Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Council clears up the roles and responsibilities of CCOs

5 October 2011

Council clears up the roles and responsibilities of CCOs

Auckland Council has clarified the roles and responsibilities of its council controlled organisations (CCOs) so that they must act in the best interests of the public and make best use of public money.

“Council’s CCOs are vital to achieving Auckland’s vision, so how we work together is absolutely critical,” says Mayor Len Brown.

“We’ve been refining this relationship for a year now and it was time to formalise and strengthen how we make it work.”

The principles of leadership, empowerment, accountability, transparency, trust and a public service ethos are the basis of a good governance relationship.

Mr Brown says this move will empower its CCOs to better meet the objectives council has set for them.

“It also signals that their decisions must be in the public interest and that for the most part it is public money is being used and it is the people of Auckland who hold us accountable for that.”

Also being introduced are:

• Decision making guidelines to clarify when decisions are made by a CCO board or shareholders
• A clarified purpose for each CCO
• Funding principles.

Council is also reviewing the board appointment and remuneration policy with a view to increasing the diversity on the boards.

CCOs have worked alongside council to develop these guidelines.

A full copy of the report considered by council can be found via this link.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Rivals For The Covid Saliva Testing Dollar

If you want a good insight into what the limits of tiny, barely discernible steps to reduce poverty actually look like, delve into the latest Statistics Department figures on poverty in New Zealand Most of the nine measures utilised reveal little or no progress in combatting poverty over the 21 months to March 2020... More>>


Government: Reserve Bank To Take Account Of Housing In Decision Making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into ... More>>


RNZ: Alert Levels Remain

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says at least half of the Papatoetoe High School community have been tested and the results that have come through so far have all been negative... More>>


Stats NZ: Latest Release Of Child Poverty Statistics

All measures of child poverty were trending downwards, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, across the two years since year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. The COVID-19 lockdown in late March 2020 affected Stats NZ’s ability to collect data from households ... More>>


NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

The Dig: An Illogical Ideological Struggle

Dig beneath all the trade wars and the arguments to the effect that the USA should not permit China to achieve economic and technological superiority, or even parity, and you find the real reason behind the conflict... More>>

Travel: Government Eases Visa Restrictions For Visitors In New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced. More>>




InfoPages News Channels