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There is no pay increase for Dunedin Mayor Aaron Hawkins, but his colleagues have received a small rise.
Increases took effect from July 1 and the Dunedin City Council, which must accept the amounts determined by the authority, said this could be met from existing budgets.
Deputy mayor Christine Garey’s annual pay rose by $454 to $91,244, the six chairmen and chairwomen of council committees each got a boost of $429 to $86,215 and other councillors had a rise of $357 to $71,845.
There were small increases for community boards.
In explanatory notes, the authority said it was required to take into account adverse economic conditions.
The economy had proved to be more resilient than predicted, but global prospects remained uncertain amid Covid-19 and this had a negative effect within New Zealand, the authority said.
Some councils received no increases and most had a 1% to 1.5% increase in their remuneration.
An allowance for members using their own internet service increased and they can claim for vehicle travel at 79c a kilometre, up to 14,000km, and 27c a kilometre for travel beyond that.
The increased communications allowance reflected growing costs of working remotely, the authority said.
Dunedin councillors and community board members did not receive a pay rise last year.