28 Jul 2017

Auckland Mayor gets $5k pay rise

3:54 pm on 28 July 2017

Auckland's mayor is getting a pay rise of nearly $5000, to almost $275,000.

Phil Goff on the day he was elected Auckland mayor. 8 October 2016.

Phil Goff is getting a pay rise of nearly $5000. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Phil Goff's pay boost is the biggest, in a nationwide increase for local body politicians of 1.7 percent.

Auckland's deputy mayor will get an extra $2500, rising to $154,000.

The city's 19 councillors will get an extra $1800, taking their pay to more than $107,000.

The Remuneration Authority said the rise was in line with movements in the public sector.

It was reviewing the structure of local body politicians pay, with any changes to be implemented in two years' time.

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