Standing Orders

Standing Orders are a set of rules that provide formal guides about the way that a Council conducts its meetings.

They are also record the Council's agreed principles of behaviour within meetings.

Using Standing Orders helps to promote teamwork by:

  • Allowing structured discussion of topics.
  • Ensuring respect for the opinions of others.
  • Ensuring tact and appropriate language is used to resolve conflict.
  • Promoting the use of persuasion and influencing skills to gain consensus.

All Councils are required by the Local Government Act 2002 to adopt a set of Standing Orders that control the way the Council's meetings are conducted. Elected members must abide by the Standing Orders adopted by the Council. Click link below to view a copy of Council's Standing Orders.


The Grey District Council's Standing Orders are based on the LGNZ Model Standing Orders 2019 and were adopted on-9 November 2020.

 Grey District Council Standing Orders​ (PDF, 717KB)


Elected members are required to comply with the Grey District Code of Conduct for elected members.

 Code of Conduct for Elected Members (PDF, 95KB)

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