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Elected Government Representative

Māngai ā-Pōtitanga

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Elected government representatives are elected by the people of a specific area to help govern a city, region or country.


Members of parliament usually earn

$160K-$300K per year

Local government representatives usually earn

$2K-$190K per year

Source: NZ Parliamentary Counsel Office, 2017 and 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an elected government representative are poor due to high competition for a limited number of positions.
Group of people take part in a select committee meeting

Elected government representatives attend public events and meetings such as select committee hearings Photo: Office of the Clerk/Parliamentary Service.

Last updated 16 July 2018