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 standards of behaviour expected from elected members in the exercise of their duties.
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 July 1, 2019.
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.
Our Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the processes that we use to engage with the Taupō District community and it outlines how we make decisions and how the public can be involved in decision-making processes. It was adopted on February 25, 2020.
Governance structure, committee delegations and membership
The incoming Council for the 2019-2022 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.
These Standing Orders were adopted by the Council on November 26, 2019 and apply to all meetings including committees and sub-committees, except for the Turangi-Tongariro Community Board.
Selection, Appointment and Remuneration Policy for external appointees on Council Committees
Council makes a number of external appointments to various committees of council. This policy provides a clear and transparent process for the selection, appointment and remuneration of those external appointments.