Local Government Act 1993 No 30
451 Disclosure and presence in meetings
(1) A councillor or a member of a council committee who has a
pecuniary interest in any matter with which the council is concerned and who
is present at a meeting of the council or committee at which the matter is
being considered must disclose the nature of the interest to the meeting as
soon as practicable.
(2) The councillor or member must not be present at, or in sight of,
the meeting of the council or committee:
(a) at any time during which the matter is being considered or
discussed by the council or committee, or
(b) at any time during which the council or committee is voting on any
question in relation to the matter.
(3) For the removal of doubt, a councillor or a member of a council
committee is not prevented by this section from being present at and taking
part in a meeting at which a matter is being considered, or from voting on the
matter, merely because the councillor or member has an interest in the matter
of a kind referred to in section 448.
Note. The code of conduct adopted by a council for the purposes of
section 440 may also impose obligations on councillors, members of staff of
councils and delegates of councils.