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10.9 Footnotes

 

10.1 General scheme of the council's decision-making

[1] Local Government Act 2002 s 12(2). See section 10.2.

[2] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 14(2). See section 10.2.

[3] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 14(2). See section 10.2.

 

10.2.2 Regulatory and non-regulatory decisions

[1] See 10.2.2(h) for discussion of decisions that appear to have both regulatory and non-regulatory elements.

[2] The terms ‘regulation’ and ‘regulatory’ refer to the exercise of control or supervision or authority in relation to others. 

[3] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 15(1)(a).

[4] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 17. See 10.4.2.

[5] Local Government Act 2002 s 39(c). 

[6] This list is an illustrative rather than exhaustive list of all council regulatory decisions.

 

10.3.1 General

[1] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 14(2).

 

10.3.2 Division of responsibility between the governing body and local boards

[1] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, ss 15, 16 and 17.

[2] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, ss 12, 15 and 17; LGA02 Schedule 7 clause 32.

[3] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 16(1).

[4] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 20(1).

[5] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 17.

[6] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 17(2).

[7] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 17(2)(b).

[8] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 ss 97, 97 and 99.

[9] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 97(2).

[10] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 97(3).

[11] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 98.

 

10.3.3 Delegation of decision-making functions and powers

[1] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7 cl 36C(1).

[2] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7 cls 32(4) and 36D(4)(a).

[3] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cls 32(7) and 36D(5).

[4] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 36C(1).

[5] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cls 32(2) and 36D(2).

[6] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 32(1).

[7] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 36D.

[8] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cls 32(3) and 36D(4)(b).

 

10.3.4 Specific delegations

[1] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 36C(1).  The matters that the governing body may not delegate are set out in LGA02  Sch 7, cl 32(1)(a) to (f).

[2] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 36C(3).

[3] Delegated to the Great Barrier Local Board.

[4] Delegated to the Great Barrier Local Board.

[5] Delegations Register, Local Board delegations, Sch 2.

[6] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 32.  The Chief Executive sub-delegates responsibilities, duties and powers subject to any conditions and limits imposed by the governing body or local board in the original delegation.

[7] Local Government Act 2002 Sch 7, cl 32B.

[8] Resource management Act 1991 s 34A.

 

10.4.1 General 

[1] Local Government Act 2002 s 39(b).

 

10.4.2 General decision making requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009

[1] Local Government Act 2002, s 77(1)(a) and (b).

[2] Local Government Act 2002, s 78.

[3] Local Government Act 2002, s 82.

[4] Local Government Act 2002, s 80.

[5] Local Government Act 2002, s 81.

[6] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 15(2)(c).

[7] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 16.

[8] Local Government Act 2002, ss 79(1), 82(3).

[9] Local Government Act 2002, s 82(3).

[10] Local Government Act 2002, s 82(4).

[11] Local Government Act 2002 s 82(1).

[12] Local Government Act 2002 s 83.

[13] Local Government Act 2002 s 82(5).

[14] Local Government Act 2002 s 81(1)(a). 

[15] Local Government Act 2002 s 81(1)(b). 

[16] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 88(1).

[17] Local Government Act 2002 s 81(1)(c); Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 88(1)(a).

[18] Local Government Act 2002 s 77(1).

 

10.4.3 General decision-making requirements of public law

[1] Predetermination and conflicts of interest are a special topic addressed at 10.4.4.

[2] Predetermination and conflicts of interest are a special topic addressed at 10.4.4.

[3] For example Wolf v Minister of Immigration (2004) 7 HRNZ 469; [2004] NZAR 414 at [47].

  

10.4.4 Conflicts of interest, predetermination and bias

[1] Saxmere Company Ltd v Wool Board Disestablishment Company Ltd [2009] NZSC 122, [2010] 1 NZLR 76; OAG, Guidance for Members of Local Authorities about the Local Authorities Members’ Interests) Act 1968, October 2010, para 5.9- 5.10.

[2] Standing Orders, SOs 1.3.7 and 1.3.8; Code of Conduct for Elected Members, App 1 Conflicts of Interest Policy, cl 10.9 and 10.10.

[3] Auditor General Managing Conflicts of Interest: Guidance for Public Entities (June 2007) at [2.42] and [2.43].

[4] Auckland Council Communications Policy, para 16.

[5] Code of Conduct for Elected Members, para 7.2.

[6] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 3; HRA93 ss 20J and 21A.

 

10.4.5 Human Rights

[1] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 ss 14, 16, 17 and 18.

[2] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 21.

[3] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 19.

[4] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 3.

[5] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 5.

[6] R v Hansen [2007] NZSC 7.

[7] Human Rights Act 1993 s 21.

[8] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 19(1); HRA s 21.

[9] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 19(1); HRA s 20L.

[10] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 3; HRA s 20J.

[11] Human Rights Act 1993 ss 22 – 35.

[12] For example, see Human Rights Act 1993 s 65.

[13] New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 s 19(2).

 

10.5 Meeting Procedure

[1] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 19(3).

[2] Made under Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 27.

[3] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 19(4), (5) and (6) & cls 21, 22; LGOIMA ss 46, 51.

[4] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 23.

[5] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 26.

[6] See Standing Orders; Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act s 50.

[7] Local Government Official Information Meetings Act s 46A.

[8] Local Government Official Information Meetings Act ss 47, 48 and 49.

[9] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 28; LGOIMA s 51.

[10] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 19.

[11] Local Government Official Information Meetings Act s 46A; see also Standing Orders.

[12] Local Government Act 2002, Sch 7, cl 24.   

 

10.6.1 Decision-making on annual plans, long-term plans and rates

[1] Local Government Act 2002 ss 93(1) and 95(1).

[2] Local Government Act 2002 s 93(3).

[3] Local Government Act 2002 ss 93(6) and (7).

[4] Local Government Act 2002 ss 95(5)(a) and (b), Sch 10 clauses 18-22.

[5] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009 s 9(2)(a).

[6] Local Government Auckland Council Act 2009, s 15(1). 

[7] Local Government Act 2002 ss 93(2) and s 93A(1).

[8] See definition of financial year in Local Government Act 2002 s 5.

[9] Local Government Act 2002 s 93D.

[10] Local Government Act 2002 ss 95(2), 95(2A), 82A(3) and 95A.

[11] Local Government Act 2002 sch 7 cl 32.

[12] LG (Rating) Act s 23(2).

 

10.6.3 Bylaws

[1] Local Government Act 2002 s 155(1).

[2] Local Government Act 2002 s 155(2)(a).

[3] Local Government Act 2002 s 155(2)(b).

[4] Local Government Act 2002 s 156(1).

[5] Local Government Act 2002 s 86.

[6] Local Government Act 2002 s 83(1)(a)(ii).

[7] Local Government Act 2002 ss 83(1)(b)-(c), 82A(2).

[8] Local Government Act 2002 s 157(1). 

 

10.6.4 Decisions to make regulatory policies

[1] Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 s 69(1).

[2] Dog Control Act 1996 s 10(1).

[3] Gambling Act 2003 s 102(1).

[4] Racing Act 2003 s 65E.

[5] Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 s 79.

[6] Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 s 81.

 

10.7 Revoking, amending and correcting errors in decisions

[1] Interpretation Act 1999 s 16,

[2] Interpretation Act 1999, s 15.

[3] Interpretation Act 1999, s 13.

[4] See for example Goulding v Chief Executive Ministry of Fisheries [2004] 3 NZLR 173; and Zaoui v Attorney-General [2005] 1 NZLR 577 (CA) at [54].

[5] See for example Goulding v Chief Executive Ministry of Fisheries [2004] 3 NZLR 173.

[6] Interpretation Act 1999, s 12.

[6] Interpretation Act 1999 s 15.

[7] Interpretation Act 1999 s 13.

[8] See for example Goulding v Chief Executive Ministry of Fisheries [2004] 3 NZLR 173; Ellipse Institute Ltd v New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

 

10.8 Elected member workshops

[1] http://oag.govt.nz/2016/reflections/part4.htm

 

Key Documents 

 

Appointment and Remuneration Policy for Boards Members of Council Organisation

Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

Code of Conduct

Code of conduct for elected members

Interpretation Act 1999

Ngāti Whātua Orākei Claims Settlement Act 2012

Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Act 2013

Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008

Local Boards Standing Orders

Local Electoral Act 2001

Local Government Act 2002

Local Government (Rating) Act 2002

Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009

Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

Public Audit Act 2001

Standing Orders

 

 

 

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