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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Remuneration of Members

The remuneration of members of local authorities is governed by the statutes constituting the various types of local authorities. Most authorities may pay their chairman an annual allowance with a maximum fixed for each type of authority. County councils, for example, may pay up to £500 a year. The maximum payable to mayors and town council chairmen ranges from £500 to 1,500 according to the population of the municipality. Ordinary members of territorial authorities may be paid 30s. for each meeting attended, with a maximum of £78 in any financial year. All local authorities may reimburse members for expenses incurred whilst travelling on official business.