Local Government Members (2022/23) Determination 2022

Determination

1 Title

This determination is the Local Government Members (2022/23) Determination 2022.

2 Commencement

This determination comes into force on 1 July 2022.

3 Expiry

This determination expires at the close of 30 June 2023.

Interpretation

4 Interpretation

In this determination, unless the context otherwise requires,—

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

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

(e)

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

(f)

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

(g)

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)

preparing for a hearing and participating in any inspection of a site for the purposes of a hearing (other than an official group site inspection under paragraph (c)):

(f)

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

Entitlement to remuneration, allowances, and hearing fees

7 Remuneration, allowances, and hearing fees payable
Remuneration

(1)

For the period beginning on 1 July 2022 and ending on the close of the day on which the official result of the 2022 local election is declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 in relation to a local authority, a member of that local authority or a member of a board of that local authority is entitled to the applicable remuneration set out in Schedule 1 (adjusted under clause 9 if applicable).

(2)

On and from the day after the date on which the official result of the 2022 election is declared under section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 in relation to a local authority, a member of that local authority or a member of a board of that local authority is entitled to the applicable remuneration set out in Schedule 2 (adjusted under clause 9 if applicable).

(3)

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

Allowances and hearing fees

(4)

A member of a local authority or a member of 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 local authority is not paying the remuneration or allowances that it would usually pay to the mayor or chairperson.

(2)

While the member is acting as mayor or chairperson, the local authority must pay the member 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)

If a local authority provides a motor vehicle to a mayor or regional council chairperson during the determination term, the maximum purchase price that the local authority may pay for the motor vehicle 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, $68,500.

(3)

If a local authority provides a motor vehicle to a mayor or regional council chairperson for restricted private use, the local authority must not make a deduction from the annual remuneration payable to the mayor or regional council chairperson under Schedule 1 or 2 (as applicable) for the provision of that motor vehicle.

(4)

If a local authority provides a motor vehicle to a mayor or regional council chairperson for partial private use or full private use,—

(a)

the local authority must adjust the annual remuneration payable to the mayor or regional council chairperson under Schedule 1 or 2 (as applicable) 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 local authority provides a motor vehicle to a mayor or regional council chairperson for partial private use, the local authority must deduct the amount calculated in accordance with the following formula from the remuneration payable to that person:

v × 41% × 10%

where v means the purchase price of the vehicle.

(6)

If a local authority provides a motor vehicle to a mayor or regional council chairperson for full private use, the local authority must deduct the amount calculated in accordance with the following formula 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 car 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.

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 at a time 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)

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

(ii)

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

(b)

for a petrol hybrid vehicle,—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(c)

for an electric vehicle,—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(4)

However, if a member of a local authority travels from a place where the member permanently or temporarily resides that is outside the local authority area, to the local authority area on local authority business, the member is only eligible for a vehicle-kilometre allowance for eligible travel after the member crosses the boundary of the local authority area.

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 $40.00 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 permanently or temporarily 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 a member requires particular ICT equipment to perform their functions and requests that the member use their own equipment for those purposes, the local authority may pay an allowance.

(3)

The matters for which the local authority may pay an allowance, and the amounts that the local authority may pay 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 member of a board who acts as the chairperson of a hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of up to $116 per hour of hearing time related to the hearing.

(2)

A member of a local authority or member of a board who is not the chairperson of a hearing is entitled to be paid a fee of up to $93 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 1 Remuneration before 2022 election of members

cl 7(1)

Part 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson148,551
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 Chairperson106,341
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (12)72,601
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)64,460

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson137,904
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council73,258
Chairperson Corporate and Strategic Committee73,258
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Hearings Committee73,258
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Sub-committee73,258
Chairperson, Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy Joint Committee73,258
Chairperson Environment and Integrated Catchments Committee73,258
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (2)62,868
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)51,083

Manawatū–Whanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson145,002
Deputy Chairperson68,603
Audit, Risk, and Investment Committee Chair and Catchment Operations Committee Deputy Chair68,603
Audit, Risk, and Investment Committee Deputy Chair50,818
Catchment Operations Committee Chair73,685
Environment Committee Chair66,062
Environment Committee Deputy Chair50,818
Passenger Transport Committee Chair66,062
Passenger Transport Committee Deputy Chair50,818
Manawatu River Users’ Advisory Group Chair50,818
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)50,818
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)46,008

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson128,271
Deputy Chairperson79,181
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7) 71,681
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,710

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson149,058
Deputy Chairperson 91,055
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9) 69,155
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 49,351

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson124,215
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 ($)
Chairperson103,986
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 ($)
Chairperson163,254
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 ($)
Chairperson176,436
Deputy Council Chairperson (with committee chairperson responsibilities)93,084
Chair, Environment Committee82,712
Chair, Transport and Infrastructure Committee82,712
Chair, Climate Committee82,712
Chair, Chief Executive Employment Review Committee82,712
Chair, Te Upoko Taiao—Natural Resources Plan Committee82,712
Chair, Hutt Valley Flood Management Subcommittee and Portfolio Leader 82,712
Portfolio Leader, Sustainable Development79,614
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)66,346
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)62,378

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson85,683
Deputy Chairperson of Regional Council and Chairperson Resource Management Committee64,456
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)52,512
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,777

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

Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,201
Deputy Mayor59,182
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)41,214
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,779

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,554
Member2,777

Auckland Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor296,000
Deputy Mayor167,900
Chair of Committee of the Whole (4)140,857
Chair of Regulatory Committee140,857
Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole (4)127,240
Chair of other Committee (2)124,970
Council-controlled Organisation Liaison Councillor (2)124,970
Deputy Chair of other Committee (5)119,297
Portfolio Lead 114,758
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)107,794

Albert–Eden Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,744
Deputy Chairperson56,247
Member46,872

Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson58,559
Deputy Chairperson35,135
Member29,279

Devonport–Takapuna Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,052
Deputy Chairperson52,231
Member43,526

Franklin Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson92,021
Deputy Chairperson55,212
Member46,010

Henderson–Massey Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson100,944
Deputy Chairperson60,566
Member50,472

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson92,629
Deputy Chairperson55,577
Member 46,314

Howick Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson99,856
Deputy Chairperson59,913
Member49,928

Kaipātiki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,818
Deputy Chairperson55,091
Member45,909

Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson101,147
Deputy Chairperson60,688
Member50,573

Manurewa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson100,335
Deputy Chairperson60,201
Member50,168

Maungakiekie–Tāmaki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson95,975
Deputy Chairperson57,585
Member47,988

Ōrākei Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson90,195
Deputy Chairperson54,117
Member45,098

Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson100,437
Deputy Chairperson60,262
Member50,218

Papakura Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,846
Deputy Chairperson56,307
Member46,923

Puketāpapa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,108
Deputy Chairperson54,665
Member45,554

Rodney Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,979
Deputy Chairperson53,387
Member44,489

Upper Harbour Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson87,458
Deputy Chairperson52,475
Member43,729

Waiheke Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson70,422
Deputy Chairperson42,253
Member35,211

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson88,573
Deputy Chairperson53,144
Member44,286

Waitematā Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,713
Deputy Chairperson59,228
Member49,356

Whau Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,035
Deputy Chairperson55,821
Member46,517

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor96,837
Deputy Mayor and Finance Risk and Audit Committee Chair42,959
Regulatory and Hearings Committee Chair29,579
Community, Environment and Services Committee Chair29,579
Community Grants Portfolio Holder25,463
Youth Development Portfolio Holder25,463
Punakaiki Area Portfolio Holder25,463
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4) 23,403
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,836

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,367
Member3,684

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor85,683
Deputy Mayor49,995
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)29,462
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,374

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor106,470
Deputy Mayor, Chair of Strategy and Wellbeing Committee, Lead Urban Councillor54,968
Chair of Finance and Infrastructure Committee and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee41,588
Lead Rural Councillor and Member of Risk and Assurance Committee34,384
Member of Risk and Assurance Committee (2)31,296
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3)27,179
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,639

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor108,498
Deputy Mayor, Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board32,834
Portfolio Lead and Member Cromwell Community Board28,456
Councillor and Chairperson Vincent Community Board28,456
Portfolio Lead and Member Teviot Valley Community Board26,814
Portfolio Lead and Member Maniototo Community Board26,814
Councillor and Member Cromwell Community Board 25,173
Councillor and Member Vincent Community Board (2) 25,173
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)21,889
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,354

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,661
Member7,331

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,109
Member3,554

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,109
Member3,554

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,774
Member7,887

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor55,263
Deputy Mayor24,277
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)18,218
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)13,765

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor197,730
Deputy Mayor133,088
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (15)115,728
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)98,642

Banks Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,305
Member10,153

Coastal–Burwood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson48,376
Member24,188

Fendalton–Waimairi–Harewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,720
Member23,860

Halswell–Hornby–Riccarton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson50,347
Member25,173

Linwood–Central–Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson50,347
Member25,173

Papanui–Innes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson48,376
Member24,188

Spreydon–Cashmere Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson48,376
Member 24,188

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor111,540
Deputy Mayor31,746
Chairperson Standing Committee (3)30,235
Member Executive Committee (4)25,701
Member Creative Communities 24,190
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)22,676
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,250

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,998
Member2,999

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,109
Member3,554

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor168,831
Deputy Mayor92,521
Chairs (6)87,422
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)72,851
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)60,691

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,799
Member 9,899

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,718
Member8,359

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,939
Member8,469

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,889
Member7,445

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,498
Member 8,249

West Harbour Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,939
Member 8,469

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor157,170
Deputy Mayor120,397
Committee Chairperson (4)97,464
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)75,162
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)58,903

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson32,186
Member16,093

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson27,589
Member 13,795

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson28,164
Member14,082

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor157,170
Deputy Mayor67,607
Chairperson Operations Committee58,593
Chairperson Regional Transport Committee and Rural Councillor54,086
Chairperson Wastewater Management Committee54,086
Rural Councillor (3)47,325
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)45,071
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 38,446

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor100,893
Deputy Mayor36,463
Audit and Risk Committee Chair30,876
Capital Works Committee Chair30,876
Community and Strategy Committee Chair30,876
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)23,672
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,017

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,242
Member2,121

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor103,428
Deputy Mayor also Portfolio Councillor for Three Waters41,992
Councillor—Portfolio Transport36,744
Councillor—Portfolio Spatial Development, Finance and Risk36,744
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)28,124
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)22,868

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor176,943
Deputy Mayor114,642
Chair of Committee (7)103,640
Deputy Chair of Committee (4)94,264
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)75,974

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor155,649
Deputy Mayor80,067
Chair: Committees of the Whole (2)66,341
Chair: Subcommittee (5)57,191
Deputy Committee Chair (4)52,615
Ambassador for Hastings52,615
Champion—Flaxmere Development48,040
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 44,378

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,475
Member 7,738

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,652
Deputy Mayor42,274
Ward Committee Chairperson (3)31,149
Emergency Management Committee Chairperson28,924
Portfolio Leader (4)26,699
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)22,249
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)22,014

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor130,806
Deputy Mayor71,013
Deputy Chair Finance, Audit and Risk Subcommittee 43,396
Chairperson, Community Funding and Recognition Committee47,342
Chairperson, Community Wellbeing Committee47,342
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)39,452
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)28,978

Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,884
Member6,442

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor103,935
Deputy Mayor34,475
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)24,625
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,821

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,259
Member4,130

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor160,212
Deputy Mayor/Chair of Standing Committee102,945
Chair of Standing Committee (3)82,463
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee (4)65,451
Chair Traffic Subcommittee69,150
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)55,304
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)54,379

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,926
Member6,963

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,580
Member8,290

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,465
Member8,732

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,960
Deputy Mayor57,040
Infrastructural Services Standing Committee Chairperson49,538
Infrastructural Services Standing Committee Deputy Chairperson43,800
Performance, Policy and Partnership Standing Committee Chairperson49,538
Performance, Policy and Partnership Standing Committee Deputy Chairperson43,800
Councillor (with additional responsibilities) (7)39,710
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 35,152

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,842
Member4,421

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor85,683
Deputy Mayor40,816
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)27,213
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,579

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,666
Deputy Mayor56,619
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)44,757
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,924

Kapiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor140,439
Deputy Mayor61,753
Chair, Strategy and Operations56,607
Portfolio A Holder (4)52,088
Portfolio B Holder (4)46,372
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,555

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,695
Member7,848

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,179
Member4,090

Paraparaumu–Raumati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,559
Member10,280

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,802
Member8,401

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor94,809
Deputy Mayor36,702
Chair of Regulatory and Services Committee32,770
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)26,216
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,196

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor85,683
Deputy Mayor35,742
Engineering and Services Committee Chair35,742
Commercial and Economic Development Committee Chair35,742
Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair35,742
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)19,221
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,221

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,135
Member2,567

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,694
Deputy Mayor55,556
Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson 43,652
Community Development Committee Chairperson 43,652
Hearings Committee Chairperson 43,652
Health and Safety Governance Representative43,652
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)39,683
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 29,154

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor142,974
Deputy Mayor58,855
Chairperson Standing Committee52,231
Chairperson Statutory/Joint Committee (2)47,110
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee44,038
Deputy Chairperson Standing Committee and Chairperson
Sub-Committee (2)
46,086
Chairperson Sub-Committee (3)43,014
Chairperson of 2 or more Sub-Committees 45,062
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)40,966
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,566

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor123,708
Deputy Mayor47,732
Chair—Infrastructure and Services Committee47,732
Chair—Awards and Grants Committee42,224
Chair—Hearings Committee40,388
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)36,717
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,053

Matamata-Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor124,722
Deputy Mayor40,543
Chair of Corporate and Operations Committee40,543
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)35,255
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,857

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor147,537
Deputy Mayor and Chair of Standing Committee83,400
Chair of Standing Committee (3)63,593
Deputy Chair of Standing Committee (4)59,684
Portfolio Holder (4)55,539
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)44,976

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor146,523
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 ($)
Mayor154,128
Deputy Mayor82,308
Chairperson Strategy and Operations Committee66,875
Chairperson Finance, Audit and Risk Committee61,731
Chairperson Te Huinga Taumatua61,731
Chairperson Strategy Projects Committee61,731
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (9)51,442
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 44,513

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,821
Member6,410

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,254
Member7,627

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,706
Member6,853

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,254
Member7,627

Ōpōtiki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor100,386
Deputy Mayor53,743
Cultural Ambassador/Coast Community Board Chair46,057
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4)29,590
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)22,018

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,269
Member5,135

Ōtorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor93,795
Deputy Mayor and Member Grants and Awards Committee39,642
Council Representative on Ōtorohanga Community Board and Member Grants and Awards Committee30,736
Council Representative on Ōtorohanga Community Board28,612
Chairperson Grants and Awards Committee24,432
Council Representative on Kawhia Community Board and Member Risk and Assurance Committee27,552
Deputy Chairperson Risk and Assurance Committee27,619
Member Risk and Assurance Committee 25,494
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,170

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Ōtorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,733
Member7,367

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor154,635
Deputy Mayor, Chair—Planning and Strategy Committee, Chair—Hearings Committee, and Chair—Chief Executive Performance Review85,873
Chair—Finance and Audit Committee 55,440
Chair—Infrastructure Committee55,440
Chair—Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee52,036
Chair—Community Development52,036
Chair—Economic Development Committee52,036
Chair—Environmental Sustainability Committee 52,036
Chair—Play, Recreation and Sport Committee52,036
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)48,632
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)44,107

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor147,030
Deputy Mayor72,662
Chair Te Puna Kōrero69,826
Chair Chief Executive’s Employment Committee56,195
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)51,564
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)39,749

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor129,792
Deputy Mayor49,728
Chair of Standing Committee (4)46,519
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)40,103
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,375

Wanaka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson24,659
Member12,329

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor108,498
Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Chief Executive Review Committee41,487
Committee Chair (2)29,653
Committee Deputy Chair (3)25,537
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)23,478
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,860

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,377
Member2,189

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,929
Member4,465

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor154,128
Deputy Mayor, Lead—Economic Development Working Group, and Lead—Sustainable Environment Working Group110,125
Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee and Lead—Four Wellbeings Working Group91,450
Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee, Lead—Liveable Communities Working Group, and Lead—Housing Working Group91,450
Deputy Chairperson Strategy, Policy and Finance Committee, Lead—Economic Development (Housing Development) Working Group, and Lead—Sport and Recreation Working Group77,914
Deputy Chairperson Operations and Monitoring Committee and Lead—Arts and Culture Working Group77,914
Cultural Ambassador77,914
Lead—Climate Change Working Group 77,914
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (3)60,569
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)54,431

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,288
Member8,644

Rotorua Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,321
Member9,661

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor111,033
Deputy Mayor38,896
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)26,463
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,211

National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,028
Member3,014

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,929
Member4,465

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,411
Deputy Mayor52,842
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (10)44,039
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,624

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,238
Member9,119

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor127,764
Deputy Mayor49,631
Member Audit and Risk Committee (4)36,397
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)33,088
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,152

Eltham-Kaponga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,733
Member5,866

Pātea Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Taranaki Coastal Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,850
Member6,425

Te Hāwera Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,440
Member7,220

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor122,187
Deputy Mayor (Chair Community and Assets Committee)50,017
Committee Chair A Corporate and Regulatory Committee42,444
Committee Chair B Grants39,794
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)35,307
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,034

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,886
Member3,443

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor94,302
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 responsibilities 28,362
Martinborough Community Board25,148
Wairarapa Policies and Road Safety Council27,663
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,855

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,697
Member3,349

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,697
Member3,349

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,697
Member3,349

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor125,736
Deputy Mayor44,764
Committee Chairperson (2)38,854
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (9)31,710
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,630

Ardlussa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,702
Member3,851

Fiordland Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,469
Member4,734

Northern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,446
Member3,723

Oraka Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,319
Member4,160

Oreti Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,719
Member5,360

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Tuatapere Te Waewae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,265
Member3,633

Waihopai Toetoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,091
Member5,046

Wallace Takitimu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,845
Member4,423

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor91,767
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 ($)
Mayor114,075
Deputy Mayor50,528
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7)38,852
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,499

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,996
Member5,998

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,775
Member3,887

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor156,156
Deputy Mayor69,022
Chairperson Standing Committee (2)55,217
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (10)46,014
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,320

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,486
Member6,743

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,033
Member7,516

Taupo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor135,876
Deputy Mayor48,987
Chair—Emergency Management Committee46,945
Chair—Taupo Reserves and Roading Committee46,945
Chair—Mangakino/Pouakani Representative Group46,945
Chair—Kinloch Representative Group44,904
Chair—Taupo East Rural Representative Group44,904
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5) 40,823
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,762

Turangi–Tongariro Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,328
Member8,664

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor168,831
Deputy Mayor123,788
Chairperson of Standing Committee (3)116,253
Deputy Chairperson of Standing Committee (4)109,795
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (2)107,642
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)79,538

Thames-Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor131,820
Deputy Mayor, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee69,518
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 Group65,255
Holder Infrastructure Portfolio, Member Audit and Risk Committee, and Member Regional Transport Committee65,255
Member Audit and Risk Committee, Member Coromandel Catchment Liaison Committee, and Member Emergency Management Committee58,860
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Emergency Management Committee49,101
Member Audit and Risk Committee and Member Chief Executive Liaison Committee49,101
Member Audit and Risk Committee (2) 49,101
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,544

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,173
Member8,087

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,350
Member9,675

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,173
Member 8,087

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,506
Member10,253

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,617
Member8,808

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,355
Deputy Mayor65,232
Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee53,000
Chairperson Community Services Committee53,000
Chairperson Environmental Services Committee53,000
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee53,000
Deputy Chairperson Commercial and Strategy Committee46,885
Deputy Chairperson Community Services Committee 46,885
Deputy Chairperson Environmental Services Committee46,885
Deputy Chairperson Infrastructure Committee46,885
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,581

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,885
Member4,443

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,552
Member5,776

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor129,792
Deputy Mayor55,464
Chair, Policy Committee48,070
Chair, Finance and Performance Committee48,070
Chair, City Development Committee48,070
Chair, Risk and Assurance Committee44,372
Chair, Hutt Valley Services Committee44,372
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (4) 36,977
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,814

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor150,579
Deputy Mayor81,652
Chairperson (Infrastructure Committee)71,261
Chairperson (Strategy and Finance Committee)71,261
Chairperson (Policy and Regulatory Committee)71,261
Chairperson (Discretionary and Funding Committee)56,910
Chairperson (Proposed District Plan Subcommittee)61,239
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7) 49,486
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)43,767

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,831
Member 5,416

Ngāruawāhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,831
Member 5,416

Onewhero–Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,275
Member5,637

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,064
Member4,532

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor139,425
Deputy Mayor59,820
Councillor (with portfolio and committee chairing responsibilities) (9)49,210
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,156

Kaiapoi–Tuahiwi Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,991
Member8,995

Oxford–Ohoka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,949
Member8,475

Rangiora–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson23,206
Member11,603

Woodend–Sefton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,863
Member7,431

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor88,725
Deputy Mayor40,018
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)26,678
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,579

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor137,397
Deputy Mayor44,601
Committee Chair (4)41,169
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (8)34,308
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,455

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,327
Member9,663

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,662
Member9,331

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor102,414
Deputy Mayor44,119
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (5)40,499
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,428

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor116,103
Deputy Mayor47,432
Main Committee Chair (2)40,557
Other Committee Chair (2)35,487
Deputy Chair (4)35,487
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,830

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,979
Member5,989

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,440
Member6,220

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor99,879
Deputy Mayor50,172
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (5)33,598
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,424

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor183,027
Deputy Mayor 142,017
Chair of Committee of the Whole (5)123,256
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (7)121,293
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)88,090

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,704
Member4,852

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,359
Member9,680

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor138,411
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Annual Plan, Long Term Plan, Regulatory Hearings, and District Plan Committees61,753
Chairperson Performance and Monitoring Committee49,402
Chairperson Katikati—Waihi Beach Ward Forum44,771
Chairperson Kaimai Ward Forum44,771
Chairperson Maketu—Te Puke Ward Forum44,771
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (6)41,294
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 33,921

Katikati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,997
Member2,999

Ōmokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,220
Member4,110

Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,330
Member4,665

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor92,781
Deputy Mayor and Chairperson Capital Projects and Tenders Committee49,312
Chairperson Planning Committee and Community Development Committee38,343
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (6)23,185
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,272

Whakatane District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor135,876
Deputy Mayor68,294
Committee Chairperson (3)56,912
Deputy Committee Chairperson (2)41,735
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (4)37,941
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,842

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,220
Member4,110

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,663
Member5,331

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,220
Member4,110

Whakatāne–Ōhope Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,827
Member8,913

Whanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor142,974
Deputy Mayor51,340
Chairperson Strategy and Finance Committee47,391
Chairperson Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Emergency Management Committee47,391
Chairperson Property and Community Services Committee and Advisory Group Chair49,365
Advisory Group Chair (2)43,442
Deputy Chair (3)43,442
Councillor (with no additional responsibilities) (3) 39,492
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,872

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,552
Member5,776

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor158,184
Deputy Mayor87,292
Chairperson Infrastructure Committee76,382
Chairperson Community Development Committee76,382
Chairperson Strategy, Planning and Development Committee76,382
Chairperson Te Karearea Strategic Partnership Forum76,382
Chairperson Civic Honours Committee 60,014
Councillor with no additional responsibilities (7) 54,558
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)50,051

Schedule 2 Remuneration from 2022 election of members

cl 7(2)

Part 1 Remuneration of members of regional councils

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson152,522
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)54,525

Canterbury Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson180,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)64,460

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson142,761
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)58,224

Manawatū–Whanganui Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson147,893
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)49,012

Northland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson133,892
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,710

Otago Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson152,881
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)50,833

Southland Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson129,434
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,788

Taranaki Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson112,227
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,493

Waikato Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson163,254
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)58,640

Wellington Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson176,609
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)63,237

West Coast Regional Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson96,662
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,112

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

Ashburton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor132,690
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)29,842

Methven Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,554
Member2,777

Auckland Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor296,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)107,794

Albert–Eden Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson97,068
Deputy Chairperson58,241
Member48,534

Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson60,060
Deputy Chairperson36,036
Member30,030

Devonport–Takapuna Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,348
Deputy Chairperson54,809
Member45,674

Franklin Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson95,468
Deputy Chairperson57,281
Member47,734

Henderson–Massey Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson106,921
Deputy Chairperson64,152
Member53,460

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson97,639
Deputy Chairperson58,584
Member48,820

Howick Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson102,244
Deputy Chairperson61,347
Member51,122

Kaipātiki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson96,867
Deputy Chairperson58,120
Member48,434

Māngere–Ōtāhuhu Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson107,640
Deputy Chairperson64,584
Member53,820

Manurewa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson106,308
Deputy Chairperson63,785
Member53,154

Maungakiekie–Tāmaki Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson100,863
Deputy Chairperson60,518
Member50,431

Ōrākei Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson94,479
Deputy Chairperson56,688
Member47,240

Ōtara–Papatoetoe Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson107,207
Deputy Chairperson64,324
Member53,604

Papakura Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson98,116
Deputy Chairperson58,869
Member49,058

Puketāpapa Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,542
Deputy Chairperson56,125
Member46,771

Rodney Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson93,633
Deputy Chairperson56,180
Member46,817

Upper Harbour Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson92,413
Deputy Chairperson55,448
Member46,206

Waiheke Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson70,710
Deputy Chairperson42,426
Member35,355

Waitākere Ranges Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson91,497
Deputy Chairperson54,898
Member45,748

Waitematā Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson101,708
Deputy Chairperson61,025
Member50,854

Whau Local Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson99,427
Deputy Chairperson59,656
Member49,714

Buller District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,736
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,640

Inangahua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,367
Member3,684

Carterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor100,365
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,375

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor119,272
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,401

Central Otago District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,841
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)27,182

Cromwell Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,661
Member7,331

Maniototo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,109
Member3,554

Teviot Valley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,109
Member3,554

Vincent Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,774
Member7,887

Chatham Islands Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor57,408
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)13,765

Christchurch City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor200,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)100,278

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,305
Member10,153

Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson52,077
Member26,039

Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,565
Member24,810

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson47,380
Member23,690

Waipuna Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson51,109
Member25,572

Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson49,755
Member24,905

Clutha District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor124,638
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,789

Lawrence–Tuapeka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,998
Member2,999

West Otago Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,109
Member3,554

Dunedin City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor172,378
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)64,181

Mosgiel–Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,799
Member9,899

Otago Peninsula Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,718
Member8,359

Saddle Hill Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,939
Member8,469

Strath Taieri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,889
Member7,445

Waikouaiti Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,498
Member8,249

West Harbour Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,939
Member8,469

Far North District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor162,879
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration) 64,660

Bay of Islands–Whangaroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson32,186
Member16,093

Kaikohe–Hokianga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson27,589
Member13,795

Te Hiku Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson28,164
Member14,082

Gisborne District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor158,068
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)41,610

Gore District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor112,010
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,136

Mataura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,242
Member2,121

Grey District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor116,626
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)26,208

Hamilton City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor180,335
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)80,293

Hastings District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor160,955
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)47,747

Hastings District Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,475
Member7,738

Hauraki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,976
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)25,811

Horowhenua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,395
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,465

Te Awahou Foxton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,884
Member6,442

Hurunui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor113,138
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,799

Hanmer Springs Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,259
Member4,130

Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor164,046
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)57,870

Eastbourne Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,926
Member6,963

Petone Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,580
Member8,290

Wainuiomata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,465
Member8,732

Invercargill City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor149,291
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,642

Bluff Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,842
Member4,421

Kaikōura District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor86,000
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)19,580

Kaipara District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor133,501
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,531

Kapiti Coast District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,588
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,964

Ōtaki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,963
Member7,481

Paekākāriki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,924
Member3,962

Paraparaumu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,100
Member9,550

Raumati Comunity Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,554
Member7,277

Waikanae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,373
Member8,686

Kawerau District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,246
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,965

Mackenzie District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor88,714
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)21,933

Fairlie Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Tekapo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Twizel Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,135
Member2,567

Manawatu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor132,068
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)33,403

Marlborough District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor149,909
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,306

Masterton District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor133,530
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)34,433

Matamata-Piako District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,533
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,437

Napier City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor153,888
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)49,073

Nelson City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor149,909
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)40,083

New Plymouth District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor160,757
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)48,531

Clifton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,604
Member6,302

Inglewood Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,563
Member8,782

Kaitake Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,212
Member7,606

Puketapu-Bell Block Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,928
Member8,464

Waitara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,928
Member8,464

Ōpōtiki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor114,200
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)31,579

Coast Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,269
Member5,135

Ōtorohanga District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,465
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)24,693

Kawhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Ōtorohanga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,733
Member7,367

Palmerston North City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor160,314
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)47,849

Porirua City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor151,954
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)42,136

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor143,734
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)40,710

Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson24,659
Member12,329

Rangitikei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor114,624
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,883

Ratana Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,377
Member2,189

Taihape Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,929
Member4,465

Rotorua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor159,679
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)59,442

Rotorua Lakes Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,288
Member8,644

Rotorua Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,321
Member9,661

Ruapehu District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor120,497
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)23,948

Ōwhango-National Park Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,140
Member3,070

Taumarunui-Ōhura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,910
Member6,955

Waimarino–Waiouru Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,910
Member6,955

Selwyn District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor146,861
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)40,116

Malvern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,238
Member9,119

South Taranaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor139,953
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,888

Eltham-Kaponga Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,733
Member5,866

Pātea Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Taranaki Coastal Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,850
Member6,425

Te Hāwera Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,440
Member7,220

South Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor133,621
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,725

Tirau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,886
Member3,443

South Wairarapa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor105,157
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,855

Featherston Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,697
Member3,349

Greytown Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,697
Member3,349

Martinborough Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson6,697
Member3,349

Southland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor134,914
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,472

Ardlussa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,702
Member3,851

Fiordland Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,469
Member4,734

Northern Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,446
Member3,723

Oraka Aparima Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,319
Member4,160

Oreti Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,719
Member5,360

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,117
Member2,058

Tuatapere Te Waewae Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,265
Member3,633

Waihopai Toetoe Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,091
Member5,046

Wallace Takitimu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,845
Member4,423

Stratford District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor107,503
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)18,905

Tararua District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor128,685
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)35,851

Dannevirke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,996
Member5,998

Eketahuna Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson7,775
Member3,887

Tasman District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor156,156
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)39,936

Golden Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson13,486
Member6,743

Motueka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson15,033
Member7,516

Taupo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor143,105
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)38,999

Tauranga City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor172,918
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)84,566

Thames-Coromandel District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor141,188
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)42,327

Coromandel–Colville Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,173
Member8,087

Mercury Bay Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,350
Member9,675

Tairua–Pauanui Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,173
Member8,087

Thames Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson20,506
Member10,253

Whangamata Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,617
Member8,808

Timaru District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor142,005
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)40,878

Geraldine Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Pleasant Point Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,885
Member4,443

Temuka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,552
Member5,776

Upper Hutt City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor137,871
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,751

Waikato District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor157,039
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)47,967

Huntly Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,036
Member5,518

Ngāruawāhia Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,154
Member5,577

Raglan Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,066
Member5,033

Rural-Port Waikato Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,510
Member4,755

Taupiri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson4,416
Member2,208

Tuakau Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,785
Member5,393

Waimakariri District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor146,838
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)42,143

Kaiapoi–Tuahiwi Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,991
Member8,995

Oxford–Ohoka Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson16,949
Member8,475

Rangiora–Ashley Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson23,206
Member11,603

Woodend–Sefton Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson14,863
Member7,431

Waimate District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor104,302
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,671

Waipa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,391
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,532

Cambridge Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,327
Member9,663

Te Awamutu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson18,662
Member9,331

Wairoa District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor116,979
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)29,533

Waitaki District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor129,041
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)30,765

Ahuriri Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,979
Member5,989

Waihemo Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson12,440
Member6,220

Waitomo District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor115,856
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)32,333

Wellington City Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor183,027
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)89,860

Makara–Ohariu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,704
Member4,852

Tawa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson19,359
Member9,680

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor145,667
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,589

Katikati Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Maketu Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson5,997
Member2,999

Ōmokoroa Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,220
Member4,110

Te Puke Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,330
Member5,665

Waihi Beach Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson9,330
Member4,665

Westland District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor105,174
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)20,907

Whakatane District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor142,977
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)37,575

Murupara Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,220
Member4,110

Rangitāiki Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson10,663
Member5,331

Tāneatua Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson8,220
Member4,110

Whakatāne–Ōhope Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson17,827
Member8,913

Whanganui District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor149,641
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)36,734

Whanganui Rural Community Board

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Chairperson11,552
Member5,776

Whangarei District Council

OfficeAnnual remuneration ($)
Mayor163,689
Councillor (Minimum Allowable Remuneration)53,850

Dated at Wellington this 7th day of June 2022.

Fran Wilde,
Chairperson.

Geoff Summers,
Member.

Dallas Welch,
Member.

Explanatory memorandum

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

This determination comes into force on 1 July 2022 and expires at the close of 30 June 2023.

Councils and local boards

Since 2019, when setting remuneration for local government elected members, the Remuneration Authority (the Authority) has used a group of size indices that it has put together covering territorial, regional, and unitary authorities and Auckland local boards. The relevant workload and responsibilities of each council are assessed using a number of criteria, and each council is placed within the relevant index. The Authority decides the remuneration of mayors, regional council chairpersons, and Auckland local board members based on this data. The size index is also used to determine a governance remuneration pool for councillors on each council and the minimum allowable remuneration that must be paid to each councillor.

The governance remuneration pool provides the total amount to be fully allocated and paid in remuneration to the councillors. Each council is required to make proposals to the Authority on how its individual pool will be allocated according to that council’s priorities and circumstances. Roles to which differential remuneration can be attached, in addition to the minimum allowable remuneration, include internal roles such as deputy mayor, committee chair, or portfolio holder as well as roles representing the council on outside groups. Councils submit their proposals to the Authority for its approval and inclusion in the determination. This is not automatic, and the Authority is able to request further information or make changes to the recommendations it receives.

Because the triennial local government elections are scheduled for later this year, the Authority recently completed a full review of the above framework. All councils were regularly consulted throughout the review process. The Authority found that the current approach is working well and no changes have been made to the framework. In this case, the Authority was interested in the time allocated by elected members to their local government roles. We asked members to participate in a short survey to assess whether the time demands had increased since the last assessment. Unfortunately, the response rate was not sufficient to allow us to make a definitive judgement, although the responses we did receive tended to confirm that our previous assessment was still relatively robust.

The size indices were updated with the most recent publicly available demographic, statistical, and economic data, and the updated size indices will apply for the triennium following the local elections in October 2022.

Community boards

Determining community boards’ remuneration remains problematic because of the large variations in their number of members, the populations they represent, and their respective roles and powers. The Authority’s 2019 review of community board remuneration concluded that, because of those variations, a workable ranking of community boards or a robust and intuitively sensible size index could not be developed. Therefore, the fixing of individual councils’ community board members’ remuneration over the past 3 years was informed in part by the population of each community board and by their individual current remuneration settings.

The Authority has decided to continue with its existing practice for determining the remuneration of community board members for this determination and during the next triennium. The Authority has communicated its concerns about community boards to the Review into the Future for Local Government, to the Local Government Commission, and to Local Government New Zealand.

Elected members’ remuneration

Schedule 1 of this determination sets out the remuneration of elected members for the period beginning on 1 July 2022 and ending on the close of the day on which the official result of the 2022 election is declared for each individual council.

Schedule 2 of the determination sets out the remuneration for elected members that will come into force on and from the day after the date on which the official result of the 2022 local election of members for an individual council is declared.

At the end of this explanatory memorandum are the governance remuneration pools for each council that will apply on and from 1 July 2022 (table 1) and on and from the day after the date on which an individual council’s official result is declared following the 2022 local elections (table 2).

Allowances

This determination also makes changes to the level and conditions of some allowances.

The maximum purchase price (clause 9) that may be paid for an electric or a hybrid vehicle purchased by a local authority for its mayor or regional council chairperson has been increased to $68,500 (including goods and services tax and on-road costs). This new rate is based on an assessment of the current motor vehicle market rates and takes into account the vehicle being fit for purpose, the safety of the driver and passengers, and fairness to ratepayers. The Authority recommends that councils use the All of Government procurement process and the Clean Car Discount (rebate) scheme to optimise the value of their purchases.

The vehicle-kilometre allowance rates (clause 11) have been adjusted from those shown in the previous determination to reflect the current rates prescribed by the Inland Revenue Department on 27 May 2022 for businesses, self-employed people, and employees.

The vehicle-kilometre allowance has been aligned with the travel-time allowance to ensure that an elected member, when travelling from a place in which they permanently or temporarily reside that is outside their local authority boundary, may claim the vehicle-kilometre allowance only when travelling on local authority business once they enter the local authority’s boundary.

The travel-time allowance (clause 12) has been increased from $37.50 to $40 for each hour of eligible travel time after the first hour of time travelled in a day. This allowance was last increased in 2016.

The fee paid to a chairperson of a hearing (clause 15) has been increased from $100 to $116 per hour, and the fee paid to a member of a hearing has been increased from $80 per hour to $93 per hour. Hearing fees were last reviewed in 2011.

In their submissions, councils advised that the hearing times (clause 6) for formal meetings have become relatively shorter in comparison with the preparation work that councillors are required to undertake. Consequently, the Authority has removed the time constraint placed on preparing for hearings.

In making this determination for the remuneration of elected members of local authorities, local boards, and community boards listed in clause 6 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002, the Authority had regard to the mandatory criteria listed in clause 7 of that schedule and the criteria listed in sections 18 and 18A of the Remuneration Authority 1977.

Governance remuneration pools: table 1

The table below sets out the local government governance remuneration pools for the councillors of each local authority, which will apply on and after 1 July 2022 until the close of the day on which the official result of the 2022 election in relation to an individual local council is declared. This period is covered by the current (2019/22) size indices.

Part 1
Remuneration pools for councillors of regional councils
CouncilGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council869,154
Canterbury Regional Council977,558
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council565,288
Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Council647,920
Northland Regional Council580,951
Otago Regional Council713,448
Southland Regional Council555,828
Taranaki Regional Council473,595
Waikato Regional Council933,748
Wellington Regional Council934,354
West Coast Regional Council327,018
Part 2
Remuneration pools for councillors of territorial authorities
Territorial authorityGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Ashburton District Council388,893
Auckland Council2,592,269
Buller District Council272,119
Carterton District Council226,766
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council275,071
Central Otago District Council284,556
Chatham Islands Council151,796
Christchurch City Council1,869,005
Clutha District Council362,825
Dunedin City Council1,127,010
Far North District Council810,927
Gisborne District Council646,775
Gore District Council294,796
Grey District Council256,100
Hamilton City Council1,217,171
Hastings District Council809,821
Hauraki District Council360,438
Horowhenua District Council445,804
Hurunui District Council256,100
Hutt City Council847,197
Invercargill City Council521,686
Kaikōura District Council204,089
Kaipara District Council369,923
Kapiti Coast District Council512,201
Kawerau District Council226,766
Mackenzie District Council181,413
Manawatu District Council388,893
Marlborough District Council597,552
Masterton District Council398,378
Matamata-Piako District Council398,378
Napier City Council735,068
Nelson City Council609,333
New Plymouth District Council797,363
Ōpōtiki District Council218,160
Ōtorohanga District Council204,089
Palmerston North City Council797,363
Porirua City Council559,627
Queenstown-Lakes District Council436,319
Rangitikei District Council294,796
Rotorua District Council786,353
Ruapehu District Council303,526
Selwyn District Council493,230
South Taranaki District Council426,834
South Waikato District Council379,408
South Wairarapa District Council245,998
Southland District Council407,864
Stratford District Council268,362
Tararua District Council322,497
Tasman District Council639,604
Taupo District Council483,745
Tauranga City Council1,127,010
Thames-Coromandel District Council455,290
Timaru District Council464,775
Upper Hutt City Council436,319
Waikato District Council759,986
Waimakariri District Council502,716
Waimate District Council226,766
Waipa District Council483,745
Wairoa District Council246,615
Waitaki District Council341,467
Waitomo District Council218,160
Wellington City Council1,607,344
Western Bay of Plenty District Council493,230
Westland District Council226,766
Whakatane District Council474,260
Whanganui District Council531,171
Whangarei District Council834,739
Governance remuneration pools: table 2

This table sets out the local government governance remuneration pools that will apply on and after the day after the date on which the official result of the 2022 local election of members for an individual council is declared. From this date, the new size indices apply for the next council triennium.

Part 1
Remuneration pools for councillors of regional councils
CouncilGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council869,154
Canterbury Regional Council977,558
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council644,302
Manawatū–Whanganui Regional Council690,226
Northland Regional Council580,951
Otago Regional Council734,869
Southland Regional Council555,828
Taranaki Regional Council473,595
Waikato Regional Council933,748
Wellington Regional Council947,216
West Coast Regional Council330,000
Part 2
Remuneration pools for councillors of territorial authorities
Territorial authorityGovernance remuneration pool ($)
Ashburton District Council450,195
Auckland Council2,592,269
Buller District Council324,306
Carterton District Council226,766
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council350,559
Central Otago District Council362,213
Chatham Islands Council151,796
Christchurch City Council1,900,000
Clutha District Council390,404
Dunedin City Council1,191,826
Far North District Council890,157
Gisborne District Council700,000
Gore District Council296,638
Grey District Council293,506
Hamilton City Council1,286,366
Hastings District Council871,295
Hauraki District Council422,618
Horowhenua District Council514,833
Hurunui District Council305,015
Hutt City Council901,594
Invercargill City Council573,463
Kaikōura District Council204,089
Kaipara District Council413,071
Kapiti Coast District Council545,969
Kawerau District Council261,262
Mackenzie District Council207,000
Manawatu District Council445,578
Marlborough District Council609,333
Masterton District Council456,435
Matamata-Piako District Council463,877
Napier City Council802,034
Nelson City Council609,333
New Plymouth District Council869,359
Ōpōtiki District Council312,896
Ōtorohanga District Council262,886
Palmerston North City Council865,016
Porirua City Council593,234
Queenstown-Lakes District Council532,201
Rangitikei District Council337,511
Rotorua District Council858,787
Ruapehu District Council359,652
Selwyn District Council555,420
South Taranaki District Council504,125
South Waikato District Council431,208
South Wairarapa District Council245,998
Southland District Council466,709
Stratford District Council268,362
Tararua District Council420,455
Tasman District Council666,580
Taupo District Council527,532
Tauranga City Council1,198,246
Thames-Coromandel District Council513,295
Timaru District Council519,365
Upper Hutt City Council488,666
Waikato District Council832,914
Waimakariri District Council555,247
Waimate District Council239,400
Waipa District Council544,506
Wairoa District Council275,588
Waitaki District Council423,096
Waitomo District Council288,802
Wellington City Council1,639,633
Western Bay of Plenty District Council546,556
Westland District Council246,000
Whakatane District Council526,578
Whanganui District Council576,061
Whangarei District Council898,097

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 a community board 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 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 June 2022.