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Commissioners' remuneration and declarations of interest

Commissioners' remuneration is set by the Minister of Local Government.

Commission Chair remuneration is set at $1,800 per day and Commissioners at $1,500 per day.

The council is responsible for paying Commissioners' remuneration.

Actual and reasonable expenses such as travel, meals, accommodation and other expenses incurred by commissioners in carrying out their role will be reimbursed.

The expectation is that standards of travel, accommodation, meals and expenses are modest and appropriate to reflect public sector norms.

Commissioners who are required to be away from their normal place of residence and travelling to and from meetings, or other business for their role, are entitled to be paid mileage at rates set out below (Inland Revenue rates). Locally based commissioners will not be entitled to claim mileage for local travel but will be entitled to claim mileage expenses when traveling outside of the city on Council business.

Type of vehicle First 14,000 kms* After 14,000 kms
Petrol or diesel 95 cents 34 cents
Petrol hybrid 95 cents 20 cents
Electric 95 cents 11 cents


*from 1 July 2023

Commissioners’ declarations of interests

A summary of the Commissioners’ pecuniary (financial) and non-pecuniary (non-financial) interests in the Tauranga City boundaries and the wider Western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

Summary register of Commissioners declarations of interest form (68kb pdf)

The Commissioners are not required to complete the same declaration of interest forms as elected members, but have chosen to disclose interests that may impact on their role as Commissioners.

For assistance or queries relating to this register, please contact: Democracy and Governance Services

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