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Governance publications

Our governance documents outline the way we do things at Palmerston North City Council, and our legislative responsibilities.

Local Governance Statement

Local Governance Statement, published pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002, this document provides high level information on Palmerston North City Council and its activities.

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Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct, a requirement of the Local Government Act 2002, provides guidance on expected standards of behaviour of elected members and applies to their dealings with each other, Council officers, the media and members of the public.

Policy on the Appointments of Directors to Council Organisations

This is the policy that sets out an objective and transparent process for the identification and consideration of the skills, knowledge, and experience required of directors of a council organisation; the appointment of directors to a council organisation and other related matters.

Delegations Manual

The Palmerston North City Council believes that it is essential, in the interests of good management and effective administration, to encourage the delegation of decision making to the lowest competent level.

This will achieve best use of the abilities of elected representatives and officers, minimise the cost of resources, promote the development of effective managers and minimise bureaucratic interference in the daily affairs of the City's residents.

The Delegations Manual contains delegations made by the Council.

Standing Orders

Standing Orders, this is the procedural "rule book" governing committee and Council meetings.