Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010

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  • Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010: expired, on 1 November 2010 for members listed in clause 3(a) (for members listed in clause 3(b), expired on the close of the day on which the results of the 2010 election for the respective local authority or community board is declared), by clause 3.

Reprint
as at 1 November 2010

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Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010

(SR 2010/186)

  • Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010: expired, on 1 November 2010 for members listed in clause 3(a) (for members listed in clause 3(b), expired on the close of the day on which the results of the 2010 election for the respective local authority or community board is declared), by clause 3.


Note

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

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


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

Determination

1 Title
  • This determination is the Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 1 July 2010.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires,—

    • (a) for the members of the Auckland Regional Council, Auckland City Council, Franklin District Council, Manukau City Council, North Shore City Council, Papakura District Council, Rodney District Council, and Waitakere City Council, and their community boards, on the close of 31 October 2010:

    • (b) for the members of each of the other local authorities and community boards specified in Schedules 1 and 2, on the close of the day on which the results of the 2010 election for the respective local authority or community board is declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

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

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

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

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

    expenses rules means a local authority’s rules for paying expenses to a member of the local authority or its community boards that have been approved by the Remuneration Authority

    hearing time has the meaning given to it in clause 8

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

    member means a person who has been declared to be elected under the Local Electoral Act 2001 as,—

    • (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

    resource consent hearing has the meaning given to it in clause 7

    resource consent hearing fee means a fee for attending a resource consent hearing set out in clause 9.

Regional councils

5 Remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to members of regional councils
  • (1) The remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to the members of a regional council are—

    • (b) expenses and allowances payable in accordance with clauses 10, 12, and 13; and

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

    (2) However, the chairperson of a regional council is not entitled to be paid resource consent hearing fees or meeting fees.

District councils, city councils, and community boards

6 Remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to members of district councils, city councils, and community boards
  • (1) The remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to the members of a district council, city council, or community board are—

    • (b) expenses and allowances payable in accordance with clauses 10, 12, and 13; and

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

    (2) However, the mayor of a district council or city council is not entitled to be paid resource consent hearing fees or meeting fees.

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

    • (a) resource consent hearing fees; or

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

    (4) However, the chairperson of a community board is not entitled to be paid resource consent hearing fees.

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 under section 99 of the Resource Management Act 1991 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 requested 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 requested 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 held 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 Fees for attending resource consent hearing
  • (1) A member who acts as the chairperson of a resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $85 per hour of hearing time.

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

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

    (4) Despite subclauses (1) and (2), a resource consent hearing fee for a formal pre-hearing meeting held under section 99 of the Resource Management Act 1991 may be paid to only 1 member.

    (5) This clause is subject to clauses 5(2) and 6(2) and (4).

Expenses

10 Expenses may be reimbursed in accordance with expenses rules
  • A local authority may reimburse expenses in accordance with the 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.

11 Public may inspect expenses rules
  • A local authority must, during the hours that its offices are open to the public, allow members of the public to inspect its expenses rules.

Allowances

12 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.

13 Vehicle mileage allowance
  • (1) A local authority may, in accordance with this clause, pay a vehicle mileage allowance 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 member—

    • (a) travels—

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

      • (ii) by the most direct route reasonable in the circumstances; and

    • (b) is on the local authority’s business.

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


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

cl 5

Auckland Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 159,984
Deputy Council Chair 46,090
Committee Chair (5) 46,090
Deputy Committee Chair (4) 26,336
Councillor 23,431
Meeting feesDescription
$237 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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 must not exceed $112,053.
Chair car 
N/A 
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $3,700.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $6,000.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 37,411
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 28,779
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $17,000.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Northland Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 101,700
Councillor 52,059
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $30,000.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Wellington Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 140,460
Deputy Council 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 2
Remuneration, expenses, and allowances of members of district councils, city councils, and community boards

cl 6

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

Ashburton District Council
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
Auckland City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 165,367
Deputy Mayor 91,143
Chair Major Committee (5) 78,975
Chair Minor Committee/Deputy Chair (4) 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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 must not exceed $43,300.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Avondale Community Board
Eastern Bays Community Board
Eden/Albert Community Board
Great Barrier Community Board
Hobson Community Board
Maungakiekie Community Board
Mt Roskill Community Board
Tamaki Community Board
Waiheke Community Board
Western Bays Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 20,200
Member 10,100
Buller District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 58,281
Deputy Mayor 19,349
Councillor 14,183
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Inangahua Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 2,691
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Carterton District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 52,269
Deputy Mayor 18,306
Councillor 14,083
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Hawke's Bay District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 63,844
Deputy Mayor 29,919
Chair, Waste Committee 24,824
Chair, LTCCP Steering Group 24,824
Councillor 21,752
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Otago District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 66,000
Deputy Mayor/appointed to Vincent Community Board* 14,693
Chair, Planning and Environment Committee/appointed to Roxburgh Community Board* 11,353
Chair, Clutha Management Committee/appointed to Cromwell Community Board* 13,548
Chair, Operations Committee/Chair, Cromwell Community Board* 22,708
Councillor/Chair, Vincent Community Board* 20,418
Councillor appointed to Cromwell or Vincent Community Boards* (2) 12,785
Councillor appointed to Maniototo Community Board* 9,445
Councillor 6,106
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting feesDescription
$157Per 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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $16,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Cromwell Community Board
Vincent Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 6,679
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Maniototo Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,155
Member 3,339
Roxburgh Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair/Member Clutha Management Committee 7,632
Member/Member Roading Infrastructure Committee  4,293
Member 3,339
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $23,500.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
West Otago Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
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
Franklin District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 90,195
Deputy Mayor/Chair Regulatory Committee 48,360
Committee Chair (3) 39,130
Councillor 31,305
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 must not exceed $2,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Onewhero/Tuakau Community Board
Waiuku/Awhitu Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 15,012
Member 7,506
Gisborne District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 94,343
Deputy Mayor 33,727
Committee Chair (5) 33,727
Special Projects Committee Chair (1) 30,916
Working Party Chair (1) 30,106
Councillor 28,106
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $1,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Gore District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 55,320
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 60,678
Deputy Mayor 22,725
Councillor 16,611
Meeting feesDescription
$144Per 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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $10,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Hamilton City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 of Hearings Committee, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$100Per meeting, for Members of Hearings Committee, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $3,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Foxton Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
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 ($)
Mayor 80,051
Deputy Mayor 35,099
Committee Chair (3) 29,824
Committee Deputy Chair/appointed to Community Board* 28,460
Committee Deputy Chair (2) 25,890
Councillor/appointed to Community Board* (2) 25,890
Councillor 23,424
*No additional remuneration is payable as appointee member to a community board.
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Otaki Community Board
Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board
Waikanae Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
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 
Manukau City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 157,096
Deputy Mayor 87,000
Committee Chair, Policy and Activities 74,000
Committee Chair, Environmental Hearings 72,000
Committee Chair (5) 70,000
Portfolio Leader, Category 1 (3) 70,000
Portfolio Leader, Category 2 (3) 66,000
Councillor 56,000
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 must not exceed $19,700.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Botany Community Board
Clevedon Community Board
Howick Community Board
Mangere Community Board
Manurewa Community Board
Otara Community Board
Pakuranga Community Board
Papatoetoe Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 19,919
Deputy Chair 10,162
Member 10,162
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 ($)
Mayor 91,897
Deputy Mayor 42,828
Committee Chair (7) 39,880
Councillor 31,036
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Nelson City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 ($)
Mayor 103,910
Deputy Mayor 49,427
Committee Chair (3) 45,624
Councillor 32,164
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Clifton Community Board
Inglewood Community Board
Kaitake Community Board
Waitara Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,116
Member 6,273
North Shore City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 147,961
Deputy Mayor 75,640
Committee Chair (4) 71,490
Deputy Committee Chair (5) 60,595
Councillor 58,553
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Albany Community Board
Birkenhead–Northcote Community Board
Devonport Community Board
East Coast Bays Community Board
Glenfield Community Board
Takapuna Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 23,448
Member 14,666
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
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
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 
Papakura District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 81,049
Deputy Mayor 49,210
Councillor 37,854
Meeting feesDescription
$150 for Type A meetingsFor each 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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 must not exceed $4,700.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Porirua City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $9,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 17,688
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Rangitikei District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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
Rodney District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 110,105
Deputy Mayor 61,173
Committee Chair (3) 57,173
Councillor 56,172
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Rotorua District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $34,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
National Park Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 2,805
Member 2,012
Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 2,012
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Selwyn District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Egmont Plains Community Board
Patea Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 6,694
Member 4,611
South Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 63,786
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $25,500.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Dannevirke Community Board
Eketahuna Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $27,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Turangi/Tongariro Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 10,531
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Tauranga City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 114,806
Deputy Mayor 83,931
Committee Chair (2) 77,734
Project Steering Group Chair (3) 72,487
Councillor 68,678
Office Annual allowance ($)
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 ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 6,075
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Timaru District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $13,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Geraldine Community Board
Temuka Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 8,000
Member 3,725
Pleasant Point Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 3,725
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Upper Hutt City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $13,000.
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Waipa District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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 
Waitakere City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 141,877
Deputy Mayor 81,753
Committee Chair (5) 71,793
Committee Chair, LTCCP & AP 68,625
Deputy Committee Chair (3) 58,067
Councillor 55,333
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Henderson Community Board
Massey Community Board
New Lynn Community Board
Waitakere Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 25,299
Member 13,022
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 78,254
Deputy Mayor 42,097
Committee Chair 33,677
Hearings Committee Chair 26,039
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 107,615
Chair SPC and Portfolio Leader 88,409
Portfolio Leader (4) 87,510
Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee 84,345
Chair, Grants Subcommittee  74,220
Associate Portfolio Leader (2) 74,220
Councillor 69,240
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 
Makara/Ohariu Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,060
Member 5,105
Tawa Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 20,405
Member 8,160
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, for a Member when acting as Chair of a Standing Committee, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
$130Per day, for Members for meetings, in accordance with Council policy as approved by the Remuneration Authority
The maximum amount of meeting fees payable in accordance with this schedule to all elected councillors for the period 1 July 2010 to 9 October 2010 must not exceed $10,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Whakatane District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
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
*No additional remuneration is payable because the position is filled by a councillor.
Whangarei District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 104,285
Deputy Mayor 51,434
Committee Chair (3) 51,434
Councillor 41,147
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Dated at Wellington this 29th day of June 2010.

Michael Wintringham,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.

J Errington,
Member.


Explanatory memorandum

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

This determination, which comes into force on 1 July 2010, sets the remuneration, allowances, and expenses of elected local government representatives. The determination applies—

  • to the members of the local authorities and community boards that will be incorporated into the new Auckland Council on 1 November 2010, for the period up to 31 October 2010; and

  • to the members of all other local authorities and community boards, for the period up to the declaration of the results of the 2010 local body elections.

The determination provides for no general increase in the remuneration of the elected members of 68 local authorities, holding their remuneration at the level established from 1 July 2009. For the remaining 16 local authorities, all of which requested and received no adjustment to elected members’ remuneration last year, remuneration has been increased to bring them into line with the former group. This restores fair remuneration relativities across local authorities and provides a fair and consistent basis for consideration by the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) of the remuneration of local government elected members following the 2010 elections.

General background

To meet its statutory obligations, and 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) that is notionally attributable to each local and regional authority and from which the remuneration of each elected member will be met.

2009 Determination

The Authority calculated the indicative pools for the 2009 determination 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 later became. The Authority applied a general remuneration movement of 3%.

The incorporation of this general adjustment and the other 4 factors into the Authority's 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 2009 that, where there was 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 took a variety of approaches to recommending the allocation of the pool. The overwhelming majority accepted the increase, while 16 councils requested to decline the increase. The 2009 determination of the Authority reflected those decisions and requests.

2010 Determination

2009/10 saw public sector remuneration held or adjusted only marginally, and a strong focus on the restraint of both rate and remuneration increases in local government.

Although economic indicators have improved since the Authority’s 2009 decisions on local government remuneration, long-term restraint is still signalled for both local and central government expenditure.

In these circumstances, the Authority does not consider a general increase to the 2009 levels of local government elected members’ remuneration is warranted, at least prior to the 2010 local government elections.

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

Where councils applied the full indicative pool in 2009, those remuneration levels have been carried forward (subject to any minor adjustments made in the past 12 months to reflect structural changes within councils).

The remuneration of elected representatives in those councils where the Authority agreed to their requests that the full indicative pool not be applied has been revisited, and councils have been required to apply the full 2009 indicative pool. This adjusts their remuneration substantively for the first time since 1 July 2008, re-establishes fair remuneration relativities across councils, and reflects the Authority’s long-held view that the acceptance, or otherwise, of remuneration adjustments should not become a political issue, particularly in an election period.

Vehicle mileage allowance

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


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 July 2010.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

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

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


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the determination as at 1 November 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)
  • Local Government Elected Members Determination 2010 (SR 2010/186): clause 3