Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019.

2 Commencement

This determination comes into force on 1 July 2019.

3 Expiry

This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2020.

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)

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
Remuneration

(1)

For the period beginning on 1 July 2019 and ending on the close of the day on which the official result of the 2019 election is declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 in relation to a local authority, a member of that local authority or a board of that local authority is entitled to the applicable remuneration set out in Schedule 1 (adjusted under clause 9 if applicable).

(2)

On and from the day after the date on which the official result of the 2019 election is declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 in relation to a local authority, a member of that local authority or a board of that local authority is entitled to the applicable remuneration set out in Schedule 2 (adjusted in accordance with clause 9 if applicable).

(3)

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.

Allowances and hearing fees

(4)

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

(a)

the applicable allowances payable under clauses 10 to 14:

(b)

the applicable hearing fees payable under clause 15.

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 under 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 determination term 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 Schedule 1 or 2 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 Schedule 1 or 2 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 provided during the determination term).

(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 both 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 both 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 14, 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 for eligible travel is,—

(a)

for a petrol or diesel vehicle,—

(i)

79 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term; and

(ii)

30 cents per kilometre after the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term:

(b)

for a petrol hybrid vehicle,—

(i)

79 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term; and

(ii)

19 cents per kilometre after the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term:

(c)

for an electric vehicle,—

(i)

79 cents per kilometre for the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term; and

(ii)

9 cents per kilometre after the first 14,000 kilometres of eligible travel in the determination term.

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)

A member’s travel time 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 total 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 telephone calls made on local authority business upon production of the relevant telephone records and receipts.

(5)

If a local authority supplies a mobile telephone 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.

14 Childcare allowance

(1)

A local authority may pay a childcare allowance, in accordance with subclauses (2) and (3), to an eligible member as a contribution towards expenses incurred by the member for childcare provided while the member is engaged on local authority business.

(2)

A member is eligible to be paid a childcare allowance in respect of childcare provided for a child only if—

(a)

the member is a parent or guardian of the child, or is a person who usually has responsibility for the day-to-day care of the child (other than on a temporary basis); and

(b)

the child is aged under 14 years of age; and

(c)

the childcare is provided by a person who—

(i)

is not a family member of the member; and

(ii)

does not ordinarily reside with the member; and

(d)

the member provides evidence satisfactory to the local authority of the amount paid for childcare.

(3)

A local authority must not pay childcare allowances to a member that total more than $6,000 per annum, per child.

(4)

In this regulation, family member of the member means—

(a)

a spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner:

(b)

a relative, that is, another person connected with the member within 2 degrees of a relationship, whether by blood relationship or by adoption.

Hearing fees

15 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)

This clause does 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 1 Remuneration before 2019 election of members

cl 7(1)

Part 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson144,661
Deputy Chairperson81,011
Regional Direction and Delivery Committee Chairperson79,984
Committee Chairperson (5) 67,662
Councillor57,395

Canterbury Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson173,344
Deputy Chairperson93,681
Chairperson, Audit and Risk Committee83,645
Chairperson, Regulation Hearing Committee80,655
Canterbury Water Management Strategy Zone Committee Member (9)75,296
Councillor66,916

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson127,436
Deputy Chairperson66,287
Committee Chairperson (5)66,287
Councillor53,030

Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson137,703
Catchment Operations Committee Chairperson69,253
Deputy Chairperson62,088
Environment Committee Chairperson62,088
Audit, Risk and Investment Committee Chairperson57,313
Passenger Transport Committee Chairperson57,313
Regional Transport Committee Chairperson57,313
Catchment Operations Committee Deputy Chairperson50,150
Environment Committee Deputy Chairperson50,150
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group Chairperson47,761
Councillor47,761

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson122,056
Deputy Chairperson79,153
Committee Chairperson/Portfolio Leader (7)69,459
Councillor56,537

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson136,889
Deputy Chairperson71,724
Regional Transport Committee Chairperson58,917
Committee Chairperson (4)58,917
Councillor51,231

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson111,625
Deputy Chairperson47,732
Committee Chairperson (4)47,732
Councillor39,777

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 ($)
Chairperson159,205
Deputy Chairperson87,035
Committee Chairperson A and B74,380
Committee Chairperson A (6)74,380
Councillor61,726

Wellington Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson170,291
Deputy Chairperson/Committee Chairperson90,990
Committee Chairperson (3)80,961
Portfolio Leader (1)77,569
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee and Portfolio Leader80,961
Committee Chairperson, Chief Executive Employment Review Committee77,569
Chairperson, Wairarapa Committee77,569
Councillor64,755

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson80,613
Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson of Resource Management Committee42,381
Councillor37,614

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

Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor112,976
Deputy Mayor36,910
Standing Committee Chairperson (3)32,955
Councillor26,365

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,396
Member2,698

Auckland Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor285,041
Deputy Mayor160,606
Chairperson of committee of the whole (3)132,579
Councillor (16)111,901

Albert–Eden Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,269
Deputy Chairperson54,752
Member45,015

Devonport–Takapuna Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson82,731
Deputy Chairperson49,658
Member43,149

Franklin Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,645
Deputy Chairperson51,387
Member43,713

Great Barrier Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson56,062
Deputy Chairperson33,637
Member26,302

Henderson–Massey Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson96,420
Deputy Chairperson57,862
Member47,023

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson89,378
Deputy Chairperson53,647
Member44,560

Howick Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,477
Deputy Chairperson59,100
Member48,100

Kaipātiki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,539
Deputy Chairperson53,133
Member44,231

Māngere–Ōtahuhu Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson92,158
Deputy Chairperson55,295
Member46,608

Manurewa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,023
Deputy Chairperson55,804
Member46,408

Maungakiekie–Tāmaki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson89,221
Deputy Chairperson53,513
Member45,229

Ōrakei Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,507
Deputy Chairperson52,494
Member44,011

Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson92,402
Deputy Chairperson55,451
Member46,561

Papakura Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson84,352
Deputy Chairperson50,621
Member44,215

Puketāpapa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson84,628
Deputy Chairperson50,797
Member43,875

Rodney Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson82,778
Deputy Chairperson49,667
Member42,757

Upper Harbour Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson81,898
Deputy Chairperson49,139
Member42,839

Waiheke Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson65,034
Deputy Chairperson39,011
Member30,078

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson82,345
Deputy Chairperson49,427
Member43,018

Waitematā Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson89,978
Deputy Chairperson54,007
Member45,776

Whau Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,158
Deputy Chairperson52,895
Member44,608

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor86,060
Deputy Mayor and Hearings Committee Chairperson35,801
Finance and Audit Committee Chairperson30,132
Policy and Risk Committee Chairperson25,657
Grants Committee Chairperson24,763
Economic Development Committee Chairperson25,657
Councillor20,287

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,158
Member3,579

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor75,113
Deputy Mayor25,760
Councillor19,816

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor94,584
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Finance and Planning Committee40,320
Chairperson Community Development Committee32,760
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee32,760
Chairperson Environment and Regulatory Committee32,760
Councillor25,200

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor99,990
Deputy Mayor23,666
Committee Chairperson (4)23,081
Councillor21,840

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,245
Member7,123

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,907
Member3,454

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,907
Member3,454

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,326
Member7,663

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor52,650
Deputy Mayor22,376
Councillor and Member of Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (7)16,749
Councillor14,078

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor194,000
Deputy Mayor118,220
Councillor102,400

Banks Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,729
Member9,864

Coastal–Burwood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,236
Member23,618

Fendalton–Waimairi–Harewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson46,595
Member23,297

Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,160
Member24,580

Linwood–Central–Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,160
Member24,580

Papanui–Innes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,236
Member23,618

Spreydon–Cashmere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,236
Member23,618

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor101,130
Deputy Mayor28,995
Committee Chairperson (2)27,614
Portfolio Leader A (2)23,472
Portfolio Leader B (4)22,092
Shared Committee Chairperson (2)24,853
Councillor20,711

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,828
Member2,914

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,907
Member3,454

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor160,699
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of Economic Development Committee81,495
Committee Chairperson (4)76,794
Sub-Committee Chairperson68,716
Councillor62,689

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,237
Member9,619

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,244
Member8,122

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,458
Member8,229

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,669
Member7,334

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,030
Member8,015

West Harbour Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,458
Member8,229

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor150,000
Deputy Mayor87,756
Committee Chairperson (3)66,979
Councillor54,074

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson31,273
Member15,637

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson26,806
Member13,403

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson27,365
Member13,682

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,697
Deputy Mayor51,369
Standing Committee Chairperson (5)47,419
Special Committee Chairperson (2)43,468
Rural Councillor (4)40,413
Councillor39,515

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor87,952
Deputy Mayor26,980
Portfolio Leader (3)23,968
Councillor19,449

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,122
Member2,061

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,246
Deputy Mayor32,743
Councillor23,388

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor166,786
Deputy Mayor102,020
Chairperson Committee of the Whole (4)94,172
Deputy Chairperson Committee of the Whole (4)86,324
Councillor78,476

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor144,161
Deputy Mayor67,173
Chairperson and Portfolio Leader A (4)53,741
Portfolio Leader A (not a Chairperson) (3)50,469
Portfolio Leader B (6)49,377
Councillor45,613

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,036
Member7,518

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor104,741
Deputy Mayor42,778
Ward Chairperson (3)30,769
Councillor22,515

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,996
Deputy Mayor41,693
Chairperson, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee36,160
Chairperson, Hearings Committee36,160
Chairperson, Community Wellbeing Committee32,898
Chairperson, Community Funding & Recognition Committee32,898
Councillor29,638

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,518
Member6,259

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,683
Deputy Mayor35,727
Finance Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson29,220
Infrastructure Services Committee Chairperson29,220
Public Services Committee Chairperson29,220
Councillor with additional duties relating to earthquake recovery (5)22,173

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,025
Member4,013

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor151,966
Deputy Mayor83,837
Committee Chairperson (3)64,275
Hutt Valley Services Committee Chairperson60,083
Arts and Culture Sub-Committee Chairperson60,083
Councillor55,892

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,531
Member6,766

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,109
Member8,054

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,969
Member8,484

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor131,042
Deputy Mayor55,420
Committee Chairperson (4)48,141
Councillor35,953

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,591
Member4,296

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor70,243
Councillor20,025

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor106,905
Deputy Mayor63,252
Taharoa Domain Governance Committee Chairperson37,951
Mangawhai Community Park Governance Committee Chairperson37,951
Regional Land Transport Portfolio Holder37,951
Representative Sport Northland35,160
Councillor31,627

Kāpiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,099
Deputy Mayor48,602
Committee Chairperson (3)46,733
Appeals Committee Chairperson41,124
Chairperson, Grants Allocation Committee41,124
Councillor37,386

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,250
Member7,625

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,947
Member3,973

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,976
Member9,988

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,325
Member8,163

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor77,938
Deputy Mayor26,055
Regulatory and Services Committee Chairperson23,265
Councillor18,611

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor71,447
Councillor with additional responsibilities (3)24,574
Councillor19,659

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,989
Member2,494

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor111,449
Deputy Mayor41,744
Committee Chairperson (3)37,272
Councillor29,817

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor139,957
Deputy Mayor48,263
Committee Chairperson (4)48,263
Councillor38,610

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor109,160
Deputy Mayor41,370
Chairperson Strategic Planning and Policy Committee and Hearings Committee41,370
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee39,892
Councillor29,550

Matamata–Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor114,281
Deputy Mayor32,764
Chairperson, Corporate and Operations Committee32,764
Councillor28,491

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor136,176
Deputy Mayor54,698
Committee Chairperson (4)52,156
Deputy Committee Chairperson (4)48,570
Councillor45,413

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor140,079
Deputy Mayor62,662
Committee Chairperson (5)50,548
Deputy Committee Chairperson (3)43,863
Councillor41,774

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,571
Deputy Mayor64,051
Committee Chairperson (3)57,187
Councillor45,751

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,457
Member6,229

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,821
Member7,410

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,317
Member6,659

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,821
Member7,410

Ōpōtiki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor82,856
Deputy Mayor42,567
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee40,382
Coast Community Board Chair29,644
Councillor22,519

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,978
Member4,989

Otorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor81,259
Deputy Mayor32,348
Councillor19,606

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Otorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,315
Member7,157

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,228
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Hearings Committee and Chairperson CEO Performance Panel72,535
Chairperson Finance and Performance Committee and Deputy Chairperson Hearings Committee55,309
Chairperson Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee and Deputy Chairperson Community Development Committee51,228
Chairperson Economic Development Committee53,948
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee49,868
Chairperson Sport and Recreation Committee and Deputy Chairperson Economic Development Committee53,268
Deputy Chairperson Finance and Performance Committee and Deputy Chairperson Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee50,095
Chairperson Planning and Strategy Committee and Deputy Chairperson Sport and Recreation Committee and CEO Performance Panel56,669
Deputy Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee46,695
Chairperson Community Development Committee and Deputy Chairperson Planning and Strategy Committee53,268
Councillor45,334

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor133,595
Deputy Mayor52,850
Standing Committee Chairperson (2)52,850
Councillor40,654

Queenstown–Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,386
Deputy Mayor42,327
Committee Chairperson (4)39,765
Councillor and Wanaka Community Board Chairperson39,765
Councillor34,135

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson23,959
Member11,979

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor96,632
Deputy Mayor39,257
Committee Chairperson (2)29,869
Deputy Committee Chairperson (3)23,895
Councillor21,335

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,253
Member2,126

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,676
Member4,338

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor142,694
Deputy Mayor76,031
Committee Chairperson (2)64,029
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)64,029
Cultural Ambassador58,027
Councillor52,027

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,797
Member8,399

Rotorua Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,773
Member9,387

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor96,651
Deputy Mayor30,990
Committee Chairperson (1)24,791
Councillor20,671

National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,857
Member2,928

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,676
Member4,338

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor127,364
Deputy Mayor44,967
Councillor with additional responsibilities39,444
Councillor36,435

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,720
Member8,860

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,191
Deputy Mayor36,532
Chairperson, Environment and Hearings Committee33,433
Member Environment and Hearings Committee (4)30,532
Member Audit and Risk Committee (1)29,421
Community Board Councillor (1)27,430
Councillor26,747

Egmont Plains Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,303
Member6,152

Eltham Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,872
Member5,936

Hawera–Tangahoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,030
Member7,015

Patea Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor106,901
Deputy Mayor39,412
Committee Chairperson A (2)35,189
Committee Chairperson B33,826
Councillor with additional duties (6)29,530
Councillor26,620

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,691
Member3,346

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor82,139
Deputy Mayor33,110
Councillor/Committee member (1)23,048
Councillor19,554

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,507
Member3,253

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,507
Member3,253

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,507
Member3,253

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor117,161
Deputy Mayor38,130
Committee Chairperson (4)33,229
Councillor27,236

Edendale–Wyndham Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,749
Member2,375

Otautau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,554
Member3,778

Riverton/Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,691
Member3,346

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Te Anau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,792
Member5,396

Tuatapere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,533
Member2,266

Wallacetown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Winton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,281
Member4,640

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor79,999
Deputy Mayor27,447
Chairperson Major Committee (2)22,508
Representative on External Committee (2)22,508
Chairperson Minor Committee (1)20,476
Councillor19,606

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor101,591
Deputy Mayor39,374
Member Forestry Committee (2)30,995
Member Audit and Risk Committee (2)30,995
Councillor28,124

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,656
Member5,828

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,554
Member3,777

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,904
Deputy Mayor and Standing Committee Chairperson51,201
Standing Committee Chairperson (3)47,262
Committee Chairperson (2)43,325
Councillor39,386

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,103
Member6,551

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,606
Member7,303

Taupō District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor124,269
Deputy Mayor43,892
Chairperson, Fences, Roading, Reserves and Dogs Committee42,063
Chairperson, Emergency Management Committee42,063
Chairperson, Mangakino-Pouakani Representative Group40,234
Councillor36,576

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,836
Member8,418

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor159,431
Deputy Mayor98,590
Committee Chairperson (4)83,801
Committee Deputy Chairperson (3)82,980
Councillor82,158

Thames–Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,040
Deputy Mayor55,618
Committee Chairperson (3)50,428
Councillor with external appointment (3)42,271
Councillor37,080

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,714
Member7,857

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,801
Member9,400

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,714
Member7,857

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,924
Member9,962

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,117
Member8,558

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor124,688
Deputy Mayor52,377
Committee Chairperson (4)46,767
Deputy Committee Chairperson (4)39,285
Councillor37,414

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,633
Member4,317

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,224
Member5,612

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,587
Deputy Mayor46,985
Chairperson, Policy Committee41,951
Chairperson, City Services Committee40,274
Chairperson, Audit and Finance Committee40,274
Chairperson, Hutt Valley Services Committee36,917
Councillor33,561

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,695
Deputy Mayor61,909
Committee Chairperson (2)55,276
Discretionary and Funding Committee Chairperson53,066
Councillor44,221

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,524
Member5,262

Ngaruawahia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,524
Member5,262

Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,955
Member5,477

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,807
Member4,403

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor127,879
Deputy Mayor47,945
Portfolio Holder (9)42,935
Councillor39,024

Kaiapoi–Tuahiwi Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,480
Member8,740

Oxford–Ohoka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,468
Member8,234

Rangiora–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson22,547
Member11,274

Woodend–Sefton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,441
Member7,221

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor76,456
Deputy Mayor28,036
Councillor20,025

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor126,804
Deputy Mayor54,770
Committee Chairperson (4)41,493
Councillor33,194

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,778
Member9,389

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,132
Member9,006

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor87,054
Deputy Mayor35,310
Committee Chairperson (3)27,623
Councillor25,222

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor106,060
Deputy Mayor36,444
Core Committee Chairperson (3)32,020
Other Committee Chairperson (5)28,881
Councillor with other responsibilities27,834
Councillor25,395

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,639
Member5,820

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,087
Member6,044

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor86,486
Deputy Mayor33,722
Councillor24,980

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor177,632
Deputy Mayor121,388
Chairperson City Strategy Committee107,573
Portfolio Leader (12)99,914
Councillor91,446

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,429
Member4,716

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,810
Member9,405

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor127,637
Deputy Mayor48,807
Committee Chairperson (4)43,579
Councillor34,694

Katikati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,827
Member2,914

Omokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,987
Member3,993

Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,065
Member4,532

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor81,913
Deputy Mayor, Committee Chairperson and Portfolio Holder (2)30,972
Portfolio Holder (6)22,527
Councillor19,711

Whakatāne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,899
Deputy Mayor60,353
Committee Chairperson (2)50,296
Councillor33,529

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,987
Member3,993

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,360
Member5,180

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,987
Member3,993

Whakatāne–Ōhope Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,321
Member8,660

Whanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,913
Deputy Mayor44,933
Chairperson, Strategy and Finance Committee41,034
Chairperson, Property and Community Services Committee41,034
Chairperson, Infrastructure and Special Projects Committee41,034
Deputy Chairperson, Strategy and Finance Committee36,271
Deputy Chairperson, Property and Community Services Committee36,271
Deputy Chairperson, Infrastructure and Special Projects Committee36,271
Councillor34,642

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,224
Member5,612

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor148,351
Deputy Mayor64,303
Committee Chairperson of Standing Committee (4)64,303
Councillor51,443

Schedule 2 Remuneration from 2019 election of members

cl 7(2)

Part 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson146,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)54,525

Canterbury Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson180,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)63,570

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson136,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)50,378

Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson143,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)45,373

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson126,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,710

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson147,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)48,670

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson122,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,788

Taranaki Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson102,550
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,939

Waikato Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson161,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)58,640

Wellington Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson174,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)61,517

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson83,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,733

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

Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,047

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,396
Member2,698

Auckland Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor296,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)106,306

Albert–Eden Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,700
Deputy Chairperson55,000
Member45,900

Devonport–Takapuna Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,100
Deputy Chairperson51,100
Member43,149

Franklin Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson90,000
Deputy Chairperson54,000
Member45,000

Great Barrier Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson57,000
Deputy Chairperson34,200
Member28,500

Henderson–Massey Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,800
Deputy Chairperson59,300
Member49,400

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson90,600
Deputy Chairperson54,400
Member45,300

Howick Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,477
Deputy Chairperson59,100
Member49,200

Kaipātiki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson89,800
Deputy Chairperson53,900
Member44,900

Māngere–Ōtahuhu Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson99,000
Deputy Chairperson59,400
Member49,500

Manurewa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,200
Deputy Chairperson58,900
Member49,100

Maungakiekie–Tāmaki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,900
Deputy Chairperson56,300
Member47,000

Ōrakei Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,200
Deputy Chairperson52,900
Member44,100

Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,300
Deputy Chairperson59,000
Member49,200

Papakura Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,800
Deputy Chairperson55,100
Member45,900

Puketāpapa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson89,100
Deputy Chairperson53,500
Member44,600

Rodney Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,000
Deputy Chairperson52,200
Member43,500

Upper Harbour Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,500
Deputy Chairperson51,300
Member42,839

Waiheke Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson68,700
Deputy Chairperson41,200
Member34,400

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson86,600
Deputy Chairperson52,000
Member43,300

Waitematā Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson96,600
Deputy Chairperson58,000
Member48,300

Whau Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,000
Deputy Chairperson54,600
Member45,500

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor94,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,273

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,158
Member3,579

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor83,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,825

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor105,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,940

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,748

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,245
Member7,123

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,907
Member3,454

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,907
Member3,454

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,326
Member7,663

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor53,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)13,374

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor195,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)97,280

Banks Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,729
Member9,864

Coastal–Burwood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,236
Member23,618

Fendalton–Waimairi–Harewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson46,595
Member23,297

Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,160
Member24,580

Linwood–Central–Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,160
Member24,580

Papanui–Innes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,236
Member23,618

Spreydon–Cashmere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,236
Member23,618

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor110,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,675

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,828
Member2,914

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,907
Member3,454

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor166,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)59,555

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,237
Member9,619

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,244
Member8,122

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,458
Member8,229

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,669
Member7,334

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,030
Member8,015

West Harbour Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,458
Member8,229

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor155,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)51,370

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson31,273
Member15,637

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson26,806
Member13,403

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson27,365
Member13,682

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor155,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,540

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor98,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,477

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,122
Member2,061

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)22,219

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor174,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)74,552

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor153,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,332

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,036
Member7,518

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor118,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,389

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor129,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,156

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,518
Member6,259

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,231

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,025
Member4,013

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor158,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,097

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,531
Member6,766

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,109
Member8,054

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,969
Member8,484

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor140,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,155

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,591
Member4,296

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor83,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,024

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,046

Kāpiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,517

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,250
Member7,625

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,947
Member3,973

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,976
Member9,988

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,325
Member8,163

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)17,680

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor83,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,676

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,989
Member2,494

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,326

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,680

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,073

Matamata–Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,066

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,142

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor144,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)39,686

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,463

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,457
Member6,229

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,821
Member7,410

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,317
Member6,659

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,821
Member7,410

Ōpōtiki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor98,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,393

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,978
Member4,989

Otorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor91,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,626

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Otorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,315
Member7,157

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,067

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,621

Queenstown–Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,428

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson23,959
Member11,979

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,268

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,253
Member2,126

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,676
Member4,338

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)49,426

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,797
Member8,399

Rotorua Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,773
Member9,387

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor109,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,637

National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,857
Member2,928

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,676
Member4,338

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor136,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,613

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,720
Member8,860

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor126,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,410

Eltham-Kaponga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,400
Member5,700

Pātea Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Taranaki Coastal Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,485
Member6,243

Te Hāwera Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,030
Member7,015

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,289

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,691
Member3,346

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,576

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,507
Member3,253

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,507
Member3,253

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,507
Member3,253

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor124,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,874

Ardlussa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,483
Member3,742

Fiordland Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,200
Member4,600

Northern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,235
Member3,618

Oraka-Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,083
Member4,042

Oreti Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,415
Member5,208

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Tuatapere Te Waewae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,059
Member3,530

Waihopai Toetoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,805
Member4,903

Wallace Takitimu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,594
Member4,297

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor89,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,626

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor112,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,718

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,656
Member5,828

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,554
Member3,777

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor154,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,417

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,103
Member6,551

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,606
Member7,303

Taupō District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,747

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,836
Member8,418

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor166,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)78,050

Thames–Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor130,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,226

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,714
Member7,857

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,801
Member9,400

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,714
Member7,857

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,924
Member9,962

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,117
Member8,558

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor132,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,543

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,633
Member4,317

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,224
Member5,612

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,883

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor148,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)42,010

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,524
Member5,262

Ngaruawahia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,524
Member5,262

Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,955
Member5,477

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,807
Member4,403

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,000
Member2,000

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor137,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,073

Kaiapoi–Tuahiwi Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,480
Member8,740

Oxford–Ohoka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,468
Member8,234

Rangiora–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson22,547
Member11,274

Woodend–Sefton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,441
Member7,221

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor86,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,024

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor135,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,534

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,778
Member9,389

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,132
Member9,006

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor101,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,961

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor114,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,125

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,639
Member5,820

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,087
Member6,044

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor97,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,731

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor180,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)86,874

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,429
Member4,716

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,810
Member9,405

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor136,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,959

Katikati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,827
Member2,914

Omokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,987
Member3,993

Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,008
Member5,504

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,065
Member4,532

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor90,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,725

Whakatāne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,853

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,987
Member3,993

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,360
Member5,180

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,987
Member3,993

Whakatāne–Ōhope Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,321
Member8,660

Whanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,910

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,224
Member5,612

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor156,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)48,871

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of June 2019.

Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Explanatory memorandum

This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This determination comes into force on 1 July 2019 and expires on the close of 30 June 2020.

Over the past 2 years, the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) has conducted a major review of the local government sector remuneration, which included extensive consultation. As a result of the review, the Authority decided to make 2 changes to the way in which local government remuneration is set. First, it adopted a set of revised and updated council size indices (one each for territorial authorities, unitary authorities, and regional councils); and, secondly, it decided to introduce a more locally responsive way of setting members’ remuneration. It should be noted that the remuneration of mayors, regional council chairpersons, and community board and Auckland local board members is not included in the second change.

First change: revised and updated council size indices

The first alteration, revised and updated council size indices, resulted in changes to council rankings on their relevant index. The new sizes relate to the size of the governance role of each council, based on a number of indicators. The size rankings are not related to the number of councillors on any council and will not be affected if councillor numbers increase or decrease in future. As well as changes to the size indices, the Authority has created a local government pay scale, generally using parliamentary remuneration as a comparator. Christchurch City Council (the largest council aside from Auckland) sits at the top of the council pay scale. For smaller councils, the bottom of the pay scale is set by a pro rata proportion of the average annual wage. Because of their extreme sizes, Auckland and Chatham Islands councils will sit outside the range of the pay scale.

The Authority began introducing the changes to the index rankings in the Local Government Members (2018/19) (Local Authorities) Determination 2018 (the 2018 Determination), which are continued in this determination. The changes will be fully completed following the 2019 local election, when the second part of the new approach will also be applied. These changes involve a major reassessment of the existing rates paid to councillors. Implementation of the new approach over a period means that, between 1 July 2018 and October 2019, changes to remuneration for elected local government members will have varied to a considerable degree between councils, rather than being an overall consistent percentage increase. For some, there will be no movement over this time, whereas for others there will be a substantial increase, reflecting the Authority’s new assessment of the size of councils’ responsibilities.

Second change: how the Authority sets councillor remuneration

The second alteration is in the way that the Authority sets councillor remuneration.

Under the system used for the past several years, the Authority has set a base councillor rate for each council, then for each council a sum equivalent to the base pay of 2 councillors has been set aside to pay extra remuneration to those undertaking positions of responsibility, such as deputy mayors or chairpersons of committees. In each case, the councils themselves make recommendations to the Authority on how the pool should be allocated, and those recommendations are then considered by the Authority before making its determination. This is how remuneration has been determined in Schedule 1 of this determination, which applies from 1 July 2019 until the end of the day on which the official result is declared for each new council following the local government election on 12 October 2019.

Under the new approach, the Authority has created a total “governance remuneration pool” for each council, reflecting the ranking of that council on the index (see the table at the foot of this explanatory memorandum). The size of each pool does not correspond to the number of councillors on each council, which ranges from 6 to 16 (excluding Auckland). The governance pool is the total amount of money that the Authority has determined is available to pay councillor remuneration per annum. When each new council takes office following the 2019 local election, the council will be invited to give the Authority recommendations for how its pool should be distributed among the council members. The recommendations will include a rate for base councillor remuneration and rates for all positions of responsibility. The Authority will then consider the councils’ recommendations before determining the remuneration payable to members.

Mayors, regional council chairpersons, Auckland local board members, and community board members

The second change to local government remuneration (ie, the introduction of the governance remuneration pool) does not apply to mayors, regional council chairpersons, Auckland local board members, or community board members. Remuneration for mayors and regional council chairpersons will continue to be set individually by the Authority and will reflect each council’s ranking on the relevant size index. The largest role in local government (the Mayor of Auckland) has been generally benchmarked around the remuneration of a Cabinet minister and will not exceed that level.

The Authority has developed a separate size index for Auckland local boards that is not the same as the indices for territorial, unitary, or regional authorities. It takes into account the singular characteristics and accountabilities of Auckland local boards, including their representational responsibilities for (in many cases) large populations. The Authority contemplated a pool system for Auckland local boards, but ultimately did not implement this because the Auckland local boards have no formal positions of responsibility aside from their deputy chairpersons. For that reason, the Authority will continue to set remuneration for Auckland local board chairpersons, deputy chairpersons, and members. Based on the new local board size index, there are some differences between boards in the level of remuneration increases of local board members in this determination as the new system is phased in.

The Authority reviewed the position of community board members as one of the final parts of its overall review of local government remuneration. The Authority’s original thesis was that, because community boards are part of the governance apparatus of councils, their costs should be included in the governance pool for each council, which would be the same size pool regardless of whether or not a council had any community boards.

However, the data the Authority examined indicated such massive variances in roles and powers, in per capita representation, and in cost that it was unable to rank community boards in any sensible order. As a result, the Authority decided that, for the time being, it would have significant difficulty creating a robust index that could be incorporated into the overall approach to the remuneration of councillors. In this determination, the Authority has applied an across-the-board increase of 2% to most community board members, reflecting the Labour Cost Index for the public sector for the year ended 30 March 2019. A small number of community boards have received no increase because their remuneration costs per capita are significantly higher than those of most other community boards.

Despite the above approaches, the Authority has applied a minimum level of remuneration even for smaller community boards representing tiny populations. Members of those boards need fair payment, even if it were just considered a meeting attendance fee, so the Authority has increased their remuneration to the minimum level of $2,000 before tax.

For the time being, if a council delegates significant powers and functions to 1 or more community boards and, as a consequence, recommends that the Authority increases the remuneration of their community board members, the additional funds will come out of the council’s governance remuneration pool.

Where the numbers and relative size of community boards within a territorial authority have changed as a result of a representation review that will apply from the date of the 2019 local elections, the remuneration of community board members has been specifically assessed to reflect the changes.

Motor vehicles

The annual remuneration for a mayor or regional chairperson, shown in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2, is their total remuneration and it includes the annual value of their motor vehicle entitlement. If a council provides its mayor or regional chairperson with a motor vehicle, there is a consequent salary reduction. The rules for the calculation of the benefit are in clause 9 of this determination and also on the Authority’s website.

Upper limits on the purchase prices of petrol/diesel and electric/hybrid motor vehicles (including on-road costs and goods and services tax paid) were set by the Authority in the 2018 Determination and have not been changed. These upper limits take account of the vehicle being fit for purpose, the safety of the driver, and fairness to the ratepayers. For this determination, the Authority reviewed the maximum purchase rate for motor vehicles and decided to retain the current levels. However, it recommends that all councils utilise the All of Government procurement process to optimise the value of their purchases. The new purchase price limits do not apply to existing motor vehicles currently provided to mayors and regional chairpersons. In those cases, the actual purchase prices are grandparented until the existing vehicles are replaced.

Allowances

The vehicle mileage allowance rates (clause 11) have been updated to reflect the new kilometre rates for self-employed people and employees published by the Inland Revenue Department on its website as at 7 June 2019.

The communications and travel time allowances for members have not been changed this year and the details are in clauses 12 and 13 and on the Authority’s website.

This year, for the first time, the Authority has introduced a childcare allowance for members who have responsibility for caring for children under the age of 14 years. The allowance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the member for the provision of childcare while the member is engaged on local authority business. The allowance is capped and is subject to certain conditions outlined in clause 14 of this determination.

Payment of any or all of the allowances is at the discretion of each council. All the allowances included in this determination are reviewed annually.

Governance remuneration pool table

The table below sets out the local government governance remuneration pools for councillors that will apply on and after the day after the date on which the official result of the 2019 local election of members for an individual council is declared, for the purpose described above.

Part 1
Remuneration pools for councillors of regional councils
CouncilGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council869,154
Canterbury Regional Council964,061
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council557,483
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council638,974
Northland Regional Council580,951
Otago Regional Council703,598
Southland Regional Council555,828
Taranaki Regional Council466,596
Waikato Regional Council933,748
Wellington Regional Council921,454
West Coast Regional Council317,737
Part 2
Remuneration pools for councillors of territorial authorities
Territorial authorityGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Auckland Council2,556,478
Ashburton District Council377,856
Buller District Council264,396
Carterton District Council220,330
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council267,264
Central Otago District Council276,480
Chatham Islands Council147,488
Christchurch City Council1,843,200
Clutha District Council352,528
Dunedin City Council1,105,920
Far North District Council707,201
Gisborne District Council631,530
Gore District Council286,429
Grey District Council248,832
Hamilton City Council1,194,394
Hastings District Council790,733
Hauraki District Council350,208
Horowhenua District Council433,152
Hurunui District Council248,832
Hutt City Council827,228
Invercargill City Council506,880
Kaikōura District Council198,297
Kaipara District Council359,424
Kāpiti Coast District Council497,664
Kawerau District Council220,330
Mackenzie District Council176,264
Manawatu District Council377,856
Marlborough District Council583,467
Masterton District Council372,130
Matamata–Piako District Council387,072
Napier City Council705,096
Nelson City Council603,300
New Plymouth District Council778,568
Ōpōtiki District Council211,968
Otorohanga District Council198,297
Palmerston North City Council778,568
Porirua City Council543,744
Queenstown–Lakes District Council423,936
Rangitikei District Council286,429
Rotorua District Council714,084
Ruapehu District Council294,912
Selwyn District Council479,232
South Taranaki District Council414,720
South Waikato District Council354,912
South Wairarapa District Council242,363
Southland District Council396,288
Stratford District Council264,396
Tararua District Council313,344
Tasman District Council624,528
Taupō District Council470,016
Tauranga City Council1,105,920
Thames–Coromandel District Council427,180
Timaru District Council451,584
Upper Hutt City Council423,936
Waikato District Council729,480
Waimakariri District Council488,448
Waimate District Council220,330
Waipa District Council470,016
Wairoa District Council223,592
Waitaki District Council331,776
Waitomo District Council211,968
Wellington City Council1,585,152
Western Bay of Plenty District Council479,232
Westland District Council220,330
Whakatāne District Council446,388
Whanganui District Council516,096
Whangarei District Council815,063

Note: The above remuneration pools do not apply to mayors, regional chairpersons, Auckland local board members, or community board members.

However, if a council has delegated significant powers and functions to its community board(s) and as a consequence proposes an increase to the remuneration of community board members, the additional funds will come out of the council’s governance remuneration pool.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 June 2019.