We're excited that Taituarā Conference 2022 is coming up really soon – it's taking place from 29-30 November 2022 at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. As part of the programme we have five workshops zeroing in on key topics relevant to local government professionals across the motu.
Taituarā – Local Government Professionals Aotearoa welcomes the introduction of the Natural and Built Environment Bill and Spatial Planning Bill to the House of Representatives.
We’re super excited and energised to be able to return to a face-to-face venue, and look forward to seeing you all at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington this November.
This event is a triennial debrief for those involved in managing local elections to come together as a group to review the election process and set the agenda for the next three years.
Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
In this legal review and overview of the legislation, Simpson Grierson will take the pain out of reviewing the new Natural and Built Environment Bill and the Spatial Planning Bill. Join us for a legal perspective on how the Bills stack up.
“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.