Attendance records for elected members at meetings from 2016 to 2019.
The attendance records do not reflect elected members' other commitments, which can have a significant workload and time commitment attached. For example, the Mayor represents the Council at a variety of civic events throughout New Zealand and further afield. Many Councillors attend a wide range of other meetings and events.
Attendance at meetings may be affected by personal circumstances, such as bereavement or ill health. Elected members may also be absent from meetings because they are on Council business elsewhere.
The attendance records do not include elected members' late arrivals, absences during meetings or early departures. This information is recorded as part of the minutes.