Code of Conduct
The Council is required under the Local Government Act 2002 to adopt a Code of Conduct for elected members. The Code of Conduct sets out the understandings and expectations of the manner in which elected members conduct themselves.
Council Code of Conduct (PDF, 537KB)
Elected members expenses policy
This policy outlines what are deemed to be legitimate expenses that may be incurred by elected members acting in their official capacity. It was adopted on 31 May 2016.
Elected members expenses policy (PDF, 405KB)
The Remuneration Authority sets the base remuneration for all elected members of local authorities including community boards. It also sets allowances and expenses.
Our Local Governance Statement
We are 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 we use to engage with the residents of the district and outlines how we make decisions and how the citizens of the district can influence those processes.
Local Governance Statement (PDF, 765KB)
Governance structure, committee delegations and membership
The incoming Council for the 2013-2016 term has adopted a governance structure that supports good decision-making and has robust processes.
In order for us to effectively fulfil our overarching strategic decision-making role, the structure delegates certain decision-making authority to committees.
The Terms of Reference and delegations for Council committees document outlines the specific roles, delegations, functions and authority of the committees.
What are Standing Orders?
These Standing Orders were adopted by the Council at its meeting on 25 October 2016 and apply to all meetings include committees and sub-committees, except for the Turangi-Tongariro Community Board.