Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 12 August 2020 at 08:49)
Chapter 10 Part 5 Section 294A
294A   Casual vacancy not to be filled where councillor numbers reduced
(1)  A casual vacancy in the office of a councillor (but not a mayor elected by the electors) is not to be filled if the Minister has approved an application under section 224A to reduce the number of councillors but the reduction has not yet taken effect.
(2)  However, subsection (1) does not authorise a vacancy to remain unfilled if the vacancy will result in the council having less councillors than the reduced number approved by the Minister under section 224A.
(3)  Subsection (1) applies to a casual vacancy whether occurring before or after the commencement of this section or before or after the approval of the relevant application under section 224A.