Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Determination 2009

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  • Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Determination 2009: expired, on 30 June 2010, by clause 3.

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Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Determination 2009

(SR 2009/197)

  • Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Determination 2009: expired, on 30 June 2010, 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 (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Determination 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2009.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires on 30 June 2010.

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 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 council:

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

    • (c) in relation to a community board, a chairperson or other member of the 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 elected members of regional councils
  • (1) Subject to the other provisions of this determination, the remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to the elected members of a regional council are—

    • (b) actual and reasonable expenses and allowances as outlined in council policy and as 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 payable to elected members of district councils, city councils, and 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 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 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 the 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) preparing for a resource consent hearing; or

    • (b) 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)

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 122,589
Deputy Chair 51,000
Committee Chair (7) 51,000
Subcommittee Half Chair (1) 48,500
Councillor 46,000
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $13,778.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Canterbury Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 142,365
Deputy Chair 56,719
Councillor 53,280
Office Annual allowance
($)
Councillor members of Hearings Committees for Variation 1 and 2 of the Natural Resources Regional Plan Chapters 4–8 (2) 4,200
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Council use only 
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 105,644
Deputy Chair 47,799
Committee Chair (4) 47,799
Councillor 43,299
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $18,400.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 113,056
Chair, Environment Committee 44,606
Chair, Catchment Operations Committee/Deputy Chair, Audit, Risk and Investment Committee 44,606
Chair, Regional Transport Committee 44,606
Chair, Audit, Risk and Investment Committee 37,412
Chair, Passenger Transport Committee/Deputy Chair, Regional Transport Committee  33,095
Deputy Chair, Environment Committee 31,656
Deputy Chair, Catchment Operations Committee 31,656
Councillor 28,778
Meeting feesDescription
$150Per 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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $50,700.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Northland Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 98,583
Councillor 50,421
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Otago Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 112,263
Council Deputy Chair 54,500
Committee Chair (5) 45,417
Councillor 36,334
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Southland Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 84,829
Council Deputy Chair/Chair, Consents Committee 36,912
Chair, Environmental Management and Regional Services Committees (2) 31,991
Councillor 24,609
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
N/A 
Taranaki Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 82,550
Deputy Chair 38,166
Committee Chair (2) 38,166
Councillor 27,198
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Waikato Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 133,023
Deputy Chair 64,941
Committee Chair (6) 54,118
Councillor 43,294
Meeting feesDescription
$125Per 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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $89,723.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Wellington Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 140,460
Deputy Chair with Committee Chair 76,516
Committee Chair (3) 71,917
Chair, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee 67,216
Councillor 53,732
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
West Coast Regional Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 63,800
Deputy Chair 31,900
Councillor 26,040
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 1: amended (with effect on 1 July 2009), on 7 May 2010, by clause 4 of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2010 (SR 2010/107).

  • Schedule 1 Canterbury Regional Council: amended (with effect on 24 September 2009), on 23 October 2009, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/309).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: substituted (with effect on 1 July 2009), on 23 October 2009, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/309).

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
($)
Mayor 73,191
Deputy Mayor 26,542
Committee Chair (3) 26,542
Councillor 17,541
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Methven Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,462
Member 1,846
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $4,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Otago District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 66,000
Deputy Mayor/appointed to Vincent Community Board* 14,767
Chair, Planning and Environment Committee/appointed to Roxburgh Community Board* 11,411
Chair, Clutha Management Committee/appointed to Cromwell Community Board* 13,616
Chair, Operations Committee/Chair, Cromwell Community Board* 22,918
Councillor/Chair, Vincent Community Board* 16,685
Councillor appointed to Cromwell or Vincent Community Boards* (2) 12,849
Councillor appointed to Maniototo Community Board* 9,493
Councillor 6,137
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription
$166Per 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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $48,136.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Cromwell Community Board
Vincent Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 6,712
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Maniototo Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,192
Member 3,356
Roxburgh Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair/Member Clutha Management Committee 7,671
Member/Member Roading Infrastructure Committee 4,315
Member 3,356
Chatham Islands Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 42,500
Deputy Mayor 12,325
Councillor 7,168
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Christchurch City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 153,941
Deputy Mayor 99,571
Councillor 86,249
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board
Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 16,018
Member 11,216
Burwood/Pegasus Community Board
Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board
Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board
Riccarton/Wigram Community Board
Shirley/Papanui Community Board
Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 24,270
Member 16,989
Clutha District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 69,794
Deputy Mayor 14,500
Committee Chair (3) 14,500
Councillor 7,250
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $70,601.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
West Otago Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,250
Member 3,625
Dunedin City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 124,707
Deputy Mayor 60,895
Committee Chair (6) 50,748
Deputy Committee Chair (5) 42,646
Councillor 40,592
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Chalmers Community Board
Mosgiel Taieri Community Board
Otago Peninsula Community Board
Saddle Hill Community Board
Strath Taieri Community Board
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 16,332
Deputy Chair 9,190
Member 8,166
Far North District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 96,147
Deputy Mayor 51,880
Audit Committee Chair 47,600
Councillor 43,230
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Eastern Community Board
Northern Community Board
Western Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 16,240
Deputy Chair 12,700
Member 10,300
Gisborne District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 90,569
Deputy Mayor 32,779
Committee Chair (5) 32,779
Special Projects Committee Chair (1) 30,048
Working Party Chair (1) 29,316
Councillor 27,316
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $7,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Gore District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 54,963
Deputy Mayor 19,398
Committee Chair (3) 19,398
Councillor 10,698
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Mataura Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 3,122
Member 891
Grey District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $28,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Hamilton City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 127,467
Deputy Mayor 77,300
Committee Chair, Category 1 (4) 77,300
Committee Chair, Category 2 (1) 73,800
Councillor 70,300
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Hastings District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 96,469
Deputy Mayor 50,648
Committee Chair (3) 42,566
Committee Chair, Hearings 40,804
Councillor, Hearings (4) 30,202
Councillor 29,356
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Hastings District Rural Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 13,055
Member 5,676
Hauraki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 62,097
Deputy Mayor 25,311
Ward Chair (3) 18,983
Deputy Ward Chair and Committee Chair (4) 15,187
Councillor 12,655
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Horowhenua District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 72,192
Deputy Mayor 26,535
Chair, Hearings Committee 26,535
Deputy Chair, Hearings Committee 22,667
Councillor 18,300
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $8,754.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Foxton Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 15,188
Member 5,124
Hurunui District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 60,185
Deputy Mayor 21,924
Committee Chair (2) 21,924
Councillor 14,545
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Hanmer Springs Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,902
Member 3,819
Hutt City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 102,765
Deputy Mayor 54,623
Committee Chair (5) 48,068
Councillor 41,799
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Eastbourne Community Board
Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 11,400
Deputy Chair 8,550
Member 6,080
Invercargill City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 80,538
Deputy Mayor 45,180
Committee Chair (3) 42,630
Councillor/Venture Southland 30,859
Councillor 23,405
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Bluff Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,200
Member 3,820
Kaikoura District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 45,600
Councillor 15,715
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kaipara District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 67,408
Deputy Mayor 31,005
Councillor 25,731
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kapiti Coast District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 80,051
Deputy Mayor 35,099
Committee Chair (3) 29,824
Committee Deputy Chair/appointed to Community Board* 28,460
Committee Deputy Chair (2) 25,890
Councillor/appointed to Community Board* (2) 25,890
Councillor 23,424
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee members to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Otaki Community Board
Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board
Waikanae Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,773
Member 6,514
Paekakariki Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,664
Member 3,913
Kawerau District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 50,538
Deputy Mayor 19,757
Committee Chair 19,757
Councillor 11,379
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Mackenzie District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 50,332
Councillor 15,634
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Fairlie Community Board
Tekapo Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 3,908
Member 1,562
Twizel Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,150
Member 2,150
Manawatu District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 72,722
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Hearings Committee 33,326
Committee Chair (2) 26,054
Councillor 23,685
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Marlborough District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 92,936
Deputy Mayor 37,995
Committee Chair (6) 37,995
Councillor 25,330
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Masterton District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 69,531
Deputy Mayor 26,972
Committee Chair (2) 26,972
Councillor 20,553
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Matamata–Piako District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 68,907
Deputy Mayor 23,936
Committee Chair 23,936
Councillor 20,813
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Matamata Community Board
Morrinsville Community Board
Te Aroha Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 5,598
Member 4,173
Napier City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 88,870
Deputy Mayor 41,214
Committee Chair (7) 38,377
Councillor 29,866
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Nelson City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 91,673
Deputy Mayor 42,557
Portfolio Holder (2) 37,557
Joint Community Services Portfolio Holder (2) 33,807
Councillor 30,057
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
New Plymouth District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 103,910
Deputy Mayor 45,918
Committee Chair (3) 42,385
Councillor 29,881
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Clifton Community Board
Inglewood Community Board
Kaitake Community Board
Waitara Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,185
Member 5,828
Opotiki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 54,318
Deputy Mayor 27,505
Councillor/Community Board Chair* 22,226
Councillor 17,032
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Coast Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 4,904
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Otorohanga District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 55,533
Deputy Mayor 26,086
Councillor/Member, Otorohanga Community Board* (2) 19,367
Councillor/Member, Kawhia Community Board* 13,423
Councillor 11,915
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kawhia Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,514
Deputy Chair 2,011
Member 1,508
Otorohanga Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 9,500
Deputy Chair 7,952
Member 7,452
Palmerston North City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 95,365
Deputy Mayor 36,423
Committee Chair (3) 36,423
Councillor 34,687
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Porirua City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 85,821
Deputy Mayor 36,790
Committee Chair (2) 32,849
Councillor 26,278
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $26,460.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 85,316
Committee Chair (4) 38,606
Councillor/Community Board Chair 38,606
Councillor 28,077
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanaka Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 17,688
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Rangitikei District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 63,866
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
Rotorua District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 95,198
Deputy Mayor 47,355
Committee Chair (3) 41,940
Councillor 36,386
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Rotorua Lakes Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 7,655
Member 5,105
Ruapehu District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 62,785
Deputy Mayor 10,018
Committee Chair (4) 7,373
Councillor 4,809
Meeting feesDescription
$173Per 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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $102,544.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
National Park Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 2,805
Member 2,012
Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 2,012
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Selwyn District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 85,191
Deputy Mayor 38,054
Councillor 32,130
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Malvern Area Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 12,018
Member 8,093
Selwyn Central Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,450
Member 8,569
South Taranaki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 71,511
Deputy Mayor 26,305
Chair, Environment and Hearings Committee 26,111
Councillor/Community Board Chair* (2) 18,665
Councillor/Community Board appointee* 16,502
Councillor/Member, Environment and Hearings Committee (5) 20,555
Councillor 13,797
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Eltham Community Board
Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 4,611
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Egmont Plains Community Board
Patea Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,694
Member 4,611
South Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 64,302
Deputy Mayor 26,436
Committee Chair A 25,080
Committee Chair B 21,349
Councillor 18,889
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Tirau Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,224
Member 2,113
South Wairarapa District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 56,856
Deputy Mayor 24,450
Committee Chair 15,226
Councillor 13,058
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Featherston Community Board
Greytown Community Board
Martinborough Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,194
Member 1,296
Southland District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 81,359
Deputy Mayor 33,648
Chair, Resource Management Committee 31,122
Chair, Policy Committee 25,714
Chair, Activities Performance and Audit Committee 21,011
Chair, Civil Defence Committee 19,895
Chair, Forestry Committee 19,896
Councillor 19,107
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 55,479
Deputy Mayor 26,870
Councillor 13,434
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Tararua District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 68,637
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 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
($)
Mayor 92,393
Committee Chair (4) 35,826
Councillor 26,869
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Golden Bay Community Board
Motueka Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,748
Member 5,384
Taupo District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,545
Deputy Mayor 25,180
Chair, Regulatory and Hearings Committee/Chair, Turangi/Tongariro Community Board* 37,816
Chair, Taupo/Kaingaroa–Mangakino/Pouakani Committee 25,180
Councillor 20,362
*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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $79,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Turangi/Tongariro Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 10,531
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Tauranga City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 114,345
Deputy Mayor 83,931
Committee Chair (2) 77,734
Project Steering Group Chair (3) 72,487
Councillor 68,678
Office Annual allowance
($)
District Plan Review members (6) 3,512
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Thames–Coromandel District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 74,386
Deputy Mayor and Committee Chair 34,846
Committee Chair (3) 32,700
Councillor 28,320
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Coromandel/Colville Community Board
Mercury Bay Community Board
Thames Community Board
Whangamata Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 10,358
Member 6,075
Tairua/Pauanui Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 6,075
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Timaru District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 79,006
Deputy Mayor 37,650
Committee Chair (3) 34,100
Councillor 23,475
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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $38,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Geraldine Community Board
Temuka Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 8,000
Member 3,725
Pleasant Point Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 3,725
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Upper Hutt City Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,241
Deputy Mayor 38,593
Chair, Policy Committee 36,278
Chair, City Services Committee 33,576
Chair, Audit Committee 33,576
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee 28,559
Councillor 24,275
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 85,895
Deputy Mayor 35,104
Committee Chair (5) 28,650
Councillor 23,200
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Huntly Community Board
Ngaruawahia Community Board
Raglan Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 6,875
Member 2,800
Taupiri Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 825
Member 725
Waimakariri District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 85,900
Deputy Mayor 49,311
Committee Chair (3) 44,894
Councillor 28,013
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kaiapoi Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 11,079
Member 6,695
Waimate District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 55,025
Deputy Mayor 19,550
Councillor 10,485
Meeting feesDescription
$185Per 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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $38,480.
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Waipa District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 78,381
Deputy Mayor 26,675
Committee Chair (2) 26,675
Committee Chair/Member, Community Board* 28,695
Councillor/Member, Community Board* (3) 26,675
Councillor 23,910
*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
($)
Chair 15,700
Member 6,480
Wairoa District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 57,069
Deputy Mayor 33,366
Councillor 22,242
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Waitaki District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 71,728
Deputy Mayor 23,509
Committee Chair (4) 22,040
Subcommittee Chair (2) 19,101
Councillor 17,632
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Ahuriri Community Board
Waihemo Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 13,224
Member 5,877
Waitomo District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 57,781
Deputy Mayor 29,831
Councillor 23,886
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanganui District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
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 153,660
Deputy Mayor 106,720
Portfolio Leader (5) 86,456
Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee 83,325
Chair, Grants Subcommittee 73,325
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
($)
Mayor 80,305
Deputy Mayor 36,213
Committee Chair (6) 28,147
Councillor 22,340
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Katikati Community Board
Omokoroa Community Board
Te Puke Community Board
Waihi Beach Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 9,536
Member 3,179
Maketu Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair 4,767
Member 2,384
Westland District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 57,203
Deputy Mayor 18,600
Councillor 10,750
Meeting feesDescription
$300Per day, when acting as chair of a standing committee; 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 2009 to 30 June 2010 must not exceed $30,091.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Whakatane District Council
Office Annual salary
($)
Mayor 77,621
Deputy Mayor 31,310
Committee Chair 28,178
Councillor 24,016
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
($)
Chair 6,056
Member 2,448
Murupara Community Board
Office Annual salary
($)
Chair Nil*
Member 2,448
*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: amended (with effect on 3 November 2009), on 7 May 2010, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2010 (SR 2010/107).

  • Schedule 2: amended (with effect on 2 December 2009), on 7 May 2010, by clause 5(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2010 (SR 2010/107).

  • Schedule 2: amended (with effect on 26 November 2009), on 7 May 2010, by clause 5(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2010 (SR 2010/107).

  • Schedule 2 Gore District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2009), on 23 October 2009, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/309).

  • Schedule 2 Invercargill City Council: amended (with effect on 31 July 2009), on 23 October 2009, by clause 5(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/309).

  • Schedule 2 South Taranaki District Council: amended (with effect on 20 July 2009), on 23 October 2009, by clause 5(5) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/309).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2009), on 23 October 2009, by clause 5(7) of the Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009 (SR 2009/309).

Dated at Wellington this 7th day of July 2009.

David Oughton,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.

M Wintringham,
Member.


Explanatory memorandum

Note: The following explanatory memorandum should be read in conjunction with the explanatory memorandum(s) appended to the:

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

This determination, which is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2009, sets the remuneration, allowances, and expenses of elected local government representatives except for those in the Auckland region.

The Local Government Act 2002 requires the Remuneration Authority, in setting remuneration, to have regard to the need to—

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

  • 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 in remuneration-setting across diverse local authorities, the Authority established a model to assist in determining the cost of governance and representation for each local and regional authority. The model incorporates 4 criteria that are transparent and readily verifiable from published data, namely—

  • population:

  • operational expenditure:

  • net assets controlled:

  • rate of population change.

This provides the Authority with a ranking order of the relative size of the governance and representation responsibility of each local and regional authority.

The model also allows for the incorporation of a general movement in remuneration to help ensure that adjustments to the salaries of elected representatives reflect not only the size of their roles, but also any market movement in remuneration that the Authority considers should be applied to their salaries.

The application of these factors results in a sum of money (the indicative pool) notionally attributable to each local and regional authority, and from which the remuneration of each elected member will be met.

This determination uses indicative pool totals derived from audited annual accounts for the year ended 30 June 2008 and population figures as at the same date.

The Authority calculated the indicative pool in late 2008, at which stage the economy was slowing, but the seriousness and impact of the external financial crisis was not as apparent as it is currently. The Authority applied a general remuneration movement of 3%, slightly less than the movement in remuneration from 2007 to 2008 that survey and other data were showing.

The incorporation of this general adjustment and the other 4 factors into our model generated changes in the indicative remuneration pools for each local and regional authority ranging from an increase of over 8% (atypically for a high-growth council) to negative adjustments in some cases. Where there was a negative movement, the pool was held at the 2008 level.

Councils were then invited to recommend the distribution of the pool for the 2009/10 financial year.

Subsequent to this notification to councils, the Treasury released its post-election financial update. The Government's response to the update emphasised the need for a sustained period of strict control over government expenditure. Part of that response was a call for restraint on movement in remuneration generally, and for senior state sector employees and office-holders. Parliament itself resolved unanimously not to seek any increase in remuneration in 2009/10.

In this context, some councils expressed concerns about increasing the salaries of elected representatives when they also were facing difficult funding choices. The Authority therefore advised all councils in late January that, where there was valid reason and unanimous agreement within a council not to increase salaries of elected members, the Authority would consider a recommendation to defer any increases that would otherwise have applied from 1 July 2009.

Councils have taken a variety of approaches to recommending the allocation of this year's pool. The overwhelming majority have proposed accepting the increase, some have proposed fully utilising the pool by increasing the proportion of community board funding accessed from the pool (and held salaries at the 2008 level), and others have requested that salaries not be increased, and the pool held at the 2008 level.

Where decisions were unanimous or near unanimous, the Authority has accepted them as being a fair balance between the interests of the ratepayers and the elected members.

It has been the long held position of the Authority that neither mayors nor councils can influence the level of mayoral remuneration. However, given the approach taken in responding to councils' recommendations, the Authority accepted recommendations from individual mayors to defer increases in their remuneration this year. In cases where mayors had initially expressed concern, either directly to the Authority or in public statements, at being required to accept an increase, the Authority offered them the opportunity to hold their remuneration. In some cases this opportunity has been accepted.

It is fair to say that in some areas reaching agreement on these issues within a council has been both openly political and fraught; it has also led to delays in releasing this determination.

During the consultation period, the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance issued its report and recommendations, and the Government subsequently announced that a new governance arrangement would be in place from November 2010 onwards. To smooth the process of fixing remuneration in 2010/11, the 8 authorities subject to restructuring have been omitted from this determination, and a separate determination will be issued after discussions with those councils have been concluded.

Vehicle mileage allowance

The Authority has made no change to the level set for this allowance.

Note: The preceding explanatory memorandum should be read in conjunction with the explanatory memorandum(s) appended to the:


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 July 2009.


Local Government Elected Members (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Amendment Determination 2009

(SR 2009/309)

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).

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 determination(s).

    (2) The item relating to Hurunui District Council in Schedule 2 has effect from 1 July 2009 to the close of 31 August 2009 as if the first reference to $21,924 were a reference to $60,185.

    (3)–(5) Amendment(s) incorporated in the determination(s).

    (6) The item relating to Stratford District Council in Schedule 2 has effect from 14 August 2009 to the close of the day in November 2009 on which the new mayor is declared to be elected under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 as if the reference to $26,870 were a reference to $55,479.

    (7) Amendment(s) incorporated in the determination(s).

Dated at Wellington this 19th day of October 2009.

M Wintringham,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.

J Errington,
Member.


Date of notification in Gazette: 22 October 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 (2009/10) (Except Auckland) Determination 2009. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the determination as at 30 June 2010, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

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/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand 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)