Waipā district is made up of five electoral wards. Each ward has a different number of elected members, the breakdown is below.
If you're standing for elections, it would pay to get familiar with these plans and reports:
Here are the key dates for 2019 to keep in mind.
- 20-25 September - voting papers delivered in the mail
- 12pm, Saturday 12 October - final voting
Candidate nominations are now closed
The mayor leads Waipa District and chairs the council.
Full time, with a significant professional and personal commitment, including after hours and weekends.
$135,000. Note this is the provisional remuneration indicated by the Authority for the position of mayor following the election; which will be confirmed in the Authority’s determination released in late June/early July. The mayor’s current remuneration is $122,455.
- leads the development of council plans, policies, and budgets;
- chairs council meetings and workshops;
- leads the council and co-ordinates council political activity;
- speaks on behalf of the council;
- represents the council on related organisations, where appointed;
- presides at civic ceremonies;
- attends and speaks at local functions;
- attend monthly council, committee meetings, and workshops, some councillors may be responsible for chairing these meetings;
- read plans, reports and agendas, and other meeting preparation work;
- engage with, and advocate for, the public, including attending events and public meetings, and liaising with residents and community groups;
- formulate the council’s strategic direction and priorities through the long term plan and annual plan process, including setting the budget, rates etc
- develop policies and bylaws across a wide range of activities and services;
- represent the district at functions as required;
- participate in the appointment and performance review of the chief executive.
Community board member
- engage with local community; promote residents’ issues and initiatives to the board and the council;
- monitor the provision of council services and advocate changes as necessary;
- represent the community to other agencies;
- promote the role of the community board in the wider community;
- work cooperatively with the council.
This year, for the first time, the Remuneration Authority has introduced a childcare allowance for elected members who have responsibility for caring for children under the age of 14 years. The allowance is a contribution towards expenses incurred by the member for the provision of childcare while the member is engaged on local authority business. The allowance is capped and is subject to certain conditions outlined in clause 14 of the Local Government Members (2019-20) Determination 2019
. Payment of any or all of the allowances is at the discretion of each council.
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