This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This determination, which is deemed to have come into force on 1 November 2016, sets a new rate for the salary of the Governor-General. The determination is made under the Governor-General Act 2010, which provides for the Governor-General’s salary to be determined from time to time by the Remuneration Authority. The Governor-General’s salary is not exempt from income tax and has been set on this basis.
In this determination, the Authority has adjusted the annual salary by 1.7%, in line with the annual wage inflation (salary and wage rates, including overtime) figure for the public sector, as published in Statistics New Zealand’s Labour Market Statistics for the September 2016 quarter.
The determination replaces the Governor-General (Salary) Determination 2015, which expired on 31 October 2016. The determination is for a year from 1 November 2016. The making of the determination was delayed beyond the expiry of the previous determination in order to allow the Remuneration Authority to carry out preparatory work on the determination.
This determination expires on the close of 31 October 2017.