NZBC, Decree Establishing Norms for the Statutes of Presbyteral Councils, October 1994.

In accordance with the prescriptions of c. 496, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference decrees that the Presbyteral Council in each diocese shall have an Executive Committee chaired by the Diocesan Bishop or his delegate.

The Presbyteral Council is to meet at least twice each year.

The mandate of priests elected to the Presbyteral Council or named by the Diocesan Bishop is not less than two years nor more than five, renewable.

The duties of the Presbyteral Council shall be co-ordinated with those of other diocesan bodies.

NZBC, October 1994, Gen. Decr., Code of Canon Law Annotated (Montréal: Wilson & Lafleur Limitée, 2004): 1714.