With just a few weeks of 2021 to go, it’s a great time to reflect on this past year. Although the ongoing uncertainties presented by COVID-19 have kept us on our toes, the Taituarā team has kept busy and achieved a lot. We are also excited and looking forward to next year. So here are five things key things we’ve done in 2021, and five things to look out for in 2022.
When Gore District Council’s Chief Executive Stephen Parry was looking to fill a temporary gap his team, he got in touch with Hei Taituarā, an executive support service for the local government sector offered by Taituarā.
The new season of the Australasian Management Challenge delivered by Local Government Professionals Australia in partnership with Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, LGPro Victoria and Local Government Managers Australia Queensland is underway with the official launch of the 2022 programme.
Registrations for the 2022 JLT Australasian Management Challenge are now open. Does your team have what it takes to continue New Zealand’s strong history in the event and represent Aotearoa in the final next year?
Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
This retreat is a biennial gathering of Taituarā members to hear from inspirational speakers, discuss topical issues, and network with others in the local government sector, while enjoying Wānaka's relaxing environment.
Edgewater Resort, Wanaka, New Zealand
Join us in Christchurch as we gather your thoughts on what a reimagined future looks like for you and your community.
Tūranga, Christchurch Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, Christchurch, 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.