8 Nov 2016

Wellington councillors mull pay rise

1:23 pm on 8 November 2016

Wellington city councillors may be about to give themselves a pay rise, six months after their last one.

23062016 Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King. Wellington City Council.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The Council will meet tomorrow to sign off on their new pay rates and have two options to choose from.

The first, more frugal, option would result in little change in salary amounts.

The second package would mean deputy mayor Paul Eagle would get a pay rise of more than $2000, and other councillors almost $3500 more.

Mayor Justin Lester's salary would not be affected, as mayors' salaries are set by the Remuneration Authority.

The council last voted for a pay rise in May.

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