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NOTE: This webinar is being sponsored by The Remuneration Authority. Originally aired on 13 November 2017, this webinar is offered on-demand and free of charge on our EquiPTV platform.

Please email Natasha Meynell to gain access to the 'Pay for Elected Members' Development Space, where you'll find video-on-demand, video segments, the Q&A sessions from all three webinars aired, PowerPoints, PDFs and other media and links to help get you up to speed.

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The Remuneration Authority is now considering a new approach to pay for elected members. This will be the second stage of their review of local government remuneration, following the implementation of the first stage (dealing with expenses and allowances) earlier this year.

Authority members have been to LGNZ zone meetings but want to provide an opportunity for a wider group – especially councillors and community board members – to be part of the discussion and to ask questions. The time for council responses to the original discussion document has been extended to December 15, 2017.

Learning outcomes

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will have:

  • an overview of what the Remuneration Authority is proposing for your pay; and
  • the opportunity to ask questions of the Authority, then to make an informed contribution to your council’s discussion.

Recommended Audience

This webinar is for all elected members, although officers with responsibility for Democratic Services may also be interested in listening in. 

About the presenter

Dame Fran Wilde DCNZ QSO

Fran Wilde is chair of the Remuneration Authority and is also experienced in local government, having been a mayor, a regional council chair and a member of the National Council of LGNZ.


Please contact the EquiP team for further information on 04 924 1200 or email equip.pd@lgnz.co.nz 

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Date updated: 14 November 2017