Te Kaunihera o Tai Tokerau ki te Raki




Supplementary Reports

Ordinary Council Meeting


Thursday, 10 November 2022


10:00 am


Council Chamber

Memorial Ave




Mayor Moko Tepania - Chairperson

Deputy Mayor Kelly Stratford

Cr Ann Court

Cr Felicity Foy

Cr Hilda Halkyard-Harawira

Cr Babe Kapa

Cr Penetaui Kleskovic

Cr Steve McNally

Cr Mate Radich

Cr Tāmati Rākena

Cr John Vujcich


Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda

10 November 2022


Te Paeroa Mahi / Order of Business

6          Reports. 4

6.4            Establishment and membership of an Executive Review Committee for 2022-2025. 4



Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda

10 November 2022


6            Reports

6.4         Establishment and membership of an Executive Review Committee for 2022-2025

File Number:           A3969429

Author:                    Caroline Wilson, Manager - District Administration

Authoriser:             Janice Smith, Acting General Manager - Corporate Services


Take Pūrongo / Purpose of the Report

The Mayor has requested that an Executive Review Committee (ERC) be established prior to wider discussion and establishment of a governance structure (committees and portfolios). 

WhakarĀpopoto matua / Executive Summary

·        The Executive Review Committee be established to undertake the responsibilities associated with the Chief Executive as required under the Local Government Act.

·        The membership of the Executive Review Committee shall be all of Council. i.e. the Mayor and all 10 Councillors.

·        The terms of reference (delegations) for the Executive Review Committee are attached to the report.


tŪtohunga / Recommendation

That Council establish an Executive Review Committee and appoint the following members:

a)      Mayor Tepania, Deputy Mayor Kelly Stratford, Ann Court, Babe Kapa, Felicity Foy, Hilda Halkyard-Harawira; John Vujcich, Mate Radich, Penetaui Kleskovic, Steve McNally, Tāmati Rākena.


1) TĀhuhu kŌrero / Background

Under section 41A(3) of the Local Government Act 2002, the Mayor has the power to establish committees and appoint membership including the chairperson of each committee.

The Mayor wishes to establish a governance structure of committees and portfolios along with associated remuneration.  In the meantime, he has expressed a desire to establish an Executive Review Committee prior to the finalisation of the broader governance structure.

The Mayor has opted not to exercise this power so this report is provided to Council to establish the Executive Review Committee, adopt the terms of reference and confirm the membership.

2) matapaki me NgĀ KŌwhiringa / Discussion and Options

The previous triennium Executive Review Committee terms of reference has been used as the foundation for the 2022-2025 terms of reference, with changes to membership and quorum.

There has been one amendment to the specific responsibilities (bullet points).  The bullet point:

·    Annually consider the chief executives remuneration

Has been deleted and the word remuneration added to the first bullet point which now reads:

·    Review the chief executives’ performance and remuneration as required in the employment agreement between the Council and the chief executive.

This removes any issue between the terms of reference stating a specific timeframe or activity that might be different to what has been negotiated in the employment agreement. 

As this is a whole of Council committee, the only decision required to come before an Ordinary Council meeting is that of the appointment of the Chief Executive.  

The terms of reference of the Executive Review Committee are simple insofar as it relates to specific aspects of the employment, remuneration and performance of the Chief Executive, in accordance with the contract of employment (employment agreement) between the Chief Executive and the Council and the Local Government Act (Schedule 7, sections 33-35).  As such, the terms of reference for the Executive Review Committee shall not have any crossovers with the final governance structure.

Take Tūtohunga / Reason for the recommendation

Establish an Executive Review Committee for the 2022-2025 triennium in relation to matters of employment, remuneration and performance of the Chief Executive.

3) PĀnga PŪtea me ngĀ wĀhanga tahua / Financial Implications and Budgetary Provision

There are no financial implications and budgetary provisions required as a result of this report.

Āpitihanga / Attachments

1.       Register of Delegations for Executive Review Committee - for 2022 triennium - A3592615  


Hōtaka Take Ōkawa / Compliance Schedule:

Full consideration has been given to the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002 S77 in relation to decision making, in particular:

1.       A Local authority must, in the course of the decision-making process,

a)      Seek to identify all reasonably practicable options for the achievement of the objective of a decision; and

b)      Assess the options in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

c)      If any of the options identified under paragraph (a) involves a significant decision in relation to land or a body of water, take into account the relationship of Māori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral land, water sites, waahi tapu, valued flora and fauna and other taonga.

2.       This section is subject to Section 79 - Compliance with procedures in relation to decisions.


He Take Ōkawa / Compliance Requirement

Aromatawai Kaimahi / Staff Assessment

State the level of significance (high or low) of the issue or proposal as determined by the Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy

This report is of low significance.

State the relevant Council policies (external or internal), legislation, and/or community outcomes (as stated in the LTP) that relate to this decision.

The Local Government Act is the relevant legislation regarding provision for committees, and the obligations of governance to oversee the performance, remuneration and recruitment of the Chief Executive.

State whether this issue or proposal has a District wide relevance and, if not, the ways in which the appropriate Community Board’s views have been sought.

Community Board views have not been sought as this is a matter for Councillors to discuss how they would like to structure their governance oversight.

State the possible implications for Māori and how Māori have been provided with an opportunity to contribute to decision making if this decision is significant and relates to land and/or any body of water.

State the possible implications and how this report aligns with Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi.

There are no specific implications for Māori – this matter relates to internal governance oversight.

Identify persons likely to be affected by or have an interest in the matter, and how you have given consideration to their views or preferences (for example – youth, the aged and those with disabilities).

There are no specific implications for any other persons – this matter relates to internal governance oversight.

State the financial implications and where budgetary provisions have been made to support this decision.

There are no financial implications.

Chief Financial Officer review.

The Chief Financial Officer has reviewed this report



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