Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Remuneration Authority decision - clarification and details


Remuneration Authority decision - clarification and details

Contrary to the impression that may have been given by yesterday's front-page story in the Dominion Post, Wellington City Councillors are not set to receive a 9% salary increase after the 2013 elections.

A summary of the existing and proposed arrangements follows.

The total cost to the ratepayers under the new Remuneration Authority proposal (to take effect after the election) will be $1,436,600.

This is an increase of $24,664 pa which equates to a 1.7% increase (compared with an overall increase of 8.9% across the country).

The current pool of money available in Wellington City is $1,411,936 which includes all salaries paid to the Mayor, Councillors and Community Board Members.


Current arrangement

Position

Annual Salary


Mayor

$161,600

Deputy Mayor

$97,430

Chair, Strategy & Policy Committee

$90,325

Chair, Regulatory Processes Committee

$85,220

Chair, Grants Subcommittee

$85,220

Portfolio Leaders (x9)

$722,700

Councillor (x1)

$65,926

Chair, Tawa Community Board

$21,165

Members (5), Tawa Community Board

$42,325

Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$13,550

Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$26,475

TOTAL POOL

$1,411,936

Proposed arrangement (to take effect after the 2013 local authority elections).

Position

Annual Salary


Mayor

$158,300

Councillor (x14) Includes the Deputy Mayor

$1,072,400

Chair, Tawa Community Board

$17,000

Members (5), Tawa Community Board

$42,500

Chair, Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$9,000

Members (5), Makara/Ohariu Community Board

$22,500

Pool for Additional Responsibilities

$114,900

TOTAL COST

$1,436,600

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On War Crimes And The Afghan Insurgency

Truly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon the villages of Naik and Khak Khuday Dad...

Mapp’s attempted defence of the SAS on RNZ this morning unintentionally indicated that collective punishment was baked into the planning exercise for the raid, and also into how the raid proceeded on the ground. More>>

 
 

Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>

ALSO:

Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>

ALSO:

"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Productivity Commission: New Models Of Tertiary Education Are Coming

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society... More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Water Everywhere

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. Mr English said the government was directing their water allocation technical advisory group to include export water in considerations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news