Local Government Members (2021/22) Determination 2021

Reprint as at 2 September 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Local Government Members (2021/22) Determination 2021

(LI 2021/173)

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

The Remuneration Authority makes this determination (including the appended explanatory memorandum) under the Remuneration Authority Act 1977 and clauses 6 and 7A of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, after having regard to the matters specified in clause 7 of that schedule.

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2021/22) Determination 2021.

2 Commencement

This determination comes into force on 1 July 2021.

3 Expiry

This determination expires at the close of 30 June 2022.

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 the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013

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 the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013; or

(ii)

a request for a plan change or for a variation to a proposed plan under subpart 3 of Part 2 of that Act; 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 11 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—

(a)

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

(b)

a vehicle kilometre 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; and

(b)

in the case of an electric or a hybrid vehicle, $65,000.

(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 for 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 purchase price of the vehicle.

(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 purchase price of the vehicle.

(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’s 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 logbook; and

(e)

the use of the vehicle for private purposes accounts for no more than 10% of the distance travelled in the vehicle in a year

purchase price means the amount paid for the vehicle,—

(a)

including goods and services tax and any on-road costs; and

(b)

after deducting the amount of any rebate that applies under the clean vehicle discount scheme in respect of the purchase of the vehicle

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 logbook.

(8)

Subclause (2) does not apply to a motor vehicle provided to a mayor or regional council chairperson before 1 July 2018.

Clause 9(2)(a): amended (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Clause 9(2)(b): amended (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 4(1) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Clause 9(5): amended (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Clause 9(6): amended (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 4(2) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Clause 9(7) purchase price: inserted (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 4(3) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

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 kilometre allowance

(1)

A local authority may pay to a member a vehicle kilometre allowance to reimburse that member for costs incurred in relation to 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)

27 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)

16 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 for eligible travel time—

(a)

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

(b)

after the first hour of eligible travel time 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 ICT allowances
Member uses local authority’s ICT

(1)

If a local authority supplies ICT 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.

Member uses own equipment and consumables

(2)

If a local authority determines that particular ICT 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.

(3)

The matters for 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, $400:

(b)

for the use of a multi-functional or other printer, $50:

(c)

for the use of a mobile telephone, $200:

(d)

for the use of ICT consumables, up to $200.

Member uses own services

(4)

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 up to $800 for the determination term.

(5)

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 up to $500 for the determination term; or

(b)

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

Pro-rating

(6)

If the member is not a member for the whole of the determination term, subclauses (3) 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 (3) to (5).

(7)

The Remuneration Authority may approve rules proposed by a local authority to meet the costs of installing and running special ICT where, because of distance or restricted access, normal communications connections are not available.

(8)

In this clause, ICT means information or communication technology, including—

(a)

ICT equipment (for example, a mobile telephone and a laptop computer); and

(b)

ICT services (for example, a mobile telephone service and an Internet service); and

(c)

ICT consumables (for example, printer or photocopy paper and ink cartridges).

14 Childcare allowance

(1)

A local authority may pay a childcare allowance 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 for 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 under 14 years of age; and

(c)

the childcare is provided by a person who—

(i)

is not a parent of the child or a spouse, civil union partner, or de facto partner 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.

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(1)

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 Council72,247
Chairperson Corporate and Strategic Committee72,247
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Hearings Committee72,247
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-committee72,247
Chairperson, Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee72,247
Chairperson Environment and Integrated Catchments Committee72,247
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (2)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 Council56,042
Chairperson Executive, Audit and Risk Committee56,042
Chairperson Consents and Regulatory Committee56,042
Chairperson Policy and Planning Committee56,042
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee45,781
Chairperson Civil Defence Group Committee45,781
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)39,466
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,493

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 ($)
Chairperson84,500
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council and Chairperson Resource Management Committee63,566
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)51,787
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,269

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

Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,500
Deputy Mayor58,365
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)40,645
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,423

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,477
Member2,738

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 ($)
Chairperson92,450
Deputy Chairperson55,470
Member46,225

Devonport–Takapuna Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,850
Deputy Chairperson51,510
Member43,149

Franklin Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson90,750
Deputy Chairperson54,450
Member45,375

Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson57,750
Deputy Chairperson34,650
Member28,875

Henderson–Massey Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson99,550
Deputy Chairperson59,730
Member49,775

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,350
Deputy Chairperson54,810
Member45,675

Howick Local Board

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

Kaipātiki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson90,550
Deputy Chairperson54,330
Member45,275

Māngere–Ōtahuhu Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson99,750
Deputy Chairperson59,850
Member49,875

Manurewa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,950
Deputy Chairperson59,370
Member49,475

Maungakiekie–Tāmaki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson94,650
Deputy Chairperson56,790
Member47,325

Ōrakei Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,950
Deputy Chairperson53,370
Member44,475

Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson99,050
Deputy Chairperson59,430
Member49,525

Papakura Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson92,550
Deputy Chairperson55,530
Member46,275

Puketāpapa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson89,850
Deputy Chairperson53,910
Member44,925

Rodney Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,750
Deputy Chairperson52,650
Member43,875

Upper Harbour Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson86,250
Deputy Chairperson51,750
Member43,125

Waiheke Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson69,450
Deputy Chairperson41,670
Member34,725

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,350
Deputy Chairperson52,410
Member43,675

Waitematā Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson97,350
Deputy Chairperson58,410
Member48,675

Whau Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,750
Deputy Chairperson55,050
Member45,875

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor95,500
Deputy Mayor and Finance Risk and Audit Committee Chair42,366
Regulatory and Hearings Committee Chair29,171
Community, Environment and Services Committee Chair29,171
Community Grants Portfolio Holder25,111
Youth Development Portfolio Holder25,111
Punakaiki Area Portfolio Holder25,111
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)23,080
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,562

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,265
Member3,633

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor84,500
Deputy Mayor45,675
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)25,423
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,107

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor105,000
Deputy Mayor, Chair of Strategy and Wellbeing Committee, Lead Urban Councillor54,209
Chair of Finance and Infrastructure Committee and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee41,014
Lead Rural Councillor and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee33,909
Member of Risk and Assurance Committee (2)30,864
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)26,804
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,299

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,000
Deputy Mayor, Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board32,381
Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board28,063
Councillor and Chairperson Vincent Community Board28,063
Portfolio Lead and Member Teviot Valley Community Board26,444
Portfolio Lead and Member Maniototo Community Board26,444
Councillor and Member Cromwell Community Board 24,825
Councillor and Member Vincent Community Board (2)24,825
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)21,587
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,059

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,459
Member7,229

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,011
Member3,505

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,011
Member3,505

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,556
Member7,778

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor54,500
Deputy Mayor23,942
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)17,966
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)13,575

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 ($)
Chairperson20,025
Member10,012

Coastal–Burwood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,708
Member23,854

Fendalton–Waimairi–Harewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,061
Member23,530

Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,652
Member24,826

Linwood–Central–Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,652
Member24,826

Papanui–Innes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,708
Member23,854

Spreydon–Cashmere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,708
Member23,854

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor110,000
Deputy Mayor31,308
Chairperson Standing Committee (3)29,818
Member Executive Committee (4)25,346
Member Creative Communities 23,856
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)22,363
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,970

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,915
Member2,958

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,011
Member3,505

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor166,500
Deputy Mayor91,244
Chairs (6)86,215
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)71,845
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)59,853

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,526
Member9,763

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,488
Member8,244

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,705
Member8,352

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,889
Member7,445

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,270
Member8,135

West Harbour Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,705
Member8,352

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor155,000
Deputy Mayor112,721
Committee Chairperson (4)91,250
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)70,370
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)55,147

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson31,742
Member15,871

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson27,208
Member13,604

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson27,775
Member13,888

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor155,000
Deputy Mayor66,674
Chairperson Operations Committee57,784
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Rural Councillor53,339
Chairperson Wastewater Management Committee53,339
Rural Councillor (3)46,672
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)44,449
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,915

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor99,500
Deputy Mayor35,960
Audit and Risk Committee Chair30,450
Capital Works Committee Chair30,450
Community and Strategy Committee Chair30,450
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)23,345
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,754

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,184
Member2,092

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,000
Deputy Mayor also Portfolio Councillor for Three Waters41,412
Councillor—Portfolio Transport36,237
Councillor—Portfolio Spatial Development, Finance and Risk36,237
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)27,736
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)22,552

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor174,500
Deputy Mayor113,059
Chair of Committee (7)102,209
Deputy Chair of Committee (4)92,963
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)74,925

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor153,500
Deputy Mayor78,962
Chair: Committees of the Whole (2)65,425
Chair: Subcommittee (5)56,401
Deputy Committee Chair (4)51,889
Ambassador for Hastings51,889
Champion—Flaxmere Development47,377
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,765

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,262
Member7,631

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor118,000
Deputy Mayor41,690
Ward Committee Chairperson (3)30,719
Emergency Management Committee Chairperson28,525
Portfolio Leader (4)26,330
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)21,942
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,710

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor129,000
Deputy Mayor70,033
Deputy Chair Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee 42,797
Chairperson, Community Funding and Recognition Committee46,688
Chairperson, Community Wellbeing Committee46,688
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)38,907
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,578

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,706
Member6,353

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,500
Deputy Mayor33,999
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)24,285
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,534

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,145
Member4,073

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor158,000
Deputy Mayor/Chair of Standing Committee101,524
Chair of Standing Committee (3)81,324
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee (4)64,547
Chair Traffic Subcommittee68,195
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)54,540
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,628

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,734
Member6,867

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,351
Member8,175

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,224
Member8,612

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor140,000
Deputy Mayor56,252
Infrastructural Services Standing Committee Chairperson48,854
Infrastructural Services Standing Committee Deputy Chairperson43,195
Performance, Policy and Partnership Standing Committee Chairperson48,854
Performance, Policy and Partnership Standing Committee Deputy Chairperson43,195
Councillor (with additional responsibilities) (7)39,162
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,667

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,720
Member4,360

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor84,500
Deputy Mayor40,252
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)26,837
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,309

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,000
Deputy Mayor55,837
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)44,139
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,497

Kāpiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,500
Deputy Mayor60,900
Chair, Strategy and Operations55,825
Portfolio A Holder (4)51,369
Portfolio B Holder (4)45,732
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,050

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,479
Member7,739

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,066
Member4,033

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,276
Member10,138

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,570
Member8,285

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor93,500
Deputy Mayor36,195
Chair of Regulatory and Services Committee32,318
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)25,854
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)17,945

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor84,500
Deputy Mayor35,249
Engineering and Services Committee Chair35,249
Commercial and Economic Development Committee Chair35,249
Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair35,249
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)18,956
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,956

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,060
Member2,030

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,060
Member2,030

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,064
Member2,532

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor121,000
Deputy Mayor49,716
Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson 39,063
Community Development Committee Chairperson 39,063
Hearings Committee Chairperson 39,063
Health and Safety Governance Representative39,063
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)35,511
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,751

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,000
Deputy Mayor58,042
Chairperson Standing Committee51,510
Chairperson Statutory/Joint Committee (2)46,460
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee43,430
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee and Chairperson
Sub-Committee (2)
45,450
Chairperson Sub-Committee (3)42,420
Chairperson of 2 or more Sub-Committees44,440
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)40,400
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,047

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,000
Deputy Mayor47,073
Chair—Infrastructure and Services Committee47,073
Chair—Awards and Grants Committee41,641
Chair—Hearings Committee39,830
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)36,210
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)29,638

Matamata–Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,000
Deputy Mayor39,983
Chair of Corporate and Operations Committee39,983
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)34,768
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,472

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,500
Deputy Mayor and Chair of Standing Committee82,249
Chair of Standing Committee (3)62,715
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee (4)58,860
Portfolio Holder (4)54,772
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)44,355

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor144,500
Deputy Mayor67,332
Senior Chair (Chair of Infrastructure, Regional Transport Committee, Deputy Chair Environment and Climate Committee (Nelson Plan Lead))58,134
Committee Chair (2)58,134
Subcommittee Chair49,995
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)45,372
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)40,083

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,000
Deputy Mayor81,172
Chairperson Strategy and Operations Committee65,952
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Committee60,879
Chairperson Te Huinga Taumatua60,879
Chairperson Strategy Projects Committee60,879
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (9)50,732
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,898

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,644
Member6,322

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,043
Member7,522

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,517
Member6,758

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,043
Member7,522

Ōpōtiki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor99,000
Deputy Mayor53,001
Cultural Ambassador/Coast Community Board Chair45,421
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)29,181
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,714

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,128
Member5,064

Otorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,500
Deputy Mayor and Member Grants and Awards Committee39,344
Council Representative on Otorohanga Community Board and Member Grants and Awards Committee30,621
Council Representative on Otorohanga Community Board28,425
Chairperson Grants and Awards Committee24,416
Council Representative on Kawhia Community Board and Member Risk and Assurance Committee27,509
Member Risk and Assurance Committee (2)25,479
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,905

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,060
Member2,030

Otorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,530
Member7,265

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,500
Deputy Mayor, Chair—Planning and Strategy Committee, and Chair—Hearings Committee81,329
Chair—Finance and Audit Committee and Chair—Chief Executive’s Performance Review Panel58,033
Chair—Infrastructure Committee54,675
Chair—Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee51,318
Chair—Community Development51,318
Chair—Economic Development Committee51,318
Chair—Environmental Sustainability Committee51,318
Chair—Play, Recreation and Sport Committee51,318
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)47,961
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,498

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,000
Deputy Mayor71,659
Chair Te Puna Kōrero68,862
Chair Chief Executive’s Employment Committee55,419
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)50,852
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)39,200

Queenstown–Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,000
Deputy Mayor49,041
Chair of Standing Committee (4)45,877
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)39,549
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,914

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson24,318
Member12,159

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,000
Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Chief Executive Review Committee40,914
Committee Chair (2)29,244
Committee Deputy Chair (3)25,184
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)23,154
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,572

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,317
Member2,158

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,806
Member4,403

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor152,000
Deputy Mayor, Lead—Economic Development Working Group, and Lead—Sustainable Environment Working Group104,901
Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee and Lead—Four Wellbeings Working Group87,112
Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee, Lead—Liveable Communities Working Group, and Lead – Housing Working Group87,112
Deputy Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee, Lead—Economic Development (Housing Development) Working Group, and Lead—Sport and Recreation Working Group74,218
Deputy Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee and Lead—Arts and Culture Working Group74,218
Cultural Ambassador74,218
Lead—Climate Change Working Group74,218
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)57,696
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)51,849

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,049
Member8,524

Rotorua Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,055
Member9,527

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor109,500
Deputy Mayor38,359
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)26,098
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,932

National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,945
Member2,972

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,806
Member4,403

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor136,500
Deputy Mayor52,112
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)43,431
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,132

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,986
Member8,993

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor126,000
Deputy Mayor48,946
Member Audit and Risk Committee (4)35,894
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)32,631
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,791

Eltham-Kaponga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,571
Member5,786

Pātea Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,173
Member5,587

Taranaki Coastal Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,672
Member6,336

Te Hāwera Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,240
Member7,120

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,500
Deputy Mayor (Chair Community and Assets Committee)49,326
Committee Chair A Corporate and Regulatory Committee41,858
Committee Chair B Grants39,245
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)34,820
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,661

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,791
Member3,396

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor93,000
Deputy Mayor35,275
Chair of Finance, Audit, and Risk Committee27,934
Chair of Planning and Regulatory Committee25,959
Chair of Assets and Services Committee25,734
District Licensing Deputy Chair23,501
Martinborough Community Board and Waste Minimisation responsibilities26,422
Greytown Community Board and Water Management responsibilities28,362
Martinborough Community Board25,148
Wairarapa Policies and Road Safety Council27,663
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,855

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,605
Member3,302

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,605
Member3,302

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,605
Member3,302

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor124,000
Deputy Mayor44,146
Committee Chairperson (2)38,318
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)31,272
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,262

Ardlussa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,595
Member3,798

Fiordland Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,338
Member4,669

Northern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,344
Member3,672

Oraka-Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,204
Member4,102

Oreti Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,571
Member5,286

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,060
Member2,030

Tuatapere Te Waewae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,165
Member3,582

Waihopai Toetoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,952
Member4,976

Wallace Takitimu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,723
Member4,361

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor90,500
Deputy Mayor35,477
Chairperson Stratford Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund26,354
Chairperson Farm and Aerodrome Committee29,143
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)25,342
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,905

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor112,500
Deputy Mayor49,830
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)38,316
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,119

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,831
Member5,915

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,667
Member3,834

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor154,000
Deputy Mayor68,069
Chairperson Standing Committee (2)54,455
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (10)45,379
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,791

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,300
Member6,650

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,825
Member7,413

Taupō District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,000
Deputy Mayor48,311
Chair—Emergency Management Committee46,297
Chair—Taupo Reserves and Roading Committee46,297
Chair—Mangakino/Pouakani Representative Group46,297
Chair—Kinloch Representative Group44,284
Chair—Taupo East Rural Representative Group44,284
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)40,259
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,268

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,089
Member8,544

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor166,500
Deputy Mayor122,079
Chairperson of Standing Committee (3)114,648
Deputy Chairperson of Standing Committee (4)108,279
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)106,156
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)78,440

Thames–Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor130,000
Deputy Mayor, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee68,558
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 Group64,354
Holder Infrastructure Portfolio, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Regional Transport Committee64,354
Member Audit and Risk Committee, Member Coromandel Catchment Liaison Committee, and Member Emergency Management Committee58,047
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Emergency Management Committee48,423
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee48,423
Member Audit and Risk Committee (2)48,423
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,026

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,950
Member7,975

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,083
Member9,542

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,950
Member7,975

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,223
Member10,111

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,374
Member8,687

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor132,500
Deputy Mayor64,331
Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee52,268
Chairperson Community Services Committee52,268
Chairperson Environmental Services Committee52,268
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee52,268
Deputy Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee46,238
Deputy Chairperson Community Services Committee46,238
Deputy Chairperson Environmental Services Committee46,238
Deputy Chairperson Infrastructure Committee46,238
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,076

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,173
Member5,587

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,762
Member4,381

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,392
Member5,696

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,000
Deputy Mayor54,698
Chair, Policy Committee47,406
Chair, Finance and Performance Committee47,406
Chair, City Development Committee47,406
Chair, Risk and Assurance Committee43,759
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee43,759
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)36,466
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,361

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor148,500
Deputy Mayor80,525
Chairperson (Infrastructure Committee)70,277
Chairperson (Strategy and Finance Committee)70,277
Chairperson (Policy and Regulatory Committee)70,277
Chairperson (Discretionary and Funding Committee)56,124
Chairperson (Proposed District Plan Subcommittee)60,393
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)48,803
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,163

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,682
Member5,341

Ngaruawahia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,682
Member5,341

Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,119
Member5,560

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,939
Member4,470

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,060
Member2,030

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor137,500
Deputy Mayor58,994
Councillor (with portfolio and committee chairing responsibilities) (9)48,531
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,629

Kaiapoi–Tuahiwi Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,742
Member8,871

Oxford–Ohoka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,715
Member8,358

Rangiora–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson22,885
Member11,443

Woodend–Sefton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,658
Member7,329

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor87,500
Deputy Mayor39,465
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)26,310
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,309

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor135,500
Deputy Mayor43,985
Committee Chair (4)40,601
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)33,834
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,007

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,060
Member9,530

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,404
Member9,202

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor101,000
Deputy Mayor43,510
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)39,940
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,063

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor114,500
Deputy Mayor43,418
Main Committee Chair (2)36,540
Other Committee Chair (3)31,465
Deputy Chair (4)31,465
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,487

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,814
Member5,907

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,268
Member6,134

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor98,500
Deputy Mayor49,479
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)33,134
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,087

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor180,500
Deputy Mayor 130,227
Chair of Committee of the Whole (5)113,025
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)111,225
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)86,874

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,570
Member4,785

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,092
Member9,546

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor136,500
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Annual Plan, Long Term Plan, Regulatory Hearings, and District Plan Committees60,900
Chairperson Performance and Monitoring Committee48,720
Chairperson Katikati—Waihi Beach Ward Forum44,153
Chairperson Kaimai Ward Forum44,153
Chairperson Maketu—Te Puke Ward Forum44,153
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)40,724
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,453

Katikati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,173
Member5,587

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,914
Member2,957

Omokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,107
Member4,053

Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,173
Member5,587

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,201
Member4,600

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor91,500
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Capital Projects and Tenders Committee48,631
Chairperson Planning Committee and Community Development Committee37,814
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)22,865
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,006

Whakatāne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,000
Deputy Mayor67,351
Committee Chairperson (3)56,126
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)41,159
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)37,417
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,375

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,107
Member4,053

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,515
Member5,258

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,107
Member4,053

Whakatāne–Ōhope Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,581
Member8,790

Whanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,000
Deputy Mayor50,631
Chairperson Strategy and Finance Committee46,737
Chairperson Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Emergency Management Committee46,737
Chairperson Property and Community Services Committee and Advisory Group Chair48,683
Advisory Group Chair (2)42,842
Deputy Chair (3)42,842
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)38,947
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,404

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,392
Member5,696

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor156,000
Deputy Mayor86,087
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee75,327
Chairperson Community Development Committee75,327
Chairperson Strategy, Planning and Development Committee75,327
Chairperson Te Karearea Strategic Partnership Forum75,327
Chairperson Civic Honours Committee 59,185
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)53,805
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)49,360

Schedule Part 2 Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board heading: replaced (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 5(1) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Schedule Part 2 Manawatu District Council: replaced (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 5(2) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Schedule Part 2 Nelson City Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 5(3) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Schedule Part 2 Nelson City Council: amended (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 5(4) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Schedule Part 2 Westland District Council: replaced (with effect on 1 July 2021), on 2 September 2021, by clause 5(5) of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235).

Dated at Wellington this 30th day of June 2021.

Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Explanatory memorandum

Note: the following explanatory memorandum should be read in conjunction with the explanatory memorandum(s) appended to the:

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

This determination comes into force on 1 July 2021 and expires on the close of 30 June 2022.

The mandatory criteria that the Remuneration Authority must have regard to when making a determination covering members of local authorities, local boards, and community boards 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.

Although the economy has proven to be more resilient than predicted at this time last year, the further waves of COVID-19 recurring around the world continue to present a highly volatile and uncertain global environment, which is continuing to have a negative impact on many regions within New Zealand. Given this uncertainty, the Authority has taken a conservative approach to its determination of local government members’ remuneration for the 2021/22 year. Some councils have received no increases, while the majority of councils have received a 1% to 1.5% increase to their remuneration. A small number of councils have been given larger increases as part of the phased implementation of the changes the Authority made in 2019 to its approach to determining local government elected members’ remuneration. The implementation was delayed in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it has resumed this year.

Communications allowance

In the face of COVID-19, most local authorities have had to operate far more extensively in a virtual world. Members are increasingly required to work from home or away from their councils’ offices and both members and the public can now attend meetings that are streamed online or via an audio link. This means that members are requiring more reliable, stronger, faster, and fit-for-purpose information and communication services and equipment to support their work. It is the Authority’s preference that councils supply the full range of information and communication technology (including mobile telephone and related mobile telephone service) to their members for use on local authority business rather than requiring members to use their own personal equipment and services. However, if a local authority requires its members to use their own personal equipment, consumables, and services, the Authority has increased the communications allowance to reflect the growing costs of working remotely.

Childcare allowance

The childcare allowance has been in place since 2019 and the Authority has reviewed it, taking into account feedback from a number of local authorities. The Authority has amended the allowance to remove any perceived discrimination based on family status. However, the upper limit of the reimbursement allowance has not changed and remains at $6,000 per annum.

Vehicle kilometre allowance

The vehicle kilometre reimbursement allowance has been adjusted to reflect the current rates prescribed by the Inland Revenue Department.

All other allowances and hearing fees remain at their 2019 levels until the expiry of this determination.

Governance remuneration pool table

The table below sets out the local government governance remuneration pool, which will apply on and after 1 July 2021, for the councillors of each local authority.

Part 1
Remuneration pools for councillors of regional councils
CouncilGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council869,154
Canterbury Regional Council964,061
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council557,483
Manawatu–Wanganui Regional Council638,974
Northland Regional Council580,951
Otago Regional Council703,598
Southland Regional Council555,828
Taranaki Regional Council473,595
Waikato Regional Council933,748
Wellington Regional Council921,454
West Coast Regional Council322,503
Part 2
Remuneration pools for councillors of territorial authorities
Territorial authorityGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Ashburton District Council383,524
Auckland Council2,556,478
Buller District Council268,362
Carterton District Council223,635
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council271,273
Central Otago District Council280,627
Chatham Islands Council149,700
Christchurch City Council1,843,200
Clutha District Council357,816
Dunedin City Council1,111,450
Far North District Council759,201
Gisborne District Council637,845
Gore District Council290,725
Grey District Council252,564
Hamilton City Council1,200,366
Hastings District Council798,640
Hauraki District Council355,461
Horowhenua District Council439,649
Hurunui District Council252,564
Hutt City Council835,500
Invercargill City Council514,483
Kaikōura District Council201,271
Kaipara District Council364,815
Kāpiti Coast District Council505,129
Kawerau District Council223,635
Mackenzie District Council178,908
Manawatu District Council383,524
Marlborough District Council589,302
Masterton District Council392,878
Matamata–Piako District Council392,878
Napier City Council724,920
Nelson City Council609,333
New Plymouth District Council786,354
Ōpōtiki District Council215,148
Otorohanga District Council201,271
Palmerston North City Council786,354
Porirua City Council551,900
Queenstown–Lakes District Council430,295
Rangitikei District Council290,725
Rotorua District Council749,084
Ruapehu District Council299,336
Selwyn District Council486,420
South Taranaki District Council420,941
South Waikato District Council374,170
South Wairarapa District Council245,998
Southland District Council402,232
Stratford District Council268,362
Tararua District Council318,044
Tasman District Council630,773
Taupō District Council477,066
Tauranga City Council1,111,450
Thames–Coromandel District Council449,004
Timaru District Council458,358
Upper Hutt City Council430,295
Waikato District Council749,493
Waimakariri District Council495,775
Waimate District Council223,635
Waipa District Council477,066
Wairoa District Council243,210
Waitaki District Council336,753
Waitomo District Council215,148
Wellington City Council1,585,152
Western Bay of Plenty District Council486,420
Westland District Council223,635
Whakatāne District Council467,712
Whanganui District Council523,837
Whangarei District Council823,214

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.

Note: the preceding explanatory memorandum should be read in conjunction with the explanatory memorandum(s) appended to the:

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 8 July 2021.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Local Government Members (2021/22) Determination 2021 that incorporates all the amendments to that determination as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Local Government Members (2021/22) Amendment Determination 2021 (LI 2021/235)