Local Land Services Act 2013 No 51
35 Codes of conduct
(1) The Board may issue a code of conduct to be observed by all members of the Board and local boards.(2) Without limiting what may be included in the code, the code may relate to any conduct (whether by way of act or omission) of a member in carrying out his or her functions that is likely to bring the Board or a local board into disrepute.(3) In particular, the code may contain provisions for or with respect to the following conduct—(a) conduct that contravenes all or specified provisions of this Act or the regulations in all or specified circumstances,(b) improper or unethical conduct,(c) abuse of power and other misconduct,(d) action causing, comprising or involving any of the following—(i) intimidation, harassment or verbal abuse,(ii) discrimination, disadvantage or adverse treatment in relation to employment,(iii) prejudice in the provision of a service to the community,(e) conduct of a member causing, comprising or involving any of the following—(i) directing or influencing, or attempting to direct or influence, a member of staff of Local Land Services in the exercise of the functions of the staff member,(ii) an act of disorder committed by the member at a meeting of the Board or a local board,(f) the disclosure by members of interests (whether pecuniary or otherwise) that could conflict with the proper performance of a member’s functions and avoidance of conflicts of interest,(g) the disclosure by members of confidential documents and information.(4) A member of the Board or a local board must not contravene the code.(5) Nothing in this section or such a code gives rise to, or can be taken into account in, any civil cause of action, and nothing in this section affects rights or liabilities arising apart from this section.