Code of Conduct
Under the Local Government Act 2002 Council is required to adopt a Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct sets out understandings and expectations about the manner in which Elected Representatives may conduct themselves while acting in their capacity as Elected Representatives.
This document sets out standing orders for the conduct of proceedings at 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.