PAY AND VOTING RIGHTS FOR MARAE REPS' ON CARTERTON DISTRICT COUNCIL COMMITTEES
A Carterton marae will have voting powers on council committees and representative pay.
Gladstone’s Hurunui-o-Rangi signed a memorandum of understanding with Carterton District Council in 2017, with representatives sitting on the council’s audit and risk, policy and strategy, and infrastructure and services committees.
These roles were unpaid and did not have voting rights.
However, councillors resolved on Wednesday to include the marae members’ votes in decision making and fund an allowance of $180 per full day of council work, or $90 per half day……