Official Information Request - 27 July 2017

Sent: Thursday, 24 August 2017 3:23 p.m.
Subject: TRIM: Request for information - Mayor and councillors travel/accommodation costs


 Conference Attendance for Elected Member Policy


I refer to your email of 27 July 2017 requesting all expenses incurred by the mayor and any councillors for all costs related to travel, accommodation etc since they were last voted in.

Since November 2016 the total cost of travel and accommodation etc for the Mayor and Councillors has been $26,423.13.

This is made up of:

Mileage costs (to attend meetings in the district)$427.72
Conference registration fee $8,373.36
Includes attendance at:​​
LGNZ Conference (Auckland): Mayor, Deputy Mayor
and 2 councillors
Advanced Reading Skills Programme (Hamilton):
5 councillors

Making Good Decisions Workshop (Auckland):
1 councillor
Travel costs (flights, accommodation, parking, taxis,
meals etc)

I have also attached a copy of the policy on conference attendance for elected members.

We are obliged to advise that you may contact the Ombudsman at the address below if you have any concerns with the response provided by Council, by writing to:

The Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10 152

Alternatively, you may email or use the online complaints form available at


Jean-Paul Gaston     Group Manager, Strategy
P: 07 351 8302  | M0276554415  |
A: 1061 Haupapa St, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046, New Zealand


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