That’s a 39% increase. It would be useful if KCDC specified the average pay in all these bands. We suspect that in the bottom band — over $160,000 — the average is about $250,000. We know Mr Maxwell gets $320,000 and in-house lawyer Mr Power got $289,000 as we asked this in an earlier Official Information request.

This is one of the many tables in the KCDC Annual Report to 30 June 2020, which has now been posted online here.

Rather than all at once, we’ll spread analysis of it over several posts.