LTP guidance updated for the last reform legislation

In the waning days of the last Parliament, five pieces of legislation giving effect to water and resource management reforms were enacted. In response we have updated the LTP guidance that you can find in our LGSectorGoodToolkit.

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A Pacific lens on deliberative and participatory democracy

The Pacific Urban Forum recently took place in Fiji's capital city Suva. As this article illustrates, faced with the urgent need to react to climate change, communities across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean) are forging ahead with their own solutions involving participatory democracy – solutions which could inform our own responses in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article was written by Seán Mahoney, Taituarā General Manger Sector Performance. Seán attended the Pacific Urban Forum with support from the PacificTA programme.

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Recent changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Act 2023 (the Amendment Act) makes it easier for communities to have a say on alcohol regulation in their area, by making targeted changes to the alcohol licensing process in the Act.

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Upcoming Events

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04 Oct 23 - 21 May 24

LG Accelerated Leadership Programme - 45 South

This six-month programme is developed in association with the Capability Group for local government professionals and delivered by facilitators with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the sector.

Tāhuna Queenstown, New Zealand

05 Oct 23 - 12 Oct 23

Evidence and Data for Local Government Decisions

This Frank Capability course builds the skills and knowledge required to select and use the most relevant evidence and data to support decision making in local government.

11 Oct 23

Free Webinar: Resource Management Reforms - Compliance and Enforcement

A webinar about the new compliance and enforcement (C&E) provisions in the Natural and Built Environment Act 2023.

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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