council: substituted (with effect from 1 March 2009), on 1 May 2009, by clause 4(4) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

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

cl 6(1)

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
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 71,067
Deputy Mayor 25,766
Committee Chair (3) 25,766
Councillor 17,028
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Methven Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,272
Member 1,792
Auckland City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 160,382
Deputy Mayor 91,143
Chair Major Committee (5) 78,975
Chair Minor Committee/Deputy Chair (6) 60,352
Deputy Chair City Development 72,975
Councillor 48,855
Meeting feesDescription
$220Per day, for district plan panel meetings held in the Gulf Islands, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$220Per day, for meetings held on the Isthmus, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$110Per half day, for meetings held on the Isthmus, 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $94,885.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Avondale Community Board
Eastern Bays Community Board
Eden/Albert Community Board
Great Barrier Community Board
Hobson Community Board
Maungakiekie Community Board
Mt Roskill Community Board
Tamaki Community Board
Waiheke Community Board
Western Bays Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 20,200
Member 10,100
Buller District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 56,501
Deputy Mayor 18,785
Councillor 13,697
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Inangahua Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 2,613
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Carterton District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 50,964
Deputy Mayor 17,941
Councillor 13,797
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Hawke's Bay District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 61,935
Deputy Mayor 28,947
Chair, Waste Committee and LTCCP Steering Group representative (2) 24,020
Councillor 21,051
Meeting feesDescription
$85Per hour, 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $4,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Otago District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 63,652
Deputy Mayor/appointed to Vincent Community Board* 14,190
Chair, Planning and Environment Committee/appointed to Roxburgh Community Board* 10,965
Chair, Clutha Management Committee/appointed to Cromwell Community Board* 13,084
Chair, Operations Committee/Chair, Cromwell Community Board* 22,022
Councillor/Chair, Vincent Community Board* 16,033
Councillor appointed to Cromwell or Vincent Community Boards* (2) 12,347
Councillor appointed to Maniototo Community Board* 9,122
Councillor 5,897
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription
$151Per half 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $46,258.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Cromwell Community Board
Vincent Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 6,450
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Maniototo Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,911
Member 3,225
Roxburgh Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair/Member Clutha Management Committee 7,372
Member/Member Roading Infrastructure Committee 4,146
Member 3,225
Chatham Islands Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 41,100
Deputy Mayor 12,000
Councillor 7,000
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Christchurch City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 148,908
Deputy Mayor 96,400
Councillor 83,500
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board
Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 15,510
Member 10,860
Burwood/Pegasus Community Board
Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board
Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board
Riccarton/Wigram Community Board
Shirley/Papanui Community Board
Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 23,500
Member 16,450
Clutha District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 68,445
Deputy Mayor 14,500
Committee Chair (3) 14,500
Councillor 7,250
Meeting feesDescription
$230Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $70,935.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
West Otago Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,250
Member 3,625
Dunedin City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 121,065
Deputy Mayor 59,663
Committee Chair (6) 49,719
Deputy Committee Chair (5) 41,775
Councillor 39,775
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Chalmers Community Board
Mosgiel Taieri Community Board
Otago Peninsula Community Board
Saddle Hill Community Board
Strath Taieri Community Board
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 16,000
Deputy Chair 9,000
Member 8,000
Far North District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 92,490
Deputy Mayor 48,031
Audit Committee Chair 44,031
Councillor 40,030
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Eastern Community Board
Northern Community Board
Western Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 15,035
Deputy Chair 11,760
Member 9,530
Franklin District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 87,173
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Regulatory Committee 46,628
Committee Chair (3) 37,531
Councillor 30,025
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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $6,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Onewhero/Tuakau Community Board
Waiuku/Awhitu Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 15,012
Member 7,506
Gisborne District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 90,569
Deputy Mayor 32,622
Committee Chair (5) 32,622
Committee Chair (1) 29,904
Working Party Chair (2) 29,185
Councillor 27,185
Meeting feesDescription
$140Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $7,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Gore District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 52,507
Deputy Mayor 19,013
Committee Chair (3) 19,013
Councillor 10,486
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Mataura Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 3,060
Member 873
Grey District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 58,930
Deputy Mayor 22,063
Councillor 16,124
Meeting feesDescription
$140Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $28,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Hamilton City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 121,959
Deputy Mayor 73,693
Committee Chair, Category 1 (4) 73,693
Committee Chair, Category 2 (1) 70,193
Councillor 66,693
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Hastings District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 93,779
Deputy Mayor 49,320
Committee Chair (3) 41,458
Committee Chair, Hearings 39,742
Councillor, Hearings (4) 29,416
Councillor 28,591
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Partial private use 
Hastings District Rural Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,715
Member 5,528
Hauraki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 60,232
Deputy Mayor 24,624
Ward Chair (3) 18,468
Deputy Ward Chair and Committee Chair (4) 14,774
Councillor 12,312
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Horowhenua District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 69,683
Deputy Mayor 25,287
Chair, Hearings Committee 25,287
Councillor 17,439
Meeting feesDescription
$150Per meeting for Chair, Hearings Committee in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$100Per meeting for Members, 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 elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2008 to 30  June 2009 must not exceed $8,800.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Foxton Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 14,474
Member 4,883
Hurunui District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 58,405
Deputy Mayor 21,252
Committee Chair (2) 21,252
Councillor 14,100
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Hanmer Springs Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,660
Member 3,702
Hutt City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 100,599
Deputy Mayor 54,110
Committee Chair (5) 47,616
Councillor 41,406
Meeting fees  
N/A  
Mayoral car  
Full private use  
Eastbourne Community Board
Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 11,292
Deputy Chair 8,470
Member 6,023
Invercargill City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,760
Deputy Mayor/Committee Chair 44,250
Committee Chair (3) 41,750
Councillor/Venture Southland 30,225
Councillor 22,725
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Bluff Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,000
Member 3,750
Kaikoura District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 44,200
Councillor 15,229
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kaipara District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 65,117
Deputy Mayor 29,954
Councillor 24,688
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kapiti Coast District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,319
Deputy Mayor 33,730
Committee Chair (3) 28,660
Committee Deputy Chair (2) 24,880
Committee Deputy Chair/appointed to Community Board* 27,350
Councillor/appointed to Community Board* (2) 24,880
Councillor 22,510
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee members to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Otaki Community Board
Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board
Waikanae Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,275
Member 6,260
Paekakariki Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,365
Member 3,760
Kawerau District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 49,259
Deputy Mayor 19,478
Committee Chair 19,478
Councillor 11,100
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Mackenzie District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 48,507
Councillor 14,887
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Fairlie Community Board
Tekapo Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 3,721
Member 1,488
Twizel Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,047
Member 2,047
Manawatu District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 71,616
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Hearings Committee 33,227
Committee Chair (2) 26,066
Councillor 23,696
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Manukau City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 152,608
Deputy Mayor 82,000
Committee Chair, Policy and Activities 72,000
Committee Chair, Environmental Hearings 70,000
Committee Chair (5) 68,000
Portfolio Leader, Category 1 (3) 68,000
Portfolio Leader, Category 2 (3) 64,000
Councillor 54,000
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 members of the Hearings Committee in respect of the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $49,900.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Botany Community Board
Clevedon Community Board
Howick Community Board
Mangere Community Board
Manurewa Community Board
Otara Community Board
Pakuranga Community Board
Papatoetoe Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 19,400
Deputy Chair 9,900
Member 9,900
Marlborough District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 89,693
Deputy Mayor 36,353
Committee Chair (6) 36,353
Councillor 24,235
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Masterton District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 67,404
Deputy Mayor 26,098
Committee Chair (2) 26,098
Councillor 19,886
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Matamata–Piako District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 67,061
Deputy Mayor 23,517
Committee Chair 23,517
Councillor 20,449
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Matamata Community Board
Morrinsville Community Board
Te Aroha Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 5,500
Member 4,100
Napier City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 88,870
Deputy Mayor 41,214
Committee Chair (7) 38,377
Councillor 29,866
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Partial private use 
Nelson City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 88,484
Deputy Mayor 37,244
Committee Chair (3) 37,244
Councillor 29,744
Meeting feesDescription
$250Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $3,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
New Plymouth District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 98,789
Deputy Mayor 45,918
Committee Chair (3) 42,385
Councillor 29,881
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Clifton Community Board
Inglewood Community Board
Kaitake Community Board
Waitara Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,185
Member 5,828
North Shore City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 144,029
Deputy Mayor 74,197
Committee Chair (4) 70,126
Deputy Committee Chair (5) 59,439
Councillor 57,435
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
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 23,001
Member 14,386
Opotiki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 52,483
Deputy Mayor 26,400
Councillor/Community Board Chair* 21,331
Councillor 16,343
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Coast Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 4,703
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Otorohanga District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 54,458
Deputy Mayor 25,945
Councillor/Member, Otorohanga Community Board* (2) 19,303
Councillor/Member, Kawhia Community Board* 13,351
Councillor 11,851
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kawhia Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,500
Deputy Chair 2,000
Member 1,500
Otorohanga Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 9,500
Deputy Chair 7,952
Member 7,452
Palmerston North City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 93,166
Deputy Mayor 41,029
Councillor 34,190
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Papakura District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,879
Deputy Mayor 44,925
Councillor 34,558
Meeting feesDescription
$150 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $24,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Porirua City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 81,696
Deputy Mayor 36,790
Committee Chair (2) 32,849
Councillor 26,278
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 81,472
Committee Chair (4) 36,117
Councillor/Community Board Chair* 36,117
Councillor 26,267
*No additional remuneration payable as appointee to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanaka Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 16,548
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Rangitikei District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 63,733
Deputy Mayor 20,040
Councillor 17,034
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Ratana Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,305
Member 1,904
Taihape Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 3,457
Member 2,856
Rodney District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 107,415
Deputy Mayor 59,983
Committee Chair (4) 55,984
Councillor 54,984
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Rotorua District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 93,242
Deputy Mayor 46,644
Committee Chair (3) 41,310
Councillor 35,840
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Rotorua Lakes Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,538
Member 5,026
Ruapehu District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 61,071
Deputy Mayor 9,762
Committee Chair (4) 7,185
Councillor 4,686
Meeting feesDescription
$166Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $99,926.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
National Park Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,733
Member 1,962
Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 1,962
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Selwyn District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 78,776
Deputy Mayor 33,075
Councillor 27,919
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Malvern Area Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,444
Member 7,035
Selwyn Central Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 9,084
Member 7,448
South Taranaki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 70,596
Deputy Mayor 26,071
Chair, Environment and Hearings Committee 25,878
Councillor/Community Board Chair* (2) 18,499
Councillor/Community Board appointee* 16,355
Councillor/Member, Environment and Hearings Committee (5) 20,372
Councillor 13,674
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Eltham Community Board
Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 4,570
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Egmont Plains Community Board
Patea Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,634
Member 4,570
South Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 61,898
Deputy Mayor 25,294
Committee Chair A 23,999
Committee Chair B 20,429
Councillor 18,075
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Tirau Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,042
Member 2,022
South Wairarapa District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 55,070
Deputy Mayor 23,586
Committee Chair 14,682
Councillor 12,589
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Featherston Community Board
Greytown Community Board
Martinborough Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,028
Member 1,251
Southland District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 78,207
Deputy Mayor 30,835
Chair, Resource Management Committee 30,309
Chair, Policy Committee 24,901
Chair, Activities Performance and Audit Committee 20,198
Chair, Civil Defence Committee 19,083
Chair, Forestry Committee 19,083
Councillor 18,294
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Balfour Community Board
Lumsden Community Board
Riversdale Community Board
Wyndham Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 1,215
Deputy Chair 206
Member 206
Edendale Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,142
Deputy Chair 597
Member 412
Riverton Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,038
Deputy Chair 3,214
Member 3,214
Stewart Island Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 1,833
Deputy Chair 824
Member 824
Te Anau Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 9,661
Deputy Chair 4,532
Member 4,532
Tuatapere Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,596
Deputy Chair 1,833
Member 1,215
Wallace Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,482
Deputy Chair 3,062
Member 3,062
Wallacetown Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 1,833
Deputy Chair 597
Member 412
Winton Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,849
Deputy Chair 3,131
Member 3,131
Stratford District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 54,040
Deputy Mayor 26,291
Councillor 13,144
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Tararua District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 68,606
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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $77,037.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Dannevirke Community Board
Eketahuna Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,500
Member 3,600
Tasman District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 89,137
Committee Chair (4) 35,679
Councillor 26,759
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Golden Bay Community Board
Motueka Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,704
Member 5,352
Taupo District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 75,561
Deputy Mayor 24,597
Chair, Regulatory and Hearings Committee/Chair, Turangi/Tongariro Community Board* 36,940
Chair, Taupo/Kaingaroa–Mangakino/Pouakani Committee 24,597
Councillor 19,891
*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 Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors in respect of the period 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $77,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Turangi/Tongariro Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 10,286
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Tauranga City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 114,345
Deputy Mayor 86,351
Committee Chair (2) 79,973
Project Steering Group Chair (3) 74,575
Councillor 70,656
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Thames–Coromandel District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 70,983
Deputy Mayor and Committee Chair 32,680
Committee Chair (3) 30,672
Councillor 26,566
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Coromandel/Colville Community Board
Mercury Bay Community Board
Thames Community Board
Whangamata Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 9,713
Member 5,697
Tairua/Pauanui Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 5,697
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Timaru District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,228
Deputy Mayor 37,250
Committee Chair (3) 33,750
Councillor 23,100
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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $38,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Geraldine Community Board
Temuka Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,900
Member 3,675
Pleasant Point Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 3,675
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Upper Hutt City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 74,300
Deputy Mayor 36,586
Chair, Policy Committee 34,390
Chair, City Services Committee 31,830
Chair, Audit Committee 31,830
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee 27,073
Councillor 23,012
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 83,829
Deputy Mayor 34,246
Committee Chair (5) 27,900
Councillor 22,600
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Huntly Community Board
Ngaruawahia Community Board
Raglan Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,700
Member 2,725
Taupiri Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 800
Member 700
Waimakariri District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 82,710
Deputy Mayor 47,000
Committee Chair (3) 42,790
Councillor 26,700
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kaiapoi Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,560
Member 6,380
Waimate District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 53,299
Deputy Mayor 18,912
Councillor 10,100
Meeting feesDescription
$179Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $37,232.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Waipa District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 76,653
Deputy Mayor 26,400
Committee Chair (2) 26,400
Committee Chair/Member, Community Board* 28,400
Councillor/Member, Community Board* (3) 26,400
Councillor 23,660
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Cambridge Community Board
Te Awamutu Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 15,540
Member 6,410
Wairoa District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 55,636
Deputy Mayor 32,811
Councillor 21,874
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Waitakere City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 135,105
Deputy Mayor 77,434
Committee Chair (5) 68,000
Committee Chair, LTCCP & AP 65,000
Deputy Committee Chair (3) 55,000
Councillor 52,410
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Henderson Community Board
Massey Community Board
New Lynn Community Board
Waitakere Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 23,963
Member 12,334
Waitaki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 69,187
Deputy Mayor 22,340
Committee Chair (4) 20,943
Subcommittee Chair (3) 18,151
Councillor 16,755
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Ahuriri Community Board
Waihemo Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,566
Member 5,585
Waitomo District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 55,912
Deputy Mayor 29,204
Councillor 23,363
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanganui District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 75,414
Deputy Mayor 42,097
Committee Chair 33,677
Councillor 25,539
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Wanganui Rural Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 8,237
Member appointed on Wanganui District Council committees (2) 5,000
Member 4,000
Wellington City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 148,167
Deputy Mayor 106,720
Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee 83,325
Chair, Grants Subcommittee 73,225
Portfolio Leader (5) 86,456
Associate Portfolio Leader (2) 73,325
Councillor 67,114
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Makara/Ohariu Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,900
Member 5,040
Tawa Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 20,160
Member 8,060
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 76,750
Deputy Mayor 34,103
Committee Chair (6) 26,507
Councillor 21,039
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Katikati Community Board
Omokoroa Community Board
Te Puke Community Board
Waihi Beach Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 8,980
Member 2,990
Maketu Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,486
Member 2,244
Westland District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 55,483
Deputy Mayor 18,000
Councillor 10,250
Meeting feesDescription
$300Per day, when acting as chair of a standing committee, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority; or
$130Per 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 2008 to 30 June 2009 must not exceed $30,484.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Whakatane District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 74,975
Deputy Mayor 30,000
Committee Chair 27,000
Councillor 23,004
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Edgecumbe–Tarawera Community Board
Ohope Beach Community Board
Taneatua Community Board
Whakatane Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 5,800
Member 2,350
Murupara Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 2,350
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Whangarei District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 99,351
Deputy Mayor 47,997
Committee Chair (3) 47,997
Councillor 38,398
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 2 Auckland City Council: substituted (with effect from 1 July 2008), on 5 December 2008, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/443).

  • Schedule 2 Christchurch City Council: amended (with effect from 4 September 2008), on 3 October 2008, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination 2008 (SR 2008/361).

  • Schedule 2 Gisborne District Council: amended (with effect from 22 September 2008), on 5 December 2008, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2008 (SR 2008/443).

  • Schedule 2 Gore District Council: amended (with effect from 1 July 2008), on 3 October 2008, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination 2008 (SR 2008/361).

  • Schedule 2 Gore District Council: amended (with effect from 1 July 2008), on 3 October 2008, by clause 4(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination 2008 (SR 2008/361).

  • Schedule 2 Hutt City Council: substituted (with effect from 5 March 2009), on 1 May 2009, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

  • Schedule 2 North Shore City Council: amended (with effect from 20 April 2009), on 19 June 2009, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/170).

  • Schedule 2 Ruapehu District Council: amended (with effect from 1 July 2008), on 1 May 2009, by clause 5(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/110).

  • Schedule 2 Tauranga City Council: amended (with effect from 1 July 2008), on 3 October 2008, by clause 4(4) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination 2008 (SR 2008/361).

  • Schedule 2 Waitakere City Council: amended (with effect from 9 July 2008), on 3 October 2008, by clause 4(5) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination 2008 (SR 2008/361).

  • Schedule 2 Western Bay of Plenty District Council: amended (with effect from 26 May 2009), on 19 June 2009, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination (No 2) 2009 (SR 2009/170).

  • Schedule 2 Whangarei District Council: substituted (with effect from 27 August 2008), on 3 October 2008, by clause 4(6) of the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Determination 2008 Amendment Determination 2008 (SR 2008/361).

Dated at Wellington this 1st day of July 2008.

David Oughton,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.


Explanatory memorandum

This explanatory 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 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 2007 and population figures as at the same date.

Local 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.

Vehicle mileage allowance

The Authority has retained the vehicle mileage allowance, in clause 14 of this determination, at the rate of $0.70 per kilometre. There were 2 main reasons for retaining the allowance at this rate, notwithstanding the considerable increases in the retail price of motor fuel over the last year.

First, according to the most recent information published by the New Zealand Automobile Association, at $0.70 per kilometre the allowance more than covers the running cost of a mid-size motor car.

Secondly, it is increasingly apparent to the Authority that the inclusion of a provision for travelling time in the motor vehicle allowance is problematical. It advantages those who use motor vehicles rather than public transport. Furthermore, it provides an incentive for elected members to use private motor vehicles on council business at a time when many councils are encouraging greener, or generally more sustainable, transport and environmental policies.

The Authority intends to review the basis and application of the motor vehicle allowance prior to the 2009/10 Local Government Elected Members Determination.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 July 2008.


Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009

(SR 2009/110)

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).

1 Title
  • This determination is the Local Government Elected Members (2008/09) Amendment Determination 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

5 Schedule 2 amended
  • (1) Amendment(s) incorporated in the principal determination(s).

    (2) Amendment(s) incorporated in the principal determination(s).

    (3) The item relating to Western Bay of Plenty District Council in Schedule 2 has effect from 16 November 2008 to the close of 9 March 2009 as if the reference to $34,103 were a reference to $77,414.

Dated at Wellington this 28th day of April 2009.


David Oughton,
Chairman.


A Foulkes,
Member.


M Wintringham,
Member.


Date of notification in Gazette: 30 April 2009.


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 (2008/09) Determination 2008. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the determination as at 30 June 2009, 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).