The head of the Christchurch City Council, Tony Marryatt, has been denied a pay rise in his role as chairperson of the insurer, Civic Assurance.
Civic Assurance is owned by all 78 councils throughout the country.
Its chief executive Tim Sole says it's not known how many councils voted against the pay rise, as ballot papers were destroyed immediately after this week's annual general meeting.
Christchurch City Councillors unanimously voted against the increase earlier this month.
Their opposition follows a public uproar last year over an unrelated increase for Tony Marryatt in his position as chief executive of the council.