Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015

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  • Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015: revoked, on 1 July 2016, by clause 18 of the Local Government Elected Members (2016/17) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2016 (LI 2016/158).

Reprint as at 1 July 2016

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Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015

(LI 2015/174)

Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015: revoked, on 1 July 2016, by clause 18 of the Local Government Elected Members (2016/17) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2016 (LI 2016/158).

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, after having regard to the matters specified in clause 7 of that schedule, makes the following determination (to which is appended an explanatory memorandum).

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015.

2 Commencement

This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2015.

3 Expiry

This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2016.

Interpretation

4 Interpretation

In this determination, unless the context otherwise requires,—

ATA panel means a panel appointed by an accord territorial authority under section 89 of HASHA

ATA panel hearing time has the meaning given by clause 6

ATA resource consent hearing has the meaning given by clause 5

ATA resource consent hearing fee means a fee payable in accordance with clause 14 for attending an ATA resource consent hearing

community board means a community board of a territorial authority

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

RMA hearing time has the meaning given by clause 8

RMA resource consent hearing has the meaning given by clause 7

RMA resource consent hearing fee means a fee payable in accordance with clause 15 for attending an RMA resource consent hearing

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

(a)

Auckland Council:

(b)

Kaipara District Council.

5 Meaning of ATA resource consent hearing

(1)

In this determination, ATA resource consent hearing means a hearing that—

(a)

is held by an ATA panel; and

(b)

arises from—

(i)

an application for a resource consent under subpart 2 of Part 2 of HASHA:

(ii)

a request for a plan change or for a variation to a proposed plan under subpart 3 of Part 2 of HASHA.

(2)

To avoid doubt, in this determination, ATA resource consent hearing does not include—

(a)

a hearing of submissions as part of the process of the preparation of a district or regional plan; or

(b)

a hearing relating to a change or variation in a district or regional plan requested by a council or a local board; or

(c)

any other hearing not specified in subclause (1).

6 Meaning of ATA panel hearing time

(1)

In this determination, ATA panel 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 ATA panel deliberations in relation to an ATA resource consent hearing; and

(ii)

at a formal site inspection as part of a group inspection; and

(iii)

in determining a notified ATA resource consent application where a formal hearing does not take place.

(2)

In this determination, ATA panel hearing time

(a)

also includes the time spent by a member—

(i)

preparing for an ATA 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 aggregate of the time spent by the member—

(i)

hearing a matter referred to in clause 5(1); and

(ii)

on the formal deliberations referred to in subclause (1)(b)(i).

7 Meaning of RMA resource consent hearing

(1)

In this determination, RMA 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, RMA resource consent hearing does not include—

(a)

a hearing of submissions as part of the process of preparation of a district or regional plan or policy statement; or

(b)

a hearing relating to a change or variation 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).

8 Meaning of RMA hearing time

(1)

In this determination, RMA hearing time

(a)

means the time spent by a member hearing a matter referred to in clause 7(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 7(1)(c); and

(iii)

in determining a notified resource consent application where a formal hearing does not take place.

(2)

In this determination, RMA hearing time

(a)

also includes the time spent by a member—

(i)

preparing for an RMA 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 aggregate of the time spent by the member—

(i)

hearing a matter referred to in clause 7(1); and

(ii)

on the formal deliberations referred to in subclause (1)(b)(i).

Regional councils

9 Remuneration and allowances payable to members of regional councils

(1)

The remuneration and allowances payable to the members of a regional council are—

(a)

the remuneration set out in Schedule 1; and

(b)

the allowances payable in accordance with clauses 11 to 13; and

(c)

the resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with clause 15.

(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

10 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—

(a)

the remuneration set out in Schedule 2; and

(b)

the allowances payable in accordance with clauses 11 to 13; and

(c)

the ATA resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with clause 14; and

(d)

the RMA resource consent hearing fees payable in accordance with clause 15.

(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 designated council position includes the salary and meeting fees payable to the member for holding both offices.

(4)

To avoid doubt, a member 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

11 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 5 000 kilometres travelled within the period of this determination for which the allowance is payable:

(b)

no more than $0.37 per kilometre for any distance over 5 000 kilometres travelled within the period of this determination 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 each reference to 5 000 kilometres were replaced by a reference to the number of kilometres calculated in accordance with the following formula:

(a ÷ b) × 5 000

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)

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.

12 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.

13 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, $150:

(b)

for the use of an electronic tablet, $150:

(c)

for the use of a printer (with or without a scanner), $40:

(d)

for the use of a mobile phone, $60:

(e)

for an Internet connection (with or without a telephone connection), $250:

(f)

for council-related toll and mobile phone charges, $400.

(3)

The total amount payable to a member under subclause (2) must not exceed $1,050.

(4)

If the member is not a member for the whole of the period of this determination, subclauses (2) and (3) apply as if each reference to an amount were replaced by a reference to an amount calculated in accordance with the following formula:

(a ÷ b) × c

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)

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

14 Fees for attending ATA resource consent hearing

(1)

A member of a territorial authority or community board who acts as the chairperson of an ATA resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $100 per hour of ATA panel hearing time.

(2)

A member of a territorial authority or community board who is not the chairperson of an ATA resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $80 per hour of ATA panel 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), ATA resource consent hearing fees are not payable to—

(a)

mayors; or

(b)

members of territorial authorities and their community boards who, in that capacity, are undertaking full-time duties.

15 Fees for attending RMA resource consent hearing

(1)

A member of a local authority or of one of its community boards who acts as the chairperson of an RMA resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $100 per hour of RMA hearing time.

(2)

A member of a local authority or of one of its community boards who is not the chairperson of an RMA resource consent hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of $80 per hour of RMA 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), an RMA 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), RMA resource consent hearing fees are not payable to—

(a)

mayors; or

(b)

chairpersons of regional councils; or

(c)

members of territorial authorities and their community boards who, in that capacity, are undertaking full-time duties.

Miscellaneous matters

16 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 11(4) and (5) and 13(1) to (4) apply as if this determination—

(a)

had come into force on the day after its expiry; and

(b)

were to expire on 30 June 2017.

Schedule 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson133,332
Deputy Chairperson/Regional Transport Committee Chairperson75,875
Regional Direction and Delivery Committee Chairperson67,450
Rotorua Lakes Incentives Board member64,340
Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson62,175
Public Transport Subcommittee Chairperson60,070
Māori Committee Chairperson60,070
Councillor54,800
Regional Plan meetings
$200 per day
$100 up to 4 hours per day
Conditions (Regional Plan meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $18,970.
Chairperson car
Full private use

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson110,026
Deputy Chairperson60,625
Committee Chairperson (5)60,625
Councillor48,500
Chairperson car
Full private use

Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson/Chairperson Regional Land Transport Committee121,096
Catchment Operations Committee Chairperson67,050
Deputy Chairperson/Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson55,875
Environment Committee Chairperson55,875
Passenger Transport Committee Chairperson51,405
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group49,170
Environment Committee Deputy Chair49,170
Operation Committee Deputy Chair49,170
Councillor44,700
Chairperson car
Full private use

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson109,492
Deputy Chairperson74,200
Committee Chairperson (4)61,325
Portfolio Leader (3)61,325
Councillor53,000
Chairperson car
Full private use

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson117,063
Deputy Chairperson65,240
Committee Chairperson (4)55,920
Councillor46,600
Regional Plan Review meetings
$150 for Panel Chairperson for meetings up to 4 hours
$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
Conditions (Regional Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $13,980.
Chairperson car
Full private use

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson93,634
Deputy Chairperson47,655
Committee Chairperson (3)42,360
Councillor35,300
Chairperson car
Full private use
Regional Plan Review meetings
$150 for meetings up to 4 hours
$200 for meetings over 4 hours

Conditions (Regional Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $19,415.

Taranaki Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson93,959
Deputy Chairperson/Standing Committee Chairperson52,220
Standing Committee Chairperson (2)46,625
Committee Chairperson (Land Transport or Civil Defence Emergency Management Committee) (2)44,760
Committee Chairperson (Taranaki Solid Waste or Yarrow Stadium Joint Committee) or Taranaki Council appointee to the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust (2)41,030
Councillor37,300
Chairperson car
Full private use

Waikato Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson147,540
Deputy Chairperson76,700
Committee Chairperson (7)67,850
Councillor59,000
Chairperson car
Full private use

Wellington Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson157,494
Deputy Chairperson/Committee Chairperson86,380
Committee Chairperson (2)77,125
Portfolio Leader (2)77,125
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee67,055
Councillor61,700
Chairperson car
Full private use

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson74,200
Deputy Chairperson39,295
Councillor33,900
Chairperson car
N/A

Schedule 1 Bay of Plenty Regional Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 4(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 1 Southland Regional Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 4(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

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

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Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor100,200
Deputy Mayor30,730
Committee Chairperson (3)30,730
Councillor24,600
Mayoral car
N/A

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson5,000
Member2,500

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor74,100
Deputy Mayor24,780
Committee Chairperson (6)20,945
Councillor17,700
Mayoral car
N/A

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,600
Member3,300

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor63,700
Deputy Mayor21,840
Councillor16,800
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor80,350
Deputy Mayor30,000
Councillor22,600
Mayoral car
N/A

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor85,858
Deputy Mayor21,455
Committee Chairperson (4)20,925
Councillor19,800
District Plan Review meetings
$85 per hour for Panel Chairperson
$65 per hour for Panel Members
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $23,510.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson13,200
Member6,600

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,400
Member3,200

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,400
Member3,200

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,200
Member7,100

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor49,450
Deputy Mayor17,920
Councillor12,800
Mayoral car
N/A

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor184,300
Deputy Mayor114,525
Councillor99,200
Mayoral car
N/A

Akaroa–Wairewa Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson26,200
Member17,500

Burwood–Pegasus Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson38,500
Member25,700

Fendalton–Waimairi Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson38,500
Member25,700

Hagley–Ferrymead Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson38,500
Member25,700

Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson26,200
Member17,500

Riccarton–Wigram Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson38,500
Member25,700

Shirley–Papanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson38,500
Member25,700

Spreydon–Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson38,500
Member25,700

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor88,550
Deputy Mayor24,180
Committee Chairperson (3)23,250
Portfolio Leader A (4)20,460
Portfolio Leader B (1)19,530
Councillor18,600
Mayoral car
N/A

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson5,400
Member2,700

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,400
Member3,200

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor144,515
Deputy Mayor70,850
Committee Chairperson (4)65,400
Consent Hearings Chairperson65,400
Councillor54,500
Mayoral car
Full private use

Chalmers Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,400
Member7,700

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson18,000
Member9,000

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,200
Member7,600

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,400
Member7,700

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,000
Member7,000

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,000
Member7,500

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor126,050
Deputy Mayor58,660
Committee Chairperson (4)52,270
Councillor41,900
Mayoral car
N/A

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson29,120
Member11,200

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson24,960
Member9,600

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson25,480
Member9,800

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor127,466
Deputy Mayor42,720
Standing Committee Chairperson (5)42,720
Special Committee Chairperson (2)39,160
Rural Councillor36,410
Councillor35,600
Mayoral car
Full private use

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor69,686
Deputy Mayor22,335
Portfolio Leader (3)19,840
Councillor16,100
Mayoral car
Full private use

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson3,800
Member1,900

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor78,750
Deputy Mayor29,260
Councillor20,900
Mayoral car
N/A

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor151,171
Deputy Mayor86,750
Committee Chairperson (2)83,280
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)76,340
Subcommittee Chairperson (3)76,340
Councillor69,400
Mayoral car
Private use

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor125,083
Deputy Mayor55,410
Standing Committee Chairperson (4)47,855
Portfolio Leader (2)44,075
Councillor40,300
District Plan Review meetings
$120 per day or part day for Chairperson
$100 per day or part day for Member
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $7,560.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,000
Member7,000

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor83,470
Deputy Mayor26,880
Ward Committee Chairperson (3)23,040
Deputy Ward Committee Chairperson (3)21,120
Operations Committee Chairperson23,040
Councillor19,200
Mayoral car
Full private use

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor98,800
Deputy Mayor34,860
Chairperson, Hearings Committee27,640
Chairperson, Projects and Finance Committee30,380
Councillor24,900
Planning meetings
$150 per day
Conditions (Planning meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $18,675.
Mayoral car
N/A

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,600
Member5,800

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor76,494
Deputy Mayor25,975
Committee Chairperson (1)22,785
Councillor on District Plan Review (7)20,925
Councillor18,600
District Plan Review meetings
$170 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 16 April 2016 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $3,380.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,400
Member3,700

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor136,423
Acting Mayor (on and from 23 July 2015 to 28 August 2015)140,750
Deputy Mayor71,055
Committee Chairperson (3)58,435
Councillor50,800
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per hour for Chairperson
$80 per hour for Member
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $9,370.
Mayoral car
Full private use except Mayoral use only on and from 23 July 2015 to 28 August 2015

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson12,600
Member6,300

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,000
Member7,500

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,800
Member7,900

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor112,322
Deputy Mayor47,460
Committee Chairperson (3)42,375
Chairperson, Audit Committee38,165
Venture Southland representative38,165
Councillor33,900
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $3,335.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,000
Member4,000

Kaikoura District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor54,400
Councillor17,200
Mayoral car
N/A

Kapiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor109,178
Deputy Mayor41,730
Committee Chairperson (3)38,520
Appeals Committee Chairperson35,310
Chairperson, Grants Allocation Committee32,670
Councillor32,100
District Plan Review meetings
$150 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $21,700.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,200
Member7,100

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,400
Member3,700

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson18,600
Member9,300

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,200
Member7,600

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor57,452
Deputy Mayor20,300
Committee Chairperson18,125
Councillor14,500
Mayoral car
Full private use

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor56,700
Deputy Mayor20,625
Councillor with additional responsibilities (5)20,625
Councillor16,500
Mayoral car
N/A

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson3,600
Member1,800

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson3,600
Member1,800

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson4,600
Member2,300

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor97,750
Deputy Mayor37,800
Chairperson, Strategic Planning and Policy Committee33,750
Chairperson, Community Funding Subcommittee33,750
Chairperson, Hearings Committee32,400
Councillor27,000
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor128,307
Deputy Mayor45,500
Committee Chairperson (4)45,500
Councillor36,400
Plan Review meetings
$65 per hour
Conditions (Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $9,035.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor92,400
Deputy Mayor/Committee Chairperson31,415
Committee and Task Group Chairperson29,750
Task Group Chairperson (4)27,370
Wellington Regional Council Whaitua Committee Representative29,290
Councillor23,800
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Matamata–Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor99,199
Deputy Mayor30,015
Chairperson, Corporate and Operations Committee30,015
Councillor26,100
Mayoral car

Private use

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor121,426
Deputy Mayor46,375
Committee Chairperson (6)44,215
Councillor38,500
Mayoral car
Private use

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor126,258
Deputy Mayor54,600
Committee Chairperson (4)47,385
Councillor39,000
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per day

Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $27,270.
Mayoral car
Full private use

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor134,200
Deputy Mayor57,820
Committee Chairperson (3)51,625
Councillor41,300
Mayoral car
N/A

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,600
Member5,800

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson13,800
Member6,900

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson12,400
Member6,200

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson13,800
Member6,900

Opotiki District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor60,944
Deputy Mayor24,780
Councillor17,700
Mayoral car
Full private use

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson9,200
Member4,600

Otorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor64,550
Deputy Mayor22,960
Councillor16,400
Mayoral car
Full private use

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson3,600
Member1,800

Otorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson13,200
Member6,600

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor129,366
Deputy Mayor55,210
Committee Chairperson (3)49,105
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee45,900
Chairperson of Hearings Committee45,900
Chairperson, Sport and Recreation Committee45,900
Councillor42,700
District Plan Review meetings
$64 per hour
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $54,156.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor113,982
Deputy Mayor45,110
Standing Committee Chairperson (2)45,110
Councillor34,700
Mayoral car
Full private use

Queenstown–Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor110,100
Deputy Mayor/Portfolio Holder44,240
Portfolio Leader (2)39,500
Councillor31,600
District Plan Review meetings
$160 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning on 24 February 2016 and ending on 30 June 2016 must not exceed $18,960.
Mayoral car
N/A

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson22,200
Member11,100

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor82,350
Deputy Mayor27,580
Committee Chairperson24,625
Deputy Committee Chairperson/Chairperson Chief Executive Review Committee22,956
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)21,725
Councillor19,700
Mayoral car
N/A

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,000
Member4,000

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor124,996
Deputy Mayor51,000
Committee Chairperson (2)48,875
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)44,625
Chairperson, Statutory Hearings Subcommittee44,625
Cultural Ambassador44,625
Councillor42,500
District Plan Review meetings
$10,572 per annum maximum per councillor

Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $31,715.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,000
Member5,500

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor80,000
Deputy Mayor24,920
Committee Chairperson (5)21,360
Councillor17,800
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson5,400
Member2,700

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,000
Member4,000

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor114,050
Deputy Mayor39,725
Councillor34,300
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $46,015.
Mayoral car
N/A

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson16,500
Member8,250

Selwyn Central Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson19,800
Member9,900

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor96,875
Deputy Mayor32,060
Chairperson, Environment and Hearings Committee28,625
Member Environment and Hearings Committee (5)26,795
Councillor22,900
Mayoral car
Full private use

Egmont Plains Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,400
Member5,700

Eltham Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,000
Member5,500

Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson13,000
Member6,500

Patea Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,200
Member5,100

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor86,491
Deputy Mayor31,080
Committee Chairperson A (1)27,750
Committee Chairperson B (3)26,675
Councillor22,200
Mayoral car
Full private use

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,200
Member3,100

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor69,000
Deputy Mayor22,845
Councillor/Committee member19,000
Councillor16,300
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,000
Member3,000

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,000
Member3,000

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,000
Member3,000

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor101,701
Deputy Mayor35,115
Chairperson, Policy Committee30,120
Chairperson, Activities Performance and Audit Committee31,375
Directorate, Venture Southland28,865
Councillor25,100
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $12,550.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Edendale–Wyndham Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson4,400
Member2,200

Otautau Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,000
Member3,500

Riverton/Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson6,200
Member3,100

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson2,600
Member1,300

Te Anau Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,000
Member5,000

Tuatapere Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson4,200
Member2,100

Wallacetown Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson2,600
Member1,300

Winton Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,600
Member4,300

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor67,300
Deputy Mayor22,960
Chairperson Major Committee (1)20,500
Chairperson Minor Committee (2)17,210
Councillor16,400
Mayoral car
N/A

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor84,700
Deputy Mayor33,460
Member Forestry Committee or Council Controlled Trading Organisation (4)26,410
Councillor23,900
Mayoral car
Full private use

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,800
Member5,400

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,000
Member3,500

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor129,719
Deputy Mayor46,540
Standing Committee Chairperson (3)42,960
Councillor35,800
Mayoral car
Full private use

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson12,200
Member6,100

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson13,600
Member6,800

Taupo District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor105,523
Deputy Mayor39,120
Councillor32,600
Mayoral car
Full private use

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,600
Member7,800

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor147,600
Deputy Mayor74,925
Committee Chairperson (4)71,915
Councillor69,900
Mayoral car
N/A

Thames–Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor101,479
Deputy Mayor41,580
Committee Chairperson (4)36,235
Councillor29,700
Mayoral car
Full private use

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,560
Member7,280

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson17,420
Member8,710

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,560
Member7,280

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson18,460
Member9,230

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,860
Member7,930

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor107,275
Deputy Mayor45,230
Committee Chairperson (4)40,120
Deputy Committee Chairperson (4)33,595
Councillor32,400
Mayoral car
Full private use

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,200
Member5,100

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,000
Member4,000

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,400
Member5,200

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor106,650
Deputy Mayor42,700
Chairperson, Policy Committee38,125
Chairperson, City Services Committee36,600
Chairperson, Audit and Finance Committee36,600
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Services Committee33,550
Councillor30,500
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor124,250
Deputy Mayor53,060
Committee Chairperson (2)47,375
Discretionary and Funding Committee Chairperson45,480
Councillor37,900
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson9,800
Member4,900

Ngaruawahia Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson9,800
Member4,900

Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,200
Member5,100

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,200
Member4,100

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson2,600
Member1,300

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor114,000
Deputy Mayor43,800
Portfolio Holder (9)39,225
Councillor36,000
Mayoral car
N/A

Kaiapoi Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,400
Member7,200

Rangiora Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson15,600
Member7,800

Woodend–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson14,200
Member7,100

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor63,400
Deputy Mayor24,080
Representative Zone Water Management Committee19,300
Councillor17,200
Mayoral car
Mayoral use only

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor109,573
Deputy Mayor43,540
Committee Chairperson (3)38,875
Councillor31,100
Mayoral car
Full private use

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson17,400
Member8,700

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson16,800
Member8,400

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor69,850
Deputy Mayor29,400
Committee Chairperson (3)23,000
Councillor21,000
Mayoral car
N/A

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor90,327
Deputy Mayor/Community Service Core Committee Chairperson30,860
Assets, Customer Services and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chairpersons (3)27,305
Community Board Councillor (1)24,200
Other Committee Chairperson (4)24,200
Councillor22,200
Mayoral car
Full private use

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,000
Member5,500

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson11,200
Member5,600

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor69,769
Deputy Mayor30,240
Councillor22,400
Mayoral car
Full private use

Wanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor107,338
Deputy Mayor38,875
Portfolio Holders (8)33,900
Councillor31,100
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per day
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $14,725.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Wanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,400
Member5,200

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor167,800
Deputy Mayor105,560
Chairperson, Subject Based Committee (4)94,450
Deputy Chairperson, Economic Growth and Arts Committee88,985
Chairperson, Regulatory Processes Committee88,985
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Subcommittee85,325
Portfolio Leader (6)85,325
Councillor81,200
Mayoral car
N/A

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson9,000
Member4,500

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson17,600
Member8,800

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor109,485
Deputy Mayor43,680
Committee Chairperson (3)39,000
Councillor31,200
Mayoral car
Full private use

Katikati Community Board, Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,200
Member5,100

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson5,400
Member2,700

Omokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,400
Member3,700

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson8,400
Member4,200

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor70,000
Deputy Mayor23,240
Executive Committee Chairperson20,750
Councillor16,600
Mayoral car
N/A

Whakatāne District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor101,348
Deputy Mayor39,480
Committee Chairperson (2)35,250
Councillor28,200
District Plan Review meetings
$100 per day for Chairperson
$80 per day for member
Conditions (District Plan Review meeting fees)
Total maximum amount payable for all councillors for period beginning 1 July 2015 and ending 30 June 2016 must not exceed $16,020.
Mayoral car
Full private use

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,400
Member3,700

Ōhope Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,200
Member3,600

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson9,600
Member4,800

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson7,400
Member3,700

Whakatāne Community Board

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Chairperson10,600
Member5,300

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual salary ($)
Mayor134,830
Deputy Mayor58,500
Committee Chairperson (3)58,500
Councillor46,800
Mayoral car
Private use

Schedule 2 Central Otago District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Central Otago District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hamilton City Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(c) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hamilton City Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(d) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hauraki District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(e) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hauraki District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(f) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hurunui District Council: amended (with effect on 16 April 2016), on 9 June 2016, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2016 (LI 2016/130).

Schedule 2 Hutt City Council: amended (with effect on 23 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(g) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hutt City Council: amended (with effect on 23 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(h) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Hutt City Council: amended (with effect on 23 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(i) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Kawerau District Council: amended (with effect on 15 October 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(j) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Kawerau District Council: amended (with effect on 15 October 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(k) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Masterton District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(l) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Napier City Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(m) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Otorohanga District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(n) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Palmerston North City Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 9 June 2016, by clause 4(2)(a) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2016 (LI 2016/130).

Schedule 2 Porirua City Council: amended (with effect on 15 November 2015), on 9 June 2016, by clause 4(2)(b) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination (No 2) 2016 (LI 2016/130).

Schedule 2 Queenstown–Lakes District Council: amended (with effect on 24 February 2016), on 24 March 2016, by clause 4 of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2016 (LI 2016/69).

Schedule 2 Rangitikei District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(o) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Rangitikei District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(p) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(q) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(r) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Rotorua District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(s) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Waipa District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(t) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Wairoa District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(u) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(v) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(w) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(x) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Waitaki District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(y) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Schedule 2 Whakatāne District Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2015), on 19 November 2015, by clause 5(z) of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 Amendment Determination 2015 (LI 2015/285).

Dated at Wellington this 7th day of July 2015.

John Errington,
Chairman.

A Foulkes,
Member.

Explanatory memorandum

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 2015 and expires on the close of 30 June 2016. The making of this determination was delayed beyond the expiry of the previous determination to allow for the clarification of some positions of responsibility.

This determination follows the remuneration setting system that the Authority established in 2013 following an in-depth review of the way that the Remuneration Authority sets remuneration for local body elected officials. Under this new system, the Authority sets a base councillor rate for each council and councils can make submissions on the additional remuneration for those councillors undertaking additional duties.

Under the new system, a relationship between the size of a council (measured using a size index) and mayor, chairperson, and base councillor salaries is determined every 3 years in election year.

In the intervening years, size indices are recalculated and mayor, chairperson, and base councillor salaries are determined using the same relationships, but with adjustment for general wage growth.

The intervening years’ process will not result in a decrease in any mayor, chairperson, or base councillor salary.

Aware of its responsibility of fairness to both elected members and ratepayers, and the still fragile nature of economic activity, the Authority continues to moderate both increases and decreases to smooth the transition to the new system. A similar approach is used to set the remuneration of community board members, where the size of each community board is related to its population.

The relationships between council size and remuneration, as well as any necessity for moderation of large increases or decreases, will be reassessed during the 2015/16 year ready for implementation at the time of the 2016 local body elections.

There have been no changes made to the levels and conditions of allowances.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 July 2015.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Local Government Elected Members (2015/16) (Certain Local Authorities) Determination 2015 that incorporates all the amendments to that determination as at the date of the last amendment to it.

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