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Standing Orders

Standing orders are a set of rules that provide formal guideline about the way that a council conducts its meetings.

Crown Commission

On 9 February 2021, a Crown Commission appointed by the Minister of Local Government took over all of the council’s governance responsibilities, initially for a term until October 2022.

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has reappointed the existing four commissioners for a new commission term running from 26 April 2022 through until July 2024, when the next local election for Tauranga City Council will be held.

The information below relates to governance of the council prior to the appointment of commissioners.

They also record the council's agreed principles of behaviour within meetings.

Using Standing Orders helps to promote teamwork by:

  • Allowing structured discussion of topics
  • Ensuring respect for the opinions of others
  • Ensuring tact and appropriate language is used to resolve conflict
  • Promoting the use of persuasion and influencing skills to gain consensus

All councils are required by the Local Government Act 2002 to adopt a set of standing orders that control the way the council's meetings are conducted. The mayor and councillors must abide by the standing orders adopted by the Council.

Standing orders (538kb pdf)

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