The attendance records don't reflect elected and appointed members' other commitments, which can have a significant workload and time commitment attached. For example, the Mayor represents Council at a variety of events throughout New Zealand and further afield. Many Councillors attend a wide range of other meetings and events. Councillors also have an important ward role in representing constituents and answering their concerns.
Attendance at meetings may be affected by personal circumstances, such as bereavement or ill health. Councillors may also be absent, upon application, from meetings because they are on Council business elsewhere.
The attendance records don't include members’ late arrivals, absences during meetings or early departures. This information is recorded as part of the minutes.
Council and Council Committees
Archived attendance records
For previous attendance records: Archived attendance records.