Register of Members’ Pecuniary Interests

 

A requirement of the Local Government Act 2002 (Part 4, Subpart 3 – Register of members’ pecuniary interests) directs local authorities to keep a register of pecuniary (financial) interests of elected members and make this register publicly available.

The purpose of this register is to record Councillor interests to provide transparency and to strengthen public trust and confidence in local government processes and decision-making.

Councillors are required to file a pecuniary interest return annually by the last day of February and update throughout the year as changes occur.

In compliance with this act, which came into effect on 20 November 2022, the Otago Regional Council provides a link to the summary register below. This register provides detailed information about each type of interest to be reported followed by the information disclosed by Councillors.

For more information see the Local Government Act 2002

 

Pecuniary interests key

  1. Name of each company of which the member is a director or hold or controls more than 10% of the voting rights and a description of the main business activities of each company (cl 54E(1)(a))
  2. Name of every other company or business entity in which the member has a pecuniary interest, other than as an investor in a managed investment scheme, and a description of the main business activities of each of those companies or business entities (cl 54E(1)(b))
  3. If the member is employed, the name of each employer of the member and a description of the main business activities of each of those employers (cl 54E(1)(c))
  4. The name of each trust in which the member has a beneficial interest (cl 54E(1)(d))
  5. The name of any organisation or trust and a description of the main activities of that organisation or trust if: (1) the member is a member of the organisation, a member of the governing body of the organisation, or a trustee of the trust, and (2) the organisation or trust receives funding from, or has applied to receive funding form, the local authority to which the member has been elected (cl 54E(1)(e))
  6. The title and description of any organisation in which the member holds an appointment by virtue of being an elected member (cl 54E(1)(f))
  7. The location of real property in which the member has a legal interest, other than an interest as a trustee, and a description of the nature of the real property (cl 54E(1)(g))
  8. The location of real property, and a description of the real property, held by a trust to which the following apply:  (1) the member is a beneficiary of the trust and (2) the member knows or ought reasonably know that the member is a beneficiary of the trust, and (3) it is not a unit trust whose name is disclosed under subclause (1)d, and (4) it is not a retirement scheme whose membership is open to the public (cl 54E(1)(h))
  9. Description including name of country, purpose of travel, name of person who contributed to travel costs and accommodation costs of any foreign travel paid for by anyone other than member’s spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, child, stepchild, foster child, grandchild or sibling (cl 54F(1)(a))
  10. Description of each gift (including hospitality and donations in cash or kind but excluding donations made to cover electoral campaign expenses) received by the member and the name of the donor of each of those gifts (if known or reasonably ascertainable) if the gift has an estimated market value in NZ of more than $500 or the combined estimated market value in New Zealand of all gifts from the donor is more than $500 (cl 54F(1)(b))
  11. Description of each payment received by the member for activities in which the member is involved other than: (1) the salary or allowances paid to that person under the Remuneration Authority Act 1977 or this Act; and (2) any payment the member received from an interest required to be disclosed under section 54E, and (3) any payment made in respect of any activity the member ceased to be involved in before becoming a member (cl 54F(1)(c))
  12. Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

 

Councillor interests

 

4  External employment (cl 54E(1)(c))

Otago Polytechnic – tertiary education facilitator

 

4  Beneficial Interest – Trusts (cl 54E(1)(d))

Forbes Drader Family Trust

 

6  Memberships held by virtue of being elected (cl 54E(1)(f))

Whakatipu Community Hub – Queenstown

Transport Research Network - Steering Group member

8  Location and description of real property in Otago (cl 54E(1)(g)

Residential property – Frankton, family residence

Rental property – Dunedin, short-term rental apartment

1 Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a))

Springvale Downs, Ltd – Sheep and Deer Farming; shareholder in Manuherekia Irrigation Co-operative Society

Gartley Investments Ltd – Gravel Quarrying; Contract Administration for Water Schemes; management contract with Manuherikia Irrigation Co-operative Society

Springvale Water Supply Company Ltd

Gartley Lane Water Supply Company Ltd


4 Beneficial Interest – Trusts (cl 54E(1)(d))

KJ Investment Trust

G & D Kelliher Family Trust

 

7 Location and description of real property in Otago (cl 54E(1)(g)

Farm property, Alexandra, Central Otago

Residential property, Alexandra, Central Otago

 

8 The location of real property, and a description of the real property, held by a trust (cl 54E(1)(h))

Residential property, Alexandra, Central Otago – family residence

 

12 Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

Springvale Downs Ltd is a shareholder in Manuherikia Irrigation Co-operative Society

Gartley Investments Ltd holds a management contract with Manuherikia Irrigation Co-operative Society


1 Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a)

The Message Limited, Director and 50% owner

 

3 External Employment (cl 54E(1)(c)

The Message Limited, creative director 

The Platform Ltd, radio host

 

7 Location and description of real property in Otago (cl 54E(1)(g)

Residential property, The Dunes, Cromwell – family residence

 

12 Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

Spouse is an elected member of Central Otago District Council

2 Pecuniary Interests in other Companies and Business Entities (cl 54E(1)(b))

Oamaru Farmers Saleyard Co Ltd (shareholder) – not active

297 Ferry Rd – 5 shares in Lower Waitaki Irrigation Company are allocated to this property but currently not used

 

4 Beneficial Interest – Trusts (cl 54E(1)(d))

 Poltalloch South Trust

 

8 The location of real property, and a description of the real property, held by a trust (cl 54E(1)(h))

Organic market garden, Tōtara, Oamaru

Lifestyle property, Hilderthorpe, Oamaru

 

12 Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

Water consent, Tōtara, Oamaru – irrigation of organic market garden

1  Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a)

M90 Ltd – farm business/project management

Rocky Tommy Ltd – sheep and beef farm, North Southland

 

3  External Employment (cl 54E(1)(c)

M90 Ltd – farm business/project management

6  Member/trustee in Organisations and Trusts seeking funding from the ORC (cl    54E(1)(e))

Otago Catchment Community Inc – catchment group facilitation

Pomahaka Water Care Group Inc – catchment work

Otago South River Care Inc – catchment work

 

7  Location and Description of Real Property (cl 54E(1)(g)

Residential property, Tapanui

Office property, Tapanui

Farm, Edievale

Farm, Kelso

 

12 Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

M90 Ltd has management contracts to meet milestone targets of MPI SFFF contracts for Otago South River Care, Inc and MBIE and 1BT contracts for Pomahaka Water Care Group

1  Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a))

Honeystone Corporate Trustee Ltd – family trust administration

Powerhouse Wind Limited -renewable energy product development

 

4  Beneficial Interest – Trusts (cl 54E(1)(d)

Sue and Tim Mepham Family Trust

 

5  Membership in Organisations and Trusts seeking ORC Funding (cl 54E(1)(e))

Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust – conservation work

 

8  Location and Description of Real Property held in Trust (cl 54E(1)(h))

Honeystone Street, Dunedin – residential property

 

11  Payments received for other activities in which member is involved (cl 54F(1)(c)

Directors fees and contractor/consultant payments

1  Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a))

Morfazan Limited – sheep and beef farming

Hawksbury Joint Venture/Partnership – forestry

 

2  Pecuniary Interests in other Companies and Business Entities (cl 54E(1)(b))

Silver Fern Farms – meat vendor

Ravensdown – fertiliser vendor

C P Wool – wool vendor

Farmlands – farm supply provider

 

3 The name of each trust in which the member has a beneficial interest (cl 54E(1)(d))

AB & MMC Noone Family Trust

 

6 The title and description of any organisation in which the member holds an appointment by virtue of being an elected member (cl 54E(1)(f))

Cosy Homes Trust

Historic Iona Church Restoration Trust

East Otago Events Centre Management Committee

Dunedin Otaru Sister City Society

7  Location and description of real property in Otago (cl 54E(1)(g)

Residential property, Belleknowes, Dunedin – family residence

Residential property, Northlake, Wanaka – family home

Farming property, Waikouaiti – family farm

7  Location and description of real property in Otago (cl 54E(1)(g)

Residential property, Maori Hill, Dunedin – family residence

Residential rental property, Opoho, Dunedin

Residential rental property, Kaikorai, Dunedin

11  Payments received for other activities in which member is involved (cl 54F(1)(c)

Income from residential rental properties and settlement of third share of Evansdale Triangle Partnership. 

1 Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a))

Scott Afforestation Ltd – forestry company

Elliotvale Afforestation Ltd – forestry company

 

4  Beneficial Interest – Trusts (cl 54E(1)(d)

Amata Trust

 

6 The title and description of any organisation in which the member holds an appointment by virtue of being an elected member (cl 54E(1)(f))

Otago Catchments Community

 

8 The location of real property, and a description of the real property, held by a trust (cl 54E(1)(h))

Residential property, Opoho, Dunedin – family home (Amata Trust)

3  Employment (cl 54E(1)(c))

 Playcentre Aotearoa – early childhood and adult education

 

7  Location and Description of Real Property held in Otago (cl 54E(1)(g))

Residential property, Central Dunedin – family home

Residential property, Taieri Mouth – family holiday home

Residential property, Roslyn, Dunedin - rental property

 

12 Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

Member of Forest & Bird

Member of Green Party

3  Employment (cl 54E(1)(c))

Otago University Department of Zoology - researcher and volunteer

12 Other matters which the public may reasonably regard as likely to influence your actions during the course of your duties as a councillor (ORC Code of Conduct, Sec 9(e))

Dunedin Pride Incorporated - Co-Chairperson, Treasurer & Secretary

Green Party Local Government Caucus

1 Company Directorships and Controlling Interests (cl 54E(1)(a))

Strathburn Limited – family farm company

 

2 Pecuniary Interests in other Companies and Business Entities (cl 54E(1)(b))

PGG Wrightson – farm supplies provider

Farmlands – farm supplies provider

Silver Fern Farms – meat producer

Alliance – meat processing

 

4  Beneficial Interest – Trusts (cl 54E(1)(d)

The Rock Trust – farm shareholding trust for Strathburn Ltd

 

5  Membership in Organisations and Trusts seeking ORC Funding (cl 54E(1)(e))

Upper Taieri Wai – umbrellas Tiaki Maniototo

Strath Taieri Agricultural and Rural Tourism Trust – umbrellas mid-Taieri wai

 

12 Other matters public might regard as likely to influence actions during course of duties as a councillor (ORC CoC sec 9(e))

Chair Otago Central Rail Trail Trust – provides improvements to rail trail

Chair START Trust – community umbrella organisation in Middlemarch

Trustee for Big Hut and Leaning Lodge Hut on Rock & Pillar Range

Trustee of Dunedin Tunnels Trails Trust 

Tiaki Maniototo & Healthy Taieri under Upper Taieiri Wai committee member 

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