Local Government Members (2020/21) Determination 2020

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2020/21) Determination 2020.

2 Commencement

This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 July 2020.

3 Expiry

This determination expires on the close of 30 June 2021.

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, in relation to a local authority 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)

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)

A member of a local authority or a board of that local authority is entitled to the applicable remuneration set out in the Schedule (adjusted under clause 9 if applicable).

(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.

Allowances and hearing fees

(3)

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 council chairpersons

(1)

A local authority may provide to the mayor or regional council 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 council 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 council chairperson for restricted private use, no deduction may be made from the annual remuneration payable to the mayor or regional council chairperson under the Schedule in respect of the provision of that motor vehicle.

(4)

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

(a)

the annual remuneration payable to the mayor or regional council chairperson under 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 provided during the determination term).

(5)

If a motor vehicle is provided to a mayor or regional council 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 council 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 council chairperson; and

(b)

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

(c)

the vehicle is used by the mayor or regional council 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 council chairperson

partial private use means—

(a)

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

(b)

the vehicle is used by the mayor or regional council 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 council 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 council 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 council 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 council 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

16 Revocation

Schedule Remuneration

cl 7

Part 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson146,500
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council80,004
Committee Chairperson (6)70,000
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)61,525
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)54,525

Canterbury Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson180,000
Deputy Chairperson104,873
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (12)71,599
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)63,570

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson136,000
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council and Chairperson Environment and Integrated Catchments Committee74,297
Chairperson Corporate and Strategic Committee74,297
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Hearings Committee74,297
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-committee74,297
Chairperson, Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee74,297
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)62,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)50,378

Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson143,000
Deputy Chairperson67,656
Audit, Risk, and Investment Committee Chair and Catchment Operations Committee Deputy Chair67,656
Audit, Risk, and Investment Committee Deputy Chair50,116
Catchment Operations Committee Chair72,668
Environment Committee Chair65,150
Environment Committee Deputy Chair50,116
Passenger Transport Committee Chair65,150
Passenger Transport Committee Deputy Chair50,116
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group Chair50,116
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)50,116
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)45,373

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson126,500
Deputy Chairperson79,181
Councillor (with additional responsibilities) (7)71,681
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,710

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson147,000
Deputy Chairperson83,598
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)62,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)48,670

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson122,500
Deputy Chairperson and Regional Transport Committee Chair63,784
Chair, Strategy and Policy Committee54,672
Chair, Organisational Performance and Audit Committee54,672
Chair, Regulatory Committee54,672
Chair, Regional Services Committee54,672
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)45,560
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,788

Taranaki Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson102,550
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council55,214
Chairperson Executive, Audit and Risk Committee55,214
Chairperson Consents and Regulatory Committee55,214
Chairperson Policy and Planning Committee55,214
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee45,104
Chairperson Civil Defence Group Committee45,104
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)38,883
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,939

Waikato Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson161,000
Deputy Chairperson86,228
Committee Chair (8)73,860
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)64,160
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)58,640

Wellington Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson174,000
Deputy Council Chairperson (with committee chairperson responsibilities)91,799
Chair, Environment Committee81,570
Chair, Transport and Infrastructure Committee81,570
Chair, Climate Committee81,570
Chair, Chief Executive Employment Review Committee81,570
Chair, Te Upoko Taiao—Natural Resources Plan Committee81,570
Chair, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee and Portfolio Leader81,570
Portfolio Leader, Sustainable Development78,515
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)65,430
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)61,517

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson83,500
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council and Chairperson Resource Management Committee62,627
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)51,022
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
Deputy Mayor57,502
Standing Committee (5)43,000
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)35,118
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,047

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,396
Member2,698

Auckland Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor296,000
Deputy Mayor165,582
Chair of Committee of the Whole (4)138,912
Chair of Regulatory Committee138,912
Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole (4)125,483
Chair of other Committee (2)123,245
Council-controlled Organisation Liaison Councillor (2)123,245
Deputy Chair of other Committee (5)117,650
Portfolio Lead113,174
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
Deputy Mayor and Finance Risk and Audit Committee Chair41,740
Regulatory and Hearings Committee Chair28,740
Community, Environment and Services Committee Chair28,740
Community Grants Portfolio Holder24,740
Youth Development Portfolio Holder24,740
Punakaiki Area Portfolio Holder24,740
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)22,739
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,273

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,158
Member3,579

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor83,500
Deputy Mayor45,000
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)25,047
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,825

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor105,000
Deputy Mayor, Chair of Strategy and Wellbeing Committee, Lead Urban Councillor53,408
Chair of Finance and Infrastructure Committee and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee40,408
Lead Rural Councillor and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee33,408
Member of Risk and Assurance Committee (2)30,408
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)26,408
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,940

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,000
Deputy Mayor, Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board31,902
Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board27,648
Councillor and Chairperson Vincent Community Board27,648
Portfolio Lead and Member Teviot Valley Community Board26,053
Portfolio Lead and Member Maniototo Community Board26,053
Councillor and Member Cromwell Community Board 24,458
Councillor and Member Vincent Community Board (2)24,458
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)21,268
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
Deputy Mayor23,588
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)17,700
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)13,374

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor195,000
Deputy Mayor131,250
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (15)114,130
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
Deputy Mayor30,845
Chairperson Standing Committee (3)29,377
Member Executive Committee (4)24,971
Member Creative Communities 23,503
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)22,033
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
Deputy Mayor90,790
Chairs (6)85,786
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)71,488
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
Deputy Mayor105,000
Committee Chairperson (4)85,000
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)65,550
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
Deputy Mayor66,014
Chairperson Operations Committee57,212
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Rural Councillor52,811
Chairperson Wastewater Management Committee52,811
Rural Councillor (3)46,210
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)44,009
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,540

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor98,500
Deputy Mayor35,429
Audit and Risk Committee Chair30,000
Capital Works Committee Chair30,000
Community and Strategy Committee Chair30,000
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)23,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,477

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,122
Member2,061

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,000
Deputy Mayor also Portfolio Councillor for Three Waters40,800
Councillor—Portfolio Transport35,701
Councillor—Portfolio Spatial Development, Finance and Risk35,701
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)27,326
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)22,219

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor174,500
Deputy Mayor112,497
Chair of Committee (7)101,700
Deputy Chair of Committee (4)92,500
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)74,552

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor153,500
Deputy Mayor78,624
Chairperson Committee of the Whole (2)65,146
Chairperson Subcommittee (4)56,160
Deputy Committee Chairperson (5)51,667
Ambassador for Hastings51,667
Champion Flaxmere Development47,174
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,332

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,036
Member7,518

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor118,000
Deputy Mayor41,074
Ward Committee Chairperson (3)30,265
Emergency Management Committee Chairperson28,103
Portfolio Leader (4)25,941
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)21,618
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,389

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor129,000
Deputy Mayor68,998
Deputy Chair Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee 42,165
Chairperson, Community Funding and Recognition Committee45,998
Chairperson, Community Wellbeing Committee45,998
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)38,332
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,156

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,518
Member6,259

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,500
Deputy Mayor32,865
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee28,170
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)23,475
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,231

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,025
Member4,013

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor158,000
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Standing Committee100,519
Chairperson Standing Committee (2)80,519
Chairperson Traffic Subcommittee67,519
Chairperson Hutt Valley Services Committee67,519
Member Wellington Water Committee67,519
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)60,519
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
Deputy Mayor55,421
Infrastructure Services Standing Committee Chairperson48,132
Infrastructural Services Standing Committee Deputy Chairperson 42,557
Performance, Policy and Partnership Standing Committee Chairperson48,132
Performance, Policy and Partnership Standing Committee Deputy Chairperson42,557
Councillor (with additional responsibilities) (7)38,583
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,155

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,591
Member4,296

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor83,500
Deputy Mayor39,657
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)26,440
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,024

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,000
Deputy Mayor55,012
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)43,487
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,046

Kāpiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,500
Deputy Mayor60,000
Chair, Strategy and Operations55,000
Portfolio A Holder (4)50,610
Portfolio B Holder (4)45,056
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
Deputy Mayor35,660
Chair of Regulatory and Services Committee31,840
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)25,472
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)17,680

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor83,500
Deputy Mayor34,728
Engineering and Services Committee Chair34,728
Commercial and Economic Development Committee Chair34,728
Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair34,728
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)18,676
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
Deputy Mayor46,403
Chairperson Audit and Risk Committee39,774
Chairperson Community Development Committee39,774
Chairperson Hearings Committee39,774
Chairperson Ngā Manu Tāiko39,774
Health and Safety Governance Representative39,774
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)33,145
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,326

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,000
Deputy Mayor57,467
Chairperson Standing Committee51,000
Chairperson Statutory/Joint Committee (2)46,000
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee43,000
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee and Chairperson Sub-Committee (2)45,000
Chairperson Sub-Committee (3)42,000
Chairperson of 2 or more Sub-Committees44,000
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)40,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,680

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,000
Deputy Mayor44,587
Chair—Infrastructure and Services Committee44,587
Chair—Awards and Grants Committee39,442
Chair—Hearings Committee37,727
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)34,298
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,073

Matamata–Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,000
Deputy Mayor39,392
Chair of Corporate and Operations Committee39,392
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)34,254
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,066

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,500
Deputy Mayor and Chair of Standing Committee80,000
Chair of Standing Committee (3)61,000
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee (4)57,250
Portfolio Holder (4)53,274
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,142

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor144,500
Deputy Mayor62,662
Chair of Infrastructure and Regional Transport Committees, Deputy Chair Environment Committee (Nelson Plan Lead)62,662
Committee Chair (4)52,144
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)44,900
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)39,686

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,000
Deputy Mayor80,368
Chairperson Strategy and Operations Committee65,299
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Committee60,276
Chairperson Te Huinga Taumatua60,276
Chairperson Strategy Projects Committee60,276
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (9)50,230
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
Deputy Mayor52,218
Cultural Ambassador/Coast Community Board Chair44,750
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)28,750
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,393

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,978
Member4,989

Otorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor91,500
Deputy Mayor36,600
Council Representative on Otorohanga Community Board and Chairperson Grants and Awards Committee31,213
Council Representative on Otorohanga Community Board and Member Grants and Awards Committee30,168
Council Representative on Kawhia Community Board and Member Risk and Assurance Committee27,102
Member Risk and Assurance Committee (2)25,102
Member Grants and Awards Committee23,010
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
Deputy Mayor, Chair—Economic Development Committee, Chair—Hearings Committee, and Chair—Chief Executive’s Performance Review Panel80,524
Chair—Finance and Audit Committee54,134
Chair—Infrastructure Committee54,134
Chair—Planning and Strategy Committee54,134
Chair—Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee50,810
Chair—Community Development50,810
Chair—Environmental Sustainability Committee50,810
Chair—Play, Recreation and Sport Committee50,810
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)47,486
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,067

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,000
Deputy Mayor70,600
Chair Te Puna Kōrero67,844
Chair Chief Executive’s Employment Committee54,600
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)50,100
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,621

Queenstown–Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,000
Deputy Mayor48,316
Chair of Standing Committee (4)45,199
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)38,965
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,428

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson23,959
Member11,979

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,000
Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Chief Executive Review Committee40,309
Committee Chair (2)28,812
Committee Deputy Chair (3)24,812
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)22,812
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
Deputy Mayor, Lead – Economic Development Working Group, and Lead – Sustainable Environment Working Group100,000
Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee and Lead – Four Wellbeings Working Group83,042
Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee, Lead – Liveable Communities Working Group, and Lead – Housing Working Group83,042
Deputy Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee, Lead – Economic Development (Housing Development) Working Group, and Lead – Sport and Recreation Working Group70,750
Deputy Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee and Lead – Arts and Culture Working Group70,750
Cultural Ambassador70,750
Lead – Climate Change Working Group70,750
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)55,000
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
Deputy Mayor37,792
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)25,712
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
Deputy Mayor51,342
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)42,789
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,613

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,720
Member8,860

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor126,000
Deputy Mayor48,223
Member Audit and Risk Committee (4)35,364
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)32,149
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
Deputy Mayor (Chair Community and Assets Committee)46,787
Committee Chair A Corporate and Regulatory Committee39,704
Committee Chair B Grants37,225
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)33,028
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,289

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,691
Member3,346

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,000
Deputy Mayor34,754
Chair of Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee27,521
Chair of Planning and Regulatory Committee25,575
Chair of Assets and Services Committee25,354
District Licensing Deputy Chair23,154
Martinborough Community Board and Waste Minimisation responsibilities26,032
Greytown Community Board and Water Management responsibilities27,943
Martinborough Community Board24,776
Wairarapa Policies and Road Safety Council27,254
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
Deputy Mayor43,494
Committee Chairperson (2)37,752
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)30,810
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
Deputy Mayor34,953
Chairperson Stratford Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund25,965
Chairperson Farm and Aerodrome Committee28,712
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)24,967
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,626

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor112,500
Deputy Mayor49,094
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)37,750
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
Deputy Mayor67,395
Chairperson Standing Committee (2)53,916
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (10)44,930
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
Deputy Mayor47,597
Chair—Emergency Management Committee45,613
Chair—Taupo Reserves and Roading Committee45,613
Chair—Mangakino/Pouakani Representative Group45,613
Chair—Kinloch Representative Group43,630
Chair—Taupo East Rural Representative Group43,630
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)39,664
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,747

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,836
Member8,418

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor166,500
Deputy Mayor121,472
Chairperson of Standing Committee (3)114,078
Deputy Chairperson of Standing Committee (4)107,740
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)105,628
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)78,050

Thames–Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor130,000
Deputy Mayor, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee65,226
Chairperson Emergency Management Committee, Holder Emergency Management Portfolio, Member Audit and Risk Committee, Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee, and Member Regional Civil Defence Emergency Management Group61,226
Holder Infrastructure Portfolio, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Regional Transport Committee61,226
Member Audit and Risk Committee, Member Coromandel Catchment Liaison Committee, and Member Emergency Management Committee55,226
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Emergency Management Committee46,069
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee46,069
Member Audit and Risk Committee (2)46,069
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
Deputy Mayor63,380
Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee51,496
Chairperson Community Services Committee51,496
Chairperson Environmental Services Committee51,496
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee51,496
Deputy Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee45,555
Deputy Chairperson Community Services Committee45,555
Deputy Chairperson Environmental Services Committee45,555
Deputy Chairperson Infrastructure Committee45,555
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
Deputy Mayor53,890
Chair, Policy Committee46,705
Chair, Finance and Performance Committee46,705
Chair, City Development Committee46,705
Chair, Risk and Assurance Committee43,112
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee43,112
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)35,927
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,883

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor148,500
Deputy Mayor78,375
Chairperson (Infrastructure Committee)68,400
Chairperson (Strategy and Finance Committee)68,400
Chairperson (Policy and Regulatory Committee)68,400
Chairperson (Discretionary and Funding Committee)54,625
Chairperson (Proposed District Plan Subcommittee)58,780
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)47,500
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
Deputy Mayor58,122
Councillor (with portfolio and committee chairing responsibilities) (9)47,814
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
Deputy Mayor38,882
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)25,921
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,024

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor135,500
Deputy Mayor43,335
Committee Chair (4)40,001
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)33,334
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,534

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,778
Member9,389

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,132
Member9,066

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor101,000
Deputy Mayor40,000
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)36,718
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,961

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor114,500
Deputy Mayor42,776
Main Committee Chair (2)36,000
Other Committee Chair (3)31,000
Deputy Chair (4)31,000
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
Deputy Mayor48,748
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)32,644
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,731

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor180,500
Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Annual Plan/Long Term Plan Committee130,225
Chair, Strategy and Policy Committee (Committee of the Whole)120,227
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (12)111,225
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
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Annual Plan, Long Term Plan, Regulatory Hearings, and District Plan Committees60,000
Chairperson Performance and Monitoring Committee48,000
Chairperson Katikati–Waihi Beach Ward Forum43,500
Chairperson Kaimai Ward Forum43,500
Chairperson Maketu–Te Puke Ward Forum43,500
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)40,122
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
Deputy Mayor29,285
Chairperson Capital Projects and Tenders Committee37,255
Chairperson Planning and Regulatory Services Committee and Community Development Committee41,155
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)22,527
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,725

Whakatāne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,000
Deputy Mayor64,280
Committee Chairperson (3)53,567
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)39,282
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)35,711
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
Deputy Mayor49,883
Chairperson Strategy and Finance Committee46,046
Chairperson Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Emergency Management Committee46,046
Chairperson Property and Community Services Committee and Advisory Group Chair47,964
Advisory Group Chair (2)42,209
Deputy Chair (3)42,209
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)38,371
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,910

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,224
Member5,612

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor156,000
Deputy Mayor85,235
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee74,581
Chairperson Community Development Committee74,581
Chairperson Strategy, Planning and Development Committee74,581
Chairperson Te Karearea Strategic Partnership Forum74,581
Chairperson Civic Honours Committee 58,599
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)53,272
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)48,871

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of July 2020.

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 2020 and expires on the close of 30 June 2021.

In summary, the determination makes no changes to local government elected members’ remuneration, allowances, or fees in the year it covers, with the exception of a few councils that changed their committee structures recently. For those councils the council governance pool is unchanged, but has been distributed slightly differently.

The mandatory criteria that the Remuneration Authority must have regard to when making a determination are listed in clause 7 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002. In addition, section 18A of the Remuneration Authority Act 1977 requires the Authority to take into account prevailing adverse economic conditions. This is an important criterion at this time.

COVID-19 has created a rapidly changing environment that is having an immediate and unprecedented impact on the New Zealand economy. Although the precise impact is difficult to measure at this early stage, the Treasury recently published scenarios showing the possible economic impacts of COVID-19 on New Zealand under different circumstances. It is likely that economic and labour market figures and statistics published for the March 2020 quarter will largely reflect conditions before New Zealand went into the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown, so the Authority will not know the extent of the downturn until the figures for the June 2020 quarter are published. Beyond that time, there could be other impacts within the year covered by this determination.

Taking these circumstances into account, the Authority has decided to maintain the remuneration, allowances, and hearing fees of local government elected members at their 2019 levels until the expiry of this determination.

However, the recently enacted Remuneration Authority (COVID-19 Measures) Amendment Act 2020 enabled the Authority to make a temporary reduction of up to 20% in the remuneration of those local government members who earn above $100,000 per annum, as shown in this determination, for a defined period beginning on 9 July 2020 and ending on 6 January 2021 (see the Local Government Members (Temporary Reduction—COVID-19) Determination 2020).

Last year, the Remuneration Authority introduced 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, which saw the introduction of a governance remuneration pool for each council. 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. For more information on these changes, refer to the explanatory memorandum appended to the Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019.

Governance remuneration pool table

The table below sets out the local government governance remuneration pools for councillors that will apply on and after 1 July 2020. Note that the Authority has maintained the governance remuneration pools for councillors at the same levels as the previous Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019.

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 council 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: 16 July 2020.