For the purposes of section 30(1) of the Act, the prescribed manner for taking the oath or affirmation of office is—
(a) in accordance with the requirements of Part 2 of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 ; and
(b) in person or, with the approval of the Chief Executive Officer, by means of an audio visual link; and
(c) in the following form—
"I will undertake the duties of the office of Councillor in the best interests of the municipal community.
I will abide by the Councillor Code of Conduct and uphold the standards of conduct set out in the Councillor Code of Conduct.
I will faithfully and impartially carry out and exercise the functions, powers, authorities and discretions vested in me under the Local Government Act 2020 and any other Act to the best of my skill and judgement.".