Stepping up to support staff wellbeing

Taituarā is pleased to be partnering with AskYourTeam to launch an annual health, safety and wellbeing survey to enable Councils to measure staff wellbeing. For the first time, a sector-wide snapshot on the wellbeing of the local government workforce will be generated through the collective insights the high-level data will provide.

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A lot still to do on water reforms

“The introduction of the Water Services Entities Bill marks the mid-point of the three waters journey” says Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor of Taituarā. “This includes improvements to the current Bill and the development of the second Bill slated for introduction towards the end of September”.

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Putting integrity at the core of how public organisations operate

The Office of the Controller and Auditor-General has just released an integrity framework for the public sector aimed at supporting senior leaders and those in governance roles to deliver on their stewardship responsibility to support the integrity of New Zealand’s public sector.

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Upcoming Events

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22 Jul 22

Workshop: GHG Emissions Reduction

A practical workshop, by Markus Benter-Lynch from Tonkin + Taylor, for those wanting to understand how they should go about planning to reduce their council’s GHG emissions.

26 Jul 22

Workshop: Climate Change risk and adaptation planning 

A practical workshop, by James Hughes from Tonkin + Taylor, for those wanting to understand how they should go about assessing climate risk and documenting that assessment.

28 Jul 22 - 02 Aug 22

Online: Governance Professionals Forum

This year’s forum focuses on governance – the future and the present. Find out about the Future for Local Government. With elections just a few months away, you will hear from our experts about how to support incoming and existing members in both their governance and public-facing roles, with sessions on relationship building, political acumen, inductions, public debate, conflicts of interest, new technology, and much more. 

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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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