Council is required Under the Local Government Act 2002 to adopt a Code of Conduct, which governs how elected representatives are expected to conduct themselves in their official capacity.
This document sets out standing orders for the conduct of meetings of territorial authorities, regional councils, and community boards in the form of model orders for adoption with or without amendment. It incorporates new provisions in the Local Government Act 2002 as they affect the provisions of the model standing orders. For more information Local Government New Zealand has created this guide to Standing Orders.
Councils are authorised by various statutes to delegate to facilitate the efficient and effective conduct of their business. Commonly, delegation of a statutory power is granted under the legislation by a local authority to a committee or to one or more of its officers.
This manual sets out the Council's delegations to standing committees, special committees, subcommittees, working parties, community boards and the Chief Executive.
The manual clearly defines the parameters under which committees and staff are able to act. It provides a mechanism to for the council to manage its affairs effectively.