Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013

  • revoked
  • Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013: revoked (with effect on 1 July 2014, after expiring on that date), on 25 July 2014, by clause 17 of the Local Government Elected Members (2014/15) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2014 (LI 2014/242).

Reprint
as at 25 July 2014

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Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013

(SR 2013/401)

  • Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013: revoked (with effect on 1 July 2014, after expiring on that date), on 25 July 2014, by clause 17 of the Local Government Elected Members (2014/15) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2014 (LI 2014/242).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official 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 (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This determination comes into force on 13 October 2013.

3 Expiry
  • This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2014.

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 and the Kaipara 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 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

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

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

      • (ii) inspecting a site, not being a formal site inspection under subclause (1)(b)(ii); but

    • (b) does not include the time referred to in paragraph (a) to the extent that it exceeds the time spent by the member on the formal deliberations referred to in subclause (1)(b)(i).

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) To avoid doubt, a member of a territorial authority may be remunerated for only 1 designated position.

    (5) 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.

    (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) by 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 $0.77 per kilometre for the first 3 548 kilometres for which the allowance is payable:

    • (b) no more than $0.37 per kilometre for any distance over 3 548 kilometres for which the allowance is payable.

    (5) If a member is not a member for the whole of the period of this determination, subclause (4) applies as if the reference to 3 548 kilometres were replaced by a reference to the number of kilometres calculated in accordance with the following formula:

    a × 3 548
    b  

    where—

    a
    is the number of days during the period of this determination that the member held office
    b
    is the number of days in the period of this determination.

    (6) For the purposes of subclause (5), in calculating the number of days that a member held office, in the case of a member who did not hold office before the 2013 triennial general election, the member is to be treated as having held office in the period beginning on the day of the election and ending on the close of the day on which the result of the election was declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

    (7) 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 between a member's residence and 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 $35 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 between a member's residence and an office of the local authority or a community board.

11 Communications allowance
  • (1) If a local authority determines that particular communications equipment and services are required by members to perform their functions and members choose or are required to use their own equipment and communication services, the local authority may pay an allowance for the period of this determination in accordance with this clause.

    (2) The amounts and matters in respect of which the allowance is payable are as follows:

    • (a) for the use of a personal computer, $110:

    • (b) for the use of an electronic tablet, $110:

    • (c) for the use of a printer (with or without a scanner), $30:

    • (d) for use of a mobile phone, $45:

    • (e) for an Internet connection (with or without a telephone connection), $185:

    • (f) for council-related toll and mobile phone charges, $295.

    (3) The total amount payable to a member under subclause (2) must not exceed $775.

    (4) If the member is not a member for the whole of the period of this determination, subclause (2) applies as if the reference to an amount were replaced by a reference to an amount calculated in accordance with the following formula:

    a × c
    b  

    where—

    a
    is the number of days during the period of this determination that the member held office
    b
    is the number of days in the period of this determination
    c
    is the relevant amount specified in subclause (2).

    (5) For the purposes of subclause (4), in calculating the number of days that a member held office, in the case of a member who did not hold office before the 2013 triennial general election, the member is to be treated as having held office in the period beginning on the day of the election and ending on the close of the day on which the result of the election was declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

    (6) The Remuneration Authority may approve rules proposed by a local authority to meet the costs of installing and running special equipment or connections where, because of distance or restricted access, normal communications connections are not available.

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.

Miscellaneous matters

13 Application of certain allowances if determination continues after expiry
  • (1) This clause applies if this determination continues in force after its expiry under clause 7A(4) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002.

    (2) Clauses 9(4) and (5) and 11(2) to (4) apply—

    • (a) as if this determination—

      • (i) had come into force on the day after its expiry; and

      • (ii) were to expire on 30 June 2015; and

    • (b) with the modifications specified in subclauses (3) to (5).

    (3) Clause 9(4) and (5) applies as if the reference to 3 548 were replaced by 5 000.

    (4) Clause 11(2)(a) to (f) applies as if the references to $110, $110, $30, $45, $185, and $295 were replaced by $150, $150, $40, $60, $250, and $400 respectively.

    (5) Clause 11(3) applies as if the reference to $775 were replaced by $1,050.


Schedule 1
Remuneration of members of regional councils

cl 7

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 125,480
Deputy Chairperson/Regional Transport Committee Chairperson 72,000
Regional Direction and Delivery Committee Chairperson 64,000
Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson 59,000
Public Transport Subcommittee Chairperson 57,000
Maori Committee Chairperson 57,000
Councillor 52,000
Regional Plan processes Conditions
$200 per day if more than 4 hours Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period 19 December 2013 to 30 June 2014 must not exceed $18,000.
$100 per day if not more than 4 hours 
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 106,499
Deputy Chairperson 58,375
Committee Chairperson (5) 58,375
Councillor 46,700
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson/Chair Regional Land Transport Committee 115,935
Deputy Chairperson/Audit, Risk and Investment Committee Chairperson 50,375
Catchment Operations Committee Chairperson 60,450
Environment Committee Chairperson 50,375
Passenger Transport Committee Chairperson 46,345
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group Chairperson 44,330
Environment Committee Deputy Chairperson 44,330
Catchment Operations Committee Deputy Chairperson 44,330
Councillor 40,300
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Northland Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 104,572
Deputy Chairperson 73,780
Committee Chairperson (4) 60,981
Portfolio Leader (3) 60,981
Councillor 52,700
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Otago Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 112,626
Deputy Chairperson 60,620
Committee Chairperson (4) 51,960
Councillor 43,300
Regional Plan Review meetings Conditions
$150 for Panel Chairperson for meetings up to 4 hours Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $12,990.
$100 for Panel Member for meetings up to 4 hours 
$200 for Panel Chairperson for meetings over 4 hours 
$150 for Panel Member for meetings over 4 hours 
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Southland Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 87,342
Deputy Chairperson 42,840
Committee Chairperson (2) 38,250
Councillor 30,600
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Taranaki Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 85,479
Deputy Chairperson/Standing Committee Chairperson 45,920
Standing Committee Chairperson (2) 41,000
Committee Chairperson (Land Transport or Civil Defence Emergency Management Committee) (2)  39,360
Committee Chairperson (Taranaki Solid Waste or Taranaki Tree Trust) (2) 36,080
Councillor 32,800
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Waikato Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 138,640
Deputy Chairperson 72,020
Committee Chairperson (6) 63,710
Committee Co-Chairperson Integrated Catchment Management Committee (1) (in relation to 6 catchment liaison zone subcommittees) 61,217
Committee Co-Chairperson Integrated Catchment Management Committee (1) (in relation to 2 catchment liaison zone subcommittees) 57,893
Councillor 55,400
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

Wellington Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 152,859
Deputy Chairperson/Committee Chairperson 80,640
Committee Chairperson (2) 72,000
Portfolio Leader (2) 72,000
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee 62,600
Councillor 57,600
Chairperson car 
Full private use 

West Coast Regional Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 70,250
Deputy Chairperson 35,125
Councillor 30,300
Chairperson car 
N/A 
  • Schedule 1 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: amended (with effect on 19 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: amended (with effect on 19 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: amended (with effect on 19 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(g) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(h) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(i) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Southland Regional Council: amended (with effect on 30 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 4(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 1 Southland Regional Council: amended (with effect on 30 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 4(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 1 Waikato Regional Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(j) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Waikato Regional Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(k) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Waikato Regional Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 4(l) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 1 Wellington Regional Council: amended (with effect on 21 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 4(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 1 Wellington Regional Council: amended (with effect on 21 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 4(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 1 Wellington Regional Council: amended (with effect on 21 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 4(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 1 Wellington Regional Council: amended (with effect on 21 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 4(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

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

cl 8

Ashburton District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 92,450
Deputy Mayor 27,230
Committee Chairperson (3) 27,230
Councillor 21,800
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Methven Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 4,000
Member 2,000

Buller District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 69,150
Deputy Mayor 22,820
Committee Chairperson (6) 19,288
Councillor 16,300
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Inangahua Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 6,000
Member 3,000

Carterton District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 59,750
Deputy Mayor 20,140
Councillor 15,700
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 75,950
Deputy Mayor 30,000
Councillor 22,600
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Central Otago District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 79,819
Deputy Mayor 18,100
Committee Chairperson (5) 18,600
Councillor 17,600
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$85 per hour for Panel Chairperson Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $20,900.
$65 per hour for Panel Members 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Cromwell Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 13,000
Member 6,500

Maniototo Community Board Roxburgh Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 6,000
Member 3,000

Vincent Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,000
Member 7,000

Chatham Islands Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 46,400
Deputy Mayor 16,800
Councillor 12,000
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Christchurch City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 175,350
Deputy Mayor 107,480
Councillor 93,100
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 19,400
Member 12,960

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 ($)
Chairperson 28,545
Member 19,030

Clutha District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 83,550
Deputy Mayor 21,450
Committee Chairperson (3) 20,625
Portfolio Leader A (4) 18,150
Portfolio Leader B (1) 17,325
Councillor 16,500
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Lawrence/Tuapeka Community Board
West Otago Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 5,000
Member 2,500

Dunedin City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 136,365
Deputy Mayor 63,830
Committee Chairperson (4) 58,920
Consent Hearings Chairperson 58,920
Councillor 49,100
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Chalmers Community Board
Otago Peninsula Community Board
Saddle Hill Community Board
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 15,000
Member 7,500

Mosgiel Taieri Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 17,000
Member 8,500

Strath Taieri Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,000
Member 7,000

Far North District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 118,770
Deputy Mayor 56,560
Committee Chairperson (4) 50,400
Councillor 40,400
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Bay of Islands Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 21,000
Member 10,500

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board
Te Hiku Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 19,000
Member 9,500

Gisborne District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 119,216
Deputy Mayor 37,080
Standing Committee Chairperson (5) 37,080
Office of Special Committee Chairperson (2) 33,990
Office of Rural Councillor 31,600
Councillor 30,900
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Gore District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 65,036
Deputy Mayor 19,700
Portfolio Leader (3) 17,500
Councillor 14,200
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Mataura Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 3,000
Member 1,500

Grey District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 73,200
Deputy Mayor 28,140
Councillor  20,100
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Hamilton City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 141,032
Deputy Mayor 86,250
Committee Chairpersons (2) 82,800
Deputy Committee Chairpersons (2) 75,900
Subcommittee Chairpersons (3) 75,900
Councillor 69,000
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Hastings District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 117,031
Deputy Mayor 50,051
Standing Committee Chairperson (4) 43,225
Portfolio leader (2) 39,812
Councillor 36,400
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$120 per day or part day for Chairperson Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period 13 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 must not exceed $6,825.
$100 per day or part day for member 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Hastings District Rural Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 13,000
Member 6,500

Hauraki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 77,220
Deputy Mayor 23,520
Ward Committee Chairperson (3) 20,160
Deputy Ward Committee Chairperson (3) 18,480
Operations Committee Chairperson 20,160
Councillor 16,800
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Horowhenua District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 91,050
Deputy Mayor 31,360
Chairperson, Hearings Committee 24,640
Hearings Committee Member (5) 23,520
Councillor 22,400
Planning meetings Conditions
$100 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $16,800.
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Foxton Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 11,000
Member 5,500

Hurunui District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 70,744
Deputy Mayor 23,600
Committee Chairperson (1) 20,703
Councillor on District Plan review (7) 19,012
Councillor 16,900
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Hanmer Springs Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Hutt City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 127,853
Deputy Mayor 65,660
Committee Chairperson (5) 53,950
Councillor 46,900
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$100 per hour for Chairperson Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $15,000.
$80 per hour for Member 
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Eastbourne Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 12,000
Member 6,000

Petone Community Board
Wainuiomata Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,000
Member 7,000

Invercargill City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 104,072
Deputy Mayor 42,700
Committee Chairperson (3) 38,125
Chairperson, Audit Committee 34,337
Venture Southland representative 34,337
Councillor 30,500
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$100 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $3,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Bluff Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 8,000
Member 4,000

Kaikoura District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 51,050
Councillor 16,800
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Kapiti Coast District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 100,728
Deputy Mayor 37,700
Committee Chairperson (3) 34,800
Appeals Committee Chairperson 31,900
Councillor 29,000
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$150 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $10,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Otaki Community Board
Waikanae Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,000
Member 7,000

Paekakariki Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 16,000
Member 8,000

Kawerau District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 58,550
Deputy Mayor 18,340
Committee Chairperson 16,375
Councillor 13,100
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Mackenzie District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 53,700
Deputy Mayor 20,625
Councillor with additional responsibilities (5) 20,625
Councillor 16,500
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Fairlie Community Board
Tekapo Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 3,000
Member 1,500

Twizel Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 4,000
Member 2,000

Manawatu District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 90,500
Deputy Mayor 35,560
Chairperson, Strategic Planning and Policy Committee 31,750
Chairperson, Community Funding Subcommittee 31,750
Chairperson, Hearings Committee 30,480
Councillor 25,400
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only

Marlborough District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 119,857
Deputy Mayor 41,250
Committee Chairperson (4) 41,250
Councillor 33,000
Plan Review meetings Conditions
$65 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $8,190.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Masterton District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 85,400
Deputy Mayor/Committee Chairperson 29,172
Committee and Task Group Chairperson 27,625
Task Group Chairperson (5) 25,415
Wellington Regional Council Whaitua Committee Representative 23,885
Councillor 22,100
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Matamata–Piako District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 90,607
Deputy Mayor 26,910
Chairperson, Corporate and Operations Committee 26,910
Councillor 23,400
Mayoral car 

Private use

 

Napier City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 113,476
Deputy Mayor 43,000
Committee Chairperson (6) 41,000
Councillor 35,700
Mayoral car 
Private use 

Nelson City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 121,500
Deputy Mayor 49,980
Committee Chairperson (4) 43,375
Councillor 35,700
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$100 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $8,568.
Mayoral car 
N/A 

New Plymouth District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 126,400
Deputy Mayor 51,800
Committee Chairperson (4) 46,250
Councillor 37,000
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Clifton Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 11,000
Member 5,500

Inglewood Community Board
Waitara Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 13,000
Member 6,500

Kaitake Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 12,000
Member 6,000

Opotiki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 57,094
Deputy Mayor 24,220
Councillor 17,300
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Coast Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 9,000
Member 4,500

Otorohanga District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 63,450
Deputy Mayor 21,000
Councillor 15,000
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 

Palmerston North City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 120,351
Deputy Mayor 49,650
Committee Chairperson (3) 44,160
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee 41,280
Chairperson of Hearings Committee 41,280
Councillor 38,400
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$64 per hour Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $23,310.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Porirua City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 106,032
Deputy Mayor 41,340
Standing Committee Chairperson 41,340
Councillor 31,800
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 102,850
Deputy Mayor/Committee Chairperson 41,020
Portfolio Leader (3) 36,625
Councillor 29,300
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Wanaka Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 22,000
Member 11,000

Rangitikei District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 77,550
Deputy Mayor 25,162
Committee Chairperson (2) 25,152
Deputy Committee Chairperson (3) 20,231
Convenor Executive Review Process 19,398
Councillor 18,300
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Ratana Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 4,000
Member 2,000

Taihape Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Rotorua District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 117,187
Deputy Mayor 48,280
Committee Chairperson (2) 45,310
Deputy Committee Chairperson (3) 41,370
Chairperson, Statutory Hearings Committee 41,370
Leader Sustainable Economic Growth Portfolio 41,370
Cultural Ambassador 41,370
Councillor 39,400
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$9,800 per annum maximum Total maximum payable to 3 councillors for the period commencing 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $29,400.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 11,000
Member 5,500

Ruapehu District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 75,100
Deputy Mayor 22,540
Committee Chairperson (5) 19,320
Councillor 16,100
Mayoral car 
N/A 

National Park Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 5,000
Member 2,500

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 6,000
Member 3,000

Selwyn District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 105,350
Deputy Mayor 36,600
Councillor 31,600
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$100 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $42,394.
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Selwyn Central Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 18,700
Member 9,350

Malvern Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 16,500
Member 8,250

South Taranaki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 90,052
Deputy Mayor 28,280
Chairperson, Environment and Hearings Committee 25,250
Member Environment and Hearings Committee (5) 23,634
Councillor 20,200
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 11,000
Member 5,500

Egmont Plains Community Board
Eltham Community Board Patea Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 10,000
Member 5,000

South Waikato District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 79,237
Deputy Mayor 28,560
Committee Chairperson A (1) 25,500
Committee Chairperson B (3) 24,513
Councillor 21,400
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Tirau Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 5,000
Member 2,500

South Wairarapa District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 64,200
Deputy Mayor 20,740
Councillor 14,800
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 

Southland District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 95,101
Deputy Mayor 31,220
Chairperson, Policy Committee 26,760
Chairperson, Activities Performance and Audit Committee 27,875
Member, Venture Southland Directorate 25,645
Councillor 22,300
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$100 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $11,150.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Edendale/Wyndham Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 3,000
Member 1,500

Riverton/Aparima Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 6,000
Member 3,000

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 2,000
Member 1,000

Te Anau Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 9,000
Member 4,500

Tuatapere Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 3,000
Member 1,500

Otautau Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Wallacetown Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 2,000
Member 1,000

Winton Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 8,000
Member 4,000

Stratford District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 63,850
Deputy Mayor 21,280
Chairperson Major Committee (2) 19,000
Chairperson Minor Committee (2) 15,950
Councillor 15,200
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Tararua District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 78,976
Deputy Mayor 33,320
Member Forestry Committee or Council Controlled Trading Organisation (4) 26,300
Councillor 23,800
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Dannevirke Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 9,000
Member 4,500

Eketahuna Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Tasman District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 120,221
Deputy Mayor 41,210
Standing Committee Chairperson (4) 38,040
Chairperson Tasman Regional Transport Committee 33,285
Councillor 31,700
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Golden Bay Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 11,000
Member 5,500

Motueka Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 12,000
Member 6,000

Taupo District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 98,273
Deputy Mayor 38,040
Councillor 31,700
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Turangi/Tongariro Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 15,000
Member 7,500

Tauranga City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 138,600
Deputy Mayor 74,500
Committee Chairperson (6) 71,500
Councillor 69,500
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Thames–Coromandel District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 95,265
Deputy Mayor 39,900
Committee Chairperson (5) 34,770
Councillor 28,500
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,300
Member 7,150

Mercury Bay Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 16,900
Member 8,450

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,300
Member 7,150

Thames Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 16,900
Member 8,450

Whangamata Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 15,600
Member 7,800

Timaru District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 99,225
Deputy Mayor 41,600
Committee Chairperson (4) 36,900
Deputy Committee Chairperson (4) 30,900
Councillor 29,800
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Geraldine Community Board
Temuka Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 9,000
Member 4,500

Pleasant Point Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 8,000
Member 4,000

Upper Hutt City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 98,550
Deputy Mayor 39,480
Chairperson, Policy Committee 35,250
Chairperson, City Services Committee 33,840
Chairperson, Audit Committee 33,840
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Services Committee 31,020
Councillor 28,200
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 

Waikato District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 115,750
Deputy Mayor 48,020
Committee Chairperson (2) 42,875
Discretionary and Funding Committee Chairperson 41,160
Councillor 34,300
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 

Huntly Community Board
Ngaruawahia Community Board
Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 8,000
Member 4,000

Raglan Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Taupiri Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 2,000
Member 1,000

Waimakariri District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 104,850
Deputy Mayor/Portfolio Holder 40,760
Portfolio Holder (9) 36,500
Councillor 33,500
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Kaiapoi Community Board
Woodend–Ashley Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 13,000
Member 6,500

Rangiora Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 14,000
Member 7,000

Waimate District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 59,750
Deputy Mayor 22,960
Representative Zone Water Management Committee 18,400
Councillor 16,400
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 

Waipa District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 100,837
Deputy Mayor 39,060
Committee Chairperson (4) 34,875
Councillor 27,900
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Cambridge Community Board
Te Awamutu Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 15,000
Member 7,500

Wairoa District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 66,600
Deputy Mayor 29,400
Portfolio Holder (5) 23,000
Councillor 21,000
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Waitaki District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 87,350
Deputy Mayor/Community Service Core Committee Chairperson 28,078
Assets and Customer Core Committee Chairperson (2) 25,028
Other Committee Chairperson (5) 22,018
Water Management Zone Committee Member (2) 22,018
Councillor 20,200
Mayoral car 
Mayoral use only 

Waitomo District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 64,939
Deputy Mayor 30,105
Portfolio Holder (3) 26,760
Councillor 22,300
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Wanganui District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 100,077
Deputy Mayor 35,500
Committee Chairperson (3) 34,080
Deputy Committee Chairperson (3) 31,240
Councillor 28,400
District Plan Review meetings Conditions
$100 per day Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 13 October 2013 and ending 30 June 2014 must not exceed $10,000.
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Wanganui Rural Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 9,000
Member 4,500

Wellington City Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 158,300
Deputy Mayor 99,580
Chairperson, Regulatory Processes Committee 83,943
Deputy Chairperson, Economic Growth and Arts Committee 83,943
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Subcommittee 80,490
Chair, Subject Based Committee (4) 89,101
Portfolio Leader (6) 80,490
Councillor 76,600
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 9,000
Member 4,500

Tawa Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 17,000
Member 8,500

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 101,334
Deputy Mayor 39,200
Committee Chairperson (3) 35,000
Councillor 28,000
Mayoral car 
Full private use 

Katikati Community Board
Te Puke Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 8,000
Member 4,000

Maketu Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 5,000
Member 2,500

Omokoroa Community Board
Waihi Beach Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Westland District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 66,100
Deputy Mayor 21,420
Executive Committee Chairperson 19,125
Councillor 15,300
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Whakatane District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 98,150
Deputy Mayor 36,400
Committee Chairperson (2) 32,500
Councillor 26,000
Mayoral car 
N/A 

Murupara Community Board
Ohope Beach Community Board
Taneatua Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 6,000
Member 3,000

Rangitaiki Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 7,000
Member 3,500

Whakatane Community Board

Office Annual salary ($)
Chairperson 8,000
Member 4,000

Whangarei District Council

Office Annual salary ($)
Mayor 126,780
Deputy Mayor 54,500
Committee Chairperson (3) 54,500
Councillor 43,600
Mayoral car 
Private use 
  • Schedule 2 Buller District Council: amended (with effect on 18 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Christchurch City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Far North District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Far North District Council: amended (with effect on 28 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Far North District Council: amended (with effect on 28 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Far North District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Gisborne District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(3) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Gisborne District Council: amended (with effect on 13 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(4) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Gisborne District Council: amended (with effect on 13 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(5) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Gore District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(6) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Gore District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(7) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hamilton City Council: amended (with effect on 28 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Hamilton City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(8) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hamilton City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(9) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hastings District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(10) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hastings District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(11) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hastings District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(12) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hastings District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(13) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hauraki District Council: amended (with effect on 12 February 2014), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(g) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Hauraki District Council: amended (with effect on 4 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(14) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hauraki District Council: amended (with effect on 4 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(15) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(h) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(i) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 31 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(j) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(16) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(17) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Invercargill City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(18) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Invercargill City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(19) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Kapiti Coast District Council: amended (with effect on 25 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(20) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Manawatu District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(21) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Marlborough District Council: amended (with effect on 15 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(22) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Marlborough District Council: amended (with effect on 15 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(23) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Masterton District Council: amended (with effect on 30 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(24) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Masterton District Council: amended (with effect on 30 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(25) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Napier City Council: amended (with effect on 18 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(k) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Napier City Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(26) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Napier City Council: amended (with effect on 5 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(27) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Nelson City Council: amended (with effect on 12 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(28) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Nelson City Council: amended (with effect on 12 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(29) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Nelson City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(30) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Opotiki District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(31) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Opotiki District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(32) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Otorohanga District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(33) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Palmerston North City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(34) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Palmerston North City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(35) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Palmerston North City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(36) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Porirua City Council: amended (with effect on 21 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(37) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Porirua City Council: amended (with effect on 21 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(38) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Queenstown Lakes District Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(39) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Rangitikei District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(l) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(m) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(n) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(o) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(p) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 12 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(q) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(40) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 South Taranaki District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(41) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 South Taranaki District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(42) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 17 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(r) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 24 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(s) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 24 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(t) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 South Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(44) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 South Wairarapa District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(45) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Southland District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(u) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Southland District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(v) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Southland District Council: amended (with effect on 28 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(46) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Tararua District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(47) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Tararua District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(48) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Tasman District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(49) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Tasman District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(50) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Tasman District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(51) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 24 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(52) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Taupo District Council: amended (with effect on 24 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(53) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Tauranga City Council: amended (with effect on 19 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(54) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Thames–Coromandel District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(55) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Thames–Coromandel District Council: amended (with effect on 4 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(56) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 5 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(57) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Timaru District Council: amended (with effect on 29 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(58) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Upper Hutt City Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(59) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 29 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(60) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 29 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(61) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waikato District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(62) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waimate District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(63) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 17 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(w) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 17 December 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(x) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(64) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waitomo District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(65) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Waitomo District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(66) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(67) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 3 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(68) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 3 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(69) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 3 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(70) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 3 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(71) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 3 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(72) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wanganui District Council: amended (with effect on 13 October 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(73) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wellington City Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(74) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wellington City Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(75) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wellington City Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(76) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wellington City Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(77) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Wellington City Council: amended (with effect on 14 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(78) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Western Bay of Plenty District Council: amended (with effect on 15 November 2013), on 18 April 2014, by clause 5(y) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2014 (LI 2014/129).

  • Schedule 2 Western Bay of Plenty District Council: amended (with effect on 2 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(79) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Westland District Council: amended (with effect on 28 November 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(80) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Whangarei District Council: amended (with effect on 9 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(81) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

  • Schedule 2 Whangarei District Council: amended (with effect on 9 December 2013), on 31 January 2014, by clause 5(82) of the Local Government Elected Members (2013/14) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2013 Amendment Determination 2014 (LI 2014/8).

Dated at Wellington this 24th day of September 2013.

 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 comes into force on 13 October 2013 and expires on the close of 30 June 2014.

Over the past 18 months, the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) has reviewed the methodology for establishing local government elected members remuneration.

It is now 10 years since the Authority was given the responsibility of fixing the remuneration of mayors of territorial and unitary authorities, the remuneration of chairs of regional authorities, the remuneration of other elected members, and the maximum allowances payable in respect of certain activities undertaken by members. Over time, the Authority became concerned that the pool arrangement established when the Authority first undertook its role was leading to a disparity of remuneration between similar positions in similarly sized councils.

The Authority has consulted widely within local government and has published and sought feedback on 2 consultation documents. The results of our consideration are included in our report Local Authority Elected Member Remuneration Setting 2013, which along with the consultation documents and a frequently asked questions section is accessible on the Authority's website, http://www.remauthority.govt.nz

The substantial change is that the Authority has moved away from a totally pool-based approach. Under the new system, the Authority sets a base councillor rate for each council, and councils have the ability to make submissions on the additional remuneration for those councillors undertaking additional duties. The Authority has also set the rate for community board members and chairs, again with the ability to make submissions regarding additional responsibilities.

The new approach, based on independently identified job sizing and estimated hours of work, resulted in the possibility of substantial increases and decreases in previous local government remuneration.

Aware of its responsibility of fairness to both elected members and ratepayers, and the still fragile nature of economic activity, the Authority moderated both increases and decreases to smooth the transition to the new system. The Authority will undertake a further detailed review in 2015/2016 to assess what further adjustments might be justifiable.

The determination also makes changes to the levels and conditions of allowances.

The mileage allowance increases the rate of mileage payable to 77 cents per kilometre to reflect changes in the cost of running a motor vehicle. The expectation is that the standard annual usage of 5 000 kilometres for the higher level of reimbursement is reduced to 3 548 kilometres for members elected in October and would be further prorated if members served for a shorter period.

The travel time allowance increases the rate payable for each applicable period from $15 to $35 per hour.

The communications allowance is amended to provide greater clarity on the components for which the allowance can be paid. Such an allowance is payable only where a member uses his or her personal equipment or service provider instead of the local authority providing these items. It is intended to leave to each council the decision as to what appropriate technologies are required to support the work of members.

The communications allowance is prorated from that which would apply for a 12-month period, and also requires payment to be further prorated if members do not serve for the full period of the determination. The determination also provides an ability for councils to approach the Authority for approval of rules under which additional assistance can be provided where unique circumstances apply for geographic reasons.

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


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 September 2013.


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