Council & City

Governance publications

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

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct provides guidance to Council's elected members on expected standards of behaviour in their dealings with each other, Council officers, the media and members of the public.

Delegations Manual

Council believes it is essential, in the interests of good management and effective administration, to delegate decision-making to the lowest competent level. This will achieve best use of the abilities of elected representatives and officers, minimise costs, promote the development of effective managers and minimise bureaucratic interference in the daily affairs of residents.

Local Governance Statement

The Local Governance Statement provides high level information on Palmerston North City Council and its activities.

Policy on the Appointment of Directors

This policy provides transparency on Council’s process for the appointment and remuneration of directors to Council organisations.

Standing Orders

This is the procedural rule book governing committee and Council meetings.