Thirty-one Taituarā members have been recognised for their long service to the local government sector at the Taituarā 2021 Annual General Meeting. With service periods ranging from 20 years all the way up to a whopping 50 years by Steve Paterson of Palmerston North City Council, these members have all made enormous contributions to their communities. We congratulate and thank them for their work.
In July 2021, the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) funding package was announced to retain and support librarians and library services so they can further help community recovery from COVID-19. Since its inception the programme has committed to fund and support over 180 people in public library roles across the motu and ensure free and easy access to the internet and library digital services.
Phil Wilson recently stepped down after ten years on the Taituarā Executive, with the last four years as President. Taituarā has recognised his very considerable contributions to our organisation by making him a Life Member at the recent Taituarā 2021 Annual General Meeting. Thank you Phil for your unswerving support, energy, and dedication to our work in local government.
The 2021 Funding & Rating Forum will now be delivered online, in four bite-sized sessions from 19 - 22 October.
This forum is for those who work in, or need to know about the mission critical, field of funding and rating.
As always the Forum is an exciting blend of theoretical and practical presentations that mix the policy and practice of funding and rating.
Wellington, New Zealand
Inspector Brent Register joins us to talk about protecting our crowded places. Using a Strategy the New Zealand Police have developed called “Protecting Crowded Places from Attack”.
This two-day workshop is designed for councils and is based on years of experience of working with the local government sector on real projects.
It will benefit anyone involved in projects, from beginners through to highly experienced.
‘The West Wing’ - Taituarā Office, Level 9/85 The Terrace, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
“Being a member of Taituarā has been a great opportunity for me and has allowed me to get involved in a wide range of activities outside of my day job. Taituarā has helped my personal development and that of my team, as well as opening the door to opportunities that I wouldn’t normally have had, such as the Management Exchange to the United States which has been a real career highlight to date.”
-Hamish Waugh, General Manager - Infrastructure, Manawatu District Council
"I have a long connection with Taituarā and I am always impressed with the range of offerings that is available to its members. Taituarā offers a variety of ways to learn and gain knowledge in the Local Government sector and the opportunities it provides to network and advance collegiality are also very valuable. Personally, I am a better Local Government Manager from the development opportunities I have taken up through my membership of Taituarā"
- Jason Marris, General Manager of Strategy, Democracy and Governance, Kaipara District Council and Taituarā Executive Member
“Taituarā provides extensive opportunities for networking, sharing and learning. The support you receive as a Taituarā member ensures that, at the touch of your fingertips, you have access to advice that ensures you and your organisation positively impact on the communities you serve. I value my Taituarā membership and am proud to be part of the local government family making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders”
-Monique Davidson, Chief Executive, Central Hawkes Bay District Council
These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country
Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.
Members of Taituarā's five Working Parties have the opportunity to influence and support sector activities of national importance as well as contribute to our key work programmes. Members participating in our Working Parties gain a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to issues that are critical to local government professionals while also enhancing their leadership skills and career opportunities.