Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 4 August 2020 at 19:01)
Chapter 11 Part 5 Section 351
351   Temporary appointments
(1)  If a position (including a senior staff position) within the organisation structure of the council is vacant or the holder of such a position is suspended from duty, sick or absent—
(a)  the council, in the case of the general manager’s position, or
(b)  the general manager, in the case of any other position,
may appoint a person to the position temporarily.
(2)  A person who is appointed to a position temporarily may not continue in that position—
(a)  if the holder of the position is on parental leave—for a period of more than 24 months, or
(b)  in any other case—for a period of more than 12 months.