Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011

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  • Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011: expired, on 1 July 2012, by clause 3.

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as at 1 July 2012

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Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011

(SR 2011/250)

  • Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011: expired, on 1 July 2012, 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 (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011.

2 Commencement
  • This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2011.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2012.

Interpretation

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

    community board means a community board of a territorial authority

    hearing time has the meaning given by clause 6

    local authority means a regional council or a territorial authority

    member,—

    • (a) in relation to a regional council, means—

      • (i) a person who has been declared to be elected under the Local Electoral Act 2001 as a member of the regional council; and

      • (ii) a person who, as the result of further election or appointment under that Act or the Local Government Act 2002, is an office holder in relation to the regional council (for example, as chairperson of the council or chairperson of a committee of the regional council):

    • (b) in relation to a territorial authority, means—

      • (i) a person who has been declared to be elected under the Local Electoral Act 2001 as the mayor or any other member of the territorial authority; and

      • (ii) a person who, as the result of further election or appointment under that Act or the Local Government Act 2002, is an office holder in relation to the territorial authority (for example, as chairperson of a committee of the territorial authority):

    • (c) in relation to a community board, means—

      • (i) a person who has been declared to be elected under the Local Electoral Act 2001 as a member of the community board; and

      • (ii) a person who, as the result of further election or appointment under that Act or the Local Government Act 2002, is an office holder in relation to the community board (for example, as chairperson of the community board)

    regional council means the following regional councils named in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 2002:

    • (a) Bay of Plenty Regional Council:

    • (b) Hawke's Bay Regional Council:

    • (c) Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council:

    • (d) Northland Regional Council:

    • (e) Southland Regional Council:

    • (f) Taranaki Regional Council:

    • (g) Waikato Regional Council:

    • (h) Wellington Regional Council:

    • (i) West Coast Regional Council

    resource consent hearing has the meaning given by clause 5

    resource consent hearing fee means a fee payable in accordance with clause 12 for attending a resource consent hearing

    territorial authority means each territorial authority named in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 2002, except the following:

    • (a) Banks Peninsula District Council:

    • (b) Buller District Council:

    • (c) Grey District Council:

    • (d) Hamilton City Council:

    • (e) Invercargill City Council:

    • (f) New Plymouth District Council:

    • (g) Queenstown–Lakes District Council:

    • (h) South Wairarapa District Council:

    • (i) Stratford District Council:

    • (j) Taupo District Council:

    • (k) Thames–Coromandel District Council:

    • (l) Waimakariri District Council:

    • (m) Westland District Council.

5 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 RMA; or

    • (b) a hearing arising from a notice of requirement given under section 168 of the RMA; or

    • (c) a pre-hearing meeting held under section 99 of the RMA in relation to a hearing referred to in paragraph (a) or (b); or

    • (d) a hearing relating to a private change to a district or regional plan or policy statement requested under clause 21 of Schedule 1 of the RMA; 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 a local authority under section 36 of the RMA.

    (2) To avoid doubt, in this determination, resource consent hearing does not mean—

    • (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 to 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).

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

    • (a) means the time spent by a member hearing a matter referred to in clause 5(1); and

    • (b) includes the time spent by a member—

      • (i) at any formal committee deliberations in relation to a resource consent hearing; and

      • (ii) at a formal site inspection as part of a group inspection or as part of a pre-hearing meeting described in clause 5(1)(c); and

      • (iii) determining a notified resource consent application where a formal hearing does not take place.

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

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

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

Regional councils

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

    • (c) the resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with clause 12.

    (2) Meeting fees payable as remuneration to members of a regional council in accordance with Schedule 1 are payable subject to any conditions set out in that schedule.

    (3) Despite subclause (2), meeting fees are not payable to the chairperson of a regional council.

Territorial authorities and community boards

8 Remuneration and allowances payable to members of territorial authorities and community boards
  • (1) The remuneration and allowances payable to the members of a territorial authority and its community boards are—

    • (c) the resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with clause 12.

    (2) Meeting fees payable as remuneration to members of a territorial authority and its community boards in accordance with Schedule 2 are payable subject to any conditions set out in that schedule.

    (3) Despite subclause (1), a member of a territorial authority who is appointed to a community board is not entitled to be remunerated for both positions. Instead, the remuneration for the member set out in Schedule 2 includes both the salary and meeting fees payable to the member for holding both offices.

    (4) Despite subclause (2), meeting fees are not payable to the mayor of a territorial authority.

Allowances

9 Vehicle mileage allowance
  • (1) A local authority may pay a member or a member of a community board a vehicle mileage allowance for travel by the member on a day, but only if—

    • (a) the member is not otherwise provided with a vehicle by the local authority; and

    • (b) the distance travelled by the member on the day exceeds the threshold distance; and

    • (c) the travel is—

      • (i) in a private vehicle; and

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

      • (iii) by the most direct route that is reasonable in the circumstances.

    (2) The vehicle mileage allowance payable to a member in respect of a day is payable only for that part of the member's travel that exceeds the threshold distance.

    (3) The maximum vehicle mileage allowance payable to a member for the period of this determination is—

    • (a) $0.74 per kilometre for the first 5 000 kilometres:

    • (b) $0.35 per kilometre for any distance over 5 000 kilometres.

    (4) In this clause,—

    on the local authority's business includes—

    • (a) on the business of any community board of the local authority; and

    • (b) travel to and from a member's residence to the offices of the local authority or a community board

    threshold distance means the distance set by the local authority, which must not be less than 30 kilometres.

10 Travel time allowance
  • (1) A local authority may pay a member or a member of a community board a travel time allowance for travel by the member on a day, but only if—

    • (a) the travel time of the member on the day exceeds the threshold time; and

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

    • (c) the travel is by the quickest form of transport reasonable in the circumstances; and

    • (d) the office of the member cannot be properly regarded as a full-time position.

    (2) The travel time allowance payable to a member in respect of a day is payable only for that part of the member's travel that exceeds the threshold time.

    (3) The maximum amount payable is $15 per hour.

    (4) In this clause,—

    on the local authority's business includes—

    • (a) on the business of any community board of the local authority; and

    • (b) travel to and from a member's residence to the offices of the local authority or a community board

    threshold time means the time set by the local authority, which must not be less than 2 hours.

11 Communications allowance
  • (1) A local authority may pay a communications allowance to members and members of its community boards for expenses relating to 1 or more of the following:

    • (a) a mobile telephone:

    • (b) a computer or ancillary equipment:

    • (c) an Internet connection.

    (2) The maximum amount of the allowance is $750 for each member for the period of this determination.

    (3) However, the allowance is not payable to a member to the extent that the local authority provides him or her with—

    • (a) the use of a mobile telephone; or

    • (b) the use of a computer and ancillary equipment; or

    • (c) an Internet connection.

Resource consent hearing fees

12 Fees for attending resource consent hearing
  • (1) A member of a local authority or one of its community boards who acts as the chairperson of a resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $100 per hour of hearing time.

    (2) A member of a local authority or one of its community boards who is not the chairperson of a resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $80 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 pre-hearing meeting held under section 99 of the RMA is payable to only 1 member.

    (5) Despite subclauses (1) and (2), resource consent hearing fees are not payable to the chairperson of a regional council or the mayor of a territorial authority.

Payment of certain expenses and allowances under 2010 Determination or 2010 (No 2) Determination continued

13 Payment of certain expenses and allowances under 2010 Determination or 2010 (No 2) Determination continued
  • (1) This determination does not supersede clauses 9 and 13 of the 2010 Determination or clauses 9 and 13 of the 2010 (No 2) Determination, as the case may be.

    (2) Therefore, in accordance with section 19(3) of the Remuneration Authority Act 1977, a local authority may also reimburse a member or a member of a local board for expenses, or pay a member or a member of a local board allowances (other than allowances determined in clauses 9 to 11 of this determination), under those clauses.


Schedule 1
Remuneration of members of regional councils

cl 7

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 122,461
Deputy Chair 52,750
Committee Chair (5) 52,750
Councillor 47,750
Meeting feesConditions
$200 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $16,700.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 105,715
Deputy Chair 50,192
Committee Chair (4) 50,192
Councillor 45,692
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 112,095
Deputy Chair/Chair, Audit, Risk and Investment Committee  50,290
Chair, Environment Committee 50,290
Chair, Catchment Operations Committee 50,290
Chair, Passenger Transport Committee 37,312
Deputy Chair, Environment Committee 35,690
Deputy Chair, Catchment Operations Committee 35,690
Councillor 32,445
Meeting feesConditions
$150 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $19,050.
Chair car 
Full private use 
Northland Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 104,317
Deputy Chair 55,549
Committee Chair (4) 55,549
Councillor 55,549
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Southland Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 82,121
Deputy Chair/Chair, Environmental Management Committee 38,044
Chair, Regional Services Committee 32,972
Chair, Consents Committee 32,972
Councillor 25,364
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Taranaki Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 81,068
Deputy Chair 39,188
Committee Chair (2) 39,188
Councillor 27,927
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Waikato Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 137,216
Deputy Chair 67,161
Committee Chair (6) 55,968
Councillor 44,774
Meeting fees Conditions
$125 per day (general council business) Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $98,155.
$150 per day (RMA hearings) 
Chair car 
Full private use 
Wellington Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 152,409
Deputy Chair/Chair, Economic Wellbeing Committee 77,000
Committee Chair (3) 73,000
Chair, Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee 61,607
Councillor 54,000
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 

Full private use

 
West Coast Regional Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 67,995
Deputy Chair 32,537
Councillor 26,561
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 1 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2011), on 20 April 2012, by clause 4 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/72).

  • Schedule 1 Waikato Regional Council: amended (with effect on 23 February 2012), on 20 April 2012, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/72).

  • Schedule 1 Waikato Regional Council: amended (with effect on 23 February 2012), on 20 April 2012, by clause 5(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/72).

  • Schedule 1 Waikato Regional Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2011), on 7 October 2011, by clause 4 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2011 (SR 2011/357).

Schedule 2
Remuneration of members of territorial authorities and their community boards

cl 8

Ashburton District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 84,000
Deputy Mayor 27,862
Committee Chair (3) 27,862
Councillor 18,413
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Methven Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 6,784
Member 1,938
Carterton District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 56,900
Deputy Mayor 18,807
Councillor 14,463
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Hawke's Bay District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 70,600
Deputy Mayor 30,000
Councillor 22,890
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Central Otago District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 73,495
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Finance Committee/Chair, Cromwell Community Board 22,483
Chair, District Development Committee/Chair, Vincent Community Board 21,477
Chair, Roading Committee/appointed member, Vincent Community Board 13,824
Chair, Clutha Management Committee/appointed member, Cromwell Community Board 13,321
Councillor/Chair, Maniototo Community Board 13,296
Councillor/appointed member, Cromwell Community Board  12,818
Councillor/appointed member, Vincent Community Board  12,818
Chair, Planning and Environment Committee/appointed member, Roxburgh Community Board 10,476
Chair, Infrastructure Committee 7,128
Councillor 6,122
Meeting feesConditions
$128 per half dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $45,175.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Cromwell Community Board
Vincent Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member (except members that are councillors, in which case no remuneration payable) 6,696
*Position filled by councillors, no additional remuneration is payable.
Maniototo Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 3,348
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Roxburgh Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair/member, Clutha Management 7,652
Member 3,348
Chatham Islands Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 45,269
Deputy Mayor 13,644
Councillor 7,158
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Christchurch City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 157,749
Deputy Mayor 102,190
Councillor 88,517
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board
Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 16,440
Member 11,511
Burwood/Pegasus Community Board
Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board
Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board
Riccarton/Wigram Community Board
Shirley/Papanui Community Board
Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 24,909
Member 17,436
Clutha District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 77,600
Deputy Mayor 15,000
Committee Chair (3) 15,000
Councillor  8,000
Meeting feesConditions
$173 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $72,570.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
West Otago Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 3,750
Member 2,275
Dunedin City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 133,740
Deputy Mayor 60,030
Committee Chair (5) 49,245
Councillor 44,245
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Chalmers Community Board
Mosgiel Taieri Community Board
Otago Peninsula Community Board
Saddle Hill Community Board
Strath Taieri Community Board
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 16,332
Deputy Chair 9,190
Member 8,166
Far North District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 108,314
Deputy Mayor 51,632
Councillor 41,305
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board
Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board
Te Hiku Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 18,587
Deputy Chair 14,389
Member 10,071
Gisborne District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 109,453
Deputy Mayor 33,687
Committee Chair (5) 33,687
Chair, Special Projects Committee 30,880
Councillor 28,073
Meeting feesConditions
$140 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $7,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Gore District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 60,546
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 ($)
Chair 3,122
Member 891
Hastings District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 107,061
Deputy Mayor 47,067
Standing Committee Chair (3) 41,320
Hearings Committee Chair 41,320
Chair, Special Purposes Committee (3) 37,138
Councillor/member, Hearings Committee 31,579
Councillor  30,707
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Hastings District Rural Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,649
Member 5,934
Hauraki District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 69,969
Deputy Mayor 25,914
Ward Chair (3) 19,435
Deputy Ward Chair/Committee Chair (4) 15,548
Councillor 12,957
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Horowhenua District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 82,600
Deputy Mayor 27,065
Chair, Hearings Committee 27,065
Deputy Chair, Hearings Committee 18,666
Councillor 18,666
Meeting fees Conditions
$150 per meeting, for chair of Hearings Committee Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $8,929.
$100 per meeting for members of Hearings Committee 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Foxton Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 15,490
Member 5,155
Hurunui District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 65,255
Deputy Mayor 26,759
Committee Chair (2) 18,229
Councillor 15,375
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Hanmer Springs Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 8,028
Member 3,880
Hutt City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 117,830
Deputy Mayor 58,892
Committee Chair (5) 51,825
Councillor 45,065
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Eastbourne Community Board
Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 11,983
Member 6,453
Kaikoura District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 48,598
Councillor 16,029
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kaipara District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 77,400
Deputy Mayor 36,301
Councillor 27,434
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 
Kapiti Coast District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 92,424
Deputy Mayor 36,283
Committee Chair/appointed member, Otaki Community Board 33,942
Committee Chair/appointed member, Paekakariki Community Board 32,496
Committee Chair (2) 31,812
Deputy Committee Chair/appointed member, Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board (2) 28,422
Deputy Committee Deputy/appointed member, Waikanae Community Board 27,765
Committee Deputy Chair 26,292
Councillor 24,977
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Otaki Community Board
Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board
Waikanae Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 12,882
Member (except members that are councillors, in which case no remuneration payable) 6,573
Paekakariki Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,728
Member (except member that is councillor, in which case no remuneration payable) 3,943
Kawerau District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 57,167
Deputy Mayor 20,130
Committee Chair 20,130
Councillor 11,594
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Mackenzie District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 53,100
Councillor 15,839
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Fairlie Community Board
Tekapo Community Board
Twizel Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 3,959
Member 1,583
Manawatu District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 82,700
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Hearings Committee 33,861
Committee Chair (2) 26,809
Councillor 24,372
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use
Marlborough District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 108,916
Deputy Mayor 41,291
Committee Chair (4) 41,291
Councillor 27,527
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Masterton District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 78,100
Deputy Mayor 26,527
Committee Chair (3) 26,527
Councillor 20,406
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Matamata–Piako District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 81,740
Deputy Mayor 24,392
Committee Chair 24,392
Councillor 21,212
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Matamata Community Board
Morrinsville Community Board
Te Aroha Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 5,728
Member 4,242
Napier City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 105,008
Deputy Mayor 42,732
Committee Chair (7) 38,200
Councillor 34,000
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Private use 
Nelson City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 106,872
Deputy Mayor 38,005
Councillor/Portfolio Holder (4) 38,008
Councillor 30,505
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Opotiki District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 53,694
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Coast Community Board 28,697
Councillor 17,750
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Coast Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 5,110
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Otorohanga District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 60,400
Deputy Mayor 29,468
Councillor/Chair, Otorohanga Community Board 20,187
Councillor/appointed member, Otorohanga Community Board 18,272
Councillor/appointed member, Kawhia Community Board 16,165
Councillor 11,304
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Kawhia Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 2,542
Deputy Chair 2,034
Member (except members who are councillors, in which case no remuneration payable) 1,525
Otorohanga Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Deputy Chair 7,436
Member (except members who are councillors, in which case no remuneration payable) 6,968
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Palmerston North City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 110,087
Deputy Mayor 39,797
Committee Chair (3) 38,067
Chair, Audit and Risk Committee 36,337
Councillor 34,606
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Porirua City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 96,833
Deputy Mayor 40,288
Committee Chair 35,972
Councillor 28,776
Meeting feesConditions
$250 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $9,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Rangitikei District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 71,700
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 ($)
Mayor 106,361
Deputy Mayor 42,390
Committee Chair (3) 42,390
Deputy Committee Chair (3) 38,476
Chair, Statutory Hearings 38,476
Councillor 36,976
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Rotorua Lakes Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 8,246
Member 5,698
Ruapehu District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 70,200
Deputy Mayor 10,108
Committee Chair (4) 7,440
Councillor 4,852
Meeting feesConditions
$180 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $103,466.
Mayoral car 
N/A 
National Park Community Board
Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 2,830
Member 2,030
Selwyn District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 96,800
Deputy Mayor 34,613
Councillor 29,613
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Selwyn Central Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 9,400
Member 7,700
Malvern Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 11,000
Member 7,500
South Taranaki District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 82,090
Deputy Mayor 27,189
Chair, Environment and Hearings Committee 26,389
Councillor/member, Environment and Hearings Committee/appointed member, Patea Community Board 21,188
Councillor/member, Environment and Hearings Committee (4) 20,089
Councillor/Chair, Eltham Community Board 18,089
Councillor/appointed member, Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board 16,089
Councillor/appointed member, Egmont Plains Community Board 16,089
Councillor 15,089
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Eltham Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member  4,614
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.
Egmont Plains Community Board
Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board
Patea Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 6,690
Member (except members who are councillors, in which case no remuneration payable) 4,614
South Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 72,094
Deputy Mayor 26,436
Committee Chair, Category A 25,080
Committee Chair, Category B 21,349
Councillor 18,889
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Tirau Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 4,224
Member 2,113
Southland District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 92,200
Deputy Mayor 31,713
Chair, Resource Management Committee 31,188
Chair, Policy Committee 23,428
Chair, Activities Performance and Audit Committee 23,428
Councillor/Directorate, Venture 21,173
Chair, Forestry Committee 19,962
Councillor 19,173
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 
Balfour Community Board
Lumsden Community Board
Riversdale Community Board
Wyndham Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
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
Tararua District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 72,892
Deputy Mayor 25,200
Councillor 15,100
Meeting feesConditions
$190 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $77,037.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Dannevirke Community Board
Eketahuna Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 6,500
Member 3,600
Tasman District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 108,640
Committee Chair (4) 36,419
Councillor 27,314
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Golden Bay Community Board
Motueka Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 10,926
Member 5,463
Tauranga City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 127,540
Deputy Mayor 84,223
Committee Chair 81,226
Councillor 74,171
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Timaru District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 90,132
Deputy Mayor 37,650
Committee Chair/Chair, Temuka Community Board 33,470
Committee Chair (2) 33,470
Councillor/Chair, Pleasant Point Community Board 24,160
Councillor 24,160
Meeting feesConditions
$120 per dayTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $38,400.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Geraldine Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 8,000
Member 3,725
 
Pleasant Point Community Board
Temuka 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 89,100
Deputy Mayor 39,723
Chair, Policy Committee 37,339
Chair, City Services Committee 34,559
Chair, Audit Committee 34,559
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee 29,395
Councillor 24,986
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 
Waikato District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 104,000
Deputy Mayor 46,497
Committee Chair (5) 37,950
Councillor 30,750
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 
Huntly Community Board
Ngaruawahia Community Board
Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board
Raglan Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,550
Member 3,075
Taupiri Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 910
Member 800
Waimate District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 58,500
Deputy Mayor 19,944
Councillor 10,702
Meeting feesConditions
$185 per meetingTotal maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $38,480.
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 
Waipa District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 91,414
Deputy Mayor 32,300
Committee Chair (2) 29,085
Committee Chair/appointed member, Te Awamutu Community Board 30,442
Councillor/appointed member, Te Awamutu Community Board  28,299
Councillor/appointed member, Cambridge Community Board 28,299
Councillor 25,366
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Cambridge Community Board
Te Awamutu Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 12,685
Member (except members who are councillors, in which case no remuneration payable) 6,874
Wairoa District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 62,900
Deputy Mayor 33,364
Councillor 22,243
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Waitaki District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 80,800
Deputy Mayor 25,186
Councillor/Executive Committee Member (3) 21,500
Councillor/Water Management Zone Members (2) 20,271
Councillor 18,429
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 
Ahuriri Community Board
Waihemo Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,514
Member 6,143
Waitomo District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 63,500
Deputy Mayor 29,831
Councillor 23,866
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Wanganui District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 90,544
Deputy Mayor 29,418
Committee Chair (3) 29,418
Chair, Hearings and Regulatory Committee 28,139
Chair, Youth Committee 26,860
Councillor 25,581
Meeting fees Conditions
$150 per meeting in relation to District Plan Review Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2011 and ending 30 June 2012 must not exceed $5,504.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 
Wanganui Rural Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,236
Member/member appointed to Wanganui District Council committee (3) 5,000
Member 4,000
Wellington City Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 159,600
Deputy Mayor 96,700
Chair, SPC/Portfolio Leader 89,650
Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee 84,585
Chair, Grants Subcommittee 84,585
Councillor/Portfolio Leader (9) 79,700
Councillor 65,430
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Makara/Ohariu Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,155
Member 5,142
Tawa Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 20,551
Member 8,220
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 92,994
Deputy Mayor 35,039
Committee Chair (3) 28,577
Councillor 24,740
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 ($)
Chair 9,629
Member 3,210
Maketu Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,221
Member 2,407
Whakatane District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 89,600
Deputy Mayor 28,140
Committee Chair (2) 28,140
Councillor 23,983
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
Murupara Community Board
Ohope Beach Community Board
Rangitaiki Community Board
Taneatua Community Board
Whakatane Community Board
Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 6,120
Member 2,472
Whangarei District Council
Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 117,694
Deputy Mayor 51,434
Committee Chair (3) 51,434
Councillor 41,147
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 2 Christchurch City Council: amended (with effect on 15 September 2011), on 10 February 2012, by clause 4 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/1).

  • Schedule 2 Dunedin City Council: amended (with effect on 6 January 2012), on 20 April 2012, by clause 6 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2012 (SR 2012/72).

  • Schedule 2 Hastings District Council: amended (with effect on 14 July 2011), on 7 October 2011, by clause 5 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2011 (SR 2011/357).

  • Schedule 2 Matamata–Piako District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2011), on 7 October 2011, by clause 6 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2011 (SR 2011/357).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 21 July 2011), on 7 October 2011, by clause 7(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2011 (SR 2011/357).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 21 July 2011), on 7 October 2011, by clause 7(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2011 (SR 2011/357).

  • Schedule 2 Selwyn District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2011), on 10 February 2012, by clause 5 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/1).

  • Schedule 2 Tararua District Council: amended (with effect on 5 December 2011), on 10 February 2012, by clause 6(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/1).

  • Schedule 2 Tararua District Council: amended (with effect on 5 December 2011), on 10 February 2012, by clause 6(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/1).

  • Schedule 2 Tararua District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2011), on 7 October 2011, by clause 8 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2011 (SR 2011/357).

  • Schedule 2 Whangarei District Council: amended (with effect on 1 September 2011), on 10 February 2012, by clause 7 of the Local Government Elected Members (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/1).

Dated at Wellington this 12th day of July 2011.

A Foulkes,
Deputy Chairman.

D Morcom,
Member.


Explanatory memorandum

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

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 2011 and expires on the close of 30 June 2012, has been developed by 3 distinct processes. The Remuneration Authority (the Authority) separately fixes the remuneration of mayors, the pool of funds allocated to each regional and territorial authority, and the maximum allowances payable in respect of certain activities undertaken by members.

The mayoral remuneration was established using the approach developed in 2010 after an independent job evaluation exercise. Weights of Population, Expenses, and Assets were established, which were used to derive points for each local authority. These weights are those which give a good representation of the relative size of sample mayoral positions as determined by the job sizing. The weights were Population 50%, Expenses 45%, and Assets 5%. Those weights were then used to develop remuneration levels that reflected the Authority’s pay line for the 2010 year. As the Authority’s 2011 pay line will not be available until later in the year, the remuneration levels were then increased by 1.5% to reflect general wage growth and adverse economic conditions. For unitary authorities, a 12.5% loading was also applied. Finally, the mayoral remuneration was set to the same as last year’s for those cases where this year’s calculation gave a lower remuneration than last year.

The balance of the pool for council and community board remuneration was then established by applying a 2% increase to the amount established using the pool system that has been in place since 2003. The differential between adjustments for mayors and the pool reflected the nil general movement applied to the pool in 2010, as set against the mayors' movement that flowed from the Authority’s pay line. Councils were then invited to recommend the distribution of the pool among elected members.

Allowances have been adjusted by increasing the maximum mileage rate payable from $0.70 to $0.74 to compensate for increases in petrol costs that have occurred recently.

The determination also includes the full-year allowance payable to members who utilise their home communications systems for council business of $750, this allowance having previously been set for an 8-month period at $500.

Finally, the determination provides an increase to the maximum hourly rates payable to members sitting on resource consent hearings. These rates were last reviewed in 2006, and the Authority has increased the maximum hourly rate to $100 for those chairing a hearing and $80 for those sitting on a hearing.

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: 14 July 2011.


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 (2011/12) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2011. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the determination as at 1 July 2012, 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).