Have your say on freedom camping

Last month the Government introduced the Self-Contained Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill to Parliament. This proposed legislation aims to ensure sustainability and consideration for communities with respect to those staying overnight on council-managed land. The closing date for submissions is 13 October 2022.

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Pacific Wellbeing Strategy revealed

The Government has launched a Pacific Wellbeing Strategy which aims to improve wellbeing outcomes for Pacific peoples by strengthening partnerships with Pacific communities.

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Protecting our most fertile agricultural land

The new National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL) will take effect on 17 October 2022. It aims to protect highly productive land for land-based primary production (e.g. growing vegetables, fruit, farming and other food, forestry and fibre) and to prevent its use for lifestyle or urban development such as housing (except in very limited circumstances).

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Upcoming Events

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30 Sep 22

LG Executive Leaders 2022 Programme - Application Deadline

The 2022 programme will commence with a 3-day residential event at Wallaceville House, Upper Hutt in November 2022. Applications for this programme are now open.

Wellington, New Zealand

27 Oct 22 - 28 Oct 22

Funding and Rating Forum

The annual professional development event for those who are responsible for, or who work in, the mission-critical rating function.

Wharewaka Function Centre, Odlins Square, 2 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand

21 Nov 22 - 25 Nov 22

SOLD OUT - Online: Introduction to Policy Fundamentals

This course is a practical introduction that builds the fundamental skills and knowledge required for any council work that writes reports to provide quality advice to senior leaders.

Member Benefits

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These provide local government managers with the opportunity to share knowledge and ‘best practice’ in Local Government in another country

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Members receive quarterly briefings containing information that is highly relevant to management roles in local government.

Through our sponsor Skills, we are able to provide outstanding leadership development opportunities to our Members. Entries usually open in October each year and the recipients are announced at our annual Gala Dinner in April

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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.

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