Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012

  • revoked
  • Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012: revoked, on 13 October 2013 (after expiring on 1 July 2013), by clause 14 of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 (SR 2013/401).

Reprint
as at 13 October 2013

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Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012

(SR 2012/270)

  • Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012: revoked, on 13 October 2013 (after expiring on 1 July 2013), by clause 14 of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 (SR 2013/401).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.


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 (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012.

2 Commencement
  • This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2012.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2013.

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 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 each regional council named in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 2002, except the Canterbury 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 Auckland Council.

    Clause 4 2010 Determination: revoked (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

    Clause 4 2010 (No 2) Determination: revoked (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

    Clause 4 territorial authority: replaced (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

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 request for a change to a district or regional plan or policy statement 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, expenses, and allowances payable to members of regional councils
  • (1) The remuneration, expenses, 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.

    Clause 7 heading: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

    Clause 7(1): amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 5(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

    Clause 7(1)(b): amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 5(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

Territorial authorities and community boards

8 Remuneration, expenses, and allowances payable to members of territorial authorities and community boards
  • (1) The remuneration, expenses, 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.

    Clause 8 heading: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 6(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

    Clause 8(1): amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 6(2) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

    Clause 8(1)(b): amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 6(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

Expenses

  • Heading: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 7 of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

8A Expenses may be reimbursed in accordance with rules approved by Remuneration Authority
  • (1) A local authority may reimburse members for expenses in accordance with rules approved by the Remuneration Authority.

    (2) A territorial authority may reimburse the members of its community boards for expenses in accordance with rules approved by the Remuneration Authority.

    (3) The local authority must, during the hours that its offices are open to the public, allow members of the public to inspect the rules described in subclauses (1) and (2).

    Clause 8A: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 7 of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

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.

    (2) An allowance may be paid to a member under subclause (1) for each day within the period of this determination that—

    • (a) the member is not 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 member is travelling—

      • (i) in a private vehicle; and

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

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

    (3) The allowance is payable, in relation to each day for which the member qualifies under subclause (2),—

    • (a) in accordance with subclause (4); but

    • (b) only for the distance travelled on the day that exceeds the threshold distance.

    (4) The vehicle mileage allowance payable to a member is—

    • (a) no more than $0.74 per kilometre for the first 5 000 kilometres for which the allowance is payable:

    • (b) no more than $0.35 per kilometre for any distance over 5 000 kilometres for which the allowance is payable.

    (5) 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 an office of the local authority or a community board

    threshold distance means the shorter of the following distances:

    • (a) the distance equivalent to a round trip between the member's residence and the nearest office of the local authority by the most direct route that is reasonable in the circumstances; and

    • (b) 30 kilometres, if the distance equivalent to a round trip between the member's residence and the nearest office of the local authority is greater than 30 kilometres by the most direct route that is reasonable in the circumstances.

10 Travel time allowance
  • (1) A local authority may pay a member or a member of a community board a travel time allowance if the office of the member cannot be properly regarded as a full-time position.

    (2) An allowance may be paid to a member under subclause (1) for each day within the period of this determination that—

    • (a) the member is travelling—

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

      • (ii) by the quickest form of transport reasonable in the circumstances; and

    • (b) the travel time of the member exceeds 1 hour.

    (3) The allowance is payable, in relation to each day for which the member qualifies under subclause (2),—

    • (a) at no more than $15 per hour; but

    • (b) only in respect of the travel for that day that exceeds 1 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 an office of the local authority or a community board.

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 1 or more of the following:

    • (a) the use of a mobile telephone:

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

    • (c) an Internet connection.

11A Other allowances may be paid in accordance with rules approved by Remuneration Authority
  • (1) A local authority may pay allowances other than those set out in clauses 10 and 11 to members and members of its community board in accordance with rules approved by the Remuneration Authority.

    (2) The local authority must, during the hours that its offices are open to the public, allow members of the public to inspect the rules described in subclause (1).

    Clause 11A: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 8 of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

Resource consent hearing fees

12 Fees for attending resource consent hearing
  • (1) A member of a local authority or of 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 of 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

[Revoked]

  • Heading: revoked (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 9 of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

13 Payment of certain expenses and allowances under 2010 Determination or 2010 (No 2) Determination continued
  • [Revoked]

    Clause 13: revoked (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 9 of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).


Schedule 1
Remuneration of members of regional councils

cl 7

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 122,006
Deputy Chair 54,210
Committee Chair (5) 54,210
Councillor 49,210
Meeting fees Conditions
$200 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $14,087.
Chair car 
Full private use 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 105,715
Deputy Chair 50,330
Committee Chair (4) 50,330
Councillor 45,830
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 51,557
Chair, Environment Committee 51,557
Chair, Catchment Operations Committee 51,557
Chair, Passenger Transport Committee 38,252
Deputy Chair, Environment Committee 36,589
Deputy Chair, Catchment Operations Committee 36,589
Councillor 33,262
Meeting fees Conditions
$150 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $19,050.
Chair car 
Full private use 

Northland Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 102,163
Deputy Chair 55,549
Committee Chair (4) 55,549
Councillor 55,549
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 

Otago Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 112,326
Deputy Chair 56,302
Committee Chair (4) 49,388
Chair, Objections Committee 43,461
Councillor 39,510
Meeting fees Conditions
$100 up to 4 hours per day For RMA hearings only. Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $9,482.
$150 over 4 hours per day 
Chair car 
Full private use 

Southland Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 83,793
Deputy Chair/Chair, Environmental Management Committee 38,903
Chair, Regional Services Committee 33,716
Chair, Consents Committee 33,716
Councillor 25,935
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 

Taranaki Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 81,068
Deputy Chair 40,167
Committee Chair (2) 40,167
Councillor 28,627
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
Full private use 

Waikato Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 137,216
Deputy Chair 67,086
Committee Chair (6) 55,905
Councillor 44,723
Meeting fees Conditions
$125 per day (general council business) Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $85,350.
$150 per day (RMA hearings) 
Chair car 
Full private use 

Wellington Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 156,809
Deputy Chair/Chair, Economic Wellbeing Committee 77,438
Committee Chair (3) 73,415
Chair, Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee 61,958
Councillor 54,308
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 

Full private use

 

West Coast Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 67,995
Deputy Chair 33,025
Councillor 26,959
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Chair car 
N/A 

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

cl 8

Ashburton District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 87,900
Deputy Mayor 28,173
Committee Chair (3) 28,173
Councillor 18,619
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Methven Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 6,860
Member 1,960

Buller District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 66,900
Deputy Mayor 19,820
Councillor 14,520
Meeting fees Conditions
$100 per hour for committee chair Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $6,240.
$80 per hour for committee members 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Inangahua Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 2,755
Member 2,755

Carterton District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 58,700
Deputy Mayor 19,586
Councillor 15,063
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 73,100
Deputy Mayor 30,000
Councillor 23,616
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Central Otago District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 76,295
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Finance Committee/Chair, Cromwell Community Board 22,573
Chair, District Development Committee/Chair, Vincent Community Board 21,563
Chair, Roading Committee/appointed member, Vincent Community Board 13,880
Chair, Clutha Management Committee/ appointed member, Cromwell Community Board 13,375
Councillor/Chair, Maniototo Community Board 13,350
Councillor/appointed member, Cromwell Community Board 12,870
Councillor/appointed member, Vincent Community Board 12,870
Chair, Planning and Environment Committee/appointed member, Roxburgh Community Board 10,518
Chair, Infrastructure Committee 7,157
Councillor 6,147
Meeting fees Conditions
$129 per half day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $45,356.
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) 6,723
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.

Maniototo Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 3,361
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.

Roxburgh Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair/member Clutha Management Committee 7,683
Member 3,361

Chatham Islands Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 45,948
Deputy Mayor 13,848
Councillor 7,265
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Christchurch City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 160,249
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 17,573
Member 12,644

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 26,042
Member 18,569

Clutha District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 80,600
Deputy Mayor 15,150
Committee Chair (3) 15,150
Councillor  8,500
Meeting fees Conditions
$175 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $73,500.
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
West Otago Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 3,700
Member 2,275

Dunedin City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 138,140
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 112,801
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 114,753
Deputy Mayor 33,932
Committee Chair (5) 33,932
Chair, Special Projects Committee 31,104
Councillor 28,276
Meeting fees Conditions
$140 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $7,500.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Gore District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 62,246
Deputy Mayor 19,500
Committee Chair (3) 19,500
Councillor 10,755
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Mataura Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 3,138
Member 896

Grey District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 69,900
Deputy Mayor 23,098
Councillor  16,886
Meeting fees Conditions
$145 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $29,000.
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Hamilton City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 142,134
Deputy Mayor 78,570
Committee Chair, Major (4) 78,570
Councillor 71,570
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Hastings District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 112,061
Deputy Mayor 47,067
Standing Committee Chair (4) 41,320
Hearings Committee Chair 41,320
Portfolio leader (2) 35,047
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 72,869
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 86,100
Deputy Mayor 27,222
Chair, Hearings Committee 27,222
Deputy Chair, Hearings Committee 18,775
Councillor 18,775
Meeting fees Conditions
$150 per meeting, for Chair of Hearings Committee Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $8,994.
$100 per meeting for members of Hearings Committee 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Foxton Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 15,580
Member 5,185

Hurunui District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 67,555
Deputy Mayor 27,103
Committee Chair (2) 18,464
Councillor 15,573
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Hanmer Springs Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 8,130
Member 3,930

Hutt City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 123,230
Deputy Mayor 57,298
Committee Chair (5) 50,422
Councillor 43,845
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Eastbourne Community Board
Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 11,659
Member 6,278

Invercargill City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 98,521
Deputy Mayor 42,975
Committee Chair (3) 39,895
Chair, Audit Committee 32,229
Venture Southland representative 32,229
Councillor 24,564
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Bluff Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 10,540
Member 3,875

Kaikoura District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 49,327
Councillor 16,269
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Kaipara District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 81,000
Deputy Mayor 36,301
Councillor 27,434
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 

Kapiti Coast District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 96,924
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 Chair/appointed member, Waikanae Community Board 27,765
Deputy Committee 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 member that is councillor, 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 20,440
Committee Chair 20,440
Councillor 11,770
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Mackenzie District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 53,500
Councillor 15,970
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Fairlie Community Board
Tekapo Community Board
Twizel Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 3,992
Member 1,596

Manawatu District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 86,400
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Hearings Committee 34,408
Committee Chair (2) 26,995
Councillor 24,541
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use

Marlborough District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 114,716
Deputy Mayor 41,951
Committee Chair (4) 41,951
Councillor 27,967
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Masterton District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 81,100
Deputy Mayor 27,005
Committee Chair (3) 27,005
Councillor 20,773
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Matamata–Piako District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 85,542
Deputy Mayor 24,480
Committee Chair 24,480
Councillor 21,288
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 

Private use

 

Matamata Community Board
Morrinsville Community Board
Te Aroha Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 5,748
Member 4,258

Napier City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 109,408
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 112,372
Deputy Mayor 40,952
Councillor 33,452
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

New Plymouth District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 122,800
Deputy Mayor 49,828
Committee Chair (3) 45,994
Councillor 32,425
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Clifton Community Board
Inglewood Community Board
Kaitake Community Board
Waitara Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,222
Member 6,323

Opotiki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 54,694
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Coast Community Board 28,827
Councillor 17,840
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Coast Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 5,135
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.

Otorohanga District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 61,100
Deputy Mayor 26,465
Councillor/Chair, Otorohanga Community Board 21,588
Councillor/appointed member, Otorohanga Community Board 19,540
Councillor/appointed member, Kawhia Community Board 13,613
Councillor 12,088
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 

N/A

 

Kawhia Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 2,542
Deputy Chair 2,034
Member (except member that is councillor, in which case no remuneration payable) 1,525

Otorohanga Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Deputy Chair 7,952
Member (except member that is councillor, in which case no remuneration payable) 7,452
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.

Palmerston North City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 115,287
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 101,333
Deputy Mayor 40,288
Committee Chair 35,972
Councillor 28,776
Meeting fees Conditions
$250 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $9,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 100,500
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Committee/Chair, Wanaka Community Board 48,997
Committee Chair (3) 40,102
Councillor 29,165
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Wanaka Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 12,249
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.

Rangitikei District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 74,400
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 111,165
Deputy Mayor 42,413
Committee Chair (3) 42,413
Deputy Committee Chair (3) 38,499
Chair, Statutory Hearings 38,499
Councillor 36,999
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 8,292
Member 5,742

Ruapehu District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 72,400
Deputy Mayor 10,482
Committee Chair (4) 7,715
Councillor 5,031
Meeting fees Conditions
$205 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $103,269.
Mayoral car 
N/A 

National Park Community Board
Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 2,935
Member 2,106

Selwyn District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 101,300
Deputy Mayor 35,363
Councillor 30,363
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Selwyn Central Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 9,635
Member 7,892

Malvern Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 11,275
Member 7,687

South Taranaki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 85,490
Deputy Mayor 27,189
Chair, Environment and Hearings Committee 26,389
Councillor/member, Environment and Hearings Committee/appointed member, Patea Community Board 21,089
Councillor/member, Environment and Hearings Committee (4) 20,089
Councillor/Chair, Eltham Community Board 18,189
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 74,793
Deputy Mayor 32,405
Committee Chair, Category A 30,743
Committee Chair, Category B 26,170
Councillor 23,154
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 62,100
Deputy Mayor 24,805
Councillor 13,522
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 

Mayoral use

 

Featherston Community Board
Greytown Community Board
Martinborough Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 4,255
Member 1,315

Southland District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 91,751
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 
Full private 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

Stratford District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 61,600
Deputy Mayor 28,125
Councillor 14,062
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Tararua District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 75,392
Deputy Mayor 25,200
Councillor 15,100
Meeting fees Conditions
$190 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 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 114,540
Committee Chair (4) 37,029
Councillor 27,772
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

Taupo District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 99,200
Deputy Mayor 40,826
Councillor/Chair, Turangi/Tongariro Community Board 37,524
Councillor 36,203
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Turangi/Tongariro Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair Nil*
Member 8,365
*Position filled by councillor, no additional remuneration is payable.

Tauranga City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 136,700
Deputy Mayor 84,223
Committee Chair 81,226
Councillor 74,171
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Thames–Coromandel District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 95,556
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Committee 34,553
Committee Chair (3) 32,593
Councillor 28,213
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Coromandel/Colville Community Board
Mercury Bay Community Board
Tairua/Pauanui Community Board
Thames Community Board
Whangamata Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 15,000
Member 6,075

Timaru District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 94,132
Deputy Mayor/Chair, Pleasant Point Community Board 40,200
Committee Chair/Chair, Temuka Community Board 36,300
Committee Chair (3) 36,300
Councillor 27,200
Meeting fees 
N/A 
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 93,300
Deputy Mayor 40,309
Chair, Policy Committee 37,890
Chair, City Services Committee 35,069
Chair, Audit Committee 35,069
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee 29,829
Councillor 25,354
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 

Waikato District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 111,000
Deputy Mayor 47,197
Committee Chair (5) 38,450
Councillor 31,250
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

Waimakariri District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 97,800
Deputy Mayor 34,307
Councillor 30,450
Meeting fees Conditions
$150 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $15,225.
$75 per half day 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Kaiapoi Community Board
Rangiora Community Board
Woodend–Ashley Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,105
Member 6,090

Waimate District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 59,500
Deputy Mayor 20,819
Councillor 11,171
Meeting fees Conditions
$185 per meeting Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 must not exceed $38,480.
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use 

Waipa District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 95,714
Deputy Mayor/appointed member, Cambridge Community Board 32,300
Committee Chair/appointed member, Te Awamutu Community Board 30,442
Committee Chair (2) 29,085
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 64,600
Deputy Mayor 33,364
Councillor 22,243
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 

N/A

 

Waitaki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 83,900
Deputy Mayor 25,199
Councillor/Executive Committee Member (3) 21,512
Councillor/Water Management Zone Members (2) 20,282
Councillor 18,439
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 

Mayoral use

 

Ahuriri Community Board
Waihemo Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,522
Member 6,146

Waitomo District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 65,300
Deputy Mayor 29,831
Councillor 23,866
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Wanganui District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 94,844
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 2012 and ending 30 June 2013 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 161,600
Deputy Mayor 97,430
Chair, Strategy and Policy Committee 90,325
Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee 85,220
Chair, Grants Subcommittee 85,220
Portfolio Leader (9) 80,300
Councillor 65,926
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Makara/Ohariu Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 13,550
Member 5,295

Tawa Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 21,165
Member 8,465

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 97,566
Deputy Mayor 36,000
Committee Chair (2) 27,000
Councillor 25,529
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 9,661
Member 3,221

Maketu Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chair 7,245
Member 2,415

Westland District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 64,000
Deputy Mayor 21,782
Committee Chair (2) 15,150
Councillor 14,110
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Whakatane District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 93,700
Deputy Mayor 28,310
Committee Chair (2) 28,310
Councillor 24,128
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 6,160
Member 2,486

Whangarei District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 74,340
Deputy Mayor 100,994
Committee Chair (3) 51,434
Councillor 41,147
Meeting fees 
N/A 
Mayoral car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 2 Buller District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Buller District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Buller District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Clutha District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 Clutha District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Invercargill City Council: amended (with effect on 31 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Manawatu District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(g) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Matamata–Piako District Council: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Otorohanga District Council: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Ruapehu District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(h) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Ruapehu District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(i) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Selwyn District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(j) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 23 October 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: further amended (with effect on 30 May 2013), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(g) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 23 October 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: further amended (with effect on 30 May 2013), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(h) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 23 October 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: further amended (with effect on 30 May 2013), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(i) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 23 October 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: further amended (with effect on 30 May 2013), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(j) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 South Wairarapa District Council: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Southland District Council: amended (with effect on 29 August 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(k) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Southland District Council: amended (with effect on 29 August 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(l) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 22 August 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 14 March 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 14 March 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 14 March 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 22 August 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 11 December 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(k) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 11 December 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(l) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 11 December 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(m) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 11 December 2012), on 21 June 2013, by clause 4(n) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/2013) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2013 (SR 2013/279).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 18 September 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(m) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 18 September 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(n) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 18 September 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(2)(o) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Wairoa District Council: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2012), on 21 December 2012, by clause 10(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination 2012 (SR 2012/423).

  • Schedule 2 Whangarei District Council: amended (with effect on 14 August 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

  • Schedule 2 Whangarei District Council: amended (with effect on 14 August 2013), on 27 September 2013, by clause 4(g) of the Local Government Elected Members (2012/13) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2012 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2013 (SR 2013/400).

Dated at Wellington this 4th day of September 2012.

John Errington,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.

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 is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2012 and expires on the close of 30 June 2013. It is backdated to 1 July 2012 because insufficient responses from individual local authorities had been received by the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) to enable the determination to be issued prior to that date.

The Authority separately fixes the remuneration of mayors of territorial and unitary authorities, the remuneration of chairs of regional authorities, the pool of funds allocated to each regional and territorial authority for the remuneration of elected members, and the maximum allowances payable in respect of certain activities undertaken by members.

The mayoral and chair remunerations were 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. The weights are those which give a good representation of the relative size of sample mayoral and chair positions as determined by the job sizing. The points are then used to develop remuneration levels that reflected the Authority’s pay line for the 2011 year. As the Authority’s 2012 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 and chair remunerations were set to the same as last year’s level 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 1.5% increase to the amount established using the pool system that has been in place since 2003.

Councils were then invited to recommend the distribution of the pool among elected members.

The maximum mileage rate has been kept at $0.74 per kilometre and the definition of threshold distance has been modified.

The travel time allowance and communication allowance are unchanged from last year. The resource consent meeting fees are also unchanged.

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: 6 September 2012.


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