Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Determination 2018

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Determination 2018.

2 Commencement

This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2018.

3 Expiry

This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2019.

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

board means—

(a)

a community board of a territorial authority other than the Auckland Council; or

(b)

a local board of the Auckland Council

determination term means the period from the coming into force of this determination to its expiry

hearing has the meaning given to it by clause 5

hearing time has the meaning given to it by clause 6

local authority means a regional council or a territorial authority

member means,—

(a)

in relation to a local authority (other than the Canterbury Regional Council) or a board, a person who is declared to be elected to that local authority or board under the Local Electoral Act 2001 or 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 local authority or board (for example, a chairperson):

(b)

in relation to the Canterbury Regional Council, a person who has been elected or appointed to membership in the transitional governing body in accordance with the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016, or who, as the result of further election or appointment, is an office holder in relation to the Canterbury Regional Council (for example, a chairperson)

on local authority business includes on the business of any board of the local authority

regional council means a regional council named in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 2002

territorial authority means a territorial authority named in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Local Government Act 2002.

5 Meaning of hearing

In this determination, hearing means—

(a)

a hearing that is held by an ATA panel arising from—

(i)

a resource consent application under subpart 2 of Part 2 of HASHA; or

(ii)

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

(b)

a hearing arising from a resource consent application made under section 88 of the RMA; or

(c)

a meeting for determining a resource consent application without a formal hearing; or

(d)

a hearing arising from a notice of requirement (including one initiated by the local authority); or

(e)

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

(f)

a hearing as part of the process of the preparation, change, variation, or review of a district or regional plan or regional policy statement; or

(g)

a mediation hearing in the Environment Court as part of an appeal from a decision of a local authority; or

(h)

a hearing on an objection against a charge fixed by a local authority under section 36 of the RMA.

6 Meaning of hearing time

In this determination, hearing time means the time spent on any of the following:

(a)

conducting a hearing:

(b)

in formal deliberations to decide the outcome of a hearing:

(c)

participating in an official group site inspection related to a hearing:

(d)

determining a resource consent application where a formal hearing does not take place:

(e)

up to a maximum of the aggregate of the time referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b), preparing for a hearing and participating in any inspection of a site for the purposes of a hearing (other than an official group site inspection under paragraph (c)):

(f)

writing a decision arising from a hearing or communicating for the purpose of the written decision.

Entitlement to remuneration, allowances, and hearing fees

7 Remuneration, allowances, and hearing fees payable

(1)

A member of a local authority or a board is entitled to—

(a)

the applicable remuneration set out in the Schedule (adjusted in accordance with clause 9 if applicable):

(b)

the applicable allowances payable in accordance with clauses 10 to 13:

(c)

the applicable hearing fees payable in accordance with clause 14.

(2)

If a member of a territorial authority is also elected or appointed to a board, the member is entitled only to the remuneration that is payable to the member as a member of the territorial authority.

8 Acting mayor or chairperson

(1)

This clause applies to a member who acts as a mayor or chairperson during a period when, because of a vacancy or temporary absence, the remuneration or allowances that would usually be paid to the mayor or chairperson are not being paid.

(2)

While acting as mayor or chairperson, the member must be paid the remuneration and allowances usually payable to the mayor or chairperson, instead of the member’s usual remuneration, allowances, and hearing fees.

9 Motor vehicles for mayors and regional chairpersons

(1)

A local authority may provide to the mayor or regional chairperson of the local authority either—

(a)

a motor vehicle (which may be provided for restricted private use, partial private use, or full private use); or

(b)

a vehicle mileage allowance in accordance with clause 11.

(2)

The maximum purchase price that may be paid for a motor vehicle purchased by a local authority for provision to a mayor or regional chairperson during the term of this determination is,—

(a)

in the case of a petrol or diesel vehicle, $55,000 (including goods and services tax and any on-road costs); and

(b)

in the case of an electric or a hybrid vehicle, $65,000 (including goods and services tax and any on-road costs).

(3)

If a motor vehicle is provided to a mayor or regional chairperson for restricted private use, no deduction may be made from the annual remuneration payable to the mayor or regional chairperson under Part 1 or Part 2 of the Schedule in respect of the provision of that motor vehicle.

(4)

If a motor vehicle is provided to a mayor or regional chairperson for partial private use or full private use,—

(a)

the annual remuneration payable to the mayor or regional chairperson under Part 1 or Part 2 of the Schedule must be adjusted by the local authority in accordance with subclause (5) or (6) (as applicable); and

(b)

the adjustment must take effect on and from—

(i)

the date of commencement of this determination (in the case of a motor vehicle provided to the person before that date); or

(ii)

the date of provision of the motor vehicle to the person (in the case of a motor vehicle purchased during the term of this determination).

(5)

If a motor vehicle is provided to a mayor or regional chairperson for partial private use, the amount calculated in accordance with the following formula must be deducted from the remuneration payable to that person:

v × 41% × 10%

where v means the actual purchase price of the vehicle, including goods and services tax and any on-road costs.

(6)

If a motor vehicle is provided to a mayor or regional chairperson for full private use, the amount calculated in accordance with the following formula must be deducted from the remuneration payable to that person:

v × 41% × 20%

where v means the actual purchase price of the vehicle, including goods and services tax and any on-road costs.

(7)

In this clause,—

full private use means—

(a)

the vehicle is usually driven home and securely parked by the mayor or regional chairperson; and

(b)

the vehicle is available for the mayor or regional chairperson’s unrestricted personal use; and

(c)

the vehicle is used by the mayor or regional chairperson for a mix of local authority business and private use; and

(d)

the vehicle may also be used by other local authority members or staff on local authority business, with the permission of the mayor or regional chairperson

partial private use means—

(a)

the vehicle is usually driven home and securely parked by the mayor or regional chairperson; and

(b)

the vehicle is used by the mayor or regional chairperson for a mix of local authority business and private purposes; and

(c)

the vehicle may also be used by other local authority members or staff on local authority business, with the permission of the mayor or regional chairperson; and

(d)

all travel in the vehicle is recorded in a log-book; and

(e)

the use of the vehicle for private purposes accounts for no more than 10% of the vehicle’s annual mileage

restricted private use means—

(a)

the vehicle is usually driven home and securely parked by the mayor or regional chairperson; and

(b)

the vehicle is otherwise generally available for use by other local authority members or staff on local authority business; and

(c)

the vehicle is used solely for local authority business; and

(d)

all travel in the vehicle is recorded in a log-book.

(8)

To avoid doubt, subclause (2) does not apply to a motor vehicle provided to a mayor or regional chairperson before 1 July 2018.

Allowances

10 Definition of member

For the purposes of payment of allowances under clauses 11 to 13, member, in relation to a territorial authority, includes a member of a board of the territorial authority.

11 Vehicle mileage allowance

(1)

A local authority may pay to a member a vehicle mileage allowance to reimburse that member for costs incurred in respect of eligible travel.

(2)

A member’s travel is eligible for the allowance if—

(a)

it occurs on a day when the member is not provided with a motor vehicle by the local authority; and

(b)

the member is travelling—

(i)

in a private vehicle; and

(ii)

on local authority business; and

(iii)

by the most direct route that is reasonable in the circumstances.

(3)

The allowance payable to a member is,—

(a)

for the first 10 000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term,—

(i)

if the member uses an electric vehicle, $0.81 per kilometre; and

(ii)

in any other case, $0.73 per kilometre; and

(b)

for any distance over 10 000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term, $0.37 per kilometre.

12 Travel time allowance

(1)

A local authority may pay a member (other than a mayor or a regional chairperson) an allowance for eligible travel time.

(2)

Travel time by a member is eligible for the allowance if it is time spent travelling within New Zealand—

(a)

on local authority business; and

(b)

by the quickest form of transport that is reasonable in the circumstances; and

(c)

by the most direct route that is reasonable in the circumstances.

(3)

The travel time allowance is $37.50 for each hour of eligible travel time after the first hour of eligible travel time travelled in a day.

(4)

However, if a member of a local authority resides outside the local authority area and travels to the local authority area on local authority business, the member is only eligible for a travel time allowance in respect of eligible travel time—

(a)

after the member crosses the boundary of the local authority area; and

(b)

after the first hour of eligible travel within the local authority area.

(5)

The maximum amount of travel time allowance that a member may be paid for eligible travel in a 24-hour period is 8 hours.

(6)

Despite subclause (1), the Chatham Islands Council may pay the Mayor of the Chatham Islands Council an allowance for eligible travel time.

13 Communications allowance
Equipment

(1)

If a local authority determines that particular information or communications technology equipment is required by members to perform their functions and requests that members use their own equipment for those purposes, the local authority may pay an allowance in accordance with subclause (2).

(2)

The matters in respect of which an allowance is payable and the amounts that may be paid for the determination term are as follows:

(a)

for the use of a personal computer, tablet, or laptop, including any related docking station, $200:

(b)

for the use of a multi-functional or other printer, $40:

(c)

for the use of a mobile telephone, $150.

Services

(3)

If a local authority requests a member to use the member’s own Internet service for the purpose of the member’s work on local authority business, the member is entitled to an allowance for that use of $400 for the determination term.

(4)

If a local authority requests a member to use the member’s own mobile telephone service for the purpose of the member’s work on local authority business, the member is entitled, at the member’s option, to—

(a)

an allowance for that use of $400 for the determination term; or

(b)

reimbursement of actual costs of phone calls made on local authority business upon production of the relevant telephone records and receipts.

(5)

If a local authority supplies a mobile phone and related mobile telephone service to a member for use on local authority business and allows for its personal use, the local authority may decide what portion, if any, of the local authority’s costs reasonably attributable to such personal use must be paid by the member.

Pro-rating

(6)

If the member is not a member for the whole of the determination term, subclauses (2) to (5) 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 that the member held office in the determination term

b

is the number of days in the determination term

c

is the relevant amount specified in subclauses (2) to (5).

(7)

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.

Hearing fees

14 Fees related to hearings

(1)

A member of a local authority or a board who acts as the chairperson of a hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of up to $100 per hour of hearing time related to the hearing.

(2)

A member of a local authority or a board who is not the chairperson of a hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of up to $80 per hour of hearing time related to the hearing.

(3)

For any period of hearing time that is less than 1 hour, the fee must be apportioned accordingly.

(4)

Subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply to—

(a)

a mayor or a member who acts as mayor and is paid the mayor’s remuneration and allowances under clause 8(2); or

(b)

a chairperson of a regional council or a member who acts as chairperson of a regional council and is paid the chairperson’s remuneration and allowances under clause 8(2).

Revocation

Schedule Remuneration

cl 7

Part 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson143,742
Deputy Chairperson80,624
Regional Direction and Delivery Committee Chairperson79,602
Committee Chairperson (5) 67,339
Councillor57,120

Canterbury Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson170,016
Deputy Chairperson92,319
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee82,429
Chairperson, Regulation Hearing Committee79,482
Canterbury Water Management Strategy Zone Committee Member (9)74,201
Councillor65,943

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson123,153
Deputy Chairperson64,588
Committee Chairperson (5)64,588
Councillor51,670

Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson135,054
Catchment Operations Committee Chairperson68,244
Deputy Chairperson61,184
Environment Committee Chairperson61,184
Audit, Risk and Investment Committee Chairperson56,478
Passenger Transport Committee Chairperson56,478
Regional Transport Committee Chairperson56,478
Catchment Operations Committee Deputy Chairperson49,419
Environment Committee Deputy Chairperson49,419
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group Chairperson47,065
Councillor47,065

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson119,834
Deputy Chairperson78,062
Committee Chairperson/Portfolio Leader (7)68,502
Councillor55,758

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson131,833
Deputy Chairperson69,700
Regional Transport Committee Chairperson57,254
Committee Chairperson (4)57,254
Councillor49,786

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson106,188
Deputy Chairperson45,945
Committee Chairperson (4)45,945
Councillor38,288

Taranaki Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson102,550
Deputy Chairperson/Executive Committee Chairperson58,325
Chairperson Policy and Planning Committee and Taranaki Solid Waste Management Committee54,436
Chairperson Consents and Regulatory Committee50,548
Committee Chairperson (Land Transport or Civil Defence Emergency Management Committee or Yarrow Stadium Joint Committee) (3)46,660
Councillor and appointee to Taranaki Biodiversity Trust44,715
Councillor38,883

Waikato Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson158,308
Deputy Chairperson86,666
Committee Chairperson A and B74,065
Committee Chairperson A (6)74,065
Councillor61,465

Wellington Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson168,437
Deputy Chairperson/Committee Chairperson90,243
Committee Chairperson (3)80,296
Portfolio Leader (1)76,932
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee and Portfolio Leader80,296
Committee Chairperson, Chief Executive Employment Review Committee76,932
Chairperson, Wairarapa Committee76,932
Councillor64,223

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson79,169
Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson of Resource Management Committee42,381
Councillor36,563

Part 2 Remuneration of members of territorial authorities and their community or local boards

Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor108,713
Deputy Mayor36,440
Standing Committee Chairperson (3)32,535
Councillor26,029

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,290
Member2,646

Auckland Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor279,562
Deputy Mayor157,518
Chair of committee of the whole (3)130,030
Councillor (16)109,750

Albert–Eden Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson90,838
Deputy Chairperson54,503
Member44,129

Devonport–Takapuna Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson80,361
Deputy Chairperson48,216
Member43,149

Franklin Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson81,290
Deputy Chairperson48,774
Member42,426

Great Barrier Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson55,123
Deputy Chairperson33,074
Member24,103

Henderson–Massey Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson94,039
Deputy Chairperson56,423
Member44,645

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,155
Deputy Chairperson52,893
Member43,820

Howick Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,477
Deputy Chairperson59,086
Member44,852

Kaipātiki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,277
Deputy Chairperson52,366
Member43,561

Māngere–Ōtahuhu Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,316
Deputy Chairperson51,189
Member43,716

Manurewa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,845
Deputy Chairperson52,707
Member43,716

Maungakiekie–Tāmaki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson84,541
Deputy Chairperson50,725
Member43,458

Ōrakei Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson86,813
Deputy Chairperson52,088
Member43,922

Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson86,503
Deputy Chairperson51,902
Member43,922

Papakura Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson76,904
Deputy Chairperson46,142
Member42,529

Puketāpapa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson80,155
Deputy Chairperson48,093
Member43,149

Rodney Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson78,555
Deputy Chairperson47,133
Member42,013

Upper Harbour Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson78,296
Deputy Chairperson46,978
Member42,839

Waiheke Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson61,368
Deputy Chairperson36,821
Member25,755

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson78,090
Deputy Chairperson46,854
Member42,736

Waitematā Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson83,355
Deputy Chairperson50,013
Member43,251

Whau Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,316
Deputy Chairperson51,189
Member43,716

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor81,840
Deputy Mayor and Hearings Committee Chair33,718
Finance and Audit Committee Chair28,611
Policy and Risk Committee Chair24,012
Grants Committee Chair22,480
Councillor19,414

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,018
Member3,509

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor70,920
Deputy Mayor24,318
Ruamāhanga Whaitua Representative (1)21,410
Councillor18,707

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor89,376
Deputy Mayor36,742
Councillor24,437

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor96,484
Deputy Mayor23,016
Committee Chairperson (4)22,447
Councillor21,240

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,966
Member6,983

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,772
Member3,386

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,772
Member3,386

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,025
Member7,513

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor52,225
Deputy Mayor21,843
Councillor and Member of Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (7)16,350
Councillor13,743

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor193,099
Deputy Mayor118,220
Councillor102,400

Banks Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,342
Member9,670

Coastal–Burwood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson46,310
Member23,155

Fendalton–Waimairi–Harewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson45,681
Member22,841

Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson48,196
Member24,098

Linwood–Central–Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson48,196
Member24,098

Papanui–Innes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson46,310
Member23,155

Spreydon–Cashmere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson46,310
Member23,155

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor96,695
Deputy Mayor28,070
Committee Chairperson (3)26,733
Portfolio Leader A (2)22,723
Portfolio Leader B (5)21,387
Councillor20,050

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,714
Member2,857

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,772
Member3,386

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor157,798
Deputy Mayor and Chair of Economic Development Committee77,316
Committee Chairperson (4)72,856
Sub-Committee Chairperson65,192
Councillor59,474

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,860
Member9,429

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,925
Member7,963

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,135
Member8,068

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,669
Member7,334

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,716
Member7,858

West Harbour Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,135
Member8,068

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor136,818
Deputy Mayor78,830
Committee Chairperson (3)60,166
Councillor48,574

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson30,660
Member11,792

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson26,280
Member10,107

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson26,828
Member10,318

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,171
Deputy Mayor 49,688
Standing Committee Chairperson (5) 45,867
Special Committee Chairperson (2) 42,045
Rural Councillor (4) 39,090
Councillor 38,222

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor82,677
Deputy Mayor25,188
Portfolio Leader (3)22,376
Councillor18,157

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,041
Member2,020

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor87,369
Deputy Mayor31,697
Councillor22,641

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor162,928
Deputy Mayor97,575
Chairperson Committee of the Whole (4)90,069
Deputy Chairperson Committee of the Whole (4)82,563
Councillor75,057

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor139,492
Deputy Mayor64,369
Chairperson and Portfolio Leader A (4)51,498
Portfolio Leader A (not a Chairperson) (3)48,362
Portfolio Leader B (6)47,316
Councillor43,709

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,741
Member7,370

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor98,112
Deputy Mayor40,403
Ward Committee Chairperson (3)29,061
Councillor21,265

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor109,494
Deputy Mayor39,105
Chairperson, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee33,915
Chairperson, Hearings Committee33,915
Chairperson, Community Wellbeing Committee30,856
Chairperson, Community Funding & Recognition Committee30,856
Councillor27,798

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,273
Member6,137

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor87,775
Deputy Mayor33,767
Chair, Finance, Audit and Risk27,463
Chair, Infrastructure and Zone Committee Representative27,463
Chair, Public Services and Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa Management Committee (3)27,463
Councillor with additional duties relating to earthquake recovery20,634

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,868
Member3,934

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor148,949
Deputy Mayor81,442
Committee Chairperson (4)62,438
Hutt Valley Services Committee Chairperson58,366
Arts and Culture Sub-Committee Chairperson58,366
Councillor54,295

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,266
Member6,633

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,793
Member7,897

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,636
Member8,318

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor126,562
Deputy Mayor55,019
Committee Chairperson (3)47,793
Chairperson, Audit Committee41,703
Venture Southland representative41,703
Councillor35,693

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,423
Member4,211

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor63,614
Councillor19,021

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor100,857
Deputy Mayor58,938
Taharoa Domain Governance Committee Chairperson35,363
Mangawhai Community Park Governance Committee Chairperson35,363
Regional Land Transport Portfolio Holder35,363
Representative Sport Northland32,762
Councillor29,470

Kāpiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,899
Deputy Mayor45,945
Committee Chairperson (3)44,178
Appeals Committee Chairperson38,876
Chairperson, Grants Allocation Committee38,876
Councillor35,342

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,951
Member7,475

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,791
Member3,896

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,584
Member9,792

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,005
Member8,002

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor70,656
Deputy Mayor23,660
Regulatory and Services Committee Chairperson21,126
Councillor16,900

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor65,421
Councillor with additional responsibilities (3)23,089
Councillor18,471

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson3,828
Member1,914

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson3,828
Member1,914

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,891
Member2,445

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor106,673
Deputy Mayor40,574
Committee Chairperson (3)36,227
Councillor28,981

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,925
Deputy Mayor47,907
Committee Chairperson (4)47,907
Councillor38,325

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,740
Deputy Mayor37,730
Chair Strategic Planning and Policy Committee, and Hearings Committee37,730
Chair Infrastructure Committee36,382
Councillor26,950

Matamata–Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor109,922
Deputy Mayor32,027
Chairperson, Corporate and Operations Committee32,027
Councillor27,850

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor131,514
Deputy Mayor51,085
Committee Chairperson (4)48,711
Deputy Committee Chairperson (4)45,361
Councillor42,413

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor137,869
Deputy Mayor61,673
Committee Chairperson (5)49,750
Deputy Committee Chairperson (3)43,171
Councillor41,115

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor142,356
Deputy Mayor62,015
Committee Chairperson (3)55,370
Councillor44,297

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,213
Member6,107

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,530
Member7,265

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,056
Member6,528

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,530
Member7,265

Ōpōtiki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor75,284
Deputy Mayor38,807
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee36,815
Coast Community Board Chair27,026
Councillor20,530

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,782
Member4,891

Otorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor76,139
Deputy Mayor30,347
Councillor18,393

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson3,828
Member1,914

Otorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,034
Member7,018

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,592
Deputy Mayor and Chair Hearings Committee and Chair CEO Performance Panel71,933
Chair Finance and Performance Committee and Deputy Chair Hearings Committee54,850
Chair Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee and Deputy Chair Community Development Committee50,803
Chair Economic Development Committee53,501
Chair Audit and Risk Committee49,454
Chair Sport and Recreation Committee and Deputy Chair Economic Development Committee52,826
Deputy Chair Finance and Performance Committee, and Deputy Chair Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee49,680
Chair Planning and Strategy Committee and Deputy Chair Sport and Recreation Committee and CEO Performance Panel56,199
Deputy Chair Audit and Risk Committee46,308
Chair Community Development Committee and Deputy Chair Planning and Strategy Committee52,826
Councillor44,958

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor127,892
Deputy Mayor49,822
Standing Committee Chairperson (2)49,822
Councillor38,325

Queenstown–Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor118,079
Deputy Mayor41,587
Committee Chair (4)39,070
Councillor33,538

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson23,489
Member11,745

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor91,447
Deputy Mayor/Assets and Infrastructure Committee Chairperson37,354
Committee Chairperson (2)29,379
Deputy Committee Chairperson/Chairperson Chief Executive Review Committee24,762
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)23,503
Councillor20,985

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,253
Member2,126

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,506
Member4,253

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,041
Deputy Mayor69,893
Committee Chairperson (2)58,860
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)58,860
Cultural Ambassador53,343
Councillor47,827

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,468
Member8,235

Rotorua Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,405
Member9,203

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor90,226
Deputy Mayor29,479
Committee Chairperson (1)23,582
Councillor19,663

National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,742
Member2,870

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,506
Member4,253

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,795
Deputy Mayor41,409
Councillor36,115

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,373
Member8,686

Selwyn Central Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,847
Member10,424

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor109,787
Deputy Mayor34,569
Chairperson, Environment and Hearings Committee31,637
Member Environment and Hearings Committee (4)28,892
Member Audit and Risk Committee (1)27,840
Community Board Councillor (1)25,956
Councillor25,310

Egmont Plains Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,062
Member6,030

Eltham Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,639
Member5,820

Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,755
Member6,878

Patea Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,792
Member5,397

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor100,101
Deputy Mayor36,451
Committee Chairperson A32,545
Committee Chairperson B31,285
Councillor with additional duties (7)27,311
Councillor24,620

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,560
Member3,280

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor77,209
Deputy Mayor31,010
Councillor/Committee member (1)21,586
Councillor18,314

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,379
Member3,190

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,379
Member3,190

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,379
Member3,190

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor113,742
Deputy Mayor37,380
Committee Chairperson (4)32,575
Councillor26,700

Edendale–Wyndham Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,656
Member2,327

Otautau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,406
Member3,704

Riverton/Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,560
Member3,280

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson2,751
Member1,376

Te Anau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,580
Member5,290

Tuatapere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,444
Member2,223

Wallacetown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson2,751
Member1,376

Winton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,099
Member4,550

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor75,248
Deputy Mayor25,749
Chairperson Major Committee (2)21,115
Representative on External Committee (2)21,115
Chairperson Minor Committee (1)19,209
Councillor18,393

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor96,136
Deputy Mayor37,127
Member Forestry Committee (2)29,226
Member Audit and Risk Committee (2)29,226
Councillor26,519

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,427
Member5,713

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,406
Member3,704

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,981
Deputy Mayor and Standing Committee Chairperson49,739
Standing Committee Chairperson (3)45,913
Committee Chairperson (2)42,088
Councillor38,262

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,846
Member6,423

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,320
Member7,160

Taupō District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,404
Deputy Mayor42,336
Chair, Fences, Roading, Reserves and Dogs Committee40,571
Chair, Emergency Management Committee40,571
Chair, Mangakino-Pouakani Representative Group38,807
Councillor35,279

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,506
Member8,253

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor155,896
Deputy Mayor92,588
Committee Chairperson (5)78,699
Deputy Committee Chairperson (1)77,928
Councillor77,156

Thames–Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,060
Deputy Mayor50,668
Committee Chairperson (3)45,940
Councillor with external appointment (3)38,509
Councillor33,780

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,406
Member7,703

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,432
Member9,216

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,406
Member7,703

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,533
Member9,766

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,781
Member8,390

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,782
Deputy Mayor49,831
Committee Chairperson (4)44,493
Deputy Committee Chairperson (4)37,375
Councillor35,595

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,792
Member5,397

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,464
Member4,233

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,004
Member5,502

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,381
Deputy Mayor45,749
Chairperson, Policy Committee40,847
Chairperson, City Services Committee39,214
Chairperson, Audit and Finance Committee39,214
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Services Committee35,946
Councillor32,678

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor133,792
Deputy Mayor58,129
Committee Chairperson (2)51,901
Discretionary and Funding Committee Chairperson49,826
Councillor41,521

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,318
Member5,159

Ngaruawahia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,318
Member5,159

Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,740
Member5,369

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,634
Member4,317

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson2,737
Member1,369

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,068
Deputy Mayor46,913
Portfolio Holder (9)42,011
Councillor38,184

Kaiapoi–Tuahiwi Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,137
Member8,569

Oxford–Ohoka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,145
Member8,072

Rangiora–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson22,105
Member11,052

Woodend–Sefton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,158
Member7,080

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor71,434
Deputy Mayor26,630
Councillor19,021

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,455
Deputy Mayor54,295
Committee Chairperson (4)41,133
Councillor32,906

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,410
Member9,206

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,776
Member8,887

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor80,081
Deputy Mayor32,706
Committee Chairperson (3)25,586
Councillor23,362

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor101,840
Deputy Mayor/Customer Service Core Committee Chairperson33,976
Core Committee Chairperson (3)30,577
Core Committee Deputy Chairperson (3)27,569
Other Committee Chairperson (3)27,569
Councillor24,269

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,639
Member5,820

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,850
Member5,926

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor80,979
Deputy Mayor32,699
Councillor24,222

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor175,810
Deputy Mayor116,325
Chair City Strategy Committee103,086
Portfolio Leader (12)95,747
Councillor87,632

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,429
Member4,716

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,441
Member9,220

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,206
Deputy Mayor47,281
Committee Chairperson (4)42,216
Councillor33,609

Katikati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,792
Member5,397

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,713
Member2,857

Omokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,830
Member3,915

Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,792
Member5,397

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,887
Member4,444

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor77,620
Deputy Mayor, Committee Chairperson and Portfolio Holder (2)29,148
Portfolio Holder (6)21,200
Councillor18,550

Whakatāne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,849
Deputy Mayor56,215
Committee Chairperson (2)46,847
Councillor31,230

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,830
Member3,915

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,157
Member5,079

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,830
Member3,915

Whakatāne–Ōhope Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,981
Member8,490

Whanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,870
Deputy Mayor43,492
Chair, Strategy and Finance Committee39,718
Chair, Property and Community Services Committee39,718
Chair, Infrastructure and Special Projects Committee39,718
Chair, Forestry Joint Committee39,718
Deputy Chair, Strategy and Finance Committee35,108
Deputy Chair, Property and Community Services Committee35,108
Deputy Chair, Infrastructure and Special Projects Committee35,108
Deputy Chair, Forestry Joint Committee35,108
Councillor33,531

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,004
Member5,502

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor144,526
Deputy Mayor62,493
Committee Chairperson of Standing Committee (4)62,493
Councillor49,995

Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of July 2018.

Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Len Cook,
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 2018 and expires on the close of 30 June 2019.

Under the system used for the past several years by the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) for local government members, the Authority set a base councillor rate for each council and councils then made submissions on the additional remuneration for those councillors undertaking additional duties. Under the system, a relationship between the size of a council (measured using a size index) and mayor, chairperson, and base councillor salaries was determined every 3 years in an election year. A similar approach has been used to set the remuneration of community board or local board members, where the remuneration of each board member is related to population.

The Authority has now reviewed and consulted with local authorities on changes to the remuneration framework and made decisions on a new approach in future. A detailed paper setting out all the policy changes and the reasons for them is available on the Authority’s Internet site www.remauthority.govt.nz

The new approach will be fully implemented after the 2019 local government election and in this determination some transitional changes have been made. The new system continues to be based on a council size index, which is only intended for the purposes of the Remuneration Authority. The size index has been revised to include extra sizing factors relevant to the responsibilities of territorial, unitary, and regional authorities. The revised and updated council size index has resulted in changes to where councils are placed on the Authority’s index. The Authority has also created a local government pay scale using parliamentary remuneration as a comparator. Because of their extreme sizes, Auckland and Chatham Islands councils will sit outside the pay scale, which will anchored at the top by Christchurch City Council (the largest council aside from Auckland) and at the bottom related to a pro rata proportion of the average wage. The largest role in local government (the Mayor of Auckland) will receive no more than a cabinet minister.

All these changes are reflected in this determination in varying levels of remuneration increase between councils as we begin adjusting councils on the pay scale. These changes will be applied in 3 tranches—the first in this determination, the second in next year’s determination, and the third after the 2019 election. This does not apply to community boards or Auckland local boards, whose members have all received an increase of 1.5% in this determination to reflect changes in the Statistics New Zealand Labour Market Statistics (wage inflation) for the public sector in the year to March 2018. Deputy chairpersons of Auckland local boards will receive an increase to take their remuneration to 60% of the new rate for their respective board chairpersons in recognition of the extra workload attached to those positions.

Following the 2019 local government election, and in each local government election year thereafter, each council and Auckland local board will have allocated a remuneration pool reflecting its rank on the size index. Each council will make recommendations on appropriate remuneration for a base councillor salary and for positions of responsibility. The Authority will normally then apply these recommendations in its determination but will reserve the right to intervene if it sees any reason to do so. This process will apply to all councillors, but not to mayors and chairpersons of regional councils, whose remuneration will continue to be determined by the Authority in relation to the council rank on the size index. The Authority has made no decisions yet regarding the possible inclusion of community boards in council remuneration pools.

Upper limits have been set by the Authority on the purchase prices (including on-road costs and goods and services tax paid) of petrol/diesel and electric/hybrid motor vehicles. These upper limits take account of the vehicle being fit for purpose, the safety of the driver, and fairness to the ratepayer. The primary reason the Authority has set a differential between the maximum purchase prices of a petrol or diesel vehicle and an electric or hybrid vehicle is that data from Inland Revenue and AA Motoring show that electric and hybrid vehicles have lower running costs, but higher fixed costs, when compared to petrol or diesel vehicles. The fixed costs of an electric or hybrid vehicle sit between those of a medium and large vehicle. The new purchase prices apply to all new or replacement motor vehicles from 1 July 2018.

However, the new purchase price limits do not apply to existing motor vehicles currently provided to mayors and regional chairpersons. In these cases the actual purchase prices are grandparented until the existing vehicles are replaced.

The annual remuneration for a mayor or regional chairperson, shown in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Schedule, is their “total remuneration” and it includes the annual value of their motor vehicle entitlement. The Authority had previously deducted the annual value from their annual remuneration as shown in earlier determinations.

If a council as at 30 June 2018 provides its mayor or regional chairperson with a motor vehicle it must deduct, from 1 July 2018, the annual value of the motor vehicle using the appropriate formula in clause 9 from the mayor or regional chairperson’s annual remuneration as shown in Part 1 or Part 2 of the Schedule.

If a council chooses to provide its mayor or regional chairperson with a new or replacement motor vehicle on or from 1 July 2018, it must use the appropriate formula in clause 9 of this determination to calculate the annual value that will need to be deducted from their mayor or regional chairperson’s annual remuneration as shown in Part 1 or Part 2 of the Schedule. The deduction commences on the date that the mayor or regional chairperson is provided with the vehicle.

The Authority expects that if a mayor or regional chairperson is provided with a motor vehicle, the local authority will publish in its annual financial statements the vehicle details, including its annual value as a component of the mayor’s or regional chairperson’s total remuneration.

The travel time allowance (clause 12) has been amended to take into account that, with the exception of the Mayor of the Chatham Islands, all other mayors and regional council chairpersons are deemed by the Authority to have full-time roles. Therefore, those roles are no longer eligible to receive the travel time allowance.

To be fair to ratepayers, if a member lives outside of the member’s local authority area and travels on local authority business to and from the member’s place of residence and the local authority area, the member can only claim the travel time allowance when travelling within the boundary of the local authority area.

The allowance has been adjusted to place a cap on the amount of travel time that can be claimed within a 24-hour period. The maximum payable is capped at 8 hours, based on a member who travels for 9 hours during a 24-hour period (as the first hour of travel cannot be claimed).

No amendments have been made to other allowances in this determination.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 July 2018.