Code of Conduct
Council is required under the Local Government Act 2002 to adopt a Code of Conduct for elected members of Council. The Code of Conduct sets out the understandings and expectations of the manner in which elected members conduct themselves while acting in their capacity of an elected member. View Code of Conduct and Procedures Manual here
Expenses, Benefits and Allowances for Elected Members Policy
This policy has been prepared to specify legitimate expenses incurred by Elected Members while acting on Council business. It was adopted by Council in 2010 and amended on 28 June 2011. View policy here
Taupo District Council Local Governance Statement
Council is required under the Local Government Act 2002 to prepare and make publicly available, a local governance statement.
The local governance statement is a collection of information about the processes that Council uses to engage with the residents of the Taupo District and also outlines how Council makes decisions and how the citizens of the District can influence those processes. View Local Governance Statement here
Governance Structure, Committee Delegations and Membership
The incoming Council for the 2010-2013 term has adopted a governance structure that supports good decision-making and has robust processes.
In order for full Council to effectively fulfil its overarching strategic decision-making role, the structure delegates certain decision-making authority to Committees.
The Governance Structure, Committee delegations and Membership document outlines the specific roles, delegations, functions and authority of the Committees. View document here
These Standing Orders were adopted by Taupo District Council at a meeting held on 26 October 2010 and apply to all meetings of this local authority, its committees and subcommittees and to all meetings of the Turangi/Tongariro Community Board.